Western Kentucky University, Special Collections Library

Interview with Joe Kulesza

Date of Interview: 

Tue, 06/09/1987

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Subjects: 

Mammoth Cave National Park, Civilian Conservation Corps, CCC, Great Depression, World War II, Recreation

Call Number: 

FA 81 B1,F5

Joe Kulesza talks about his experiences as an enrollee and office clerk in the CCC. at Mammoth Cave National Park, camp 4. Topics include training at Fort Knox, pay, road construction, communications, building construction, stone masonry work, the Depression, salary system, duties as a leader, educational programs, location of the camps, interaction among the camps, racial tension, camp relationships with local residents, military, problems, and contributions of the CCC. Mr. Kulesza also talks about his family and background. Tape index, transcript, and audio file are available.

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