Behind the Gates: Conscientious Objectors Serving the Mentally Ill During World War II
Friday, October 4, 2:30 pm
McCabe’s Popular Reading Room, Main Floor
Open to the Public. Directions to campus.
Wendy Chmielewski, Curator of the Peace Collection, [and a member of the Peace and Conflict Studies Program steering committee] will talk about how WW II conscientious objectors were directly responsible for exposing shameful conditions in US mental hospitals , changing forever how the mentally ill were created. Original photographs, drawings, pamphlets, documents, and other resources will be available.
With Hannah K. Jones, author of Byberry, from Arcadia Books, 2013. Jones will talk abut her experience in using resources from the Peace Collection to write her recent book on the Pennsylvania State Hospital (known as Byberry), located near Philadelphia.
Visit the online collection of resources on conscientious object in the Swarthmore College Peace Collection.