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A Guide to the Civilian Conservation Corps Records

Finding aid created by Stephen Jackson

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
August 2007

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.)
Title: Civilian Conservation Corps Records
Dates: 1934-1936
Abstract: Newsletters and some correspondence from Florida camps of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC).
Extent: 1 Linear feet. 2 boxes.
Identification: Ms 16
Language(s): English

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.

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 camp number and location.

Access or Use Restrictions


The collection is open for research.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Civilian Conservation Corps Records, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Contents List

1 University of Florida General Extension Division CCC Publications: Circular Letters; Florida Adviser. 1934-1935
1 Camp 262-Sebring "Courier". 1934-1935
1 Camp 269-Miami "Everglades". 1934-1935
1 Camp 298-Wilma "Slash". 1934-1935
1 Camp 450-White Springs "Echoes". 1934-1936
1 Camp 451-Ocean Pond "Woodman". 1934-1935
2 Camp 453-Olustee "Cheer". 1935
2 Camp 453-(Transferred) Seabring "Rogers Post". 1935-1936
2 Camp 1402-Niceville "Boggy Bay Breeze". 1935
2 Camp 1406-Youngstown "Bear Creek Babble". 1934
2 Camp 1410-Shady Grove/Foley "Pine Knot Journal". 1935
2 Camp 1416-Chipley "Chip Bona". 1934
2 Camp 1418-Sulfher Springs "Bugle Blasts". 1934-1935
2 Camp 1419-Carrabelle "Crier". 1934
2 Camp 1420-Ocala "Seedling Pine/Mill Dam Mirror". 1934-1935
2 Camp 1421-Green Cove Springs "Tent Town Topics". 1934
2 Camp 1421-Bee Ridge "Myakka Ratler". 1934-1935
2 Camp 1421-Sarasota "Myakka Ratler". 1935
2 Camp 1421-Miami "Wandered". 1935
2 Camp 1425-Milton "Pests". 1934
2 Camp 1431-Old Town "Swannee Ripples". 1934
2 Camp 1431-Green Cove Springs "Cat Face". 1935
2 Camp 1439-Villas "Longleaf". 1934-1935
2 Camp 2444- Starke "Pick and Spade". 1936
2 Camp 4430-Lake City "Osceola News". 1935
2 Camp 4451-Shady Grove "Chronicle". 1935-1936

Selected Subjects and Access Terms

Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.)--Florida.

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