Michael J. Schultz, Ph.D.

316 Idlewood Road
Pittsburgh, PA  15235-3817
Phone:  412-793-3457
Email:  [email protected]
Area of Expertise:  CCC history in the Allegheny National Forest of Pennsylvania and western and central Pennsylvania in general.
Locale:  Western and Central Pennsylvania 
Fees/Travel Expenses:  Willing to travel but it the distance is more than 100 miles from Pittsburgh, PA would appreciate a honorarium. 

Brief Bibliography:

High School and college Professor, retired. As a campground host at Twin Lakes and Loleta recreational areas on the Allegheny National Forrest from 1978-1992, I became exposed to many CCC alumni who returned to their forest home. As a result I became fully entrenched in researching CCC history for the past 35 years. 

 I have established the Marie and Mike Schultz CCC Collection at the University of Pittsburgh/Bradford, PA. campus. The collection is located at the Hanley Library. The collection is a great place for research on the CCC as it houses over 1000 pictures, 32 video interviews with CCC vets, 50 books on the CCC, a large holding of CCC memorabilia, CCC camp newspapers (chiefly from PA camps) and countless articles and papers dealing with the CCC.  In addition, there are a number of academic papers regarding the CCC in Western Pennsylvania.  

Author of books on the CCC:

  • IN THE SHADOW OF THE TREES – a historical novel
  • THE CCC IN THE ALLEGHENY NATIONAL FOREST.  Narrative on the CCC camps that were established in the Allegheny National Forest. 
  • FROM THE FOREST TO THE BATTLEFIELD.  Biographies of 40 CCC Boys who received the Congressional Medal of Honor.  

Numerous articles on the CCC have been written on the CCC many of which have been published in the CCC Legacy Journal.  My research lead to the production of a sixty-minute CCC documentary on the CCC in Pennsylvania that has played on PBS.