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Civilian Conservation Corps: CCC at Jefferson College Library

This guides provides information about the 1930's CCC program in Missouri, CCC Company 1743, and resources at Jefferson College Library.

As part of Jefferson College's Performing Arts and Cultural Enrichment (PACE) series, Jefferson College Library is pleased to offer a presentation,  exhibits, a research guide, and a special performance about the 1930's federal Civilian Conservation Corps program and the enduring public works accomplished by the men who participated, including many familiar structures at Missouri and National Parks. We celebrate the work of Company 1743, a company of African American men who built the lodge, lookout shelters, and 1000 Steps Trail at Washington State Park.

October 4, 2023, 2-3pm Jefferson College Professor of History (retired) Dr. Scott Holzer presents "The Civilian Conservation Corps: Working Against the Depression."

February  8, 2024, 2-3pm, Jefferson College Library welcomes Emmy Award-Winning storyteller  Bobby Norfolk for CCC Company 1743.

CCC Goverment Documents & Books on Display

Jefferson College Library CCC Display

Jefferson College Library CCC Display

CCC Woodsmanship & Soils documents

CCC Display: Government Documents

CCC Federal Writers Project

civilian conservation corps goverment documents

CCC in Missouri: Goverment Documents, Local Stories, & Personal Photos

CCC Company 1743 & Washington State Park

0:32 / 26:38 Trail of History - Civilian Conservation Corp & Works Progress Administration

Great Depression, New Deal, CCC

CCC US Government Resources

National System of Parks

Emmy Award-Winning Storyteller Bobby Norfolk

Dr. Scott Holzer: The Civilian Conservation Corps: Working Against the Great Depression

CCC Company 1743

This episode features Andrew Olden, a PhD candidate at the University of Missouri-Columbia and staff member for the African American Heritage in the Ozarks Project, discussing Civilian Conservation Corps Company 1743, an African American unit based at Washington State Park along the banks of the Big River near De Soto, Missouri, in the mid-1930s.

CCC Co 1743

The Civilian Conservation Corps in Missouri

She-She-She Camps

Conducting CCC Research

The CCC and other federal works programs often had many layers of administration, including state and local governments and different federal agencies. Sometimes, the records from states have been collected and digitized, like those found at the University of Idaho. , but other sources of information are scattered across archives,  local and and state governments, and, even in the case of many of the documents use to tell the story of Washington State Park, in personal collections.