Monday, July 25, 2011

Civilian Conservation Corps: A Reunion and Materials in the Grems-Doolittle Library

There's going to be a reunion of Civilian Conservation Corps alumni in Schenectady on August 15th. The CCC employed thousands of out-of-work men during the Great Depression, building bridges, managing forests, running telephone lines, constructing dams, etc. What interests me is how this civilian organization unintentionally trained men for future roles in the US Army engineers during WWII (see my review of US Combat Engineer: 1941-45, by Gordon Rottman).

The Grems-Doolittle Library in Schenectady houses a sizable collection of CCC artifacts, photos, and other materials.

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