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Guide to the Civilian Conservation Corps
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Box 1

Series : I
Civilian Conservation Corps Memorabilia 1933-1997

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. This collection focuses in particular on the Almaden Camp in San Jose, CA. also called the Mount Madonna Camp. The records consist of photographs, newspaper articles, original newspapers, memorabilia, oral history cassette tapes, memorial calendars, and alumni association publications.

Arrangement

This series is arranged by document type.
Box 2

Series : II
Official Civilian Conservation Corps Newspapers 1934-1935

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.

Arrangement

Newspapers are arranged by date.
Folders 1-10

The Courier November 17, 1934- May 18, 1935

Physical Description: 10 folders

Scope and Content Note

Issues present: Vol. I No. 1-2, Vol. I No. 5, Vol. I No. 7-8, Vol. II No. 1-4, Vol. II No. 10, Vol. III No.2.
Folders 11-25

Happy Days October 27, 1934- May 30,1935

Physical Description: 10 folders

Scope and Content Note

Issues present: Vol. II No. 24-25, Vol. II No. 27-28, Vol. II No. 30, Vol. II No. 33, Vol. II No. 35, Vol. II No. 37-38, Vol II. No 40, Vol II No. 42-46
Folder 26

C.C.C Review October 3, 1935

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Issue present: Volume 5