Friday, November 05, 2010

New Book Highlight: American Experience - Civilian Conservation Corps

It’s time to take another look at something new that’s been added to the library in the past month! So far, the last two highlights have been about actual books that we have added. But today we are going to use the term “book” a little more loosely because we also add other physical items (as well as electronic!) to our collection. In addition to books, the library has audio and video material on our shelves. Whether it’s a CD, VHS, or DVD, these items are added to our collection and generally can be found in the video section of the first floor of the library. This month’s highlight will take a look at a new DVD added to the library.

The American Experience: Civilian Conservation Corps, New York : Distributed by PBS Distribution; 2010.

(Click here to view this item in our catalog)

Call Number: Video (First Floor): 333.72 C582 2010
Circulation Policy: This DVD is located in the video section on the east side of the library, along the far wall and may be checked out.

Special Note: This item was requested for addition to our collection by Dr. Edgington.

Started in 1933 by President Franklin Roosevelt as part of the New Deal, the CCC was used as a way to not only help unemployed Americans, but to help conserve some of the country's forests and parks. Over the next ten years it would employ over 3 million men who planted trees, fought fires, and helped their families financially. Features interviews and archived footage.

Subject Descriptors:
Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.) -- History.
Conservation of natural resources -- United States -- History.
Public service employment -- United States -- History.
Forest conservation -- United States -- History.

To find other material that is similar in subject to this item, simply click on the one of these descriptors from this item’s record in the OPAC or copy and paste these descriptors into the search bar of the OPAC and limit the search to “Subject” or “Subject Keywords.”

Class Descriptors:
LC: S930; Dewey: 333.72

In this case, both the LC and the Dewey numbers refer to “Conservation of natural resources.” This includes land conservation as well…Look in the 333.72 section of the library for related books.

(For a more in depth description of what subject and class descriptors really are, see the descriptions found in our first New Books post.)

This DVD is can be purchased from PBS, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.

See you all again next month!

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