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Register of the Church of the Brethren, Brethren Service Commission, Civilian Public Service records
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Description
Collection includes memoranda, bulletins, newsletters, and reports relating to compulsory non-military public service, conscientious objectors, and the work of the Church of the Brethren, Brethren Service Commission in the United States during World War II.
Background
The Church of the Brethren is a Christian denomination whose beliefs are guided by the New Testament, with an emphasis on peace, simplicity, and involvement in the relief of suffering and charitable work. The Brethren Service Commission (originally known as the Brethren Service Committee and later renamed the Brethren Volunteer Service), which was originally formed to work on humanitarian relief projects, helped oversee the operation of Civilian Public Service (CPS) camps from 1941 to 1947 for conscientious objectors drafted during World War II.
Extent
6 manuscript boxes (2.4 linear feet)
Restrictions
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.
Availability
Collection is open for research.