Skip to main content

Young Adult Conservation Corps Program (YACC)

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 82-04
The Young Adult Conservation Corps of the Blue Ridge Parkway was started in 1977 under the administration of President Jimmy Carter to offer young people a year's work in the outdoors. Camp 2172 of the Blue Ridge Parkway YACC was the first operating Corps in the nation, employing men and women ages 16-23. The young people worked alongside experienced personnel clearing fallen trees, draining wetlands, laying water lines, repairing rail fences and clearing drains on 469 miles of the Parkway. The administrative records of the Blue Ridge Parkway camp include administrative handbooks, copies of The Bugle, camp newsletter, and various files on personnel, budget, payroll, travel, energy and conservation, surveys, and correspondence from the camp's office in Vinton, VA.

Dates

  • 1977-10 - 1982-04

Conditions Governing Use

No publication fee is made for use of Western Carolina University Library special collections material in scholarly publications. The Library retains sole right to judge what constitutes a non-scholarly or commercial publication. Permission to publish commercially, in circumstances where the Library is qualified to grant it, requires proper authorization. Please contact Special Collections at specialcollections@wcu.edu for more information.

Extent

6 Linear Feet