Secretary of the Emergency Dust Bowl Committee H. A. Kinney of Liberal (Seward County) sends Governor Walter Huxman of Topeka (Shawnee County) a copy of a telegram the committee sent President Franklin Roosevelt. The telegram appeals to the federal government for assistance in stopping the removal of top soil in the drought stricken areas of Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, and Kansas. The telegram advises that the present program of management by individual farmers is inadequate. H. A. Kinney was also Secretary of the Liberal Chamber of Commerce.
Creator: Emergency Dust Bowl Committee
Date: April 23, 1937
This document illustrates the dire situation and how the states were appealing for aid from the federal government. It also allows students to contextualize the situation by comparing the situation in Kansas to that of nearby states.
KS:7th:5.1:Agriculture and the Dust Bowl (2005)
Item Number: 207801
Call Number: Governor's Records--Huxman--Correspondence Received--Box 26.4, Folder 15
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 207801
Agriculture - Environment - Soil - Soil erosion
Agriculture - Government farm programs - Conservation
Agriculture - Government farm programs - Relief
Collections - State Archives - Governor's Records - Huxman, Walter
Curriculum - 7th Grade Standards - Kansas History Standards - 1930s to 1940s (Benchmark 5) - Agriculture and the Dust Bowl (Indicator 1) - Soil erosion
Date - 1930s - 1937
Environment - Natural resources - Conservation of natural resources - Soil
Government and Politics - Federal Government - Federal agencies and programs - Agencies - Agriculture, Department of
Government and Politics - Federal Government - Presidents - Roosevelt, Franklin D.
Government and Politics - State Government - Governors - Huxman, Walter Augustus
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Telegram
People - Notable Kansans - Huxman, Walter Augustus, 1887-1972
People - Notable People - Roosevelt, Franklin D.
Places - Cities and towns - Liberal
Places - Counties - Seward
Places - Other States - Colorado
Places - Other States - New Mexico
Places - Other States - Oklahoma
Places - Other States - Texas
Thematic Time Period - Great Depression and Dust Bowl, 1929 - 1941
Type of Material - Unpublished documents - Letters