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This motion picture film documents the various work projects completed in Kansas during President Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal. It begins with an introduction to the Kansas Emergency Relief Committee personnel, starting with the executive director, John G. Stutz. It then shows the various projects across the state, including the construction of farm ponds and lakes as part of the Water Conservation Program, the renovation and construction of courthouses, schools, libraries, and other public buildings, and the weaving and sewing rooms that produced clothing for needy Kansans. It also includes footage of rabbit drives, dust storms, and women sweeping piles of dust out of their homes. Click on the thumbnails below to play each clip. Click on Text Version for a detailed description of each chapter.

Creator: Kansas. Emergency Relief Commission
Date: 1936

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This source would be extremely useful in a classroom setting because it provides an excellent introduction to these relief programs and could be paired with virtually every other selection. It would work especially well with sources on women's work, work relief clients, and the effects of dust storms. It would also be useful for the New Deal projects standard.

KS:11th:2.1:Dust Bowl experiences (2005)

Item Number: 204928
Call Number: Kansas Emergency Relief Committee, VT002A-C
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 204928

Agriculture - Environment - Soil - Soil erosion
Agriculture - Environment - Weather - Droughts
Agriculture - Implements and machinery - Tractors
Agriculture - Labor - Farmers
Agriculture - Livestock - Cattle - Beef
Agriculture - Livestock - Cattle - Dairy
Agriculture - Livestock - Cattle - Dairy - Milking
Agriculture - Livestock - Horses
Agriculture - Livestock - Poultry - Chickens
Built Environment - Function - Domestic - Single Dwelling
Built Environment - Function - Transportation - Road-Related (Vehicular)
Business and Industry - Construction - Equipment
Business and Industry - Construction - Road and bridge
Business and Industry - Mining and quarrying - Equipment
Business and Industry - Occupations/Professions - Construction
Business and Industry - Occupations/Professions - Dressmakers
Business and Industry - Occupations/Professions - Farmers
Collections - Audio-visual
Community Life - Clubs and organizations - Charitable - Relief
Community Life - Disasters and accidents - Dust Storms
Community Life - Disasters and accidents - Floods
Community Life - Events and Celebrations - Fairs
Community Life - Recreation and Sports - Leisure activities - Boating
Community Life - Recreation and Sports - Leisure activities - Games - Horseshoes
Community Life - Recreation and Sports - Sports - Baseball
Community Life - Recreation and Sports - Sports - Swimming
Community Life - Recreation and Sports - Sports - Volleyball
Curriculum - 11th Grade Standards - Kansas History Standards - 1930-1945 (Kansas_Benchmark 2) - Dust Bowl experiences (Indicator 1) - Dust storms
Curriculum - 11th Grade Standards - Kansas History Standards - 1930-1945 (Kansas_Benchmark 2) - Dust Bowl experiences (Indicator 1) - Kansas Emergency Relief Committee
Date - 1930s - 1936
Environment - Water - Lakes
Environment - Water - Ponds
Environment - Water - Rivers
Environment - Weather - Storms - Dust
Government and Politics - State Government - State agencies and programs - Agencies - Kansas Emergency Relief Committee
Home and Family - Clothing - Coats and jackets
Home and Family - Clothing - Dresses
Home and Family - Daily life - Housework - Quilting
Home and Family - Daily life - Housework - Sewing
Home and Family - Daily life - Housework - Spinning
Home and Family - Daily life - Housework - Weaving
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Film
People - African Americans
People - Notable Kansans - Grieme, Fred H.
People - Notable Kansans - Hume, Lou E.
People - Notable Kansans - March, George M, 1886-1954
People - Notable Kansans - Martin, Albert Bugal, 1898-1986
People - Notable Kansans - Morrison, V. L.
People - Notable Kansans - Price, G. F.
People - Notable Kansans - Smith, Mary Alice, 1896-1970
People - Notable Kansans - Stutz, John Godfrey, 1893-1995
People - Notable Kansans - Twente, Esther Elizabeth, 1895-1971
Places - Cities and towns - Kansas City
Places - Cities and towns - Manhattan
Places - Cities and towns - Paxico
Places - Cities and towns - Pittsburg
Places - Cities and towns - Topeka
Places - Cities and towns - Wichita
Places - Counties - Barton
Places - Counties - Bourbon
Places - Counties - Butler
Places - Counties - Crawford
Places - Counties - Kingman
Places - Counties - Lyon
Places - Counties - Riley
Places - Counties - Sedgwick
Places - Counties - Seward
Places - Counties - Shawnee
Places - Counties - Stevens
Places - Counties - Wabaunsee
Places - Counties - Wyandotte
Places - Rivers - Arkansas
Thematic Time Period - Great Depression and Dust Bowl, 1929-1941
Transportation - Automobiles
Transportation - Trucks
Type of Material - Film and video

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