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ERIC Number: ED410090
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar-20
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
1930s Program Can Help Schools in 1997.
McCarthy, Kevin J.
A federal program, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) employed young men during the Great Depression to help conserve natural resources by planting trees and building paths, roads, picnic areas, and parking lots in National Forests and National Parks. The men were supplied lodging at a camp, food, and one dollar a day. They could also take educational courses. Music was a very popular course, as well as a pastime. Many participants were from a broad spectrum of rural areas and came with folk music backgrounds. Most camps had glee clubs, orchestras, and bands, and the musicians performed at camp concerts and in towns. Often the towns and camps would exchange or combine musical programs. Recollections from former camp members are presented. Former CCC members have formed alumni groups and are willing to make presentations in schools about their experiences. The address of the national alumni group, which can provide contact information on local groups, is provided. Contains 22 references. (TD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A