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Sorting chocolate bars to sell at camp

  • CA MAO 2015-1-69
  • Item
  • [1942 or 1943]

Stanley Sauder and Irvin Bender (Baden, Ontario) sort chocolate bars to sell to their fellow Alternative Service workers at Montreal River.


Leaving for work

  • CA MAO 2015-1-73
  • Item
  • [1942 or 1943]

Alternative Service workers on a truck leaving camp for work

Sauder, Stanley

Len Bechtel photograph collection

  • CA MAO Hist.Mss.22.1_1
  • File
  • 1942-1944

Consists of photographs taken or collected by Bechtel during his time in Alternative Service.

Bechtel, Len

The recreation room / library / lounge area at

  • CA MAO 1987-6 21
  • Item
  • 1943

The recreation room / library / lounge area at the alternative service work camp at Lake Cowichan, British Columbia, ca. 1943. Interior shot.

Fretz, John L.

James Donald Millar, a cook's helper

  • CA MAO 1990-4 50
  • Item
  • 1941

James Donald Millar, a cook's helper in a conscientious objector camp in British Columbia in 1941. Better known as Donald Millar.

Mennonite Research Foundation (Goshen, Ind.) Mennonite Church in World War II Study Records

  • US MCUSAA V/07/002
  • Collection
  • 1942-1948

This small set of records consists primarily of completed questinonaires regarding Mennonite congregational contact with drafted Mennonite men (Mennonite Church in World War II, Project #3).  Also includes examples of pastoral letters sent to drafted men (a number of them from Waldo Mennonite Church (Flanigan, Ill.) and minutes and other records created by the Virginia Mennonite Conference CPS Support Team.

Mennonite Research Foundation (Goshen, Ind.)

John Thut Photographs

  • US MCUSAA HM4/388
  • Collection
  • 1920-1946

The richest materials among these photographs are the140 color slides depicing Thut's volunteer work in England with German prisoners of war after World War II and his subsequent travel in the Western United States to Civilian Public Service (CPS) camps. These labeled and well-composed slides include images of Thut's living and working conditions in England, art work made by German POWs, and scenes of CPS work in Montana, South Dakota, and California. Also of note is a slide of Peter and Elfrieda Dyck's wedding gifts.

Click on "Online Images / Records" to see an inventory of the slides.

Other materials among Thut's photographs include a number of poorly-labeled black and white photographic prints of Goshen College in the early 1920s. Notable scenes include a May Day celebration and the construction of the college gymnasium. Also included is his passport obtained in 1944.

Thut, John, 1898-1994

Wilson Hunsberger photograph album

  • CA MAO Hist.Mss.22.1.3
  • File
  • 1941-1944

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

Hunsberger, Wilson A.

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