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Register of the Church of 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 Brethren Civilian Public Service Committee in the United States during World War II.
Background
Civilian Public Services Camps ran 1941 to 1947 for conscientious objectors drafted in World War II. In a joint operation between church and government, the camps operated as compulsory non-military public service for conscientious objectors. The Civilian Public Service (CPS) provided a response to low labor shortages and another option for drafted individuals who expressed their right to not take part in military services. The Brethren Service Committee operated technical agencies in over 71 CPS Camps around the country.
Extent
6 manuscript boxes (2.4 linear feet)
Restrictions
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.
Availability
Collection is open for research.