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Civilian Public Service Union Records

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-DG-008
Abstract The Civilian Public Service Union was organized at the beginning of 1944 in the CPS camp at Big Flats, New York. Men at other camps and units quickly joined the group. CPSU, a union for "drafted workers conscientiously opposed to war," was formed to provide an organized means of communication and group action among men in all sections of CPS and to combat the waste and injustice of the CPS system itself. Ralph C. Rudd served as chairman from late 1944 until CPSU was dissolved in early...
Dates: 1944-1946

Denny Wilcher Collected Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Wilcher, Denny
Overview

This collection documents the experiences of Wilcher (and his friends), while in Civilian Public Service, and after he left CPS and was imprisoned at McNeil Island Federal Prison Camp.

Dates: 1941-1946

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  • Subject: Conscientious objectors -- United States -- History -- Sources X
  • Subject: World War, 1939-1945 -- Draft resisters -- United States -- Sources X
  • Names: Civilian Public Service X

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Civilian Public Service. Camp (Merom, Ind.) 1
Corfman, Rex 1
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French, Paul Comly, 1903-1960 1
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