This letter by Daisy Gulick, Factory Inspector in the Women's Division of the Kansas Court of Industrial Relations, was written in response to Vicente Villamin's inquiry about a report on child labor in Kansas beet fields that had been written in 1922. Gulick wrote that no copies of this report were left, but that from her personal experience she could confidently state that there was no exploitation of child labor during the beet harvest. Children in Kansas over ten years old could be excused from school for two weeks during the harvest, provided that they made up the schoolwork that they missed.
Creator: Gulick, Daisy L.
Date: June 27, 1928
This brief letter would work well with the photograph of children working in a beet field (which has also been selected for this standard). It illustrates that the Court of Industrial Relations was trying to find a balance that would satisfy the needs of Kansas farmers as well as keep children in school.
KS:11th:1.4:Child labor laws (2005)
Item Number: 211726
Call Number: Kansas Department of Labor, Women's and Children's Division Correspondence, 1928-1934, Box 2
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 211726
Agriculture - Agricultural methods and practices - Harvesting
Agriculture - Crops - Vegetables - Beets
Agriculture - Labor - Children
Collections - State Archives - Labor, Dept. of
Curriculum - 11th Grade Standards - Kansas History Standards - 1877-1930 (Kansas_Benchmark 1) - Child labor laws (Indicator 4) - Examples of child labor
Date - 1920s - 1928
Government and Politics - State Government - State agencies and programs - Agencies - Court of Industrial Relations
Government and Politics - State Government - State agencies and programs - Agencies - Labor, Department of
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Letter
People - Children
Places - Other States - New York
Thematic Time Period - The Twenties, 1920-1929
Type of Material - Unpublished documents - Letters