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John M. Ramsay Papers

Collection Overview

Title: John M. Ramsay Papers

Predominant Dates:1950s-2002

ID: RG 09/9.38

Creator: Ramsay, John M.

Extent: 1.0 MS boxes

Languages: English [eng]

Abstract

A Berea College (1952) alum, Dr. John M. Ramsay served as director of the Berea College Recreation Extension from 1973 to 1995. Ramsay also led the Berea College Country Dancers, founded and led Morris, Contra, and Oh Contraire groups, participated in leading the community-wide Adult Folk Dancing, and further strengthened the Danish American Exchange program. Dr. John Ramsay combined the values of teaching, traveling and performing in his work, especially through exchanges with Denmark. Dr. Ramsay organized various international dance tours to folk schools and festivals in South Korea, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, China, Denmark, El Salvador, England, Germany, Luxembourg, Scotland and Sweden throughout the 1980s and early 1990s.  During its founding in 1995, he was elected president of the New Folk Circle Association, a nonprofit organization  that acting as a clearinghouse for folk dance and recreation in the Berea region. As president he worked to preserve the folk dance heritage associated with Berea College by sponsoring dances and holding workshops.

In 2010, Ramsay received a Lifetime Contributor Award from the Country Dance and Song Society of America for his contributions to the world of country dance.  Ramsay received his PhD in Animal Breeding in 1960 from Iowa State University.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

These are the personal papers of John M. Ramsay, in particular his papers regarding his attempts to be classified as a conscientious objector with the Selective Service Board. Included in the papers are copies of his memoir, personal correpsondence and correspondence with the US government (draft board), lawyers, and others involoved in working for his conscientious objector status, and official government papers.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: Records can be accessed through the Reading Room, Berea College Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College.

Use Restrictions: There are no restrictions on the collection other than federal copyright regulations.

Preferred Citation: [Item/Folder/Box Identification], RG 09/9.38: John M. Ramsay Papers, Berea College Special Collections and Archives, Berea, Ky.

Processing Information: Processing completed in May 2016.


Box and Folder Listing

Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1Add to your cart.
Item 1: Appendix, 1-A. Fit to Kill, Dec. 17, 2002Add to your cart.
List of loose leaf file deposited in the Berea College Library
Folder 2Add to your cart.
Item 1: Chapter 8, 1-A. Fit to Kill, Dec. 16, 2002Add to your cart.
Copy of chapter
Folder 3Add to your cart.
Item 1: Selective Service System Cover Sheet, Sep. 17, 1948Add to your cart.
Log kept by Local Board 49 of Classifications and Address changes
Item 2: Selective Service Minutes of Actions by Local Board and Appeal Board, October 10, 1951 - November 23, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 3: Selective System System Classification Questionnaire, May. 10, 1949Add to your cart.
document in which I answered "No" to the request for form 150
Folder 4Add to your cart.
Item 1: Selective Service System Order to Report for Armed Forces Physical Examination, May. 20, 1950Add to your cart.
Report at Office of Local Board 49 at 8:00 am on 5/27/50
Item 2: Kenneth H. Thompson to Local Board 49, May. 26, 1950Add to your cart.
Dean of Men's verification to Local Board 49 that I was in school
Item 3: Selective Service System Transfer For Armed Forces Physical Examination, Application, May. 27, 1950Add to your cart.
signed by John Martin Ramsay
Item 4: John Martin Ramsay's letter to Mrs. Brantley, Oct. 2, 1950Add to your cart.
Item 5: Selective Service System First Endorsement, May. 27, 1950Add to your cart.
Approved transfer of physical examination to Richmond
Item 6: Selective Service Certificate of Acceptability, Oct. 23, 1950Add to your cart.
Found acceptable for induction into the Armed Services
Item 7: Report of Medical History, Oct. 16, 1950Add to your cart.
Physician/Examiner, D.W. Bartow, MD in Lexington, KY; height 72 1/4; Weight 162
Folder 5Add to your cart.
Item 1: Selective Service System Order to Report for Physical Examination, Dec. 22, 1950Add to your cart.
Date set for 1/8/51 in Douglasville
Item 2: Kenneth H. Thompson to Local Board 49, Jan. 9, 1951Add to your cart.
Quotes from Selective Service Act section 6(i)2
Item 3: Kenneth H. Thompson Telegram to Local Board 49, Jan. 8, 1951Add to your cart.
Request postponement
Item 4: Student's Program sent to Local Board 49, Jan. 9, 1951Add to your cart.
Copy of senior year classes 9/12/50 - 6/4/51 sent to Local Board 49
Folder 6Add to your cart.
Item 1: Gertrude Ramsay to Local Board 49, Jul. 4, 1951Add to your cart.
Summer addresses for John and Bill (on ship)
Item 2: Selective Service System College Qualification Test Score Report, May. 26, 1951Add to your cart.
Date of Test 5/26/51; Score 76
Folder 7Add to your cart.
Item 1: Selective Service System Lila S. Brantley, Clerk, Aug. 29, 1951Add to your cart.
Previous postponement, deferrment denied
Item 2: John M. Ramsay to Local Board 49, Sep. 8, 1951Add to your cart.
Request for appearance at next board meeting, and for number of boys in line
Item 3: Kenneth Thompson to Local Board 49, Sep. 7, 1951Add to your cart.
Graduation anticipated for end of fall term
Item 4: Local Board 49 to John M. Ramsay, Sep. 12, 1951Add to your cart.
Board meeting on 9/21/51 at 9:30 am; no other registrants older than John
Item 5: John M. Ramsay to Local Board 49, Sep. 21, 1951Add to your cart.
Change of address to Univ. of KY
Item 6: Local Board 49 to John Martin Ramsay, Sep. 21, 1951Add to your cart.
Classification remains I-A
Item 7: Selective Service System Order to Report for Induction, Sep. 26, 1951Add to your cart.
Induction set for 10/8/51 in Douglasville at 8:00 am
Folder 8Add to your cart.
Item 1: Local Board 49 to John M. Ramsay, Oct. 1, 1951Add to your cart.
Board had not received notice of appeal; required to report for induction
Item 2: John M. Ramsay to Brigadier Fowler, Sep. 28, 1951Add to your cart.
Request for appeal and reclassification in order to finish school
Item 3: John M. Ramsay to Local Board 49, Sep. 29, 1951Add to your cart.
Appeal letter crossed in mail.  How does that affect Oct. 8?
Item 4: Wm J. Hatcher, Major to Local Board 49, Oct. 3, 1951Add to your cart.
Registrant should be allowed to appeal
Item 5: John M. Ramsay to Local Board 49, Oct. 5, 1951Add to your cart.
Appeal through proper channel
Item 6: Local Board 49 to John M. Ramsay, Oct. 4, 1951Add to your cart.
File being forwarded to appeal board
Item 7: Local Board 49 Findinga on the Case of John Martin Ramsay, Oct. 10, 1951Add to your cart.
registrant lacks Form 109; course of study not vital; classified I-A
Item 8: Selective Service System Individual Appeal Record, Oct. 18, 1951Add to your cart.
Appeal Board voted for II-S 4 Yes and 0 No, until 2/1/52
Item 9: State Headquarters for Selective Service to Local Board 49, Oct. 19, 1951Add to your cart.
II-S until 22/1/52
Folder 9Add to your cart.
Item 1: John M. Ramsay to Local Board 49, Feb. 1, 1952Add to your cart.
Stating position as CO and requesting Form 150
Item 2: John M. Ramsay to Local Board 49, Feb. 9, 1952Add to your cart.
Notice of acceptance at Hartford Seminary Foundation
Item 3: Fellowship of Christian Service for 1952; 50 to Asia, Feb. 9, 1952Add to your cart.
Job description for service in Asia
Item 4: John M. Ramsay to Local Board 49, Feb. 13, 1952Add to your cart.
Willingness to appear before board to present case
Item 5: Selective Service System Special Form for Conscientious Objector, 150, Feb. 15, 1952Add to your cart.
Presentation of belief in a Supreme Being and religious objection to military service
Folder 10Add to your cart.
Item 1: John M. Ramsay to Local Board 49, Feb. 25, 1952Add to your cart.
Material to establish Methodist support of conscientious objectors
Item 2: Fellowship of Reconcilliation membership card, Jan. 24, 1952Add to your cart.
Copy of membership by John sent to draft board and received 3/17/52
Item 3: Registration of Members of the Methodist Church as CO's, Feb. 14, 1952Add to your cart.
Copy sent to Local Board 49
Item 4: John M. Ramsay to Local Board 49, Feb. 28, 1952Add to your cart.
Request for personal appearance after classification sent to wrong address
Item 5: Sanborne, Rev. Leon D. to Local Board 49, Feb. 29, 1952Add to your cart.
certify as minister-counsellor of John Ramsay since Sept 1950
Folder 11Add to your cart.
Item 1: John M. Ramsay to Local Board 49, Mar. 3, 1952Add to your cart.
Request to bring a witness to hearing and quoting UMT Act, "In class I-O shall be placed
Item 2: Local Board 49 to John M. Ramsay, Mar. 5, 1952Add to your cart.
Hearing set 3/17/52 at 9:30 am
Item 3: Local Board 49 to John M. Ramsay, Mar. 10, 1952Add to your cart.
Cannot permit anyone to appear:  regulations, Part 1624.1 (b)
Item 4: M.O. Williams, Board of Missions of Methodist Church, Mar. 10, 1952Add to your cart.
Certify active contact with John Ramsay
Item 5: John M. Ramsay to Local Board 49, Mar. 10, 1952Add to your cart.
acknowledge notice of hearing date
Item 6: Dodge, Witherspoon (Dad's colleague and boarder in our home) to Local Board 49, Mar. 12, 1952Add to your cart.
…known Mr. Ramsay for the past 6 years, during which he grew from boyhood to young manhood, with a parental background…
Item 7: Rasnake, Waldo E. (Union staff and family friend) to Local Board 49, Mar. 13, 1952Add to your cart.
…With his parental background of deep religious conviction and devotion, it is natural…
Item 8: Will, Herman, Jr. Commission of World Peace, Methodist Church to Local Board 49, Mar. 13, 1952Add to your cart.
enclosed The Social Creed of The Methodist Church, and The Methodist Church and War and Peace
Item 9: Worley, Rev. Loyd F. (The First Methodist Church, Hartford) to Local Board 49, Mar. 15, 1952Add to your cart.
…I believe him to be thououghly oncscientious in understanding and in the application of the teachings of Jesus
Item 10: Gleason, Henry A., Jr. (Secretary/Faculty, Hartford Seminary) to Local Board 49, Mar. 11, 1952Add to your cart.
…certify that John Martin Ramsay is enrolled as a student in good standing in the Kennedy School of Missions…
Folder 12Add to your cart.
Item 1: Local Board 49 to File, Mar. 17, 1952Add to your cart.
…registrant expressed over and over that love is stronger than hate…
Item 2: Reynolds, Rev. Hubert, Chair of Hartford FOR telegram to Local Board 49, Mar. 21, 1952Add to your cart.
…he has impressed me as sincere…
Item 3: John M. Ramsay to Local Board 49, Mar. 22, 1952Add to your cart.
…appeal of my case to the next appeal board…
Item 4: Local Board 49 to File, Mar. 26, 1952Add to your cart.
…we do not feel tha we can justify ourselves in selecting other boys from this county and allowing this registrant a classification of I-A-O or I-O…
Item 5: Local Board 49 to John M. Ramsay, Mar. 26, 1952Add to your cart.
…file being forwarded to State Headquarters for appeal…
Item 6: John M. Ramsay to Local Board 49, Apr. 7, 1952Add to your cart.
…request for all adverse evidence…
Item 7: Weekes, E. J., Acting Head of Dept. of English to Local Board 49, Apr. 10, 1952Add to your cart.
…he was forever standing up against others and defending his position…strongly opposed from religious convictions…
Item 8: Ball, Frances F., Dept of Missionary Personnel Board of National Missions of Presbyterians, Jun. 20, 1952Add to your cart.
to John…Miss Gladfelter has shared wtih me your letter of June 17 returning your appointment letter…
Item 9: Ball, Frances F., Dept of Missionary Personnel Board of National Missions of Presbyterians, Jun. 20, 1952Add to your cart.
to Eugene Blake…John M. Ramsay has just begun his work at Warren Wilson on a volunteer basis until July 1…
Item 10: Selective Service System Request for Duplicate Notice of Classification, Apr. 8, 1952Add to your cart.
…did not receive SSS Form 110…
Item 11: Local Board 49 to Clerk of Appeal Board, Apr. 14, 1952Add to your cart.
…transmitte herewith concerning registrant whose file was forwarded 3/26/52…
Item 12: Hendrix, Mike Y., Classification Officer to Local Board 49, Apr. 16, 1952Add to your cart.
…enclosed letter from Mr. F. M. Bird…
Folder 13Add to your cart.
Item 1: Selective Service System Appeal Board; Individual Appeal Record, May. 6, 1952Add to your cart.
Classified I-A by vote of 3 Yes to 0 No
Item 2: John M. Ramsay to Local Board 49, May. 13, 1952Add to your cart.
Item 3: John M. Ramsay to Local Board 49, May.22, 1952Add to your cart.
Item 4: Hendrix, Mike Y. to Honorable J. Ellis Mundy, US District Attorney, Jun. 10, 1952Add to your cart.
Item 5: John M. Ramsay to Local Board 49, Jun. 17, 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 14Add to your cart.
Item 1: Sanborne, Rev. Leon D. statement to Local Board 49, Jan. 30, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 2: Sanborne, Rev. Leon D. copy of sermon sent to Local Board 49, Jan. 7, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 3: Landfield, Elizabeth J., Director of Christian Education to Local Board 49, Jan. 27, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 4: Deihl, R. Irving, pastor to Local Board 49, Jan. 27, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 5: Klemm, Ethel M., Chemistry  Teacher to Justice Dept., Atlanta, Jan. 27, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 15Add to your cart.
Item 1: Bird, F.M., Special Asst. to Attorney General to Lt. Col. Mike Y. Hendrix, Apr. 7, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 2: Selective Service System; Crawford, W. M., Personnel Officer to Local Board 49, Mar. 11, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 3: John M. Ramsay statement, Mar. 28, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 16Add to your cart.
Item 1: Draft Board in Douglas Resigns, Apr. 3, 1953Add to your cart.
…lack of cooperation by state headquarters and the Justice department concerning John Martin Ramsay…
Item 2: Smith, T. Oscar, Special Assistant to the Attorney General to Appeal Board, Apr. 23, 1953Add to your cart.
…FBI established life-long religious training and a splendid reputation…I-O classification recommended…
Folder 17Add to your cart.
Item 1: Selective Service System Individual Appeal Record, May. 7, 1953Add to your cart.
Classification I-A by vote 2 Yes to 1 No
Item 2: Hendrix, Mike Y., Classification Officer to Local Board 49, May. 8, 1953Add to your cart.
…inform registrant that he has the right of Appeal to the President…
Item 3: Local Board 49 to John M. Ramsay, May. 11, 1953Add to your cart.
…classification I-A…right of appeal…
Item 4: Local Board 49 to Appeal Board, May. 16, 1952Add to your cart.
Item 5: John M. Ramsay to Local Board 49, May. 19, 1953Add to your cart.
…appeal to the President…God is all powerful, omnipotent and demands our first and total allegiance…
Item 6: John M. Ramsay to Local Board 49, May. 20, 1953Add to your cart.
…I should have the right to know any such evidence…
Item 7: John M. Ramsay to Local Board 49, May. 20, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 8: NSBRO reproduction, May. 20, 1953Add to your cart.
Department of Justice Instructions
Item 9: Shirley Greene to John, May. 20, 1953Add to your cart.
What the Law says
Folder 18Add to your cart.
Item 1: John M. Ramsay to Local Board 49, May. 20, 1953Add to your cart.
Case History
Item 2: Mennonite Central Committee, Jan. 2, 1952Add to your cart.
Refusal of Induction for Conscience Sake
Folder 19Add to your cart.
Item 1: Bannerman, Arthur M., President WWC to Local Board 49, May. 20, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 2: Local Board 49 to Appeal Board, May. 26, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 3: Local Board 49 to John M. Ramsay, Jun. 1, 1953Add to your cart.
Your file does not contain an FBI report
Item 4: Local Board 49 to State Headquarters, Jun. 16, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 5: Hendrix, Mike Y., Classification Officer to Local Board 49, Jun. 30, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 20Add to your cart.
Item 1: National Selective Service System Record of Appeals, Aug. 3, 1953Add to your cart.
Classification I-A vote of 3 Yes to 0 No
Item 2: Hendrix, Mike Y., Classification Officer to Local Board 49, Aug. 17, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 3: John M. Ramsay to Local Board 49, Aug. 28, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 4: Bannerman, Arthur M., President WWC to Local Board 49, Aug. 28, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 5: Muste, A. J., Missioner, The Church Peace Mission to Mrs. John G. Ramsay, Jun. 4, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 21Add to your cart.
Item 1: John M. Ramsay to 151 friends, Aug. 28, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 2: Richey, McMurry S. (wife was Moravian, knew Mother) to Local Board 49, Sep. 4, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 3: Smith, Louis, Dean of College to Local Board 49, Sep. 3, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 4: Keener, Orrin L., Associate Professor of Social Studies to Local Board 49, Sep. 3, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 5: Smith, May B., formerly Professor to Local Board 49, Sep. 3, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 6: Weekes, E.J., Emeritus Professor of Literature to Local Board 49, Sep. 3, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 7: Hoffman, Edwin Michael (friend from Fellowship of Southern Churchmen) to Local Board 49, Sep. 3, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 8: Smathers, Patricia (Berea College classmate) to Local Board 49, Sep. 2, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 9: Alexander, Howard (family friend since 1937) to Local Board 49, Sep. 2, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 10: Smith, Frank. H. (taught John country dancing at Berea College) to Local Board 49, Sep. 2, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 11: Gundlach, Adelaide, Registrar of Berea College to Local Board 49, Sep. 2, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 22Add to your cart.
Item 1: Todt, Earl A. (brother-in-law) to Local Board 49, Sep. 2, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 2: Todt, William F. (brother-in-law's father) to Local Board 49, Sep. 5, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 3: Lotz, Winona (future bride) to Local Board 49, Sep. 9, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 4: Ramsay, John G. (father) to Dwight D. Eisenhower and Local Board 49, Sep. 1, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 5: Ramsay, Mrs. John G. (mother) to Local Board 49, Sep. 1, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 6: Lewis, Mary G. (Warren Wilson English teacher) to Local Board 49, Sep. 2, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 7: Harkala, Helmi (Warren Wilson staff) toLocal Board 49, Aug. 30, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 8: Lotz, Charles J. (father of fianc, Aug. 31, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 9: Giffin, Roscoe (Sociology professor), Sep. 2, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 10: Gleason, John C. (friend of Dad's I met in Atlanta) to Local Board 49, Sep. 2, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 11: Martin, Ira J. 3rd (religion professor) to Local Board 49, Sep. 2, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 12: Comingore, Charity (Berea College staff and "mother" to dancers) to Local Board 49, Sep. 2, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 13: Heirich, Max (co-teacher at Warren Wilson) to Local Board 49, Sep. 1, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 14: Kemp, Martha L. (Hartford classmate) to Local Board 49, Sep. 1, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 15: Worley, Rev. Loyd F. (pastor in Hartford) to Local Board 49, Aug. 31, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 16: Woodie, Norris B. (father was CIO staff, Norris staff at Berea) t Local Board 49, Aug. 31, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 17: Davis, Frances Bynum (Berea classmate) to Local Board 49, Sep. 1, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 18: Todt, Patricia (sister) to Local Board 49, Sep. 1, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 19: Richey, Erika (father was Moravian pastor) to Local BOard 49, Sep. 2, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 20: Thompson, Kenneth H. LCDR, USNR-R529757, Director of Veterans Service to Local Board 49, Sep. 4, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 21: Stewart, Edwin L. (Warren Wilson faculty) to Local Board 49, Sep. 4, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 22: Price, Grace A. (cousin, same age) to Local BOard 49, Sep. 4, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 23: Leser, Paul W. (Professor of Anthropology) to Local Board 49, Sep. 4, 1953Add to your cart.
I have been greatly impressed by the sincerity and maturity of Mr. Ramsay
Item 24: Abshire, Darlene (Warren Wilson student) to Local Board 49, Sep. 4, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 25: Chase, Richard (folk dance leader and friend) to Local Board 49, Sep. 5, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 26: Trimble, H. B. (Dean of Theology at Emory) to Local Board 49, Sep. 5, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 27: Strong, George W (arranged for me to go to Hartford) to Local Board 49, Sep. 5, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 28: Dingman, Helen H. (faculty and leader at Berea College) to Local Board 49, Sep. 6, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 29: Gabler, Lore (classmate from Germany) to Local Board 49, Sep. 7, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 30: Mariner, Mrs. Elwyn (mother's sister) to Local Board 49, Sep. 6, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 31: Martinb, Edward (John's cousin) to Local Board 49, Sep. 7, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 32: Abels, Doris E. (Home Ec teacher at Warren Wilson) to Local Board 49, Sep. 8, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 33: Allen, Julia F. (Dean of Women, arranged acceptance to Berea) to Local Board 49, Sep. 8, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 34: Brown, Florence (classmate) to Local Board 49, Sep. 5, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 35: Earon, John (church friend from Hartford) to Local Board 49, Sep. 22, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 36: Cotton, Paul (pastor in Bethlehem) to Local Board 49, Sep. 22, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 37: Reed, Rev. Robert R. (pastor of Indianola Presbyterian) to Local Board 49, Sep. 22, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 38: Noss, George S. (Bible teacher at Berea) to Local Board 49, Sep. 22 1953Add to your cart.
Item 39: Fellowship of Reconcilliation, Berea to Local Board 49, Sep. 23, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 40: Jenkins, Leta (CIO friend of family), Sep. 25, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 41: Jordan, Clarence (President of Koinonia Farm, Inc.) to Local Board 49, Sep. 25, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 42: Cash, Doris Marie (Berea classmate) to Local Board 49, Oct. 3, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 43: Kottner, Loren (Winona's cousin) to Local Board 49, Sep. 9, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 44: Ball, Frances F., Dept of Missionary Personnel to Arthur Bannerman, Aug. 27, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 45: Martin, Elizabeth (Asst Dean at Warren Wilson) to Local Board 49, Aug. 29, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 46: Carson, Eila C. (House mother at Warren Wilson) to Local Board 49, Aug. 29, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 47: Connet, John L. (Music faculty at Warren Wilson) to Local Board 49, Aug. 29, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 48: Wesley, Charles Maurice (roomate in Berea) to Local Board 49, Aug. 30, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 49: Mitchell, George S. (Dad's associate, teacher at Highlander) to Local Board 49, Sep. 8, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 50: Capolungo, Ralph J. (friend in Hartford) to Local Board 49, Sep. 9, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 51: Kottner, Loren (Winona's cousin) to Local Board 49, Sep. 9, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 52: Woods, Virginia R. (Berea faculty) to Local Board 49, Sep. 13, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 53: Hardin, Rowena (friend of parents) to Local Board 49, Sep. 16, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 54: Sanborne, Rev. Leon D. (pastor of Union Church in Berea) to Local Board 49, Sep. 20, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 55: Dodd, Ruth (Berea classmate) to Local Board 49, Sep. 8, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 56: Dodd, Mrs. Aleck D. (mother of classmate), Sep. 18, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 23Add to your cart.
Item 1: Speers, Wallace C., Laymen's Movement for a Christian World, Jun. 1, 1951Add to your cart.
Going to work with God on Monday; reprint from American Magazine
Folder 24Add to your cart.
Item 1: Duerson, Guy K., Jr., Commander Cleveland Frost Post to Local Board 49, Sep. 4, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 2: Sutherland, Mrs. J. M. (mother of a Berea classmate) to Local Board 49, Sep. 30, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 3: Sutherland, Mrs. J. M. (mother of a Berea classmate) to Local Board 49, Sep. 28, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 25Add to your cart.
Item 1: Local Board 49 to John Martin Ramsay, Sep. 18, 1953Add to your cart.
…Since you did not appear with new evidence…new evidence involves matters concerning over which you have no control…
Item 2: Selective Service System Order to Report for Induction, Sep. 21, 1953Add to your cart.
Greeting…8:00 am on 15th October, 1953…
Item 3: John M. Ramsay to Local Board 49, Sep. 21, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 4: John M. Ramsay to Local Board 49, Oct. 12, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 5: John M. Ramsay to Local Board 49, Oct. 12, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 6: Asheville Citizen-Times, Oct. 5, 1953Add to your cart.
College Stresses Community Living by Philip Clark
Item 7: Selective Service Appointment of Leader, Oct. 15, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 8: John M. Ramsay Case History, Oct. 15, 1953Add to your cart.
Handwritten by John
Item 9: NSBRO Oaths Taken by Men Inducted, Aug. 30, 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 26Add to your cart.
Item 1: John M. Ramsay to Werner, J., Major, AGG Induction Officer, Oct. 16, 1953Add to your cart.
Statement "I am a conscientious objector…" witnessed by 1st Lt. Fred Baldridge and SFC RA James D. Cook
Item 2: Werner, J., Major, AGG Induction Officer to Whom it may concern, Oct. 16, 1953Add to your cart.
Statement of procedures taken at induction center
Item 3: Werner, J. Major  to Local Board 49, Oct. 19, 1953Add to your cart.
Transmitted herewith induction record
Item 4: John Ramsay, Oct. 16, 1953Add to your cart.
Random notes
Item 5: AND Induction Station to United States Attorney, Attn F. Douglas King, Oct. 16, 1953Add to your cart.
Reference telephone conversation…registrant refused induction…
Item 6: State Headquarters Selective Service System to Local Board 49, Nov. 18, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 7: Local Board 49 to State Headquarters, Nov. 23, 1953Add to your cart.
Transmitted as requested
Item 8: Check Sheet for Appeals signed by Lila S. Brantley, Clerk Local BOard 49, Nov. 23, 1953Add to your cart.
Checksheet on file
Item 9: Malone, Thomas F.; Clinical Record Consultation Sheet, Oct. 15, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 10: Gava (?), E.  Report of Medical Examination Re Exam, Oct. 15, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 11: John M. Ramsay Report of Medical History, Oct. 15, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 12: Werner, J., Major Record of Induction, Oct. 16, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 13: Wood, W.T. Fingerprint form, Armed Forces, Oct. 16, 1953Add to your cart.
Fingerprints
Folder 27Add to your cart.
Item 1: Ira J. Martin 3rd to John M. Ramsay, Nov. 20, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 28Add to your cart.
Item 1: Abram, Morris B., Law Offices of Heyman & Abram to John M. Ramsay, Nov. 24, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 2: Bollinger, H. D., General Board of Education, Methodist Church to John M. Ramsay, Nov. 21, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 29Add to your cart.
Item 1: Lohn M. Ramsay to Lyle Tatum, Exec. Sec. Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors, Oct. 10, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 2: Palmer, T. Vail, Jr. to John M. Ramsay, Oct. 13, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 30Add to your cart.
Item 1: Abram, Morris B., Law Offices of Heyman & Abram to John M. Ramsay, Nov. 2, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 2: Abram, Morris B., Law Offices of Heyman & Abram to John M. Ramsay, Jan. 5, 1954Add to your cart.
Item 3: Abram, Morris B., Law Offices of Heyman & Abram to John M. Ramsay, Feb. 10, 1954Add to your cart.
Item 4: Abram, Morris B., Law Offices of Heyman & Abram to John G. Ramsay, Feb. 10, 1954Add to your cart.
Item 5: Abram, Morris B., Law Offices of Heyman & Abram to John M. Ramsay, Feb. 25, 1954Add to your cart.
Item 6: Swomley, John M., Jr., FOR to Winona R. Lotz, Apr. 30, 1954Add to your cart.
welcome you into the Fellowship of Reconcilliation
Item 7: Tatum, Lyle, CCCO to John Ramsay, Jun. 10, 1954Add to your cart.
Item 8: Palmer, T. Vail, Jr. to John Ramsay, Jul. 6, 1954Add to your cart.
Item 9: Curry, A. Stauffer, Exec Sec. NSBRO to John G. Ramsay in Washington, Aug. 9, 1954Add to your cart.
Item 10: Curry, A. Stauffer, Exec Sec. NSBRO to Morris B. Abram, Attorney, Aug. 9, 1954Add to your cart.
Item 11: Metzler, Edgar, Ass. Sec. NSBRO to John M. Ramsay, Aug. 19, 1954Add to your cart.
Item 12: Curry, A. Stauffer, Exec Sec. NSBRO to John M. Ramsay in Washington, Oct. 12, 1954Add to your cart.
Item 13: Abram, Morris B., Law Offices of Heyman & Abram to John M. Ramsay, Oct. 22, 1954Add to your cart.
Item 14: Haworth, Byron of Haworth, Haworth and Walker to John M. Ramsay, Nov. 30, 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 31Add to your cart.
Item 1: Abram, Morris B., Law Offices of Heyman & Abram to John M. Ramsay, Sep. 9, 1954Add to your cart.
Item 2: Abram, Morris B., Law Offices of Heyman & Abram to John M. Ramsay, Dec. 8, 1954Add to your cart.
Item 3: John M. Ramsay to Morris B. Abram, Dec. 10, 1954Add to your cart.
Item 4: Abram, Morris B., Law Offices of Heyman & Abram to John M. Ramsay, Dec. 16, 1954Add to your cart.
Item 5: Abram, Morris B., Law Offices of Heyman & Abram to John M. Ramsay, Dec. 20, 1954Add to your cart.
Item 6: Abram, Morris B., Law Offices of Heyman & Abram to John M. Ramsay, Apr. 19, 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 32Add to your cart.
Item 1: Abram, Morris B., Law Offices of Heyman & Abram to Lyle Tatum, CCCO, Mar. 21, 1955Add to your cart.
Item 2: Tatum, Lyle, CCCO to Morris B. Abram, Mar. 24, 1955Add to your cart.
Item 3: Tatum, Lyle, CCCO to John M. Ramsay, May. 20, 1955Add to your cart.
…I would assume that the case would be dismissed under the recent Supreme Court decisions…The dismissal will reopen your classification with your local board…wait for the dismissal…
Item 4: Curry, A. Stauffer, Exec Sec. NSBRO to John G. Ramsay in Washington, Aug. 30, 1955Add to your cart.
Wison be considered
Folder 33Add to your cart.
Item 1: John M. Ramsay to Local Board 49, May. 1, 1955Add to your cart.
Item 2: John M. Ramsay to Local Board 49, Jun. 3, 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 34Add to your cart.
Item 1: Abram, Morris B., Law Offices of Heyman & Abram to John M. Ramsay, Jun. 4, 1955Add to your cart.
Item 2: Abram, Morris B., Law Offices of Heyman & Abram to John M. Ramsay, Jul. 13, 1955Add to your cart.
Item 3: Abram, Morris B., Law Offices of Heyman & Abram to David S. Burgess, CIO, Jul. 21, 1955Add to your cart.
Item 4: John M. Ramsay to Local Board 49, Aug. 27, 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 35Add to your cart.
Item 1: Selective Service System Notice of Classification, Oct. 18, 1955Add to your cart.
I-A
Item 2: John M. Ramsay to Local Board 49, Oct. 22, 1955Add to your cart.
Item 3: Abram, Morris B., Law Offices of Heyman & Abram to John M. Ramsay, Oct. 25, 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 36Add to your cart.
Item 1: Department of Justice to John M. Ramsay, May. 8, 1956Add to your cart.
Item 2: Resum, Apr. 10, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 37Add to your cart.
Item 1: Local Board 49 to John Martin Ramsay, Oct. 31, 1955Add to your cart.
Item 2: John M. Ramsay to Local Board 49, Nov. 2, 1955Add to your cart.
Item 3: John M. Ramsay to Local Board 49, Nov. 7, 1955Add to your cart.
Item 4: Thomas, Wendell to Local Board 49, Nov. 3, 1955Add to your cart.
Item 5: Mennonite Central Committee, Jan. 2, 1952Add to your cart.
Refusal of Induction for Conscience Sake
Item 6: National Service Board for Religious Objectors, Jun. 7, 1951Add to your cart.
Discussion in the House of Representatives Regarding CO Provisions
Item 7: National Service Board for Religious Objectors, Jun. 1, 1951Add to your cart.
Discussion in the House of Representatives Regarding CO Provisions
Folder 38Add to your cart.
Item 1: John M. Ramsay to State Selective Service Board of Appeal, May. 21, 1956Add to your cart.
Item 2: John M. Ramsay to State Selective Service Board of Appeal, Aug. 18, 1956Add to your cart.
Item 3: John M. Ramsay, Aug. 18, 1956Add to your cart.
notes as to Why Am I a Pacifist
Folder 39Add to your cart.
Item 1: Smith, Elizabeth A., Clerk of Appeal Board for the Middle Judicial District of Ga. to John Martin Ramsay, Aug. 10, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 40Add to your cart.
Item 1: Martin, John R., Associate Exec. Sec. NSBRO to John M. Ramsay, Jan. 16, 1957Add to your cart.
Item 2: Gertrude E. Ramsay to John M. Ramsay, Apr. 19, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 41Add to your cart.
Item 1: Selective Service System Notice of Classification, Jun. 9, 1965Add to your cart.
Classified V-A
Item 2: John M. Ramsay to Local Board 49, Sep. 5, 1963Add to your cart.
Item 3: Local Board 49 to John M. Ramsay, Sep. 16, 1963Add to your cart.
…a registrant is classified in the lowest for which he is entitles…Since you are married and a father you are entitled to a III-A…lower than a I-O…
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Item 1: Envelope of pamphlets on conscription, peace ministry, otherAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Envelope of postage receiptsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: CD of John Ramsay MemoirsAdd to your cart.
All but Chapter 2 included; Word Document 98
Item 2: CD of John Ramsay MemoirsAdd to your cart.
Chapter 1 to 11; Claris Works