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Kalamazoo State Hospital Civilian Public Service Unit, No. 120, Kalamazoo, Michigan, was operated by the Mennonite Central Committee. It was approved 3 November 1943, closed 22 June 1946, had a capacity of 30 men, and assisted in the care of the mental patients. A unit of I-W men was assigned to the Kalamazoo hospital under the new draft law following World War II.


Gingerich, Melvin. Service for Peace: A History of Mennonite Civilian Public Service. Akron, PA: Mennonite Central Committee, 1949: 239.

Author(s) Melvin Gingerich
Date Published 1958

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Gingerich, Melvin. "Civilian Public Service Unit (Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1958. Web. 24 Apr 2017.,_Michigan,_USA)&oldid=113758.

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Gingerich, Melvin. (1958). Civilian Public Service Unit (Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 24 April 2017, from,_Michigan,_USA)&oldid=113758.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 137. All rights reserved.

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