Three rare issues of the sometimes humorous internal newsletter from by Company 1905 of the Civilian Conservation Corps of California, dated January 24, July 25, and August 31, 1936, put out by the Camp Hawkins Bar outpost, containing camp and company news regarding programming, promotions, and projects, anecdotes on camp life, updates from the Forest Service, humor, and more. Illustrated throughout from sketches and drawings. Minor toning and soiling, slight handling wear. 4to. Original pictorial stapled self-wrpps., some slight soiling, minor foxing, some handwritten pencil notations to back cover of No. 8. Salyer, California, 1936. Included are two original photographs (printed from the same negative) depicting a birds-eye view of the camp, the images showing approximately 8 barracks-style buildings nestled in a wooded area.
The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a voluntary public work relief program created as part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal aimed at unemployed, unmarried men between the ages of 17 and 28, and was in operation from 1933 to 1942. The goal of the program was to provide manual labor jobs related to the conservation and development of natural resources in rural lands owned by the government, and to relieve families who had difficulty locating employment during the Great Depression. Over the course of the 9 years the program was in operation, 3 million young men participated, receiving shelter, clothing, food, and wages.
Company 1905 of the CCC was organized on May 29, 1933, at Mad River Camp in the Eureka District of California. It was moved to Camp Hawkins Bar F-33 on November 4, 1935. During its existence, Company 1905 had 28 different officers, four contract surgeons, six camp educational advisers, seven project superintendents, a number of Forest Service foremen, and more than 1,000 enrollees. Camp Hawkins Bar was celebrated for the appearance of its campsite, grounds, and buildings, and members of Company 1905 were responsible for construction of several bridges, the first rotary fish-screen built in California, and the 23-mile Trinity Summit Truck Trail, as well as construction and/or maintenance of telephone lines, roads, and camping structures and facilites, as well as fighting forest fires.
A very scarce journal from an important period in American history; as of November 2019, WorldCat locates holdings at only two North American institutions.
Book ID: 50396