Giant City State Park, Illinois collection, 1933-2006
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Brief Description:

The collection consists of research materials compiled for a history of Giant City State Park in Union and Jackson Counties, Illinois, "Giant City State Park and the Civilian Conservation Corps: A History in Words and Pictures" by Kay Rippelmeyer, published in 2010.

The collection consists of Civilian Conservation Corps company reports and other official CCC records, newsletters, oral history transcripts and cassettes, CCC alumni association records, exhibit and presentation material, maps and photographs, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous CCC and park related research material.

Held at:
Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
605 Agriculture Dr.
MC 6632
Carbondale, IL 62901
Phone: 618-453-2516
Fax: 618-453-3451
Email: speccoll [at]
Record Series Number: 1/6/MSS 280
Created by: Giant City State Park (Ill.), Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.) Company 1657, Rippelmeyer, Kay (1953-)
Volume: 2.0 Boxes
Acquired: 00/00/2009.
Arrangement: The collection is arranged in two series: (1) Subject files, (2) Audio/Visual materials.
Biographical Note for Giant City State Park (Ill.) : In 1927, the State of Illinois acquired more than 1,100 acres of land in Union and Jackson counties and dedicated the area as Giant City State Park. In 1936, the Civilian Conservation Corps completed construction of a lodge and 12 overnight cabins on the highest point in the park. Today, the park has grown to encompass 4,000 acres of spectacular countryside and the 110-acre Fern Rocks Nature Preserve.
Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access.
Subject Index
Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.) - Illinois - Giant City State Park
Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.). Company 1657 (Makanda, Ill.)
Giant City State Park (Ill.)
Genres/Forms of Material
Giant City State Park (Ill.) - Photographs
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the World Wide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright.  Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult Special Collections Research Center to determine copyright holders for information in this collection.  Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.
Acquisition Notes: Gift
Related Materials: Civilian Conservation Corps Company 1657 artifacts (MSS 269)
Related Publications: Kay Rippelmeyer, Giant City State Park and the Civilian Conservation Corps: A History in Words and Pictures (Carbondale, IL: SIU Press, 2010)
PreferredCitation: [Item], Giant City State Park, Illinois Collection, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.