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Civilian Conservation Corps in Minnesota

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Civilian Conservation Corps in Minnesota
By Greta Bahnemann, MDL Metadata Coordinator
Marian Rengel, MDL Outreach Coordinator
November 1, 2012
 
Young men left family and friends and traveled to the Civilian Conservation Corps camps across Minnesota in the 1930s and 1940s to work, provide for their families, and leave a lasting mark on the state’s history.
A major new collection in Minnesota Reflections captures the stories of these men in their own words. Now, more than 500 issues of weekly newsletters from camps in Cook County and on Minnesota’s Iron Range provide students and teachers, researchers and descendents with first-hand accounts of daily life for the men working in those camps.
The Minnesota Historical Society contributed the newsletters to Minnesota Reflections. These newsletters complement a wide array of photographs that document camp life that the Cook County Historical Society and the Iron Range Research Center had already contributed to Minnesota Reflections.
MDL Metadata Coordinator Greta Bahnemann and MDL Outreach Coordinator Marian Rengel selected just a few newsletters and photographs to highlight this amazing collection of materials about the CCC. The chart on the following pages gives readers a sense of the depth of the treasures they can now find in the collection.
Once you have explored our offering here, you may wish to find more within Minnesota Reflections. Here’s the shortest way to find only the newsletters.
To find all of the newsletters, go to the Minnesota Historical Society’s landing page in Minnesota Reflections http://reflections.mndigital.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/mhs; then click on “Browse Minnesota Historical Society.” After that page loads, look to the left under “Narrow your search by” for “Item Physical Type.” From that drop-down menu, choose “newsletters (513).” You can then Browse those results or narrow your search.
CCC Newsletter
Location
Camp Chips
1935-1937
April 14, 1935
(First of 18)
Hovland, Minnesota
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Link to 35 images for “Hovland” in Cook County Historical Society:
Selected Individual Images:
 
The Caribou Ripsaw
1934-1935
April 20, 1935
Lutsen, Minnesota
Link to 33 images for “Lutsen” in Cook County Historical Society:
Selected Individual Images:
 
Gunflint Trailer (Company 712)
1935, 1939-1941
April 23, 1940
Grand Marais, Minnesota
Link to 11 images for “Company 712” in Cook County Historical Society:
Selected Individual Images:
 
Sawbill Sez-All
March 1939
Tofte, Minnesota
Link to 11 images for “Tofte” in Cook County Historical Society:
Selected Individual Images:
 
Northern Hi-Lights
March 1939 (one issue)
 
Cusson, Minnesota
Results for “Cusson” in Cook County Historical Society:
Link to 4 results for “Cusson” in Iron Range Research Center collection:
 
Deer Lake Echo
1939
April 25, 1942
Effie, Minnesota
Results for “Effie” in Iron Range Research Center collection: 
 
The Blue Ox
1936-1937
April 23, 1937
Nevis, Minnesota
Results for “Nevis” in Iron Range Research Center collection:
 
The Sullivanite
1935-1936
July 11, 1936
Brimson, Minnesota
Results for “Brimson” in Iron Range Research Center collection:
 
The Big Lake Breeze
1935, 1937
April 17, 1935
Cloquet, Minnesota
Results for “Company 1760” in Iron Range Research Center collection:
 

 

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