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CCC I & M Canal Photographs (Lewis University)
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NameCCC I & M Canal Photographs (Lewis University)
TopicsIllinois and Regional History; U.S. History
MediaImages; Images--Photographs
InstitutionLewis University
DescriptionThe CCC I&M Canal Photographs collection contains images of the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps along the I&M Canal and Illinois Waterway from 1933 to 1940. The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was created as part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal to fight the Great Depression. CCC was a public works relief program established with the passage of the Emergency Conservation Work Act of 1933. The program in its ten years existence from 1933 to 1943, put some 2.5 million unemployed single young men to work on conservation projects.
Collection Homehttp://collections.carli.illinois.edu/cdm4/index_lew_cccim.php?CISOROOT=/lew_cccim
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