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Hey there Jim, first write to the National Archives joint in St. Louis, that's where all the personnel records for the CCC boys are. That'll tell you his job and really importantly the camp info and dates. Then you can work from there.
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Just to add a little bit more to Vernon's post about requesting CCC personnel records from St. Louis, please note there is an official request form for these records, NA Form 14136.
Here are few additional pieces of information that could help inform your decision to request this type of record.
The sample shows the different types of work performed by the individual of record, as well as the camp number with location and date.
Request should be mailed to the following address:
National Archives & Records Administration
ATTN: Archival Programs
P.O. Box 38757
St. Louis, MO 63138
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For more information and for the address to write to, you can go to NARA's Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Enrollee Records website at: https://www.archives.gov/st-louis/archival-programs/civilian-personnel-archival/ccc-holdings-access.html. There are also links to additional CCC-related holdings at NARA.
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Hi from the National Archives in St. Louis, Jim!
A Civilian Conservation Corps record related to the possible service of your father would definitely be found here. It will be an Official Personnel Folder (OPF) and will detail his nearest relatives, what he did with the CCC as well as the camps that he worked at and an entry medical review. While we do not have discharge papers, the character of his discharge will be listed.
The Form 14136, as mentioned above, is the form that we use to conduct a search. Please fill this out to the best of your ability and send it to us. You can send it to the address that Michelle gave or by email to email@example.com
Once you have the information from his OPF then you can write in to our College Park location, where still pictures are kept. Rosters have mostly been destroyed but they will be able to provide you with all of the existing information regarding the specific camps that your father may have worked at.
If you have questions or comments regarding this response, you may contact me through those outlets as well.
NARA, St. Louis
Hello Jim, On Facebook, in the search box, type in Civilian Conservation Corps in Maine. I'm the administrator there, and have posted much info there. I have the 1936 Roster Book which lists all camps in Maine, and....names of members at publishing date. If you would like, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, give me his full name First-Middle-Last and dates he may of enlisted. I may be able to help. Mike