Learning in Retirement: The Four Civilian Conservation Corps Camps of Jackson County
March 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Ms. Kay Rippelmeyer-Tippy will discuss life in Jackson County’s four Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camps at the Southern Illinois Learning in Retirement meeting. The camps existed between 1933 and 1942 and were located in Ava, Murphysboro, Pomona, and Giant City. Ms. Rippelmeyer-Tippy will illustrate her presentation with photographs and with the words of CCC enrollees whom she interviewed. She will also discuss the CCC’s national context and legacy as part of the New Deal.
Ms. Rippelmeyer-Tippy earned the Bachelor’s degree in English Education from University of Ilinois and the Master’s degree in Literature from Southern Illinois University. She began interviewing CCC enrollees in the 1980s.
The meeting, free and open to the public, will begin with a coffee and social hour at 9:30 a.m.