Civilian Conservation Corps Records
Scope and Content
The collection primarily contains newsletters and periodicals from various Florida CCC camps. Each camp was allowed to publish its own newsletter, and many of the newsletters were sent to other camps so that camp advisors could see what other camps were doing and perhaps implement new programs as a result. Examples of newsletter titles include The Rogers Post, The Pick and Spade, and Osceola News. There is one folder on the University of Florida's involvement with the camps. Faculty and recent graduates of the University worked in the camps to teach basic literacy and other courses to those employed by the camps. Most of the folders are named using the company number and location.
- Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.). (Organization)
The collection is open for research.
The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a New Deal employment program launched by Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933. The CCC primarily employed young men for conservation projects across the country. The Department of Labor was responsible for employing the men but the Army actually oversaw the operations of the various camps scattered across the country. The men mainly worked in rural areas for six-month periods for about a dollar a day. The organization was disbanded during World War II because many of the eligible young men were drafted into the Army and the country focused on the war effort.
1 Linear feet (2 boxes)
Language of Materials
Newsletters and some correspondence from Florida camps of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC).
University of Florida Smathers Library Building
Alternative Format Available
- A Guide to the Civilian Conservation Corps Records
- Finding aid created by Stephen Jackson
- August 2007
- Description rules
- Finding Aid Prepared Using Dacs
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Description is written in English.
Part of the Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida Repository
George A. Smathers Libraries
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Gainesville Florida 32611-7005 United States of America