Civilian Conservation Corps Records:
ATTENTION: AS OF June 2009, there is a now a fee to request the official enrollment papers. Five or fewer pages $20 - Six and more pages $60. Notification of fee amount will be returned to you during the request process.
Until June of this year, CCC men and family members could request copies of CCC discharges from the center at no charge. The only stipulation was family members had to send proof of death with the request.
In June, CCC records held in the name of the CCC by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), were transferred to the custody of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). With this transfer, the cost of researching these records once paid by OPM will now be passed on to the requester.
These fees are authorized under the 44 U.S.C. 2116 (c) which authorizes NARA to charge a fee to the public for making or authenticating copies or reproduction of material transferred to the NARA’s custody.
Fee schedule: Five and fewer pages is $20.00; Six and more pages is $60.00. It should be noted that most CCC records are more than five pages so requesters can generally expect a fee of $60.00.
Death certificates are no longer needed to request information on deceased CCC employees; however, if you send the certificate you are more likely to get more information.
CCC Records contain personal information confidential to enrollees. The CCC records are on microfilm and contain many records on each film. Even though the records are now public, each record must undergo screening for sensitive information in accordance with the personal privacy exemption of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), U.S.C.552 (b) (6), before it can be released. Screening every record on a film is not feasible, so the decision was made that visitors to the public research room would not be able to review the films in person.
Things you need to know to request:
Enrollee name: Last, First, Middle or, nickname
Branch of Service: Civilian Conservation Corps
Location of the camp (if known):
Proof of death is no longer required, it can help to expedite the process.
Make a copy your request for your file. Sign and date your request and mail to:
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
National Personnel Records Center
111 Winnebago Street
St. Louis, MO 63118
Fax requests will be accepted at 314-801-9269 but a signature must be included. Notification of fees and payment methods will be sent to the requester as part of the case processing.
For additional information on civilian records visit the website. http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/civilian
The military records information can be obtained by visiting http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/military-personnel/