CPS Worker 002115 - Delk, Ralph Merlin

CPS Worker 002115 - Delk, Ralph Merlin

Birth year: 1917

Denomination: Brethren

Education: BS, MS Ohio State Univ.

Original occupation: Teacher

Occupation after CPS: Teacher/school administrator/business manager

Drafted from: Lauro , Ohio, United States

Entered CPS: 11 17, 1942

Left CPS: 4 8, 1946


As Assistant Director of camp #91, Delk described the minimal training the unit members received as little more than "the supervisor giving a new attendant his keys and telling him to keep his eyes open and keep things clean and the patients well taken care of—see that they have clothes on and don’t get rough with them."  


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