Finding Aid for the Collection of Material about California Labor Camps, 1932-1935

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UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
© 2002
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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Finding Aid for the Collection of Material about California Labor Camps, 1932-1935

Collection number: 493

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of 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
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
Processed by:
Manuscripts Division staff
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Text converted and initial container list EAD tagging by:
Apex Data Services
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, March 2002
© 2002 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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. Department of 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, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

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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 Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
  • Public Services Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of 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). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

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- .


Container List

Folder 1

M.B. Pratt's progress reports on the camps.

Physical Description: (12 items).
Folder 2

Annapolis.

Physical Description: (7 items).
Folder 3

Anza.

Physical Description: (1 item).
Folder 4

Bootjack.

Physical Description: (2 items).
Folder 5

Coral Canyon.

Physical Description: (1 item).
Folder 6

Fallbrook.

Physical Description: (1 item).
Folder 7

Fawn Lodge.

Physical Description: (2 items).
Folder 8

De Sabla.

Physical Description: (5 items).
Folder 9

Digger Butte.

Physical Description: (2 items).
Folder 10

Earl Canyon.

Physical Description: (1 item).
Folder 11

Indiana Ranch.

Physical Description: (2 items).
Folder 12

Inwood.

Physical Description: (3 items).
Folder 13

Malibu.

Physical Description: (1 item).
Folder 14

Maxon Ranch.

Physical Description: (2 items).
Folder 15

Minniewawa.

Physical Description: (2 items).
Folder 16

Mint Canyon.

Physical Description: (2 items).
Folder 17

Mt. Madonna.

Physical Description: (4 items).
Folder 18

Mountain Ranch.

Physical Description: (1 item).
Folder 19

Murphy's.

Physical Description: (1 item).
Folder 20

Northwestern.

Physical Description: (3 items).
Folder 21

Pine Grove.

Physical Description: (1 item).
Folder 22

Las Posadas.

Physical Description: (6 items).
Folder 23

Pozo.

Physical Description: (2 items).
Folder 24

Ramona.

Physical Description: (2 items).
Folder 25

Rich Gulch.

Physical Description: (2 items).
Folder 26

Salt Creek.

Physical Description: (1 item).
Folder 27

San Juan Capistrano.

Physical Description: (1 item).
Folder 28

Tehachapi.

Physical Description: (4 items).
Folder 29

Trabuco.

Physical Description: (2 items).
Folder 30

Tuna Canyon.

Physical Description: (1 item).
Folder 31

Whitmore.

Physical Description: (4 items).
Folder 32

Yankee Hill.

Physical Description: (2 items).
 

Printed Matter

Folder 33

(1) Report on the California State Labor Camps, by S. Rexford Black, Chairman, State Labor Camp Committee.

Folder 33

(2) Public Opinion of the Civilian Conservation Corps in California, by Wallace I. Hutchinson, Assistant Regional Forester.

Folder 33

(3) Once in a Lifetime, a Guide to the CCC Camp, by Ned H. Dearborn.