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Finding Aid for the Collection of Material about California Labor Camps, 1932-1935
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Collection of Material about California Labor Camps,
    Date (inclusive): 1932-1935
    Collection number: 493
    Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: California unemployment labor camps were established in 1931 to provide transient, homeless people with food and shelter in exchange for work beneficial to the state, primarily in forestry and agriculture. This system was a forerunner to the Civilian Conservation Corps program. The collection consists of correspondence, memos, reports, and inventory lists made by individual California unemployment labor camp directors, and progress reports sent to California Governor James Rolph.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Library Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Argus Books, purchase, 1971.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Collection of Material about California Labor Camps (Collection 493). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 964371 

    Biography

    California unemployment labor camps were established in 1931 to provide transient, homeless people with food and shelter in exchange for work beneficial to the state. Labor camps in California provided work primarily in forestry and agriculture. This system, an experiment in the handling of jobless men during the Great Depression, was a forerunner to the Civilian Conservation Corps program.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of correspondence, memos, reports, and inventory lists made by individual California unemployment labor camp directors. These documents were sent to Merritt B. Pratt, California State Forester, and also included in the collection is a file of Pratt's progress reports to California Governor James Rolph.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Pratt, Merritt B. (Merritt Berry), 1878- --Correspondence.
    Labor camps--California--Archival resources.
    Forests and forestry--California--Citizen participation.
    Public service employment--California.
    Pratt, Merritt B. (Merritt Berry), 1878- .