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Civilian Conservation Corps project files

Civilian Conservation Corps project files, 1983-1985, 1991-2016, undated, bulk 1997-2006, 4 cubic ft. and 51.07 GB (951
files) (paper, digital)

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Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to: certain email addresses (Texas Government Code, Section 552.137), an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 552). Refer to the overall restriction statement for instructions on requesting access through the Texas Attorney General.

Restrictions on Use
None.


Scope and Content
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is responsible for the management and conservation of the state’s natural and cultural resources, provision of outdoor recreational opportunities, conservation education and outreach, and interpretation of cultural and historical resources. As of 2018, TPWD manages 29 Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)-built parks.

The Parks and Wildlife Department CCC project files include records from Janelle Taylor, dating 1983-1985, 1991-2016, bulk 1997-2006. Taylor served as TPWD’s CCC coordinator and CCC liaison. The records document oral history interviews with CCC members created by TPWD staff, CCC reunions hosted at TPWD parks, and research and publications promoting awareness of the history of the CCC in Texas. Types of records include oral history video interviews and transcripts in interviewee files, correspondence, newsletters and clippings, publications, research notes, photographs, press releases, event programs and brochures, contact lists and RSVPs, and financial information. Topics covered in the records include the “CCC Boys” program, scheduling oral history interviews, NACCCA (National Association of Civilian Conservation Corp Association) membership, individual CCC members and research to identify those who served in various CCC camps, and CCC reunion events held at various CCC-built state parks throughout Texas.

Electronic records described in this series were removed from physical media. Formats of the original electronic files include word processing or plain text files, photographs and graphic images, and video files. Digital files presented for public use will generally be PDF for text documents, .jpg for photographic or graphic images, and .mp4 for video files. Files in their original format are available on request; restrictions may apply


Arrangement
These records are arranged as received.

Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Civilian Conservation Corps project files, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Infrastructure Division records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information
Accession number: 2017/109

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department on April 7, 2017.

Technical Requirements
Researchers are required to wear gloves provided by the Archives when reviewing photographic materials.


Inventory of Civilian Conservation Corps project files

Box
2017/109-1 Contracted interviews:
Mother Neff State Park, 2000
Cleburne State Park, 2000
Lake Brownwood, 1998
National Association of Civilian Conservation Corps Alumni (NACCCA), 2003-2005
A Guide to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department CCC Oral History Interview collection, 2002-2003
Texas-Digital-Archive
2017/109 Indices, Reports and Transcripts, 2002-2003 [14 MB (131 files)]
Box
2017/109-1 Interview information, 2006
Denver National Archives, 2004
Texas inventory, 1984-1985, 1998
Books on CCC, 1983
CCC references:
The Civilian Conservation Corps in Texas by Kenneth Henderson, 1992-1993
Fond Memories from a Time of National Hardship, 2006
Correspondence, 2006
Researchers and contacts:
City contacts, 2003, 2005
Friends of the State Park contacts, 2003
Jared Downs, school research project, 1998
Phil Helfrich, 2006
[Interview agreement located in Box 2017/109-5 National Reunion, Dallas, 2006 folder.]
Jennifer Horst, undated
Glenn T. Johnston, University of North Texas, 2002-2003
Ron Marcello, University of North Texas, 2003
Myron Nechal, NRCS (National Resource Conservation Service) – SCS (Soil Conservation Service) researcher, 2007
Kathy Mays Smith, 2004-2005
James Jim Steeley, 1985
Pat Taylor, UT Arlington, 2003
Tad Tuleja, 2002
Dan Utley, 2002
Grace Victor, 2004
Steve Whiston, undated
CCC project overview, 2006
Texas-Digital-Archive
2017/109 Memorabilia scans – CCC Garner, 2005 [190 MB (64 files)]
Box
2017/109-1 National CCC song, undated
CCC grant applications, 1998-1999
Drafts, bookmarkers, and pins, 1997
CCC book copy, 1986
TxDOT, Guide to Depression Era Roadside Parks in Texas, June 1999
Publications, 2009, 2011
CCC questionaire, 2002
Miscellaneous articles on CCC, 2006, 2008, 2015
CCC article, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Magazine, reprint of 1978 article, 2004
CCC article, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Magazine, 1998
CCC Boys info request Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Magazine,2002
CCC article, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Magazine, 2005
CCC facts, undated
Texas Highways CCC article, 2016
CCC Boys project general [1 wallet]:
Letters to CCCers, 2003-2004
Walt Dabney memo of support for CCC project, 2002
CCC Boys project memo from Janelle Taylor, 2002
CCC poem, 2004
Sentimental journey video, 2002
CCC team meetings, 2002
CCC enrollee manual, 2005
Character education, 2004
Lest We Forget CCC facts, undated
CCC Boys of Texas, Tell Us Your Story poster, 2002
Texas-Digital-Archive
2017/109 Design, 2002 [820 KB (8 files)]
Box
2017/109-1 CCC banners, 2002
CCC brochure, undated
CCC kudos, 1997
CCC leads [1 wallet]:
Completed questionares, 1997
Francisco Guerra Jr., 2006
Ernesto Garza [empty folder]
CCC leads, 1999-2006
James W. Hall, CCC Dangerfield, 2005
Sherry J. Hoskins, 2005
CCC leads, May 2010
Texas CCC camps, 2012
Big Bend, 2004-2005
Balmorhea, 2006
Bastrop [1 wallet]:
Ernest Zigal, 2008
Carl A. Dement, 2008
Bastrop Historical Marker request, undated
Cleburne and Mother Neff State Park interviews,2000
Dangerfield,2002
Fort Parker, 2003-2007
Garner State Park – Edgar Ballard photocopies, January 1938
[CCC Company No. 879 Garner State Park, Uvalde, Texas. Photocopy created in November 2005.]
Garner Interpretive master plan, 2003
Garner,2002, 2005
Box
2017/109-2 Garner State Park, Stephenville, 2000, 2005-2006
Garner Park interview transcript, 2007
Lake Corpus Christi,2003
Indian Lodge, 2005
Mission Tejas, 2003
Mississippi,1936
[Certificate of discharge from CCC.]
Palo Duro, 1993, 2010
Tyler, 2005
Arizona CCC camps, 2004
New Mexico CCC camps, 2003
The Civilian Conservation Corps and Texas State Parks: The CCC Oral History Interview Transcripts, August 2003
CCC info file, August 2006
Texas-Digital-Archive
2017/109 Info File, August 2006 [2.48 MB (70 files)] (partially restricted)
Box
2017/109-3 Garner CCC reunion, 2005 [1 wallet]:
General event info
NRCS
Antique tool demonstration
Registration
Budget
Garner CCC event, 2005
Garner invitation list, 2005
Garner news articles, 2005
Garner interview list, 2005
Garner program and tickets, 2005
Bartlett SCS reunion, 2004
Caddo Lake CCC reunion, 2004
Texas-Digital-Archive
2017/109 Indian Lodge mini-statue dedication, February 3, 2004 [8.89 MB (14 files)]
Box
2017/109-4 Dallas CCC statue dedication, 2004
Big Bend National Park Friends Group meeting presentation, June 25, 2003
Bastrop CCC 70th reunion, 2003 [2 wallets]:
Potential sponsors
LCRA (Lower Colorado River Authority)
Budget
National Forest contacts
TxDOT
US Army
Wayfinding
Newspaper articles
National Park Service
Barbeque caterers
Miscellaneous
Printed materials
Registration
Miscellaneous invites
TV show CCC Memories
Graphics
Printing
Employee assignments
Group photo
Meeting notes
Possum Kingdom CCC plaque dedication speech, 1997
National reunion, Austin, 1997 [1 wallet]
Bastrop reunion, 1991
CCC day resolutions, 2002-2003 [1 wallet]:
TPWD commissioners
State Senate
Governor Rick Perry
Capitol event
Indian Lodge grand re-opening, 2006
National reunion, Dallas, 2006
Texas-Digital-Archive
2017/109 Bench images, September 2006 [22.7 MB (28 files)]
Box
2017/109-4 Bastrop CCC event, 2008
Texas-Digital-Archive
2017/109 75th CCC reunion photographs, 2008 [39.8 MB (50 files)]
Box
2017/109-4 CCC alumni list, undated
Boykin Springs CCC reunion, September 2010
CCC Commission presentation, May 2008
CCC events, 2009
Events, 2010
Palo Duro Canyon State Park, CCC plaque dedication, May 15, 2010
National CCC Day banner photographs, 2013
PPHM (Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum) CCC forum, 2012
Palo Duro CCC event, 2013 [1 wallet]
Texas-Digital-Archive
2017/109 Amarillo CCC interviews, April 6, 2013 [1.5 GB (22 files)]
Box
2017/109-4 Fort Worth CCC event, 2013
Interviewee files
Texas-Digital-Archive
2017/109 Transcripts, reports, indicies, undated [13.9 MB (130 files)]
Box
2017/109-2 May Ann Abott and Guy Raymond Laughlin
Travis Alsobrook
Alonzo Alvarez
Vernon Bo Ashley
Walter Atwood
J.E. Ayers
Eliso Baeza
Lolo Baeza
Rollin Baker
Edgar Ballard
[Video available on TPWD CCC Parks web page.]
J.C. Banks
Yvon Barclay
Charles Potter Brodie Bassett
Howard Baxter
Ed Bearden
Jones Belcher
Colonel Robert Benson
Chris Bocast
Mr. Booth
Alvin Bouge
W.R. Bowers
G.M. Brice
Ray Marchison/Bridges
Byrl Brockman
Henry Bruner
T. Eddie Burke
William Canady
Edward P. Carleton
Russell D. Cashion
[Video available on TPWD CCC Parks web page.]
Julian Cavazos
James Hubert Chandler
Buster Chrisner
Albert Allen Clark
Al Clement
[Interview agreement located in Box 2017/109-5 National Reunion, Dallas, 2006 folder.]
Wesley Coffee
Carl Cornelius
Leroy Coleman Cotton
Jerry W. Crabtree
William A. Bill Craig
Richard Crooks
Texas-Digital-Archive
2017/109 CCC oral history, Fort Worth legacy meeting, June 12, 2010 [2.46 GB (13 files)]
[Full video and unedited footage.]
Box
2017/109-2 Burnett Crowell
Henry Culp
Ed Davis
Texas-Digital-Archive
2017/109 CCC oral history, Palo Duro State Park, June 17, 2010 [4.76 GB (14 files)]
[Full video and unedited footage.]
Box
2017/109-2 Robert Denzer
Charles W. DeShazo
Willie Discher
Joe Mack Dodd
Victor Douglass
J.W. Duff
Morris Duffy
Edward Dutchover
Clyde Dyer
H.R. Dybowski
Alfred Eckols
Herman Lloyd Elliott
Texas-Digital-Archive
2017/109 CCC oral history, Bastrop, 2008 [1.83 GB (12 files)]
[Full video and unedited footage.]
Box
2017/109-2 William Bruce Bull Ellis
Howard Dick Evans
Arnold H. Fairbanks
George and Diane Foshee
Monroe Freeman
Pat Fritsch
Houston Fuge
Bill Harper
Richard L. Gabler
John Gandy
Paul L. Garmon
[Interview agreement located in Box 2017/109-5 National Reunion, Dallas, 2006 folder.]
James Leon Garner
Norbert Gebhard
Lloyd Gee
Stanley Gentry
James Glasgow
Texas-Digital-Archive
2017/109 CCC oral history, Bastrop, 2008 [1.23 GB (9 files)]
[Full video and unedited footage.]
Box
2017/109-2 Herbert Golden
T.C. Goodman
Curtis Greer
James Green
Texas-Digital-Archive
2017/109 CCC oral history, Fort Worth, 2010 [3.21 GB (13 files)]
[Full video and unedited footage.]
Box
2017/109-2 George E. Griffiths
O.C. Gunn
Otis Hart
Jack Heath
Willard Health
Amos Hefner
Muriel and Shawn Heinrich
William Hendryx II
Herbert A. Hensley
Carlton Hicks
Walter J. Hinds
Joe C. Hogue
Tim Holden
Carl A. Horne
Earnest Hubbard
Bill Huffman
Emmett Hunt
Texas-Digital-Archive
2017/109 CCC oral history, July 6, 2010 [2.68 GB (17 files)]
[Full video and unedited footage.]
Box
2017/109-2 Kathy Irwin
Joann S. Jackson
George James
Joseph James
Glenn R. Johnson
Ned Johnson
Raleigh and Ollie Mae Jones
[Company 2891.]
Texas-Digital-Archive
2017/109 CCC oral history, Daingerfield State Park, photographs, July 6, 2010 [15.7 MB (14 files)]
CCC oral history, Daingerfield State Park, unedited footage, July 6, 2010 [4.56 GB (15 files)]
Box
2017/109-3 Murphy Jordan
Thomas Earl Jordan
Stanley Kana
Orville Keilman
Herman Kelch
John Kennedy
Tom Key
Don Kievlan
Dorthea Lee King
Shirley R. Kirkley
Texas-Digital-Archive
2017/109 CCC enrollee manual, [21.9 MB (56 files)]
Box
2017/109-3 Fred Douglass Kneeland
Clyde T. Knight
Lewis Knowlton
Paul M. Knowlton
Haynes Cecil Knox
Frank Krischke
Buster Krisner
Rudy Kubik
Bryant Land
Odis Cleon Lester
Charles C. Lightfoot
Charles Linn
Juan Roberto Lujan
James Lyde
[Interview agreement located in Box 2017/109-5 Events, 2010 folder.]
Texas-Digital-Archive
2017/109 CCC oral history, Grand Canyon camp, unedited footage, August 24, 2010 [4.1 GB (13 files)]
Box
2017/109-3 Jefferson Maner
Patrick and Rosa Lee Mann
Dave Mayes and Robert Manning
Alton Martin
J.D. Martin
Nieto Martinez
Olen Matchett
Carrol Matheny
Fred Meith
James R. Metcalf
Hugo Felix Meurer
Texas-Digital-Archive
2017/109 CCC oral history, Bastrop, 2008 [2.88 GB (15 files)]
[Full video and unedited footage.]
Box
2017/109-3 James T. Middleton
Scott Milam
Louie Miller Jr.
Houston McClain
O.L. McCoy
Diane McCusker
Marion McDaniel
Texas-Digital-Archive
2017/109 CCC oral history, May 26, 2010 [3.7 GB (19 files)]
[Full video and unedited footage.]
Box
2017/109-3 Bill McDonald
Carl McElrath
Karen McGuire
Bill McKee
[Interview agreement located in Box 2017/109-5 Events, 2010 folder.]
Texas-Digital-Archive
2017/109 CCC oral history, Waxahachie Camp, SCS Camp, unedited footage, August 23, 2010 [3.88 GB (13 files)]
Box
2017/109-3 Cecil McMeans
Howard Moore
Lester Moore
Melvin J. Moore
John Hardy Morris
Clarence Morse
Arch Lee Murray
C.L. Myers
Parley Myers
[Son of WWI veteran CCC member.]
Texas-Digital-Archive
2017/109 CCC oral history with Lisa Jackson, PPHM, Palo Duro Canyon, 2009 [4.85 GB (13 files)]
[Audio only.]
Box
2017/109-3 Basil C. Nickerson
Vicente G. Padilla
Reuben Pakebusch
John J. Pandosh
Hanno Pape [2 folders]
Willie Parker
Newell Parsons [2 folders]
Lindsey Passmore
W.R. Patrick
Joe Q. Pena
John Alfred Pfitsch
Willie and Mike Pixler
Ezekiel Rhodes
Ernest M. Rivera
[Company 879.]
Texas-Digital-Archive
2017/109 CCC oral history, Fort Davis State Park, unedited footage, June 22, 1990 [631 MB (5 files)]
CCC oral history, Fort Davis State Park, photographs, 1934-1935 [45.2 MB (5 files)]
Box
2017/109-3 Minnie Rivera
Jesse (Sandy) Robinson
David Rossington
John L. Ruddick
M.F. Rutherford
Jerry Schiller
Joe and Wilma Scott
Olan Seale
Steve Sellers
Texas-Digital-Archive
2017/109 1936 CCC annual, Fort Bliss,undated [3.59 GB (47 files)]
1936 CCC annual, Fort Bliss, photographs and presentation, 1936 [56.2 MB (50 files)]
J.D. and Louise at Balmorhea photographs, 1935-1937 [185 MB (4 files)]
J.D. Sellers, Balmorhea, 1935-1937 [76.8 MB (53 files)]
The J.D. Sellers story, Balmorhea, photographs and presentation, undated [646 MB (11 files)]
Balmorhea pool staff and boys, undated [281 MB (10 files)]
Box
2017/109-3 W.R. Shaw
Vernon Sherman
Clarence Pete Shockley
Ernest L. Singleton
George Smith
David M. Snider
George South
Bob Stanton
Harry G. Steinart
James Stephen
Douglass Stockton
Al Tarver
Ted Teague
Alvin Thieme
[Video available on TPWD CCC Parks web page.]
W.L. Thornton
Ed Tom
Henry Trees
Walter Trees
Romeo Trevino
Claude Tyler
C.E. Valdez
Anderson Van Dyke
Jack Vaughn
Roddy Israel Villeseas
Rick Wallace
John J. Warren
Lawrence E. Warren
Robert D. Warren
Roscoe Weaver
Thomas Ward
Adrian White
Walter Wiede
Jimmy Williams
Retus Williams
[Interview agreement located in Box 2017/109-5 National Reunion, Dallas, 2006 folder.]
Robert Williams
Texas-Digital-Archive
2017/109 CCC oral history, New Waverly Forestry, unedited footage, July 7, 2010 [4.09 GB (13 files)]
Box
2017/109-3 Luther Winans
B. Woodrow Woehst
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