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This letter from Harry Umberger, the Director of Extension at Kansas State Agricultural College (now Kansas State University), accompanied a map designating the drought relief counties as of July 1934. The map indicates the primary and secondary drought relief counties suffering the most through the Great Depression and Dust Bowl of the 1930s. The map includes a key to explain the highlighted portions.

Creator: Umberger, Harry
Date: July 18, 1934

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As one of the few maps available, this will be a valuable resource for students. This was selected for both the 7th and 11th grade Dust Bowl standards.

KS:7th:5.1:Agriculture and the Dust Bowl (2005)

Item Number: 210644
Call Number: Governor's Records, Landon, Correspondence Received, Box 3, Folder 13
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 210644

Agriculture - Education - Colleges and universities - Kansas State University - Research and Extension
Agriculture - Environment - Weather - Droughts
Agriculture - Government farm programs - Education - Kansas State University Research and Extension
Agriculture - Government farm programs - Relief
Collections - State Archives - Governor's Records - Landon, Alfred
Curriculum - 7th Grade Standards - Kansas History Standards - 1930s to 1940s (Benchmark 5) - Agriculture and the Dust Bowl (Indicator 1) - Drought and dust storms
Date - 1930s - 1934
Education - Higher education - Institutions - Kansas State Agricultural College
Education - Higher education - Institutions - Kansas State University
Environment - Weather - Droughts
Government and Politics - State Government - Governors - Landon, Alfred Mossman
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Letter
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Map
People - Notable Kansans - Landon, Alfred M (Alfred Mossman), 1887-1987
Places - Cities and towns - Manhattan
Places - Cities and towns - Topeka
Places - Cities and towns - Wichita
Places - Counties - Cloud
Places - Counties - Ellis
Places - Counties - Gove
Places - Counties - Marshall
Places - Counties - Mitchell
Places - Counties - Norton
Places - Counties - Osborne
Places - Counties - Ottawa
Places - Counties - Phillips
Places - Counties - Republic
Places - Counties - Riley
Places - Counties - Rooks
Places - Counties - Sedgwick
Places - Counties - Shawnee
Places - Counties - Trego
Places - Counties - Washington
Places - Other States - District of Columbia -- Washington
Places - Other States - Minnesota
Places - Other States - Missouri - Kansas City
Thematic Time Period - Great Depression and Dust Bowl, 1929-1941
Type of Material - Maps
Type of Material - Unpublished documents - Letters

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