Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Civilian Conservation Corps mss., 1939-1942, consist of records and correspondence relating to the CCC. The Corps was a public work relief program that operated from 1933-1942 during the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt. In the Corps, unemployed, unmarried men between the ages of 18-25 were provided manual labor jobs related to the conservation and development of natural resources in rural lands owned by federal, state, and local governments. It became the most popular of all the New Deal programs that originated during the Great Depression.

The collection includes records and correspondence of eighty-three Monroe County, IN applicants for service in the Corps. They are arranged alphabetically by name of applicant.

An inventory is available.

Acquired: 1949

Collection size: 480 items

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