Spurgeon Worrell Photograph Albums, AV.5309

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Spurgeon Worrell Photograph Albums, AV.5309

Abstract

Spurgeon Worrell served with Civilian Conservation Corps Company 436 at Camp Virginia Dare in Manteo during World War II. This collection consists of two Pictorial Review albums of Civilian Conservation Corps District A, Company 436, Manteo. The albums contain candid snapshots and photographs of Worrell and other CCC members and various locations around the Outer Banks.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Spurgeon Worrell Photograph Albums
Call Number
AV.5309
Creator
Worrell, Spurgeon, 1919-1960
Date
1940s
Language
English
Repository
Outer Banks History Center

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Access Restrictions

Available for research.

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Copyright is retained by the authors of these materials, or their descendants, as stipulated by the United States copyright law (Title 17 US Code). Individual researchers are responsible for using these materials in conformance with copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying these materials.

Preferred Citation

[identification of item], AV.5309, Spurgeon Worrell Photograph Albums, Outer Banks History Center, Manteo, NC, U.S.A.

Collection Overview

This collection consists of two Pictorial Review albums of Civilian Conservation Corps District A, Company 436, Manteo. The first of these albums includes professionally printed photographs and information related to Company 436, including group portraits and headshots of officers and staff stationed at the camp, snapshots of projects and activities in which the group participated, historical sketches, and images of work projects and recreational activities completed by other companies of District A. In addition to the professionally printed content, the album includes original photographs attached by Worrell. These photographs depict Worrell posting at various points around Roanoke Island, including Camp Virginia Dare, the Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and the set of the Lost Colony. An apparent roster of Company 436 is also included. The second album contains snapshots taken by Worrell at Camp Virginia Dare, Roanoke Island, the Wright Brothers National Memorial, Camp Diamond Shoals in Buxton, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, Waterside Theatre, and the beaches of the Outer Banks. Most of these snapshots are candid photos of Worrell, his friends, and his fellow CCC members.

Biographical/Historical

Spurgeon Woodrow Worrell was born 18 July 1919 in Hertford, North Carolina, to Wallace Marvin Worrell (1884-1968) and Dona Lee Whitley Worrell (1891-1979). He had three brothers, Morris Riddick Worrell (1921-1984), Kenneth Jordan Worrell (1925-2001), and Wallace Marvin Worrell (1931-2011), and one sister, Nancy Worrell Mowery (born 1926). He served with Civilian Conservation Corps Company 436 at Camp Virginia Dare in Manteo during World War II. He died 26 August 1960 in Hertford at the age of 41.

Contents of the Collection

Collection Contents
Civilian Conservation Corps District A, Company 436 Pictorial Review [2 folders], 1940s
Civilian Conservation Corps District A, Company 436 Pictorial Review

Subject Headings

  • Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.). Camp Virginia Dare (Manteo, N.C.)
  • Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.). Camp Diamond Shoals (Buxton, N.C.)
  • Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.). Company 436 (Manteo, N.C.)
  • Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.)--History--Pictorial works
  • Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.)--North Carolina
  • World War, 1939-1945--North Carolina--Roanoke Island
  • Manteo (N.C.)--History--20th century
  • Acquisitions Information

    Donated by the Lake Mattamuskeet Foundation, April 2018.

    Processing Information

  • Processed by Samantha Crisp, January 2020.