Churches and other religious institutions are the lifeblood of any community in terms of the services and support they provide to their members. This rather remarkable collection features the Works Progress Administration from the State Library of Florida's collections. During the 1930s and 1940s, each state created a list of known churches and synagogues to be surveyed and organized by county. Based on these lists, survey workers ventured out into the field to document church histories and record holdings by interviewing clergy and congregation members. All told, there are over 5,500 separate records contained here, chronicling everything from tiny Baptist churches to prominent south Florida synagogues.
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