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Record Group Number: 900000
Series/Collection Number: M87- 9
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Title, Dates: Camp Roosevelt Project records, 1936-1942.
Amount: 0.25 cubic ft.
Medium Included: photographs
Organization/Arrangement: Alphabetical.
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Biographical/Historical:     The "Camp Roosevelt Project" was an adult education extension program jointly operated in Ocala, Florida by the University of Florida and the Works Progress Administration.  Its location had formerly been a United States Corps of Engineer Camp.
    The University of Florida was primarily responsible for the administration of the project:  "establish[ing] all educational policies and all rules for the conduct of faculty, students, clerical assistants and others engaged on the project."  The Works Progress Administration furnished the project with a business manager and assistants to control the camp's finances.
    During its operation classes were taught in a wide variety of subjects, some of which included:  art, art appreciation, drama, English, history, aviation, journalism, meteorology, photography, relief model construction, stenography, speech, radio, woodworking, leatherworking, and weaving.  In addition, various conferences were held at the camp for public and private officials.  Apparently at one point, camp-trained stenographers and clerks were employed by the University of Florida.
    The project began in 1936.  It is unclear when the project closed, although the last piece of correspondence dates form 1942.
Summary:     The series consists of administrative records, correspondence, and photographs related to the adult education project at Camp Roosevelt.  The administrative records contain primarily financial information and materials relating to the various classes offered. Correspondence dates from 1936 to 1942 and involves University of Florida officials.  The photographs include views of buildings at Camp Roosevelt, as well as classroom or workroom scenes of students and their activities.  Also included are a large number of photographs of the University of Florida campus and of architectural models of the school made at the camp.
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Subject Access Fields: University of Florida.
United States. Works Progress Administration.
Adult education Florida
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Marion County (Fla.)
Gainesville (Fla.)
Camp Roosevelt (Fla.)
Ocala (Fla.)
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