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Clarence G. Nevins to Pauline Beatty

Clarence G. Nevins to Pauline Beatty
Date: February 18, 1943
This letter is from Clarence C. Nevins, State Administrator for the Federal Works Agency, Work Projects Administration, of Kansas to Mrs. Pauline Beatty, Topeka, Kansas. Nevins is recognizing Mrs. Beatty's service in the Kansas program of the WPA and recommends that she use this letter as a reference for employment in the private sector. The letter also includes Pauline Beatty's WPA work history with dates of employment and grade level.

Housing, care and accessibility of records

Housing, care and accessibility of records
Date: Between 1935 and 1939
A note addressing the housing, care, and accessibility of records in the Wyandotte County Court House in Kansas. This letter comes from the W.P.A. historical records survey.

Mary Parkman to Helen D. Almon

Mary Parkman to Helen D. Almon
Date: February 05, 1949
This letter is from Mary Parkman, former State Director for Kansas Professional & Service Division, WPA, to Helen D. Almon, Chief Personnel Division Bureau of the Census, Washington, D.C. Parkman is corresponding about Pauline Beatty's experience as Census Supervisor for the Topeka, Kansas area.

Meade Historical Park

Meade Historical Park
Creator: United States. Work Projects Administration
Date: July - November 1940
Blueprints and drawings of the Meade Historical Park, more commonly known as the Dalton Gang Hideout and Museum, at 502 South Pearlette Street in Meade, Kansas. The site was developed around the former residence of Eva (Dalton) Whipple, a sister of the famed outlaw Dalton brothers known for their robbery of trains and banks. Though stories of the Dalton Gang visiting Meade surfaced in the early 20th century, evidence to support these claims has remained elusive. The Meade Chamber of Commerce, which purchased the former Whipple property in 1940, led the effort to develop the site into a tourist attraction with the financial assistance of the New Deal-era Work Projects Administration (WPA). John Sullivan served as supervisor of the park project. WPA officials reportedly turned down the community's first proposal, according to the March 5, 1942 edition of the Meade Globe-News, because it romanticized a gang of outlaws. The plans were resubmitted under the name Meade Historical Park and greater emphasis was given to developing a local history museum at the site. The blueprints include plans for a complete reconstruction of the Whipple barn, the construction of a rock-lined underground tunnel connecting the new barn and 1887 house, and landscape elements such as rock walls, outdoor stoves, picnic tables, a wishing well, and plantings. WPA and National Youth Administration laborers completed the site work and construction. A museum operated by Ruth and Walter Dingess opened in the Whipple residence in May 1941 and later moved to the upper floor of the barn. The community officially opened the park in June 1941 during the local Cavalcade of the Plains festival, which was part of a statewide commemoration of Francisco Vasquez de Coronado's travels through the region some 400 years earlier. The Meade County Historical Society has the original blueprints.

Recap sheets from the historical records survey in Wyandotte County, Kansas

Recap sheets from the historical records survey in Wyandotte County, Kansas
Date: November 24, 1936-January 25, 1937
Recap sheets from the records of the U.S. Work Projects Administration which is part of the Federal Writers Project program Historical Records Survey. These sheets focus on Wyandotte County, Kansas.

Wyandotte County courthouse

Wyandotte County courthouse
Date: Between 1936 and 1937
This document represents five points of information regarding the Wyandotte County courthouse in Wyandotte County, Kansas. This information was gathered as part of the United States Work Projects Administration, Federal Writers Project, historical records survey of counties.

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