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The Resource The Civilian Conservation Corps in southern Illinois, 1933-1942, Kay Rippelmeyer

The Civilian Conservation Corps in southern Illinois, 1933-1942, Kay Rippelmeyer

Label
The Civilian Conservation Corps in southern Illinois, 1933-1942
Title
The Civilian Conservation Corps in southern Illinois, 1933-1942
Statement of responsibility
Kay Rippelmeyer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Drawing on more than thirty years of meticulous research, Kay Rippelmeyer details the Depression-era history of the simultaneous creation of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and the Shawnee National Forest in southern Illinois. Through the stories of the men who worked in CCC camps devoted to soil and forest conservation projects, she offers a fascinating look into an era of utmost significance to the identity, citizens, wildlife, and natural landscape of the region. Rippelmeyer outlines the geologic and geographic history of southern Illinois, from Native American uses of the land to the timber industry's decimation of the forest by the 1920s. Detailing both the economic hardships and agricultural land abuse plaguing the region during the Depression, she reveals how the creation of the CCC under Franklin Delano Roosevelt coincided with the regional campaign for a national forest and how locals first became aware of and involved with the program. Rippelmeyer mined CCC camp records from the National Archives, newspaper accounts and other correspondence and conducted dozens of oral interviews with workers and their families to re-create life in the camps. An extensive camp compendium augments the volume, featuring numerous photographs, camp locations and dates of operation, work history, and company rosters. Satisfying public curiosity and the need for factual information about the camps in southern Illinois, this is an essential contribution to regional history and a window to the national impact of the CCC"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rippelmeyer, Kay
Dewey number
333.73/16097739
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
S916.I3
LC item number
R57 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.)
  • Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.)
  • Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.)
  • Soil conservation
  • Forest conservation
  • Interviews
  • Labor camps
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
  • HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI)
  • NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection
  • Ecology
  • Forest conservation
  • Geography
  • Interviews
  • Labor camps
  • Soil conservation
  • Shawnee National Forest (Ill.)
  • Illinois
  • Illinois
  • Illinois
  • Illinois
  • Illinois
Label
The Civilian Conservation Corps in southern Illinois, 1933-1942, Kay Rippelmeyer
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Shawnee books."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-328) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Camp Map and Roster -- Part One. Background, Beginnings, and the Impact of the CCC -- The Old Forest and the Timber Industry in Southern Illinois -- The Great Depression in Southern Illinois and the Establishment of the Shawnee National Forest -- The Establishment of the Civilian Conservation Corps -- CCC Work Projects in Southern Illinois -- Life in the CCC Camps -- The Last Years and Legacies of the CCC -- Part Two. The Southern Illinois CCC Camp Compendium -- The Forest Service Camps: Camp Cadiz, DF-9, F-9; Camp Delta, F-3; Camp Eddyville, F-4; Camp Glenn, F-1; Camp Herod, DF-7, F-7; Camp Hicks, F-5; Camp Hutchins, F-8; Camp Kedron, F-6; Camp Pomona, F-2; Camp Shawneetown, F-11, PE-64, SCS-17; Camp Simpson, F-12; Camp Union, S-51, F-10 -- The Private Erosion and Soil Conservation Service Camps: CCC Camp Benton, SCS-22; CCC Camp Dixon Springs, SCS-1; Camp Grayville, SCS-6; CCC Camp Marion, PE-72, SCS-27; Camp Metropolis, DPE-68; CCC Camp Mill Creek, PE-71, SCS-21; Camp Mounds, DPE-69, SCS-29; Camp Murphysboro "Riverside," PE-66, SCS-20; Camp Norris City, SCS-24; Camp Pinckneyville, PE-66; Camp Randolph, PE-53; Camp Saline (Eldorado), PE-52; Camp Sparta, SCS-34; Camp Waterloo, PE-73, SCS-23; note: the histories of the State Park Camps Giant City, SP-11 and Stonefort, SP-41 are detailed in a separate work by this author, Giant City State Park and the Civilian Conservation Corps -- Appendixes
Control code
ocn874970365
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xvi, 348 pages
Isbn
9780809333653
Isbn Type
(cloth : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2014020518
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)874970365
  • (Sirsi) a1872340
Label
The Civilian Conservation Corps in southern Illinois, 1933-1942, Kay Rippelmeyer
Publication
Note
"Shawnee books."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-328) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Camp Map and Roster -- Part One. Background, Beginnings, and the Impact of the CCC -- The Old Forest and the Timber Industry in Southern Illinois -- The Great Depression in Southern Illinois and the Establishment of the Shawnee National Forest -- The Establishment of the Civilian Conservation Corps -- CCC Work Projects in Southern Illinois -- Life in the CCC Camps -- The Last Years and Legacies of the CCC -- Part Two. The Southern Illinois CCC Camp Compendium -- The Forest Service Camps: Camp Cadiz, DF-9, F-9; Camp Delta, F-3; Camp Eddyville, F-4; Camp Glenn, F-1; Camp Herod, DF-7, F-7; Camp Hicks, F-5; Camp Hutchins, F-8; Camp Kedron, F-6; Camp Pomona, F-2; Camp Shawneetown, F-11, PE-64, SCS-17; Camp Simpson, F-12; Camp Union, S-51, F-10 -- The Private Erosion and Soil Conservation Service Camps: CCC Camp Benton, SCS-22; CCC Camp Dixon Springs, SCS-1; Camp Grayville, SCS-6; CCC Camp Marion, PE-72, SCS-27; Camp Metropolis, DPE-68; CCC Camp Mill Creek, PE-71, SCS-21; Camp Mounds, DPE-69, SCS-29; Camp Murphysboro "Riverside," PE-66, SCS-20; Camp Norris City, SCS-24; Camp Pinckneyville, PE-66; Camp Randolph, PE-53; Camp Saline (Eldorado), PE-52; Camp Sparta, SCS-34; Camp Waterloo, PE-73, SCS-23; note: the histories of the State Park Camps Giant City, SP-11 and Stonefort, SP-41 are detailed in a separate work by this author, Giant City State Park and the Civilian Conservation Corps -- Appendixes
Control code
ocn874970365
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xvi, 348 pages
Isbn
9780809333653
Isbn Type
(cloth : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2014020518
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)874970365
  • (Sirsi) a1872340

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