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Civilian Conservation Corps collection Edit


WASH 022
Finding Aid Author
Amber J. D'Ambrosio
Finding Aid Date
2014 February 19
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  • 1937-1941 (Creation)


  • 0.1 Linear Feet (Whole)
    Small Collections box

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  • Abstract

    The Civilian Conservation Corps collection contains various items related to CCC camps in Washington County Utah from the years 1937-1941, including newsletters and photographs.

  • Biographical/Historical note

    Philip Hepworth enrolled in the CCC in the summer of 1935 and joined the Panquitch Lake Camp at the age of 19. He remained until the end of 1936 or about 18 months, at which time his term had expired (each term was limited to 12-18 months). Philip re-enrolled in 1940 for a few months prior to his 24th birthday which was the age limit for participation. The Dixie State University Oral History Collection also contains an interview transcription (#04-024) in which Philip Hepworth recounts some of his time in the CCC.

    Michael Empey grew up in St. George, Utah, then moved away and later returned in the mid-1990s to become Mayor of Leeds.

  • Scope and Contents

    The Civilian Conservation Corps collection is comprised of two separate donations and an issue of "Voice of Veyo" taken from the archives' former vertical files. The first donation includes two 11 inch X 16 inch black and white photographs in four parts. Each part is 8 ½ inches X 11 inches printed on photographic paper. The two parts constituting the first form a large group photo of Company 961 CCC in 1934. The second is a photo of the buildings erected for Company 961 CCC.

    The second donation to the collection includes two large (9 inches in diameter) copies of the Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC) logo (one in color, the other in black and white). Two copies of an issue of the “handmade” publication entitled “Midget Tribune” contain information about the men and projects of Company 585 Leeds, Utah. The July 1939 issue is also part of the collection. Two songs (Our Alma Mater and S-H-O-V-E-L) are included on a single sheet of paper. The final item in this donation is a printed bound keepsake style book similar to a yearbook having belonged to Eugene Gross.

  • Arrangement

    The collection is arranged by type of material in alphabetical order.

  • Preferred Citation

    Item description & date, 2002-02 Civilian Conservation Corps collection, Dixie State University Special Collections & Archives.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Reproduction and use of the materials in this collection are subject to copyright law. Dixie State University Library Special Collections and Archives holds the copyright to unpublished material in the collection that is not in the public domain. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be obtained from the Special Collections Librarian and Archivist and a correct citation provided. A user may be asked to submit a "Request for one-time use of photocopies or reproductions" form in order to obtain reproductions.