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
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.
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.
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.