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A group of men during their time of Alternative

  • CA MAO M2004Goe 2
  • Item
  • 1916

A group of men during their time of Alternative Service. Jakob Bergen, Elvera’s father is seated, the 3rd from the left. The man seated 1st at the left may by Martin Duerksen, brother-in-law of Jakob Bergen. This is one of four pictures which he sent home to the family while working in Alternative Service during WW I. See M2004Goe # 3, 4, and 5 which are related to Alternative Service.


Alternative Service cabin at Montreal River camp

  • CA MAO 2011-1 4
  • Item
  • 1987

Photo is of a log cabin on the grounds of the Twilight Resort in Montreal River Harbour, Ontario. The cabin housed Mennonite Alternative Service men during World War II. Carved into one of the logs are the names of Alternative Service workers Wilmer Wagler (Shakespeare, Ontario), Emerson Wagler (Shakespeare, Ontario), Moses G. Martin and Joe Martin (Wallenstein, Ontario). The man identified as Moses G. Martin could possibly be Morris Martin or Mahlon Martin; no Moses G. Martin is found in the Alternative Service lists.

Ruth Fletcher

Alternative service work camp at Lake Cowichan

  • CA MAO 1987-6 18
  • Item
  • [between 1942 and 1944]

Alternative service work camp at Lake Cowichan, British Columbia in 1943. This is a picture of some camp buildings.

Fretz, John L.

Betty Klassen conscientious objector photo collection

  • CA MHC 601
  • Collection
  • 1941, 1986

This collection is about conscientious objectors and alternative service, including the men working at Camp Giekie, posing for photos at the camp, out on the job (tree planting, snag falling) eating, their living quarters etc. Also included is a photo of personnel at Camp Q7 (Loveland Lake, Campbell River, BC). Also some photos of a reunion in 1986.

C. O. Camp

  • CA MHSS UNK 44
  • Item
  • ca.1942

On photo reverse: C. O. Camp, left to right: Joe Mattishaw (foreman), Abram Watson (Timekeeper), Bill Herbert, John Friesen, Clyde Woolard and myself. Taken on a sunday morning.


C. O. Camp Collection

  • CA MHSS UNK 31
  • Collection
  • ca.1942

Photos of Conscientious Objector Camp

Bartel, Elmer

C. O. Camp Seebe

  • CA MHSS UNK 43
  • Collection
  • 1942

Fisher, Clarence

C. O. Reunion

  • CA MHSS 918 - 1
  • Item
  • 1983

Reunion of conscientious objectors at Rosthern

Block, Gladys N. Driedger, 1942-

Cave at camp

  • CA MAO 2015-1-77
  • Item
  • [1942 or 1943]

Caption on back: "cave made at camp."

Sauder, Stanley

Civilian Public Service Camp No. 58 (Farnhurst, Del.) Collection 1942-1949, 1990-2013

  • US MCUSAA HM1/955
  • Collection
  • 1942-2013

This collection documents the activities of members of the Civilian Public Service (CPS) Camp #58 in Farnhurst, Delaware from 1942 through 1946. Camp reunion files give insight into how the CPS experience affected the lives of those who served. Included are D. Paul Miller's personal scrapbook during his time of service, materials related to the camp's softball team (the Red Comb Arrows), The Crusaders Quartet, and later circle letters and reunion documents.

Miller, David Paul, 1917-2018

Clayton Burkholder photograph album

  • CA MAO Hist.Mss.22.1.9
  • File
  • 1941-1944

The album consists of photographs taken or collected by Burkholder during his time in Alternative Service.

Burkholder, Clayton

Conscientious objectors tearing up wooden ties

  • CA MAO 1987-6 19
  • Item
  • [between 1942 and 1944]

Conscientious objectors tearing up wooden ties from an old railroad bed to make way for a gravel road in British Columbia, ca. 1943.

Fretz, John L.

Cooks at Alternative Service work camp at Lake

  • CA MAO 1987-6 17
  • Item
  • [between 1942 and 1944]

Cooks at Alternative Service work camp at Lake Cowichan, British Columbia ca. 1943 L-R: --, --, Seranus Wideman, Elias Brubacher, --, --, Nyal Shantz

Fretz, John L.

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