Stuart Wright Civilian Conservation Corps Scrapbooks, 1933-1936  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Wright, Stuart
Title
Stuart Wright Civilian Conservation Corps Scrapbooks
Dates
1933-1936 (inclusive)
Quantity
1.5 Linear feet of shelf space, (1 Box)
Collection Number
Cage 784 (collection)
Summary
This collection consists of two scrapbooks created by Stuart Wright during his service with Company 1651 of the Civilian Conservation Corps, from Ft. Sheridan, Illinois. Wright was the company supply clerk (storekeeper), and also edited The Timber Times, the company newsletter.
Repository
Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections.
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Terrell Library Suite 12
Pullman WA
99164-5610
Telephone: 509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu
Access Restrictions

This collection is open and available for research use.

Languages


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The United States Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a federal agency, first created as an emergency employment measure in 1933 (Emergency Conservation Work), becoming an independent agency in 1937, and active until it was abolished in 1943. It provided employment and vocational training primarily for unemployed youths, but also for war veterans and Indians. CCC projects included construction, conservation, natural resources development, forest protection, and defense work on military reservations.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection consists of two scrapbooks created by Stuart Wright during his service with Company 1651 of the Civilian Conservation Corps, from Ft. Sheridan, Illinois. Wright was the company supply clerk (storekeeper), and also edited the Timber Times, the company newsletter. The scrapbooks include materials collected by Wright during the company's assignments in California (Camp Warm Springs, F-137, Saugus, and Camp Williams Canyon, Claremont) and Idaho (Camp Black Bear, F-148, near Lewiston). Many items are directly related to the activities of the CCC: issues of the Timber Times; documentation of company stores and supplies; accident reports, receipts, event programs, and miscellaneous printed ephemera; correspondence; a brief personal narrative by Wright; clippings from newspapers and newsletters, both CCC and local. Other items reflect Wright's personal interests, including clippings of general news stories and memorabilia from events (mainly theater and sports).

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Copyright restrictions may apply.

Preferred Citation

[Item Description]

Stuart Wright Civilian Conservation Corps Scrapbooks, 1933-1936 (Cage 784)

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

Carol McLeod of Prescott, Arizona donated these scrapbooks to the Washington State University Libraries in 2012 (MS 2012-23).

Processing Note

This collection was processed by Cheryl Gunselman.

Related Materials

Other CCC-related archival collections in MASC:

Jay Mark Gleason Papers, 1933-1942 (Cage 26)

Robert Wesley Carroll Papers, 1938-1972 (Cage 75)

George T. Spinning Papers, 1935-1938 (Cage 252)

Arthur Earl Victor Papers, 1927-1944 (Cage 376)

Elmo Richardson Papers, 1930-2011 (Cage 582)

Civilian Conservation Corps Newsletters, Co. 554, Genesee, ID, 1937, undated (Cage 4953)

Civilian Conservation Corps Company 1312, Moscow, ID Roster, 1934-1935 (Cage 4960)

Civilian Conservation Corps Ephemera Collection, 1935-1940 (Cage 4992)

Civilian Conservation Corps, Camp Willow Creek, Co. 2524 Papers, 1936-1937 (Cage 5022)

Civilian Conservation Corps Educational Program Literature Collection, 1935-1936 (Cage 5033)


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Personal Names

  • Wright, Stuart -- Archives

Corporate Names

  • Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.) -- History -- Sources