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Civilian Conservation Corps Records

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2069

The bulk of this collection consists of photocopies of reports documenting inspections conducted at Civilian Conservation Corps camps in Tennessee and North Carolina. The original materials can be found in record group 35.3.4 at the National Archives. The collection also houses a description of the National Archives' materials regarding the CCC and a book entitled The CCC in the Smokies.

Dates

  • 1933-1942, 2001

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet

Abstract

The bulk of this collection consists of photocopies of reports documenting inspections conducted at Civilian Conservation Corps camps in Tennessee and North Carolina. The original materials can be found in record group 35.3.4 at the National Archives. The collection also houses a description of the National Archives' materials regarding the CCC and a book entitled The CCC in the Smokies.

Biographical/Historical Note

Originally known as Emergency Conservation Work, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was established in April of 1933 as part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal. The program enrolled unemployed and unmarried men between the ages of 17 and 23 and put them to work conserving such natural resources as timber, water, and soil. Workers lived in camps (usually administered by the War Department) and were paid a base rate of $30.00 per month. Congress voted to abolish the program over Roosevelt's objections in June of 1942, and the president issued an official order for liquidation about six months later.

Arrangement

This collection consists of one box divided into two series:

Missing Title

  1. Series I: Civilian Conservation Corps Camp Inspection Reports
  2. Series II: Other Materials

Acquisition Note

This collection is property of the University of Tennessee Libraries, Knoxville, Special Collections.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480