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Indianapolis Draft Project letter

 Collection — Folder: S1597
Identifier: S1597

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a two-page, typed letter written by JoAnn Costello of the Indianapolis Draft Project in Indianapolis, Indiana to Mr. and Mrs. Miller on May 12, 1969, regarding the purpose of the organization and requesting financial aid to support their current staff and add three more during the summer of 1969.


  • 1969/05/12


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Historical Note

The Indianapolis Draft Project was located at 222 East 16th Street in Indianapolis, Indiana and was part of the peace movement during the Vietnam War. It offered draft counseling service, with counseling centers in multiple college communities, and education concerning inequality in the war and the draft through "leafleting," demonstrations and the media. Their efforts caught the attention of Staughton Lynd and David Dellinger, two prominent American pacifists and social justice activists, as well as the local police. The organization also provided aid to young men resisting the draft or filing for conscientious objector status.


Items in the collection.

IUPUI. Indianapolis Draft Project flyer. "Religious and American Community Curriculum Guide: 1960-Present: Indianapolis." Accessed May 10, 2016.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains one item.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2016/03/31 by Nikki Stoddard Scofield. EAD finding aid created 2016/03/31 by Nikki Stoddard Scofield. EAD finding aid revised 2016/05/10 by Brittany Kropf.
Indianapolis Draft Project letter
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.