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Civilian Conservation Corps Records

 Collection
Identifier: Ms 016

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.

Dates

  • 1934-1936

Creator

Access

The collection is open for research.

Biographical/Historical Note

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.

Extent

1 Linear feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Newsletters and some correspondence from Florida camps of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC).

Physical Location

University of Florida Smathers Library Building

Alternative Format Available

Digital reproductions of selected items in the Civilian Conservation Corps Records are available online via the University of Florida Digital Collections (UFDC). Please read the Permissions for Use statement for information on copyright, fair use, and use of UFDC digi tal objects.

Related Material

Digital copies are also hosted on Internet Archive.

Title
A Guide to the Civilian Conservation Corps Records
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid created by Stephen Jackson
Date
August 2007
Description rules
Finding Aid Prepared Using Dacs
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida Repository

Contact:
George A. Smathers Libraries
PO Box 117005
Gainesville Florida 32611-7005 United States of America
352-273-2755