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Rodney C. Perkins collection ca. 1983

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI L307 (Text) 00000106353600 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 1.0 Cubic feet 3 manuscript boxes

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General Note: Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2012/05 by Laura Williams. EAD finding aid created 2012/05 by Laura Williams. EAD finding aid revised 2016/08/05 by Laura Eliason.
Restrictions on Access Note: This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.: This collection contains 3 typewritten copies of Camp and Community, an unpublished novel about the Civilian Conservation Corps written by Rodney C. Perkins (ca. 1983). There are carbon copies of his first draft and final draft with corrections and a copy of the completed manuscript. An author's preface is also included with the final draft copies. In addition to the novel, there are two oral histories associated with Mr. Perkins and the subjects covered include the Great Depression, World War II, the Irvington neighborhood, Butler University, and the Irvington Presbyterian Church.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note: Rodney C. Perkins collection, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note: Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Location of Other Archival Materials Note: Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN: OH231: Rodney Clinton PerkinsOH232: Rodney Perkins
Biographical or Historical Data: Rodney C. Perkins was born on November 15, 1905 in the Irvington neighborhood of Indianapolis. He graduated from Shortridge High School in 1924 and Butler University in 1931. He joined the Civilian Conservation Corps and served for eight years at camps in Rising Sun, Brookville, and Kurtz. After serving in World War II, he returned to Indiana and worked as an instructor at Butler and Indiana University, Bloomington. He worked for the United States Post Office in Cincinnati, Ohio for 23 years, retiring in 1971. He passed away at the age of 78 on January 18, 1984.Sources:Information found within the "Rodney C. Perkins." Indiana Death Certificates, 1899-2011. Accessed August 2, 2016.
The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a New Deal public works program created during the Great Depression. The program promoted environmental conservation and gave employment to nearly 3 million young men from 1933 to 1942. The CCC helped reforest the country and stocked rivers and lakes with fish. The Corpsmen also built canals, ditches, roads and helped develop state and national parks.Sources:"Civilian Conservation Corps." National Park Service. Accessed August 2, 2016. Staff. "Civilian Conservation Corps." Last modified 2010. Accessed August 2, 2016.
Ownership and Custodial History: This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Rodney C. Perkins in 1983/06.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note: No further additions are expected.
Subject: Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.)
Genre: Oral histories.

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