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CPS = Civilian Public Service, an Alternative Service for American Conscientious Objectors to War During WWII

SUBJECT FILE:
CIVILIAN PUBLIC SERVICE


List of All CPS Camps
General
Box 1
Dated material, 1940
Dated material, 1941
Dated material, 1942
Dated material, 1943 [includes hunger strike at camp #32]
Dated material, 1943-1944: progress reports by Harold Guetzkow re: studies of CPSers [removed from box 164 of Series F,1 (formerly Series D) in DG 025, where it had been filed incorrectly]
Dated material, 1944
Dated material, 1945
Dated material, 1946-1947
Strikes at Glendora & Big Flats CPS camps, 1946
Undated material

Box 2
List of photos available at Mennonite Archives USA (Goshen)
Retrospectives / Histories / Reunions / Reminiscences: miscellaneous, 1947-1979
Retrospectives / Histories / Reunions / Reminiscences: miscellaneous, 1980-1999
Retrospectives / Histories / Reunions / Reminiscences: conference "A Celebration of Conscience," Aug. 3-5, 1990
Retrospectives / Histories / Reunions / Reminiscences: miscellaneous, 2000-2005
Retrospectives / Histories / Reunions / Reminiscences: documentary "The Good War & Those Who Refused To Fight It" (released 2001?; shown on PBS in 2002) [includes discussion guide]
Retrospectives / Histories / Reunions / Reminiscences: paper "The Forgotten Exposés: Conscientious Objectors at State Institutions in WWII" by Steven Taylor, 2004
Retrospectives / Histories / Reunions / Reminiscences: miscellaneous, 2006-2009
Retrospectives / Histories / Reunions / Reminiscences: conference "Civilian Public Service Reconsidered," Nov. 4-7, 2006
Retrospectives / Histories / Reunions / Reminiscences: miscellaneous, 2010-current
Denominational involvement in CPS
Support by denominations
Church affiliation of assignees
Certificates for contributions ($5, $10, $35) from the AFSC

Box 3
Medical experiments using CPS men as human guinea pigs: miscellaneous
Medical experiments using CPS men as human guinea pigs: report (parts 1-2) re: experimental studies of man with a restricted intake of the B vitamins, Jan.-Feb. 1945
Medical experiments using CPS men as human guinea pigs: report "Diets & Food Items for the Production of Thiamine Deficiency in Man," Feb. 1945; report re: research project on starvation & medical rehabilitation, May 1945
Medical experiments using CPS men as human guinea pigs: booklet "Experimental Starvation in Man," Oct. 1945; booklet "Rehabilitation Following Experimental Starvation in Man," Jan. 1946
Medical experiments using CPS men as human guinea pigs: booklet "Later Stages of Rehabilitation Following Experimental Starvation in Man," Aug. 1946
Medical experiments using CPS men as human guinea pigs: booklet "Observations on Human Behavior in Semistarvation and Rehabilitation," 1948
CPS men as smokejumpers
CPS men as "sea-going cowboys" who delivered cattle to Europe & China through UNRRA [for more information click here]
CPS men (& women) as attendants (etc.) in mental hospitals [see also Harold Barton (CDGA)]
Women's service in mental hospitals: general
Women's service in mental hospitals: Philadelphia State Hospital (Byberry)
Women & CPS
Mennonite nurses serving in CPS camps [includes 2 papers by Ann Graber Hershberger]
Canadian COs in CPS

Box 4
Poetry written by men while in CPS

Note: Boxes 5-9 of miscellaneous camp material was removed to the Subject File in 2004, and then removed to the DG 002 camp files upon its reorganization in 2018.

- See also:
Conscientious Objection/Objectors (Subject File #1)
Civilian Public Service: Personal Papers & Collected Materials (DG 056)
Resources on Civilian Public Service (CPS) at the Swarthmore College Peace Collection


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This page written by Anne Yoder, Archivist, Aug. 1999; last updated April 2012