Photograph Album of Warren Davis Sawyer
Selected Images From Sawyer's Experiences in Civilian Public Service

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Sawyer entered CPS Feb. 5, 1942; left CPS Feb. 15, 1946; served in Buck Creek Camp (#19) for 6 months, and at Byberry State Mental Hospital (Unit #49) for 3.5 years
(also participated in human guinea pig experiments re: jaundice at the University of Pennsylvania, Oct. 1943 - April 1944, while working at Byberry)


Note: These images are the property of the Swarthmore College Peace Collection
and may not be reproduced without permission of the Curator


Images are shown here in the order in which they appear in the album

01/ Warren Sawyer, Feb. 1941
02/ "Group volunteering for California to fight forest fires, May 29, 1942" [Camp #19]
(front row right) Paul Knopp, Virginia, first bunkmate of Warren Sawyer; (front row left) Jim Finucane, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; (on truck in back) Don Warrington, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
03/ "At station in Marion. Buck Creek Camp there to see the C.E.F., May 29, 1942" [Camp #19]
(lower right) Mrs. Binford
04/ William Nugent & unknown male, May 1942
05/ Byberry (State Mental Hospital), Philadelphia (PA) [Unit #49], Oct. 19, 1942 - Jan. 14, 1946
Building 3 Female
06/ Byberry (State Mental Hospital), Philadelphia (PA) [Unit #49], Oct. 19, 1942 - Jan. 14, 1946
W Building
07/Byberry (State Mental Hospital), Philadelphia (PA) [Unit #49], Oct. 19, 1942 - Jan. 14, 1946
Buildings N6 & N7
08/ Byberry (State Mental Hospital), Philadelphia (PA) [Unit #49], Oct. 19, 1942 - Jan. 14, 1946
Building N6
09/ Byberry (State Mental Hospital), Philadelphia (PA) [Unit #49], Oct. 19, 1942 - Jan. 14, 1946
C Building, E Building, B Building
10/ Byberry (State Mental Hospital), Philadelphia (PA) [Unit #49], Oct. 19, 1942 - Jan. 14, 1946
A Building
11/ Byberry (State Mental Hospital), Philadelphia (PA) [Unit #49], Oct. 19, 1942 - Jan. 14, 1946
P.TC. Bus
12/ Byberry (State Mental Hospital), Philadelphia (PA) [Unit #49], Oct. 19, 1942 - Jan. 14, 1946
outside of kitchen for male patients building
13/ Byberry (State Mental Hospital), Philadelphia (PA) [Unit #49], Oct. 19, 1942 - Jan. 14, 1946
"Permanent Resident" cockroach
14/ Byberry (State Mental Hospital), Philadelphia (PA) [Unit #49], Oct. 19, 1942 - Jan. 14, 1946
power house for female patients building
15/ Radio program WCPS, Cottage 1, March 1944
Cast: (back row) Harry Ruth, Walter Kirk, John Morgan; (front row) Bud Gordon, Edith Gordon, Frank Scott, Bob Lyon, Dona Perrone
16/ Radio program WCPS, Cottage 1, March 1944
Control: Mrs. Terry Rankin, Phil Steer, Don Riggs
17/ Byberry Friends Meeting House
18/ Byberry (State Mental Hospital), Philadelphia (PA) [Unit #49], Oct. 19, 1942 - Jan. 14, 1946
Annual picnic, 1944
19/ Byberry (State Mental Hospital), Philadelphia (PA) [Unit #49], Oct. 19, 1942 - Jan. 14, 1946
Guests at annual picnic, 1944
20/ Jaundice Unit, Oct. 1943 - April 1944
Dr. John R. Neefe
21/ Jaundice Unit, Oct. 1943 - April 1944
Neil Hartman, Miss Feinberg, Dr. Neefe

22/ Jaundice Unit, Oct. 1943 - April 1944
women in lab
23/ Jaundice Unit, Oct. 1943 - April 1944
woman in lab
24/ Jaundice Unit, Oct. 1943 - April 1944
shot being administered to arm
25/ Jaundice Unit, Oct. 1943 - April 1944
shot being administered to "my arm"
26/ Byberry (State Mental Hospital), Philadelphia (PA) [Unit #49], Oct. 19, 1942 - Jan. 14, 1946
Cottage #3
27/ Byberry (State Mental Hospital), Philadelphia (PA) [Unit #49], Oct. 19, 1942 - Jan. 14, 1946
power house for female patients building
28/ Byberry (State Mental Hospital), Philadelphia (PA) [Unit #49], Oct. 19, 1942 - Jan. 14, 1946
Cottage #1 living room
29/ Byberry (State Mental Hospital), Philadelphia (PA) [Unit #49], Oct. 19, 1942 - Jan. 14, 1946
"looking toward front door"
30/ Byberry (State Mental Hospital), Philadelphia (PA) [Unit #49], Oct. 19, 1942 - Jan. 14, 1946
bicycles in entrace

31/ Byberry (State Mental Hospital), Philadelphia (PA) [Unit #49], Oct. 19, 1942 - Jan. 14, 1946
beds

32/ Byberry (State Mental Hospital), Philadelphia (PA) [Unit #49], Oct. 19, 1942 - Jan. 14, 1946
beds
33/ Byberry (State Mental Hospital), Philadelphia (PA) [Unit #49], Oct. 19, 1942 - Jan. 14, 1946
beds

34/ Byberry (State Mental Hospital), Philadelphia (PA) [Unit #49], Oct. 19, 1942 - Jan. 14, 1946
CPSers (Wayne Sawyer & Milo Hines) sleeping
35/ Byberry (State Mental Hospital), Philadelphia (PA) [Unit #49], Oct. 19, 1942 - Jan. 14, 1946
Mike Marsh in study room
36/ Byberry (State Mental Hospital), Philadelphia (PA) [Unit #49], Oct. 19, 1942 - Jan. 14, 1946
Don Riggs in dressing room
37/ Byberry (State Mental Hospital), Philadelphia (PA) [Unit #49], Oct. 19, 1942 - Jan. 14, 1946
radio room
38/ Byberry (State Mental Hospital), Philadelphia (PA) [Unit #49], Oct. 19, 1942 - Jan. 14, 1946
bathroom
39/ Byberry (State Mental Hospital), Philadelphia (PA) [Unit #49], Oct. 19, 1942 - Jan. 14, 1946
bathroom
40/ Byberry (State Mental Hospital), Philadelphia (PA) [Unit #49], Oct. 19, 1942 - Jan. 14, 1946
laundry room
41/ Byberry (State Mental Hospital), Philadelphia (PA) [Unit #49], Oct. 19, 1942 - Jan. 14, 1946
laundry room
42/ CPS Chorus, Summer 1944
(top row) Walter Kirk, Tom Riggs, Charlie Lord, Bernard Lemann, Don Riggs, Warren Sawyer, Harold Barton; (middle row) Roy Simon, Jane Lemann, Marjorie Levissy, Ruth Wendt, Bob Reuman; (bottom row) Bob Steele, Ann Martin, Jean Riggs, Margarette Riggs, Harriet Frankie, Edith Farley, Drew Riggs, Ruby Kirk, Eleanor Shrine
43/ CPS Chorus, Summer 1944
Bob Steele conducting; R. Stevenson at piano

44/ Byberry (State Mental Hospital), Philadelphia (PA) [Unit #49], Oct. 19, 1942 - Jan. 14, 1946
Incontinent Ward
[photographer: Charles Lord]

45/ Byberry (State Mental Hospital), Philadelphia (PA) [Unit #49], Oct. 19, 1942 - Jan. 14, 1946
Incontinent Ward / day room
[photographer: Charles Lord]
46/ Byberry (State Mental Hospital), Philadelphia (PA) [Unit #49], Oct. 19, 1942 - Jan. 14, 1946
B Building: Restraint Room
[photographer: Charles Lord]
47/ Byberry (State Mental Hospital), Philadelphia (PA) [Unit #49], Oct. 19, 1942 - Jan. 14, 1946
A Building with clothed patients
[photographer: Charles Lord]
48/ Byberry (State Mental Hospital), Philadelphia (PA) [Unit #49], Oct. 19, 1942 - Jan. 14, 1946
B Building: dining room in Disturbed Ward
[photographer: Charles Lord]
49/ Byberry (State Mental Hospital), Philadelphia (PA) [Unit #49], Oct. 19, 1942 - Jan. 14, 1946
Food line at annual picnic, 1944

50/Byberry (State Mental Hospital), Philadelphia (PA) [Unit #49], Oct. 19, 1942 - Jan. 14, 1946
Barbecuing at annual picnic, 1944

51/ Byberry (State Mental Hospital), Philadelphia (PA) [Unit #49], Oct. 19, 1942 - Jan. 14, 1946
Crowd at annual picnic, 1944
52/ CPS mental health class
group photo
53/ Marjorie & Milo Himes (CPSer)
54/ Byberry (State Mental Hospital), Philadelphia (PA) [Unit #49], Oct. 19, 1942 - Jan. 14, 1946
A Building: Dr. Costanza with patient
55/ Byberry (State Mental Hospital), Philadelphia (PA) [Unit #49], Oct. 19, 1942 - Jan. 14, 1946
Harold Williams "48"
56/ Byberry (State Mental Hospital), Philadelphia (PA) [Unit #49], Oct. 19, 1942 - Jan. 14, 1946
Boys on bicycle: Harold Williams & unknown
57/ Byberry (State Mental Hospital), Philadelphia (PA) [Unit #49], Oct. 19, 1942 - Jan. 14, 1946
Boy in ward
58/ Byberry (State Mental Hospital), Philadelphia (PA) [Unit #49], Oct. 19, 1942 - Jan. 14, 1946
Male infirmary
59/ Byberry (State Mental Hospital), Philadelphia (PA) [Unit #49], Oct. 19, 1942 - Jan. 14, 1946
Mrs. Kavanaugh
60/ Byberry (State Mental Hospital), Philadelphia (PA) [Unit #49], Oct. 19, 1942 - Jan. 14, 1946
Fleming Wood & Walter Hartwick
61/ Byberry (State Mental Hospital), Philadelphia (PA) [Unit #49], Oct. 19, 1942 - Jan. 14, 1946
Fleming Wood
62/ Byberry (State Mental Hospital), Philadelphia (PA) [Unit #49], Oct. 19, 1942 - Jan. 14, 1946
M. Raskowski
63/ Byberry (State Mental Hospital), Philadelphia (PA) [Unit #49], Oct. 19, 1942 - Jan. 14, 1946
Doctors Costanza & Dudick with patient
64/ Byberry (State Mental Hospital), Philadelphia (PA) [Unit #49], Oct. 19, 1942 - Jan. 14, 1946
Hal Barton showing club (used on patients by other staff?)
[photographer: Charles Lord]
65/ Byberry (State Mental Hospital), Philadelphia (PA) [Unit #49], Oct. 19, 1942 - Jan. 14, 1946
Restraints used on patients
[photographer: Charles Lord]
66/ Byberry (State Mental Hospital), Philadelphia (PA) [Unit #49], Oct. 19, 1942 - Jan. 14, 1946
B Building: basement manhole (used as toilet?)
[photographer: Charles Lord]
67/ Byberry (State Mental Hospital), Philadelphia (PA) [Unit #49], Oct. 19, 1942 - Jan. 14, 1946
T. Leonard washing urinal in sink
[photographer: Charles Lord]
68/ Byberry (State Mental Hospital), Philadelphia (PA) [Unit #49], Oct. 19, 1942 - Jan. 14, 1946
B Building: hydro-hammock
[photographer: Charles Lord]
69/ Byberry (State Mental Hospital), Philadelphia (PA) [Unit #49], Oct. 19, 1942 - Jan. 14, 1946
B Building: door in Disturbed Ward being kept closed with table
[photographer: Charles Lord]
70/ Byberry (State Mental Hospital), Philadelphia (PA) [Unit #49], Oct. 19, 1942 - Jan. 14, 1946
B Building: Patients in Violent Ward day room
[photographer: Charles Lord]
71/ Byberry (State Mental Hospital), Philadelphia (PA) [Unit #49], Oct. 19, 1942 - Jan. 14, 1946
Stretcher bearers
[photographer: Charles Lord]
72/ Byberry (State Mental Hospital), Philadelphia (PA) [Unit #49], Oct. 19, 1942 - Jan. 14, 1946
A Building: Patients in Incontinent Ward
[photographer: Charles Lord]
73/ Byberry (State Mental Hospital), Philadelphia (PA) [Unit #49], Oct. 19, 1942 - Jan. 14, 1946
A Building: Bed in Incontinent Ward ("notice springs hanging as if cut down the middle")
[photographer: Charles Lord]
74/ Byberry (State Mental Hospital), Philadelphia (PA) [Unit #49], Oct. 19, 1942 - Jan. 14, 1946
A Building: Patients in Incontinent Ward
[photographer: Charles Lord]
75/ Buck Creek Camp, Buck Creek (NC) [Camp #19], Feb. 5, 1942 - Sept. 19, 1942
Wood shop
76/ Buck Creek Camp, Buck Creek (NC) [Camp #19]], Feb. 5, 1942 - Sept. 19, 1942
Dining hall (?), with Walhalla Heights in background
77/ Buck Creek Camp, Buck Creek (NC) [Camp #19]], Feb. 5, 1942 - Sept. 19, 1942
Cooking Crew, July 1942: (l-r) Ed Outland, Wayne Sawyer, Bertha Otis, Danny Constable, Tony Lampel
78/ Buck Creek Camp, Buck Creek (NC) [Camp #19], Feb. 5, 1942 - Sept. 19, 1942
Road through woods
79/ Buck Creek Camp, Buck Creek (NC) [Camp #19], Feb. 5, 1942 - Sept. 19, 1942
Road through woods
80/ Buck Creek Camp, Buck Creek (NC) [Camp #19], Feb. 5, 1942 - Sept. 19, 1942
Road through woods
81/ Warren Sawyer, Nov. 1945

 

 

Photographs were removed from the Warren Sawyer files in DG 056 (Civilian Public Service Personal Papers and Collected Materials), Series A, Box 12

This file was last updated on April 8, 2016