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  • Elmer Garrett Collection

The Civilian Conservation Corps, founded in 1933, was a New Deal program which offered unksilled manual labor jobs for unmarried men aged 17-28 during the Great Depression. The organization helped to establish natural resource conservation programs in every state and territory in the United States. The program ended in 1942 as a result of World War II.

Photographs in this collection include images of Civilian Conservation Corps, Company 1658. The company was based at Camp Lincoln in Springfield. 

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