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Henry Blocher

Henry Blocher, a conscientious objector and photographer in the CPS camps. A guide to Blocher's photograph's is described below.

Archival Collections

The archival collections relating to CPS held by Lewis & Clark College are described below with links to the complete collection finding aids. Most of the collections relate to CPS camps in Oregon, and include correspondence, photographs, artwork, and manuscripts.

The Don Baker Papers 1944-1945

Summary: This collection includes a series of twenty-two letters from James Townsend, a WWII conscientious objector interned at the Cascade Locks (Oregon) Civilian Public Service Camp, to Don Baker, a C.O. who had been sentenced to prison at McNeil Island, Washington. The letters written from 1944 to 1945 cover a range of topics including activities at the Cascade Locks camp and philosophical discussions of pacifism.

The Henry & Mary Blocher Collection 1942-1950

Summary: This collection includes photographs of World War II Civilian Public Service (CPS) camps, including camps 21 (Cascade Locks, OR), 51 (Ft. Steilacoom, WA), and 95 (Buckley, WA). Most photographs were taken by Henry Blocher. The collection also includes CPS-related publications.

The Civilian Public Service Camp 56 Oral History Project Records 2003-2003

Summary: This collection includes audio recordings and transcriptions of oral history interviews with World War II conscientious objectors from Camp 56 near Waldport, Oregon.

The Civilian Public Service Camp Newsletter Collection 1942-1947

Summary: This collection includes newsletters from various WWII Civilian Public Service Camps.

The Glen Coffield Collection 1945-2008

Summary: This collection includes publications and other materials created by Glen Coffield, a poet, teacher, publisher, and pacifist, who lived in Oregon.

The Tracy Faulconer Collection 1940-2009

Summary: This collection includes Tracy Faulconer's research files and oral history interviews relating to the World War II Civilian Public Service System.

The Manche Langley Harvey Collection 2004-2005

Summary: Harvey was a pacifist and an actress who lived at Civilian Public Service Camp 56, at Waldport, Oregon during World War II. This collection includes original recordings and a transcript of an oral history interview about Harvey's life and experiences in CPS, as well supporting materials including photographs and an MA thesis written by the interviewer.

The Kemper Nomland Collection 1942-1994

Summary: Kemper Nomland was an architect and conscientious objector during World War II. This collection includes paintings by Nomland, as well as books related to the World War II Civilian Public Service camps.

The Bruce Reeves Collection 1944-1946

Summary: This collection includes photographs of all aspects of life at the Waldport, Oregon (Camp Angel, CPS #56) World War II Civilian Public Service camp including forestry work and the fine arts program.

The Kermit Sheets Collection 1915-1998

Summary: Kermit Sheets was an artist, actor, and playwright who served as a conscientious objector during World War II and worked in San Francisco after the war. The collection includes: poetry, short stories, novels, and play drafts; correspondence; photographs; and other forms of documentation of the Civilian Public Service Fine Arts program and the post-war arts and theater in San Francisco.

The William E. Stafford Archives 1930-2012

Summary: William Stafford (1914-1993) was one of the most prolific and important American poets of the last half of the twentieth century. This collection includes all of Stafford's personal materials relating to his writing and teaching career.

The Charles Lewis Wallace Collection 1940-1947

Summary: This collection includes materials assembled during Charles Lewis Wallace's time as a conscientious objector to World War II. The materials document Wallace's time at Camp Antelope CPS #37 (Coleville, CA) and CPS #76 Tanbark Flat/Camp Dalton (Glendora, CA).