CPS Unit Number 097-17
Unit ID: 17
Operating agency: BSC
Opened: 5 1943
Closed: 10 1946
Total number of workers who worked in this camp: 0
CPS Camp No. 97, subunit 15, Delaware County New YorkDigital Image © 2011 Brethren Historical Library and Archives. All Rights Reserved.August 1943
CPS Camp No. 97Box 2, Folder 15. MCC Photographs, Civilian Public Service, 1941-1947. IX-13-2.2. Mennonite Central Committee Photo Archive
CPS Camp No. 97, subunit 4Digital image from American Friends Service Committee: Civilian Public Service Records (DG 002), Swarthmore College Peace Collection, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
CPS Unit No. 97, subunit 17, located in Orange County, New York, was operated by the Brethren Service Committee.
Levi Ziegler supervised the area.
Men put forth extra effort on Sundays in order to go to church, unless the employer’s family was not interested in church. Brodie Crouch reported to his former camp men at CPS Camp No. 29 in Lyndhurst, Virginia on his work.
. . .we have just finished getting in over eighty big loads of hay, and are in the midst of threshing nearly forty acres of oats. . .. When the weather permits I usually go to the Christian church at Monroe, four miles distant, each Sunday night. It is the friendliest place I’ve attended. (Line-O-Type, [September 10, 1943] in Eisan p. 244; Robinson pp. 197-198.)
In an earlier issue of Line-O-Type, another man placed in New York wrote, “The owner of the farm is no farmer, but we are trying to get things done. By the way, he is a returned Army Major. He told me the other day what he thought about the C.O. It wasn’t bad at all”. (Blough from NY, Line-O-Type, [July 29, 1943] in Eisan p. 245)