Memorabilia from a Northwoods Summer Camp for Girls, 1949-1951, box 1

Joy Camps Scrapbooks and Papers, Box 1

Attending Joy Camps on Lake Raymond, near Hazelhurst in Oneida County, Wisconsin, was a life-changing experience for Sue Ann Hackett. The two boxes containing her scrapbooks, photographs, memorabilia, newspaper clippings, songbooks and correspondence shown here document the training given to young girls in northwoods summer camps at the middle of the 20th century. Interspersed among the original documents are transcriptions and notes made by Ms. Hackett ca. 2010. Joy Camps was operated by Barbara Ellen Joy, who served as president of the American Camping Association, and Marjorie Camp. An album entitled Official Photographs depicts the camps during the early 1940s, and two boxes of papers and scrapbooks collected by Hackett document them during the summers of 1949-1951, when she attended. Barbara Ellen Joy's book, Camp Craft: A Manual for Leaders Responsible for Organization of Camp Craft in the Summer Camp (Minneapolis, 1955), is included elsewhere at Turning Points in Wisconsin History.

Related Topics: Wisconsin's Response to 20th-century change
Travel and Tourism
Creator: Hackett, Sue Ann 1935-
Pub Data: Digitized from unpublished manuscript M2010-097 in the Archives of the Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, WI.
Citation: Cite the box and folder in: Hackett, Sue Ann. Joy Camps Scrapbooks and Papers, Box 1 (Wisconsin Historical Society Mss M2010-097). Online facsimile at:; Visited on: 11/17/2018