Barrie Thorne collection on the Draft Resistance movement Edit


MSS 154 large


  • 1967 – 1970 (Creation)


  • 2.8 Linear Feet (Whole)
    4 boxes (80 folders)



  • Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open for research.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

  • Preferred Citation

    Item, Folder number and/or title, Box number, Barrie Thorne collection on the Draft Resistance movement, MSS 154, Special Collections, MSU Libraries, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Donated by Barrie Thorne.

  • Processing Information

    Processsed by Barrie Thorne.

  • Biographical / Historical

    These materials were collected by Barrie Thorne who participated in the Boston Draft Resistance Group and the New England Resistance, and wrote about them as a sociologist, including her dissertation, Resisting the Draft: An Ethnography of the Draft Resistance Movement (1971). The draft resistance or anti-Vietnam War movement in the Untied States was made up of a number of independent groups and interests, sometime allied with one another, other times contesting one another on particular issues. What united the movement was an opposition to the Vietnam War. The movement gained national prominence in 1965 and peaked in 1968, and it remained powerful throughout the duration of the Vietnam War.

  • Scope and Contents

    Collection of materials from the draft resistance (anti-Vietnam-war) movement of the late 1960's and early 1970's (around 1967 to 1970). Includes newsletters, newspapers, pamphlets, position papers, clippings, and other miscellanea from: Boston Draft Resistance Group (B.D.R.G.), New England Resistance (N.E.R), Support, and Resist.

  • Arrangement

    The materials are arranged alphabetically by topic.

  • Uncontrolled Related/Analytical Title

    Archival materials on the draft resistance movement in Boston, 1967-1970.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    The material is stored offsite in Remote Storage. Please contact Special Collections 3 working days in advance if you wish to use it.