1 Reply Latest reply on Dec 30, 2020 1:14 PM by Holly Rivet

    Seeking records of CCC Company 2822

    Annette Crafton Corbell Newbie

      I am in search of records for CCC Company 2822 in SP-17 Boiling Springs State Park, Oklahoma and then transferred to NP-11-C, Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, Colorado.  Was it usual for company to be moved from one state to another?   What records might be available for this transfer?

        • Re: Seeking records of CCC Company 2822
          Holly Rivet Tracker

          Dear Ms. Corbell,

           

           

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

           

          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the Camp Transfer Ledgers, 1942 - 1943 and Records Relating to the Transfer of Corps Camps, 1942 - 1947 in the Records of the Civilian Conservation Corps (Record Group 35). The Camp Legers document camp transfers including Civilian Conservation Corps camp numbers and locations, the agencies that were offered the use of the buildings, agencies who requested the buildings, the value of the buildings, and the dates of approved transfers.  Records Relating to the Transfer of Corps Camps consists of correspondence and other records concerning the transfer of camps, equipment, and supplies to State or Federal agencies.  For access to the lists, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at archives2reference@nara.gov.

           

          We also located the "Happy Days” Newspapers, 5/20/1933 - 10/26/1940 (M1783) in Record Group 35 that include works project notes, accomplishments, and changes in CCC administration and personnel.  Please contact RDT2 for access to M1783. You may view M1783 online for a fee on Ancestry.com.

           

          In addition, we located the Camp Inspection Reports, 1933 - 1942 in Record Group 35 that include file units titled Colorado: NP11 – Estes Park, Larimer County and Oklahoma: SP-17 – Woodward, Woodward County. The forms provide information on company number, race of enrollees, date of camp establishment, camp location, names of military personnel in the camp, conditions of buildings and sanitation facilities, status of medical services, safety conditions, and brief descriptions of projects at each camp. For access to the file units, please contact RDT2.

           

          Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDT2. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.

           

          The Boiling Springs State Park Resource Management Plan 2013 (Updated January 2015) provides a brief history of the park.  It mentions that the state of Oklahoma leased portions of its land (including CCC housing) to the United States as a military training facility.

           

          We also suggest reviewing the 2006 National Park Service report, The Archeology of the Civilian Conservation Corps in Rocky Mountain National Park.  It includes a history of the CCC’s work at the park with maps of the camps.

           

          We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!

           

          Sincerely,

          Holly Rivet