The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), a New Deal program, operated from 1933 until 1942. The CCC provided jobs and training to young men (primarily between the ages of 18 and 25) and made improvements on public land.
Each of the 116 CCC camps established in Utah employed about 200 men. The CCC built campgrounds, worked on erosion control, fought forest fires, planted trees, and did many more projects. Many of these projects still benefit Americans today. Read more about the CCC.
Manuscript B 1456 consists of photographs and personal histories collected to document the impact of the CCC in Utah. The collection is divided into two sections: enrollees and camps.
Manuscript B 540 consists of CCC newsletters.
This collection is funded in part by a contribution from the Bureau of Reclamation and the Provo River Water Users Association, which were involved in mitigating adverse affects to the historic CCC camp in Pleasant Grove, Utah.