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The Soil - Collection of Ten Issues
Hagerstown, MD: C.P.S. Camp No. 24, 1942-1943. First Edition. Paperback. Monthly magazine issued by one of the Civilian Public Services camps established during World War II for conscientious objectors who were willing to serve their country in a non-military capacity. Camp No. 24 was based on Hopewell Farm in Clear Spring, Washington County, just outside of Hagerstown, Maryland, and ran from February, 1942 to October, 1944. Contents of the present collection, which appears to be only lacking two issues, include poetry, cartoons, and camp news, with emphasis on developing a "Christian philosophy of the rural community" ("The Morning Herald" (Hagerstown), January 2, 1945). Each issue includes monthly updates on camp work conducted by the four separate units, including converting stock-feeding stables into chicken coops and setting up a satisfactory reading room and basketball court, while one Paul Moyer became "the guardian of over 500 baby cockerels." Final issue in this collection features the opening article "Pacifists Can Make a Contribution to Soil Conservation," by Ora DeLauter, Director of Unit 2. Quite scarce, with no copies of any issue in the trade as of September, 2019, and holdings at U. Michigan and Swarthmore only. Not in the Union List of Series. Ten volumes; quarto (27.5cm.); uniformly bound in stapled mimeographed wrappers of various colors; cartoons and illus. throughout, text printed entirely mimeograph. Publication sequence as follows: Vol. 1, nos. 2-9, [10], & 12. Wrappers rather toned and brittle due to poor stock, all issues with previous mail folds a … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books [United States]
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