|Title:||Civilian Conservation Corps Oconee County (Ga.)|
|Quantity:||0.2 Linear feet (1 half box)|
"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, http://search.eb.com/eb/article-9082765 (Retrieved 12 Feb. 2009)
The collection consists of Civilian Conservation Corps application cards from the State of Georgia Department of Public Welfare. The application cards begin in 1937 and go through 1939. The collection contains approved, denied, and pending applications. Each application contains the applicant's name, the names of other members of the household, and the applicant's relation to other members of the home.
Arranged by record type.
Civilian Conservation Corps Oconee County (Ga.). MS 3380. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.