Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp photograph album, circa 1935-1937  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Title
Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp photograph album
Dates
circa 1935-1937 (inclusive)
Quantity
1 album of photographs
Collection Number
PH1426
Summary
Album of photographs documenting two CCC camps.
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Access restricted. Permission of curator needed for viewing.

Languages
English


Historical BackgroundReturn to Top

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a New Deal public work relief program that operated from 1933 to 1942 in the United States for young unemployed, unmarried men as part of the New Deal. It provided unskilled manual labor jobs related to the conservation and development of natural resources in rural lands owned by federal, state and local governments. During the years of the CCC operations, they planted nearly 3 billion trees to help reforest America, constructed more than 800 parks nationwide and upgraded most state parks, updated forest fire fighting methods, and built a network of service buildings and public roadways in remote areas.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Album of photographs documenting two CCC camps. The album cover says "Memories of Civilian Conservation Corps Company 4734. The album has text in the beginning which talks about what the CCC is and does. It also has information on the district of Arkansas administrators and about the Company 4734 camp at Forrest City, Arkansas. The camp was opened in July 1935 and consisted of all African American workers with White commanding officers. A list of all the participants is also included. The rest of the album consists of snapshots of work and life at the camp. A second part of the album contains photographs of the Beacon Rock CCC camp number 5709 and several clippings explaining that 72 men from Arkansas have come to do CCC work. (These CCC workers appear to be White.) It also has snapshots of personal photographs from a trip. It is probable that this album was put together by one of the CCC camp officers from the first camp.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Copyight to photographs unknown. The text in the album would probably not be subject to copyright if it is considered government issue

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Album, 1935-1937Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder
1
Album text
Pages in front of album describing what the CCC is and what it does along with text about the Arkansas division of the CCC and the Company 4734 camp at Forrest City, Arkansas
1935-1937
1
Company 4734 camp at Forrest City, Arkansas
Pages 1-21 of the photograph album depict the people and activities at the Company 4734 camp at Forrest City, Arkansas. The camp was opened on July 16th 1935. The workers were all African American men from around the state of Arkansas. Their work related to soil conservation.
1935-1936
1
Beacon Rock Camp 5709, Beacon Rock State Park, Washington
Pages 22-37 of the photograph album shows the Beacon Rock State Park CCC camp and surrounding area, personal photographs, and pictures of a military show which had airplanes, tanks and horse-drawn cannons on parade.
1936-1937

Other related material, 1935-1937Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder
1
Two CCC greeting cards from the Company 4734 camp at Forrest City, Arkansas, and four photographs relating to the Beacon Rock CCC camp.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • African American men--Arkansas--Photographs
  • Military air shows--Washington (State)--Beacon Rock State Park--Photographs
  • Corporate Names :
  • Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.). Company 4734 (Forrest City, Ark.)--Photographs
  • Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.). Company 5709 (Beacon Rock State Park, Wash.)--Photographs
  • Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.)--Archives
  • Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.)--Buildings--Photographs
  • Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.)--Officials and employees--Photographs
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Ephemera
  • Photograph albums

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)