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The Resource Indiana Civilian Conservation Corps Camps collection

Indiana Civilian Conservation Corps Camps collection

Label
Indiana Civilian Conservation Corps Camps collection, 1941
Title
Indiana Civilian Conservation Corps Camps collection
Inclusive dates
1941
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This collection includes a typed original and carbon copy from Headquarters Indiana-Kentucky District, CCC, Office of the Commanding Officer in Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana, October 13, 1941, regarding cities in Indiana in which the camps were located
Biographical or historical data
Formed in March 1933, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was one of the first New Deal programs. It was a public works project intended to promote environmental conservation and to build good citizens through vigorous, disciplined outdoor labor. Close to the heart of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the CCC combined his interests in conservation and universal service for youth. He believed that this civilian "tree army" would relieve the rural unemployed and keep youth "off the city street corners."The CCC operated under the army's control. Camp commanders had disciplinary powers and corpsmen were required to address superiors as −sir. By September 1935, over 500,000 young men had lived in CCC camps, most staying from six months to a year. The work focused on soil conservation and reforestation. Most important, the men planted millions of trees on land made barren from fires, natural erosion, or lumbering in fact, the CCC was responsible for over half the reforestation, public and private, done in the nation's history. Corpsmen also dug canals and ditches, built over thirty thousand wildlife shelters, stocked rivers and lakes with nearly a billion fish, restored historic battlefields, and cleared beaches and campgrounds. Although professing a nondiscriminatory policy, the CCC failed to give a fair share of work to blacks, especially in the South where local selection agents held sway. But in spite of rigid segregation and hiring quotas, black participation reached 10 percent by 1936. In all, nearly 3 million young men participated in the CCC. The army's experience in managing such large numbers and the paramilitary discipline learned by corpsmen provided unexpected preparation for the massive call-up of civilians in World War II.Excerpt taken from: http://www.history.com/topics/civilian-conservation-corps
Cataloging source
ISL
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.)
  • Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
  • New Deal, 1933-1939
  • Rare Books and Manuscripts
  • Indiana
Label
Indiana Civilian Conservation Corps Camps collection
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/3063
Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2013/09/16 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2013/09/16 by Edythe Huffman
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20136860
Extent
0.01 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a records transfer from the permanent clippings file of the Indiana Division.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn864014944
  • (OCoLC)864014944
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
1 folder
Label
Indiana Civilian Conservation Corps Camps collection
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/3063
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2013/09/16 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2013/09/16 by Edythe Huffman
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20136860
Extent
0.01 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a records transfer from the permanent clippings file of the Indiana Division.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn864014944
  • (OCoLC)864014944
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
1 folder

Library Locations

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      39.77004 -86.164015

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