Ancestors in the CCC? Search Online Camp Newspapers from Virginia!

If your ancestor or other relative was part of the New Deal Civilian
Conservation Corps
program, camp newspapers are great for learning about his experience.
And it’s getting easier to access CCC camp newspapers from Virginia (plus a few from
outside Virginia).


CCC workers, Library
of Congress

The Virginia
Newspapers Project has announced
that CCC camp newspapers from the Library of
Virginia’s collection, published from 1934 to 1941 by young men participating in the
CCC, are being digitized on the Virginia Chronicle
newspaper website
. The papers were originally microfilmed by the Center
for Research Libraries
in 1991.

The Camp Victory Crier, for example, was published in Yorktown, Va. Page two
of this issue names staff including editor in chief Oliver J. Wilson, other editors,
press men and reporters.

Click
here to browse the CCC newspapers already
on Virginia Chronicle. To search these
and other newspapers on the site, use the keyword search box on the home
page
or the Advanced
Search
, which lets you specify a date range and newspaper title to search.

Here’s
a guide to the Library of Virginia’s collection of CCC camp newspapers
.

Looking for more CCC history websites and old records of CCC camps and workers? See
our genealogy Q&A on how to research a CCC worker on FamilyTreeMagazine.com
.

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