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Ward Miles and Alice Calder Miles Collected Papers

 Collection — othertype: CDG-A
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).


  • Creation: 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 ft. (2.5 linear in.)

General Note

The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is not the official repository for the papers of Ward C. Miles and Alice Calder Miles.

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