: Dated ca. 1930-1943, this photograph shows a Catholic boys choir singing in an unidentified church in Ohio. There are several members of the group surrounding an adult choir leader playing the piano or organ. This is one of the many visual materials collected for use in the Ohio Guide. In 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt established the Works Progress Administration by executive order to create jobs for the large numbers of unemployed laborers, as well as artists, musicians, actors, and writers. The Federal Arts Program, a sector of the Works Progress Administration, included the Federal Writers’ Project, one of the primary goals of which was to complete the America Guide series, a series of guidebooks for each state which included state history, art, architecture, music, literature, and points of interest to the major cities and tours throughout the state. Work on the Ohio Guide began in 1935 with the publication of several pamphlets and brochures. The Reorganization Act of 1939 View on Ohio Memory.
: SA1039AV_B11F08_002_001 Subjects
: Choirs (Music); Choirboys; Catholic Church; Ohio--History--Pictorial works; Religion in Ohio Places