Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Sociology, Social Work, and Anthropology

First Advisor

Gary Huxford


One of the most generally admired New Deal Agencies reflected the fact that Franklin D. Roosevelt, like his cousin Theodore was an ardent conservationist. The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) by providing job relief to the people. However, most of the work was carried on in the more remote areas of the states and thus escaped day to day scrutiny. The completed conservation tasks were to stand as proof of accomplishment. Most histories dismiss the CCC with a paragraph and perhaps a picture of some boys planting trees; however, 2,400,000 young men and 145,000 war veterans served in camps of the CCC.1