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Delaware State Hospital. Source: Mennonite Church USA Archives 2013-0084m
The Farnhurst (Delaware) Civilian Public Service (CPS) Unit No. 58 was officially opened in November 1942, although 25 CPS men had arrived there a month earlier. The unit employed by the Delaware State Hospital performed a variety of skilled and unskilled tasks in this mental institution, including work in occupational therapy and physiotherapy. The unit was closed in October 1946.


Gingerich, Melvin. Service for Peace: a History of Mennonite Civilian Public Service. Akron, PA: Mennonite Central Committee, 1949: 219.

Author(s) Melvin Gingerich
Date Published 1956

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Gingerich, Melvin. "Civilian Public Service Unit (Farnhurst, Delaware, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 30 Apr 2017.,_Delaware,_USA)&oldid=94162.

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Gingerich, Melvin. (1956). Civilian Public Service Unit (Farnhurst, Delaware, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 30 April 2017, from,_Delaware,_USA)&oldid=94162.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 313. All rights reserved.

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