CPS Worker 010717 - Van Dyck, Harry R.

CPS Worker 010717 - Van Dyck, Harry R.

Birth year: 1921

Denomination: Mennonite

Education: PhD Sociology

Original occupation: Farmer

Occupation after CPS: Prof. NorthernTexas State Univ.

Drafted from: Stockham , Nebraska, United States

Entered CPS: 10 12, 1942

Left CPS: 3 26, 1946


*Was Harry Dick, when in CPS


Van Dyck reported spending his first day at Hawthornden "observing Jim and Dole, the CO attendants who worked the day shift on Cottage Four, go through the morning routine. This brief apprenticeship was the extent of my training. I soaked up what I could about hospital policies plus some do’s and don’ts of ward work."


--Taken from Steven J. Taylor, Acts of Conscience: World War II, Mental Institutions, and Religious Objectors. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 2009. p200.