Register of the American Friends Service Committee. Civilian Public Service records

Finding aid prepared by Loralee Sepsey
Hoover Institution Archives
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Title: American Friends Service Committee, Civilian Public Service records
Date (inclusive): 1940-1946
Collection Number: XX228
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 5 manuscript boxes (2.0 linear feet)
Abstract: Bulletins, serial issues, reports, handbooks, correspondence, memoranda, and other printed materials relating to the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) Civilian Public Service, an organization founded to provide alternatives for conscientious objectors to war and members of peace churches during World War II by establishing work camps to conduct duties of national importance.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: American Friends Service Committee. Civilian Public Service.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], American Friends Service Committee, Civilian Public Service records, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1978.

Accruals

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Biographical Note

1917 American Friends Service Committee founded to provide alternatives for conscientious objectors to war and members of peace churches.
1917-1918 AFSC provides relief during World War I.
1918 Committee begins working in Serbia, Russia, Poland, Germany, and Austria to provide relief following World War I.
1930-1945 Provides relief in Nazi Germany, Spain, and France.
1937-1943 Builds Penn-Craft community for unemployed coal miners in Fayette County, Pennsylvania.
1940 Congress passes an act creating Civilian Public Service (CPS) camps for conscientious objectors to fighting in World War II.
1941-1947 Civilians perform duties of national importance in CPS camps.
1947 Helps refugees in India and the Gaza Strip.
1950-1953 Provides relief during Korean War.
1954-1962 Provides relief during Algerian Civil War.
1955 Publication of the book Speak Truth to Power: A Quaker Search for an Alternative to Violence.
1956 Provides relief during Hungarian Revolution.
1960-present Works with civil rights and peace movements across the United States and internationally.
1966 Creates programs to help civilians in North and South Vietnam.
1967-1970 Provides relief during Nigerian Biafran War.
1970-present AFSC continues to provide peaceful alternatives to war and relief in war-torn countries.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection consists of newsletters, reports, bulletins, correspondence, serial issues, and other printed matter relating to the American Friends Service Committee's Civilian Public Service branch, conscientious objectors to World War II, compulsory non-violent alternatives to serving in the war for members of established peace churches in the United States and aforementioned conscientious objectors to war.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Conscientious objectors--United States.
Pacifism.
Peace.
Service, Compulsory non-military--United States.
World War, 1939-1945--Conscientious objectors.
World War, 1939-1945--United States.
World War, 1939-1945--War work.

Box/Folder 1 : 1-2

General Correspondence, 1942-1945

 

Printed Matter, 1940-1946

Box/Folder 1 : 3

Administrative directives, 1943-1945

Box/Folder 1 : 4

American Friends Service Committee: Civilian Public Service Newsletter, 1942-1943

Box/Folder 1 : 5

Articles, 1943-1945

Box/Folder 1 : 6

Essays, 1940-1944

Box/Folder 1 : 7

Executive Reports, 1941-1945

Box/Folder 1 : 8

General Letters, 1940-1946

Box/Folder 2 : 1

Handbooks, circa 1945

Box/Folder 2 : 2-3

Memoranda, 1940-1946

Box/Folder 2 : 4-5

Minutes, 1942-1946

Box/Folder 2 : 6

Miscellany, undated

Box/Folder 2 : 7-8

Pamphlets, circa 1944

Box/Folder 2 : 9

Reports, 1943-1944

 

Serial issues published by AFSC, 1940-1946

Box/Folder 3 : 1

#53, 1943

Box/Folder 3 : 2

#59, 1943

Box/Folder 3 : 3

#81, 1944-1945

Box/Folder 3 : 4

#84, 1943

Box/Folder 3 : 5

#134, 1944

Box/Folder 3 : 6

Asferco News, 1940-1943

Box/Folder 3 : 7

Calumet, 1941-1944

Box/Folder 3 : 8

Camp Antelope, 1942

Box/Folder 3 : 9

Camp Coshocton, 1942

Box/Folder 3 : 10

Communique, 1944

Box/Folder 3 : 11-12

The Compass, 1943-1945

Box/Folder 3 : 13

Cooperative Newsletter, 1944-1945

Box/Folder 3 : 14

Cooperstown, 1942-1943

Box/Folder 3 : 15

Days of Our Year, 1941-1942

Box/Folder 3 : 16

De Todo, 1944

Box/Folder 3 : 17

Education Secretaries Newsletter, 1943-1946

Box/Folder 4 : 1

Grass Roots, 1942

Box/Folder 4 : 2

High Time, 1945

Box/Folder 4 : 3-5

Information, 1943-1946

Box/Folder 4 : 6

Journal of Unitology, 1944

Box/Folder 4 : 7

Just Among Ourselves, 1943

Box/Folder 4 : 8

Los Angeles Quaker, undated

Box/Folder 4 : 9

The Mono, 1943

Box/Folder 4 : 10

New Roots, 1941-1942

Box/Folder 4 : 11

News Notes, 1943

Box/Folder 4 : 12

The Open Ballot, 1943

Box/Folder 4 : 13

The Patapso Peacemaker, 1942

Box/Folder 5 : 1

Personnel News, 1944-1945

Box/Folder 5 : 2

The Plowshare, 1941

Box/Folder 5 : 3

Pocomoke Opinion, 1943

Box/Folder 5 : 4

The Powellsville News, undated

Box/Folder 5 : 5

The Rebel Clarion, 1945

Box/Folder 5 : 6

Rhythms, 1943

Box/Folder 5 : 7

Sage Opinion, 1944-1945

Box/Folder 5 : 8

San Dimas Rattler, 1942

Box/Folder 5 : 9

The Souvenir, 1943-1945

Box/Folder 5 : 10

The Sphere, 1942

Box/Folder 5 : 11

Stockley, 1945

Box/Folder 5 : 12

This is Our Story, 1944

Box/Folder 5 : 13-14

Whispers, 1944-1945

Box/Folder 5 : 15-16

Zalduondo Newsletter, 1944-1945

Box/Folder 5 : 17

Special Projects Bulletin undated

 

Subject File, 1943-1946

Box/Folder 5 : 18

Bull Pen, 1946

Scope and Contents note

Newsletters, bulletins, and other informational materials for workers who worked with livestock animals through the American Friends Committee Civilian Public Service organization.
Box/Folder 5 : 19

School of Pacifist Living, 1943

Scope and Contents note

Guidelines, curriculum, bulletins, and other informational materials on a school promoting non-violence based in Cascade Locks, Oregon.