Ruth K. Graves papers: 1972-2007
Ruth K. Graves is a Quaker and high school chemistry teacher from Ypsilanti, Michigan. During the 1960s, Graves and her husband Bruce became involved with the National Council for the World Peace Tax Fund and began withholding taxes that contributed to the military.
In 1975 the IRS served the Graves a notice of deficiency over their 1973 tax return. The Graves appealed the dispute, eventually bringing the case to the Supreme Court of Michigan. While the court ultimately dismissed the Graves' case, it drew local and statewide attention to the World Peace Tax Fund efforts.
In addition to her work with the National Council for World Peace Tax Fund, Ruth Graves has also been active in other local organizations such as the Ann Arbor Friends, the Gray Panthers of Huron Valley, and the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom.