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Selection from c. 1949 photograph of an aerial view of campus highlighting the location of the CCC Camp relative to Cary Field. From PA Photograph Collection Box 1 Folder 5 Aerial Views of Campus.

The Civilian Conservation Corps or CCC Camp at William & Mary during the Great Depression was located on the present site of Yates Hall on Yates Drive, across from William & Mary Hall.

1933--temporary camp behind Cary Field with a large mess hall, kitchen, five barracks, recreation building, shower and wash house, a garage, and an administration building. Camp laid out in a quadrangle, with mess hall at one end, administration building at other end, and barracks along sides.

Today (2010), small brick buildings on the side of the Yates parking lot are remain from the CCC camp.

Material in the Special Collections Research Center

  • Charles Hunter Notes, Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library, The College of William & Mary.
  • The Flat Hat
  • Colonial Echo
  • Alumni Gazette
  • University Archives Photograph Collection - Aerial Views of Campus


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This website contains the best available information from known sources at the time it was written. Unfortunately, many of the early original records of William & Mary were destroyed by fires, military occupation, and the normal effects of time. The information in this website is not complete, and it changes as we continue to research and uncover new sources.