Swarthmore College Peace Collection


Records of the American Friends Service Committee:
Civilian Public Service, 1940-1947
Prison Service Committee, 1943-1947

Collection: DG 002


PART 3: CPS Camp Periodicals


Contact Information
Swarthmore College Peace Collection
500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, PA 19081-1399, U.S.A.
Telephone: (610) 328-8557 (Curator); Fax: (610) 328-8544
Email: wchmiel1@swarthmore.edu (Curator); URL: http://www.swarthmore.edu/Library/peace/


Administrative Information
Restrictions to Access

Yes [some boxes are stored off-site and must be requested two weeks in advance of visiting the SCPC.]
Usage Restrictions
Yes [restrictions for Parts 1, 2 & 4 in place until the year 2020. Researchers using the contents of these Parts in any public format must disguise the identity of any individual conscientious objector. Researchers who wish to use the collection must agree to this stipulation.]
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Records of the American Friends Service Committee: Civilian Public Service [or Prison Service Committee] (DG 002), Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the American Friends Service Committee, the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law


Scope & Content Notes
During World War II more than 75,000 draftees applied for and received conscientious objector status. Of these men, 12,000 entered the Civilian Public Service camps to perform work of "national importance" as an alternative to military service. Many of the camps produced newsletters, magazines, or other publications. These publications were created by the men assigned to the various camps and contained news about individuals, their work, leisure activities, religious services, philosophical discussions on peace, war, nonviolence, and other interests. Some publications contained art work, poetry, or photographs covering major issues of the day. Conscientious objectors in CPS were dairy farmers, smoke jumpers fighting fires in National Parks, built roads, worked to eradicate hook worm in the Southern states, served as attendants in hospitals for the mentally ill, and volunteered for medical experiments. The publications provide a wonderful view of life in the CPS camps.

Section 3 of the AFSC Collection comprises approx. 8.125 feet of the total.

 

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Contents of Section 3

Box 1
Camp 2: Co'ok's Tour, 1943 (Sept. 20)
Camp 2: Just Among Ourselves, 1942 (Nov.) - 1943 (Jan.)
Camp 2: San Dimas Rattler, 1941 (Aug.) - 1942 (June)
Camp 2: San Dimas Rattler, 1942 (July) - 1943 (May)
Camp 3: Patapsco Peacemaker, 1941 (July-Dec.)
Camp 3: Patapsco Peacemaker, 1942
Camp 4: The Olive Branch, 1941 (Oct.) - 1942 (Dec.)
Camp 4: The Olive Branch, 1943
Camp 4: The Olive Branch, 1944 (Jan.) - 1946 (Feb.)

Box 2
Camp 5: Pike View Peace News, 1941 (Sept.) - 1942 (Aug.)
Camp 5: Pike View Peace News, 1942 (Sept.) - 1943 (Aug.)
Camp 5: Pike View Peace News, 1943 (Sept.) - 1946 (Jan.)
Camp 6: Camp Lagro News Letter, 1941 (Aug.) - 1943 (Jan.)
Camp 6: Common Ground, 1942 (July-Sept.)
Camp 6: Louis Whitaker Newsletter, 1942 (April -May)
Camp 6: Salamonie Peace Pipe, 1941 (July-Dec.)
Camp 6: Salamonie Peace Pipe, 1942 (Jan.) - 1943 (Nov.)
Camp 7: Magnolia Time Peace, 1941 (Nov) - 1942 (Feb.)

Box 3
Camp 7: Peace Pathways, 1942 (March-Dec.)
Camp 7: Peace Pathways, 1943 (Jan.-Sept.)
Camp 7: Peace Sentinel, 1941 (Sept. 15)
Camp 8: Whispering Pines, 1941 (Nov.) - 1942 (July)
Camp 8: Whispering Pines, 1942 (Aug.) - 1943 (April)
Camp 9: Days of Our Year, 1941 (Sept.) - 1942 (Oct.)
Camp 10: New Roots, 1941 (Sept.) - 1942 (Sept.)
Camp 11: Atom, 1942 (May-Oct.)
Camp 12: Cooperstown, 1941 (Nov.) - 1943 (Feb.)
Camp 13: The Bluffton Peace Sentinel, 1941 (July) - 1942 (March)

Box 4
Camp 14: Iowa Peace News, 1941 (Dec. 13)
Camp 14: Pacifict Study Exchange, 1942 (March)
Camp 14: Plowshare, 1941 (Aug.) - 1943 (Feb.)
Camp 15: Salt, 1942 (Jan.-April)
Camp 16: The Kane Penn, 1942 (March) -1943 (Aug.)
Camp 16: Raising Kane, 1944 (April-June)
Camp 17: Builders, 1941 (Sept.) - 1942 (May)
Camp 18: The Olive Branch, 1941 (Oct.-Dec.)
Camp 18: The Olive Branch, 1942
Camp 18: The Olive Branch, 1943
Camp 18: The Olive Branch, 1943 (Jan.-Sept.)

Box 5
Camp 18: Vanguard, 1944 (Oct.) - 1946 (May)
Camp 19: Sphere, 1942 (April-Sept.)
Camp19: Calumet, 1941 (Oct.-Dec.)
Camp 19: Calumet, 1942 (Jan.-May)
Camp 19: Calumet, 1942 (June-Dec.)
Camp 19: Calumet, 1943 (Jan.-May)
Camp 20: Turnpike Echo, 1942 (March-Dec.)
Camp 20: Turnpike Echo, 1943
Camp 20: Turnpike Echo, 1944 (Jan.-Oct.)

Box 6
Camp 21: Columbian, 1942 (Jan.) - 1943 (Feb.)
Camp 21: Compass, 1946 (May 29)
Camp 21: Larch Mountaineer, 1942 (July-Aug.)
Camp 21: School of Pacifist Living, 1944 (Jan. 1)
Camp 22: Deep River Echo, 1942 (March-Oct.)
Camp 23: Common Ground, 1942 (Oct.20)
Camp 23: Seed, 1942 (April) - 1944 (April)
Camp 24: Green Pastures, 1944
Camp 24: Soil, 1942 (Nov.) - 1943 (Dec.)
Camp 24: Stewardship, 1945 (Nov.) - 1946 (April)
Camp 24: Sunbeam, 1944 - 1945 (April)
Camp 24: The Weekly Processor, 1946 (March-Aug.)
Camp 25: On the Level, undated
Camp 25: Weeping Water News Drops, 1942 (Aug.-Dec.)
Camp 26: Common Ground, 1943 (Jan. 4)
Camp 27: Box 96, 1944 (April) - 1945 (April)
Camp 27: Box 96, 1945 (May) - 1946 (Feb.)

Box 7
Camp 27: Crestviews, 1942 (March) - 1944 (March)
Camp 27: The Cultural Rag, 1944 (Feb.) - 1945 (Feb.)
Camp 27: Wakulla Newsletter, 1944 (Dec.) - 1945 (April)
Camp 28: Bluffton Peace Sentinel, 1942 (March-Dec.)
Camp 28: Peace Sentinel, 1943 (Jan.-Nov.)
Camp 28: Peace Sentinel, 1944
Camp 28: Peace Sentinel, 1945
Camp 28: Peace Sentinel, 1946 (Jan.-April)
Camp 29: Kitchen Scents, 1943 (June 1)
Camp 29: This is Our Story, 1943 (March) - 1944 (Jan.)
Camp 30: Camp Walhalla News, 1942 (Sept.) - 1943 (Aug.)
Camp 30: School of Cooperative Learning, 1943 (April-Oct.)
Camp 31: The Snowliner, 1942 (June-Dec.)
Camp 31: The Snowliner, 1943
Camp 31: The Snowliner, 1944
Camp 31: The Snowliner, 1945 (Jan.-April)

Box 8
Camp 32: Action, 1943 (March-June)
Camp 32: The Alarmist, 1943 (Jan.)
Camp 32: The Bulletin, 1942 (Dec.) - 1943 (Sept.)
Camp 32: The Compass, 1942 (Nov.) - 1943 (Spring)
Camp 33: The Calendar, 1945 (Nov.) - 1946 (Aug.)
Camp 33: Poudre Canon News, 1942 (July) - 1943 (Feb.)
Camp 33: Rising Tide, 1943 (March-Dec.)
Camp 33: Rising Tide, 1944
Camp 33: Rising Tide, 1945 (Jan.-June)
Camp 34: Harmony, 1942 (Aug.) - 1943 (Dec.)
Camp 35: Demos, 1944 (May-July)

Box 9
Camp 35: High Sierra Vistas, 1942 (Oct.-Dec.)
Camp 35: High Sierra Vistas, 1943
Camp 35: High Sierra Vistas, 1944 (Jan.-Sept.)
Camp 35: Outlook, 1945 (March-June)
Camp 36: Manana, 1942 (July) - 1944 (Aug.)
Camp 37: The Brown and Ochre, 1946 (Jan.)
See scanned version of January 1946 [this is actually more of a directory than a newsletter]
Camp 37: Common Ground for CPS, 1943 (Feb.)
Camp 37: The Mono Log, 1942 (July)
See scanned version of July 1942
Camp 37: Introduction to Camp Antelope, 1942 (June)
Camp 37: The Sage O'Pinon, 1942 (Nov.-Dec.)
See scanned versions of November 1942 & December 1942
Camp 37: The Sage O'Pinon, 1943
See scanned versions of January 1943, February 1943, March 1943, April 1943, May 1943, June 1943, July 1943, August 1943, September 1943, October 1943, November 1943, December 1943
Camp 37: The Sage O'Pinon, 1944 (March) - 1945 (Spring)
See scanned versions of January 1944, February 1944, March 1944, May 1944, August 1944, Spring 1945
Camp 37: Spike Camp Bulletin, 1942 (July-Nov.)
Camp 37: Whispers, 1943 (May-Dec.)
Camp 37: Whispers, 1944
Camp 37: Whispers, 1945 (Jan.-Nov.)
Camp 39: Blue Ridge Bugle, 1943 (Jan.-May)

Box 10
Camp 40: Howard Nursery Views, 1942 (Sept.) - 1943 (April)
Camp 41: High Time, 1945 (July 23) and House Organ, 1945 (July 17)
Camp 42: Acumen, 1945 (March)
Camp 42: Builders, 1942 (Summer) -1945 (Jan.)
Camp 42: Chips, 1943 (Aug.) - 1944 (April)
Camp 42: Common Ground for CPS, 1942 (Nov. 30)
Camp 42: Pacifism for Other People, 1944 (July-Oct.)
Camp 42: School of Cooperative Learning, 1943 (Nov.) - 1945 (Jan.)
Camp 43: Castaner Newsletter, 1944 (April) - 1945 (Nov.)
Unit 43: Guacio Newsletter, 1946 (Aug.-Nov.)
Unit 43: La Busqueda, 1945 (Sept.)
Unit 43: Rio La Plata, 1943 (Nov.) - 1944 (Nov.)
Unit 43: Rio La Plata, 1945
Unit 43: Rio La Plata, 1946 (Jan.) - 1947 (March)
Unit 43: Newsletter [Castaner Project], 1942 (Sept.) - 1944 (Jan.)
Unit 43: Newsletter [Zalduondo Project], 1943 (Sept.) - 1944 (Jan.)
Unit 43: Zalduondo Newsletter, 1944 (March) - 1946 (April)
Camp 44: Unifier, 1944 (Aug. 5)

Box 11
Camp 45: Skyliner, 1943
Camp 45: Skyliner, 1944 (Jan.-July)
Camp 45: Skyliner, 1945 (March) - 1946 (March)
Camp 46: Big Flats Bulletin, 1945 (May-Oct.)
Camp 46: Big Flats News Letter, 1943 (Feb.-March) and News and Views, 1943 (March) - 1944 (Feb.)
Camp 46: CPS G.I., 1946 (??? - March)
Camp 46: Grass Roots, 1942 (Sept.) - 1943 (Aug.)
Camp 46: Safety, 1943 (Sept.) - 1944 (Dec.)
Camp 46: Tree Haven Times, 1943 (Aug. 28)
Camp 46: Weekly Safety Bulletin, 1943 (Jun.-Aug.)
Camp 48: Second Mile, 1943 (Jan.-July)
Camp 49: The Attendant, 1944 (June) - 1945 (Dec.)
Camp 49: CPSU Newsletter, 1944 (Oct.) - 1945 (June)
Camp 49: Dope Sheet, 1944 (July) - 1946 (April)
Camp 49: Philadelphia State Hospital Newsletter, 1942 (Nov.) - 1943 (May)
Camp 51: Viewpoint, 1943 (Oct.) - 1944 (Nov.)
Camp 51: Washington Newsletter, 1942 (Dec. 12)

Box 12
Camp 52: The Dove-Tale, 1945 (Feb.-Dec.)
Camp 52: The Dove-Tale, 1946 (Jan.-Sept.)
Camp 52: Open Ballot, 1943 (July-Dec.)
Camp 52: The Peace Maker, 1942 (Dec. 16)
Camp 52: Pocomoke Opinion, 1943 (Sept.) - 1944 (April)
Camp 52: Bulletin [School of Industrial Relations], 1944 (June-Nov.)
Camp 52: The Powellsville News, 1943 (Feb.-April) / Powellsville News and Comment, 1943 (May-June)
Camp 52: Social Action News, 1943 (May-Aug.)
Camp 52: The Socialist C.O., 1943 (March) - 1945 (May)
Camp 53: 53, 1943 (???-March)
Camp 54: Salt, undated
Camp 55: The Trailmaker, 1942 (Nov.) - 1943 (Dec.)
Camp 55: The Trailmaker, 1944
Camp 55: The Trailmaker, 1945 (Jan.-Nov.)
Camp 56: Good News, undated
Camp 56: The Compass, 1944 (Summer) - 1945

Box 13
Camp 56: The Illiterati, 1943 (Spring) - 1944 (Summer)
Camp 56: Tide, 1942 (Nov.) - 1944 (May)
Camp 56: Untide, 1943 (Jan-Sept.)
Camp 57: Rushmore Reflector, 1943
Camp 57: Rushmore Reflector, 1944
Camp 57: Rushmore Reflector, 1945 (Jan.) - 1946 (Feb.)
Camp 59: Elkton Newsletter, 1945 (June-Dec.)
Camp 59: The Melvinonian, 1943 (May-Dec.)
Camp 59: The Melvinonian, 1944 (Jan.-Oct.)
Camp 59: The Melvinonian, 1945 (Jan). - 1946 (Feb.)
Camp 59: Elkton Newsletter, 1942 (Nov.-Dec.)
Camp 59: Elkton Potpourri, 1944 (Aug.-Dec.) / Potpourri, 1944 (Dec.) - 1945 (Feb.)
Camp 59: Project News, 1944 (Oct. 16)
Camp 59: Quest, 1944 (May 8)
Camp 59: The Rebel Clarion, 1945 (July-Dec.)

Box 14
Camp 59: The Scrivener, 1943 (June) - 1944 (Feb.)
Camp 59: Tap Root, 1943 (Feb.-May)
Camp 60: New Horizons, 1943
Camp 61: Service, 1943 (Dec.) - 1944 (Oct.)
Camp 62: Cheltenham News Letter, 1943 (Jan.-March)
Camp 64: Yellowstone Builder, 1943 (April-Nov.)
Camp 64: Yellowstone Builder, 1944
Camp 64: Yellowstone Builder, 1945
Camp 64: Yellowstone Builder, 1946 (Jan.-June)
Camp 67: Junior Echo, 1945 (Dec. 5)
Camp 67: Deep Valley Echo, 1942 / Marsh Valley Echo, 1943
Camp 67: Marsh Valley Echo, 1944
Camp 67: Marsh Valley Echo, 1945 (Jan.-Oct.)
Camp 68: This Issue, 1944 (Dec.)
Unit 68: Weekly Memo, 1945 (Jan.) - 1946 (Jan.)
Camp 69: SCUPSS, 1946 (June-July)
Camp 74: White Coat, 1943 (Oct.) - 1944 (May)
Camp 75: Exchange, undated / The X-Change, 1944 / Ex-Change, 1945
Camp 75: Journal of Unitology, 1943 (Nov.) - 1944 (June)

Box 15
Camp 76: De Todo, 1944 (July)
Camp 76: The Irresponsible, 1946 (Feb. 4)
Camp 76: Just Among Ourselves, 1943 (Feb.) - 1944 (March)
Camp 76: San Dimas Rattler, 1943 (Feb.-Dec.)
Camp 76: San Dimas Rattler, 1944 - 1945 (Jan.)
Camp 76: Strike News, 1946 (May) - 1947 (March)
Camp 80: Bridge, 1944 (Jan.-April)
Camp 80: This Week, 1945 (Aug.) - 1946 (July)
Unit 81: Communique, 1943 (April-Dec.)
Unit 81: Epistle, 1943 (July) - 1944 (Oct.)
Unit 81: From Middletown, 1945 (April-Sept.)
Unit 81: News and Opinions, 1944 (Dec.) - 1945 (June)
Unit 81: News of the Unit, 1944 (Oct.-Dec.)
Unit 81: The Scribe, 1943 (May-Dec.)
Unit 81: The Scribe, 1944 (Feb.-Dec.)
Unit 81: The Scribe, 1945 (Feb.-Aug., Nov.)
Unit 81: The Scribe, 1946 (Jan.-Feb., April, May)

Box 16
Unit 84: 84, 1943 (Dec.)
Unit 84: Unit News, 1944 - 1946 (April)
See scanned version of Unit 1943-1945 Report
Camp 85: Newsette, 1945 (Sept.-Oct.)
Camp 94: Irrigator, 1943 (April-Oct.)
Camp 94: Last Ditch, 1944 (Nov.) - 1945 (March)
Camp 94: New Party News, 1945 (July) - 1946 (Jan.)
Camp 97: Dairy Diary, 1943 (June) - 1946 (Feb.)
Camp 97: Dairy News, 1945 (July) - 1946 (April)
Unit 99: China Unit Newsletter, 1943 (June 3)
Unit 100: Dairy Tester's Letter, 1945 (Oct. 30)
Unit 100 & 125: Maine News and Views, 1945 (June-Aug.)
Unit 101: International Administration Letter, 1943 (Feb.-July)
Camp103: Phifer's CPS Communique (#24, #34), 1944 (Dec.) - 1945
Camp 103: Smoke Jumper's Load Line, 1943 (March) - 1944 (May) / Load Line, 1944 (June-Sept.)
Camp 103: Static Line, 1944 (June-Dec.)
Camp 103: Static Line, 1945
Camp 103: Static Line, 1946 (Jan. 26)
Camp 104: Compass, 1944 (May, Spring)
Unit 105: Informant, 1945 - 1946 (April)

Box 17
Camp 107: The Molokan, 1944 (Aug.) - 1945 (Dec.)
Camp 107: Sequoia Hi-Lites, 1943 (July) - 1944 (Dec.)
Camp 108: Calumet, 1943 (July-Dec.)
Camp 108: Calumet, 1944 (March-Dec..)
Camp 108: Calumet, 1945 (Jan., March)
Camp 111: Action, 1943 (July) - 1944 (June)
Camp 111: CPS-GI, 1943 (Nov.) - 1945 (Dec.)
Camp 115: Daily Grunt, 1944 (June-July)
Camp 115: Guinea Pig Gazette, 1943 (May, Dec.)
Camp 115: Pinehurst Communique, 1944 (June-July)
Camp 115: Pulse, 1942 (Nov. 6)
Camp 115: Weekly Grunt, 1944 (July-???)
Camp 121: This is Our Story, 1944 (Feb.) - 1945 (March)
Camp 121: Polecat Press, 1945 (May) - 1946 (Jan.)
Camp 124: This Week, 1944 (Sept.) - 1946 (March)
Camp 129: Project Plumline, 1944 (May 20)
Camp 129: The Notebook, 1945
Camp 129: Penn Points, 1944 (Nov.) - 1945 (Jan.) / Pennhurst Penn Points, 1945 (July-Oct.)

Box 18
Camp 130: Pacifist-Esperantist Bulletin, 1944 (May) - 1947 (Sept.)
Camp 131: Release, 1944 (Nov.) - 1946 (March)
Camp 134: Nugget, 1945 (Feb.-March)
Camp 134: Special Conscription Issue, 1944 (Nov.)
Camp 134: Zero, 1944 (June)
Camp 135: Action, 1944 (June)
Camp 135: Germfask GI, 1944 (May 21)
Camp 135: Germfask Newsletter, 1944 (June) - 1946 (April)
Unit 136: The Baptist C.O., 1945 (June-Nov.)
Unit 136: Skillman Scribblings, 1945 (March-May)
Camp 138: The Conservator, 1945 (March) - 1946 (Oct.)
Camp 138: Mennonite Farmunity, 1945 (?) - 1946 (June)
Camp 138: The Ruralogue, 1945 (April) - 1946 (Sept.)
Camp 140: The Guinea Gazette, 1944
Camp 140: Guinea Pig Gazette, 1943 (May) - 1946 (June)
Camp 140: The Pig's Pen, 1945 (June-Aug.)
Camp 141: Christian Service in the South, 1945 (Spring) -1946 (Spring)
Camp 148: Germfask Newsletter, 1945 (June) - 1946 (July)
Camp 148: Minersville Fortnightly Nuggets, 1945 (June-Aug.)
Camp 148: M/N, 1945 (Sept.-Oct.)

Box 19
Card index of publications by CPS men





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