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National Association of Civilian Conservation Corps Alumni : Mile High Chapter 7 Recorda

Identifier: CONS269

Scope and Contents

Collection contains organizational records for the NACCCA Mile High Chapter 7: correspondence, by-laws, camp histories, newsletters, membership lists, financial records, meeting minutes, plaques and awards, photographs, scrapbooks, ephemera. Vintage materials of the CCC era include: photographs of the building of Red Rocks, cutting mountain trails and roads, project in Durango, Colo.; pieces of original uniforms and caps; metal lunch trays; camp and company photographs. Other memorabilia remain on display at Camp Morrison.


  • 1933-2009


Language of Materials

Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

Conditions Governing Access

Contact Western History/Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, Denver, Colorado.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

The National Association of Civilian Conservation Corps Alumni (NACCCA) was formed in 1978. Colorado's Mile High Chapter 7 was established in 1978 in time for the 50th anniversary of the founding of the CCC in 1983. Meetings of the chapter were held at Mt. Morrison CCC Camp SP-13-C until the mid-2000s. One of the organization?s primary efforts in recent decades was to establish and maintain a CCC museum at the Mt. Morrison CCC Camp. The museum, adjacent to the Denver Mountain Parks office on the same site, is managed by Denver Mountain Parks staff. As of 2009, the NACCCA Mile High Chapter 7 was disbanded due to the declining health and death of its last remaining members. A follow-on organization, also called Mile High Chapter 7, continues their work.


9 boxes (9 linear feet)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift;National Association of Civilian Conservation Corps Alumni.Mile High Chapter 7;2016.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.


Other memorabilia slated to become part of the collection remain on display at Camp Morrison.


Out of the economic chaos caused by the Great Depression emerged the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). Inaugurated by President Franklyn D. Roosevelt in 1933, the CCC was part of the U.S. public work relief program known as the New Deal. The goal of the CCC were two-fold: conservation of natural resources and employment for young, unemployed and unmarried men ages 17-23. Projects in Colo. included the cutting and grading of some of the first mountain roads and transforming Red Rocks Amphitheater into a premiere concert venue. The CCC continued until 1941 and the advent of World War II. The efforts of the CCC are recognized as the single greatest conservation program in America and served as a catalyst to develop the tenets of modern conservation.

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NACCCA :Mile High Chapter 7 records.

Finding Aid for the National Association of Civilian Conservation Corps Alumni :Mile High Chapter 7 Records.
Finding Aid prepared from MARC data.
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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy
Denver CO 80204 United States