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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

George Houser Collected Papers

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Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Houser, George
Abstract

Collection is primarily correspondence between Houser and others regarding amnesty for war objectors (1945-1947), the Break With Conscription committee (1946-1947), correspondence with conscientious objectors (1942-1946), the Labour Pacifist Fellowship (Britain) (1945), Civilian Public Service strike (1946), the Peace Now Movement (1943-1944), and the Resist Conscription Committee (1948).

Dates: Majority of material found within 1942-

Norman J. Whitney Papers

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Identifier: SCPC-DG-061
Overview Norman Jehiel Whitney (1891-1967) was a Quaker teacher, writer and devoted peace worker. From 1919-1957 he helped establish, and directed for many years, the Syracuse Peace Council. He left Syracuse in 1957 to work for the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) in peace education. Whitney's major peace work was in the area of counseling conscientious objectors to war (COs), particularly those in Civilian Public Service (CPS) camps. In 1941 he helped establish the New York State Board for...
Dates: 1938-1967

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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