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Ward Miles and Alice Calder Miles Collected Papers

Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Miles, Ward and Alice Calder Miles


Includes two oral history interview (4 p., 2007 and 2 p., 2003) of Ward Miles and Alice Calder Miles; information about the Civilian Public Service unit at the Byberry State Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa.; manuscript "Out of Sight Out of Mind" by Ward C. Miles; information about a psychiatric aide training project conducted for the Rockefeller Foundation under the auspices of the Menninger Foundation, Topeka, Kansas in 1948; reference material about mental hospitals and psychiatric aide training, including a manuscript "Sweet Dreams and Stale Delusions" by Leonard Edelstein (1945).


  • 1944-1948, 2003, 2007


Language of Material

Materials are in English.

Restrictions on Access

No restrictions.

Biographical / Historical

Ward C. Miles; b. 1922; raised a Quaker; conscientious objector to World War II; assigned to Byberry State Hospital (Philadelphia, PA); married Alice Calder; became a physician after the war.


0.21 Linear Feet (2.5 linear in.)