Historical Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Newspapers Online

 

BACKGROUND (per Wikipedia): “The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a public work relief program that operated from 1933 to 1942 in the United States for unemployed, unmarried men. Originally for young men ages 18–25, it was eventually expanded to ages 17–28…The CCC was a major part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt‘s New Deal that provided unskilled manual labor jobs related to the conservation and development of natural resources in rural lands owned by federal, state, and local governments. The CCC was designed to provide jobs for young men and to relieve families who had difficulty finding jobs during the Great Depression in the United States. Maximum enrollment at any one time was 300,000. Through the course of its nine years in operation, 3 million young men participated in the CCC, which provided them with shelter, clothing, and food, together with a wage of $30 (about $570 in 2017) per month ($25 of which had to be sent home to their families)

In June, 2017 The Library of Virginia and the Virginia Newspaper Project announced their collaboration to make available online, many newspapers published in Virginia from the various Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camps throughout the commonwealth from 1934 to 1941. The complete announcement of the new collection is available at VNP ANNOUNCES THE CCCAt the time of this publication, there are 158 newspapers available from 12 states.

Because of the outstanding recent efforts of the Center for Research Libraries, there are well over 1,000 of these CCC titles available online. The titles listed below are available to the general public. There are hundreds more that are restricted to CRL member institutions and hundreds more available in microform. You can read about their project HERE

There also are a few of these newspapers that have been digitized by a state and the digitized versions are available online. They are included as well.

Here is a list of the current CCC newspapers available online, with city and state of publication (African American companies are indicated with “AA” at the end of the listed title):

(Updated December, 2020; 394 New Camp Newspapers Added; 1,662 Total)

Alabama

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

District of Columbia

Florida

Georgia

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

Many thanks to the Center for Research Libraries and the Commonwealth of Virginia for this outstanding collection!

Good Luck and Happy Hunting!

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2 thoughts on “Historical Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Newspapers Online”

  1. I am looking for information on CCC Co. 3552 Camp F-11.
    Located in London, Laurel County, Kentucky.
    It may have been called Camp Rockcastle.
    Thank you for any help.
    Dan Terry

  2. Annetta Thomison Jernigan

    Willie Thomison joined Company 832 on April1, 1940 in Brownwood Texas and went to Laramie to Chimney Rock Medicine Bow. Can we find any information? Thank you

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