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American War Mothers Scrapbook

American War Mothers Scrapbook
Creator: American War Mothers. Topeka Chapter
Date: 1948-1952
This scrapbook of the Topeka Chapter of the American War Mothers includes newspaper clippings, photos, hand-lettering, memorial programs, and a VA schedule. The American War Mothers, a national organization founded in 1917 and incorporated by an act of Congress in 1925, is a perpetual, patriotic, non-profit, non-political, non-sectarian, non-partisan organization whose members are mothers of children who have served or are serving in the U.S. Armed Services during a time of conflict. The Topeka chapter was organized in 1927 and disbanded in 1976.


Sixty objectors sent to state hospital staff

Sixty objectors sent to state hospital staff
Creator: Topeka Capital
Date: October 24, 1952
This article from the Topeka Capital details the work done by sixty conscientious objectors at the Topeka State Hospital. As they had done during World War II, many conscientious objectors of the Mennonite and Jehovah's Witness faiths worked for the state or federal government in lieu of serving in the U.S. military.


State has four hundred draft objectors, ranks fifth

State has four hundred draft objectors, ranks fifth
Creator: Topeka Capital
Date: September 20, 1953
This newspaper article describes the number of conscientious objectors in Kansas in the early 1950s. The article states there are 400 objectors in Kansas according to the Kansas Adjutant General, and that Kansas ranks fifth in the nation in the number of objects per state. The article states that 90% of the Kansas objectors are members of the Mennonite Church, of which there are an estimated 25,000 in Kansas. It indicates that other groups represented include Congregationalists, Church of the Brethren, Friends Church, and Jehovah's Witness.


The American War Mother

The American War Mother
Creator: American War Mothers. Topeka Chapter
Date: 1956-1963
This scrapbook of the Topeka Chapter of the American War Mothers includes memorial programs, photographs and newspaper clippings. The American War Mothers, a national organization founded in 1917 and incorporated by an act of Congress in 1925, is a perpetual, patriotic, non-profit, non-political, non-sectarian, non-partisan organization whose members are mothers of children who have served or are serving in the U.S. Armed Services during a time of conflict. The Topeka chapter was organized in 1927 and disbanded in 1976.


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