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Floyd Olson Collection--Civilian Conservation Corps Photo Album

 Unprocessed Material — Multiple Containers
Identifier: H2014-030

Content Description

The collection consists of two photo albums of images taken at Camp Tigerville (Hill City, S.D.), a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp in the Black Hills of South Dakota and CCC Camp 2737 stationed near Presho (S.D.) and Hartington (NE) from the mid-1930s. Floyd Olson worked for the CCC from 1936 to 1937. The two photo albums consist of several hundred snapshot photographs of the camps. Most of the photograph show the men who worked at the camps, though none of the images are identified. Other images include various camp buildings, barracks, tents, mess hall, the “Tigerville” and “Camp 2737” signs, vehicles, the camp exchange, numerous camp scenes and the surrounding Black Hills scenery. Also included are men in baseball uniforms playing baseball, Mount Rushmore scenes and the men working on various CCC projects including roads, earthwork, dam work and spillways. One photo album features scenes from the town of Presho (S.D.) and CCC Camp 2737 from the mid-1930s. There are also images of Hartington (NE) in Cedar County in northern Nebraska. CCC Camp 2737 was also stationed there for a time. Most to all of the images in the second photo album are from CCC Camp 2737 near Presho (S.D.) as well as images form Hartington (NE). Also included are images from the Nebraska State Fair and the Nebraska State Capitol in Lincoln (NE). The collection also includes one bound volume of newspapers titled, “Happy Days,” titled as the “authorized weekly newspaper of the Civilian Conservation Corp.” The newspapers date from May 16, 1936 to November 7, 1936. The weekly newspaper was published in Washington D.C.

Restrictions Apply



  • ca. 1936-1937


0.25 Cubic Feet