Physical Description: 1 box
Scope and Content Note
The Civilian Conservation Corps(CCC) Collection, 1933-1997 (bulk 1933-1942) documents the work relief program estabilished
by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) during the New Deal Era. The CCC employed young men between the ages of 18 to
24 to provide manual labor related to conservation of National Parks and resourse management. The Civilian Conservation Corps
(CCC) was created in 1933 as one of the first programs headed by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) to alleviate youth
unemployment during the Great Depression. Members of the CCC became known as FDR's "Tree Army", were recruited by the Department
of Labor to revitalize the nation's forests and parks by planting trees, setting up state parks, and building roads that connected
parks. The young men were able to stay employed during the Great Depression by contributing to a large-scale conservation
program which involved every U.S. State.
Three Official Civilian Conservation Corps Newspapers are present in the collection:
The Courier, the monthly newspaper representing the March Field District from the Sequoias to the Mexican Line,
Happy Days, the authorized weekly CCC Newspaper, and
C.C.C Review- A weekly newspaper devoted to the interests of the CCC camps in the Fort George Wright, Washington and Lewiston, Idaho Districts.
Newspapers are arranged by date.