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CCC History Center

This portion of the website is dedicated to sharing the history of the Civilian Conservation Corps.  Visit the Home Page to refer to organizational information.  

 
Membership dues fund this website.  If you enjoy this information and find it helpful, please consider becoming a member, or, make a donation to the development of this site.  All donations are appreciated and are tax-deductible. 
 

CCC Heritage is all around us

The heritage of the Civilian Conservation Corps is all around us as we go about our everyday lives. The CCC is considered “new” by most historical standards. The New Deal and the CCC continues to have major implications to the modern culture and the way we live today. America would be a very different place without the hard work and innovation of those who served.

Historical data is held by many stakeholders

The vast history of the Civilian Conservation Corps covers many facets. Historical data is housed in many different archives and museums at federal, state and county level.

Even more treasures are in attics, basements, and agency offices. Collecting CCC artifacts is becoming more popular. As family members begin to understand the importance of the experience of the CCC enrollee in their midst there is a renewed interest in oral histories and genealogy.

Brief History provides overview of Civilian Conservation Corp Program

For a quick overview of the CCC, please read the Brief History. It is an introduction to the CCC program and its establishment. This History section of the website will provide a brief history and share information and links. Contribution from readers is encouraged. Please send your CCC story to ccc@ccclegacy.org

I want to find out where my Dad served?

One of the most commonly asked questions is, “How can I find out where my Dad served?” Records are available from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), St. Louis, MO. There is now a fee of $70 to request enrollment papers. If you have limited information about his CCC experience it will be necessary to do some preliminary “sleuthing” before you will have the appropriate information to make a request from the records center. Visit our Research Guidelines Page for more information.

Please share your research so others can learn

The coming CCC Interpretive Center will be a safe place for artifacts and a digital data base has been developed that will enable the sharing of all information. If you do not want to physically donate your personal items, please share your photographs and written material in a digital form so the images can be used for research. Special scanning criteria will apply.

Scan items at 300 dpi and name and describe the items to the best of your knowledge. Both sides of photos should be scanned if they have writing at the back of them. Guidelines are being developed that will provide digital donors with a format for cataloging and describing their donation.