Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
Article by Hobart Akin titled "African American CCC Legacy in Tennessee" published in the January/February 2022 issue of The Tennessee Conservationist pp.26-29.
Copy photograph of “The Volunteers,” C. C. C. Co. 1459 Tenn. N. P. 10, Sevierville, Tenn. (Original photograph loaned for copying by Mrs. Cecile S. Whitson and returned to her. Original circuit camera / panoramic photograph copied in four 8x10” sections. McClung Collection has copy negatives + two copies of poem “Company 1459” by Earl Chambers, 1935. (photocopies)
1) Brown square burlap bag with shoulder strap. One side with painted "CCC" and green tree with brown trunk. 9.25" x 10.25"
2) Round green and yellow CCC patch. Background yellow with green stitching of "CCC" and river with trees. 2.5" diameter.
Five snapshots (2 are duplicates) of District C, CCC workers. 1934. Sepia. SPC 2017.011.001a Two men, no shirts, standing in front of building. Victor Wihera at right. 2 copies. SPC 2017.011.001b Co. 12 (120?) C.C.C. spelled out in rocks on the ground; two men nearby. 1 pc. SPC 2017.011.001c ”Here are the boys in my tent except the one in the front in his B.V.D.’s.” 2nd row, left: Victor Wihera. 2 copies.
Material from George Campbell, who belonged to the National Association of Civilian Conservation Corps(CCC) Alumni, Norris Dam Tennessee Valley Chapter #68 in the 1980 (Anderson County, Tenn.). Collection includes CCC and alumni group items, and material on Oak Ridge, Tenn. George Campbell originally served in the Civilian Conservation Corps(CCC) #1508, chiefly in California in the 1930s. Although he was born in Virginia, he enlisted in California at age 18 in 1934.