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Finding Aid for the Collection of Material about California Labor Camps, 1932-1935
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Description
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.
Background
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.
Extent
1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
Restrictions
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.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.