Civilian Conservation Corps photographs

Civilian Conservation Corps photographs

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Title: Civilian Conservation Corps photographs
Dates: 1938-1940
Quantity: 0.4 Linear feet (1 document box)
Abstract:The collection consists of one loose-leaf volume containing 106 photographs of scenes and activities at United States Civilian Conservation Corps camps in Minnesota and Michigan from 1938-1940. All photographs also contain brief typescript commentary or description on back.
Coll. Number: ms1172

Biographical/Historical Note

The "Civilian Conservation Corps (1933-42), [was] one of the earliest New Deal programs, established to relieve unemployment during the Great Depression by providing national conservation work primarily for young, unmarried men. Projects included planting trees, building flood barriers, fighting forest fires, and maintaining forest roads and trails. Recruits lived in work camps under a semimilitary regime; monthly cash allowances of $30 were supplemented by provision of food, medical care, and other necessities. The CCC, which at its largest employed 500,000 men, provided work for a total of 3,000,000 during its existence." -- Encyclopaedia Britannica, (Retrieved 12 Feb. 2009)


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Index Terms

Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.). -- Photographs
Conservation projects (Natural resources)--Michigan--History--20th century--Sources.
Conservation projects (Natural resources)--Michigan--Photographs.
Conservation projects (Natural resources)--Minnesota--History--20th century--Sources.
Conservation projects (Natural resources)--Minnesota--Photographs.
Unemployed--Michigan--History--20th century--Sources.
Unemployed--Minnesota--History--20th century--Sources.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Civilian Conservation Corps. MS 1172. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

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