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Case work procedure requirement

Case work procedure requirement
Creator: Stutz, John G
Date: December 28, 1933
This brief letter from John G. Stutz, executive director of the Kansas Emergency Relief Committee (KERC), was addressed to county commissioners, poor commissioners, case supervisors, and county relief committees across the state of Kansas. In the letter, Stutz outlines the essential elements of the relief program, including an admonishment that there were many families in need of relief funds and that the federal government wanted to ensure that adequate relief was distributed. Stutz also points out that these programs were the responsibility of the county commissioners and poor commissioners.


Home economics

Home economics
Creator: Kansas Emergency Relief Committee
Date: June 22, 1934
This bulletin, signed by John G. Stutz, executive director of the Kansas Emergency Relief Committee, describes their policy of encouraging home canning as part of a larger home economics project. In order to help families make the most out of their food supplies, the committee hired a Home Economics Specialist named Conie Foote to teach housewives about canning. Assistance would be provided for families on relief.


Kansas Emergency Relief Committee accomplishments movie

Kansas Emergency Relief Committee accomplishments movie
Creator: Kansas. Emergency Relief Commission
Date: 1936
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.


Kansas Emergency Relief Committee, bulletin 105

Kansas Emergency Relief Committee, bulletin 105
Creator: Kansas Emergency Relief Committee
Date: October 10, 1934
The Kansas Emergency Relief Committee was created in July 1932 to obtain and administer federal emergency loans made available to states through Herbert Hoover's Emergency Relief and Construction Act of 1932. President Franklin Roosevelt expanded on this act with the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) in 1933, leading the Kansas committee to change its name to the Kansas Emergency Relief Committee (KERC). Under the direction of Kansas's new governor, Alf Landon, the KERC managed direct and work relief programs in Kansas including emergency education, transient relief, rural rehabilitation, drought relief, and a slew of public works projects including the construction of farm ponds and lakes, and the renovation and construction of public buildings, roads, and quarries. This bulletin focuses on safety regulations for the "operation of work relief projects, buildings, and equipment of the Relief Administration." It was written by Carl C. Campbell. John Stutz was executive director of the KERC.


Kansas Emergency Relief Committee, bulletin 167

Kansas Emergency Relief Committee, bulletin 167
Creator: Kansas Emergency Relief Committee
Date: February 11, 1935
The Kansas Emergency Relief Committee was created in July 1932 to obtain and administer federal emergency loans made available to states through Herbert Hoover's Emergency Relief and Construction Act of 1932. President Franklin Roosevelt expanded on this act with the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) in 1933, leading the Kansas committee to change its name to the Kansas Emergency Relief Committee (KERC). Under the direction of Kansas's new governor, Alf Landon, the KERC managed direct and work relief programs in Kansas including emergency education, transient relief, rural rehabilitation, drought relief, and a slew of public works projects including the construction of farm ponds and lakes, and the renovation and construction of public buildings, roads, and quarries. This bulletin contains "a study of social problems in four related families through five generations." John Stutz was executive director of the KERC.


Kansas Emergency Relief Committee, bulletin 307

Kansas Emergency Relief Committee, bulletin 307
Creator: Kansas Emergency Relief Committee
Date: October 01, 1935
The Kansas Emergency Relief Committee was created in July 1932 to obtain and administer federal emergency loans made available to states through Herbert Hoover's Emergency Relief and Construction Act of 1932. President Franklin Roosevelt expanded on this act with the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) in 1933, leading the Kansas committee to change its name to the Kansas Emergency Relief Committee (KERC). Under the direction of Kansas's new governor, Alf Landon, the KERC managed direct and work relief programs in Kansas including emergency education, transient relief, rural rehabilitation, drought relief, and a slew of public works projects including the construction of farm ponds and lakes, and the renovation and construction of public buildings, roads, and quarries. This bulletin contains a report on county poor farms and examines their social and economic cost. In 1934, 77 out of the 105 Kansas counties had a county poor farm for the aged and ill. John Stutz was executive director of the KERC.


Manual of procedure, accounting and finance department

Manual of procedure, accounting and finance department
Creator: Kansas Emergency Relief Committee
Date: April 01, 1935
The Kansas Emergency Relief Committee was created in July 1932 to obtain and administer federal emergency loans made available to states through Herbert Hoover's Emergency Relief and Construction Act of 1932. President Franklin Roosevelt expanded on this act with the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) in 1933, leading the Kansas committee to change its name to the Kansas Emergency Relief Committee (KERC). Under the direction of Kansas's new governor, Alf Landon, the KERC managed direct and work relief programs in Kansas including emergency education, transient relief, rural rehabilitation, drought relief, and a slew of public works projects including the construction of farm ponds and lakes, and the renovation and construction of public buildings, roads, and quarries. This is a "manual of procedure for obtaining material, equipment, and services for use on projects." John Stutz was executive director of the KERC.


Manual of procedure, engineering department

Manual of procedure, engineering department
Creator: Kansas Emergency Relief Committee
Date: March 01, 1935
The Kansas Emergency Relief Committee was created in July 1932 to obtain and administer federal emergency loans made available to states through Herbert Hoover's Emergency Relief and Construction Act of 1932. President Franklin Roosevelt expanded on this act with the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) in 1933, leading the Kansas committee to change its name to the Kansas Emergency Relief Committee (KERC). Under the direction of Kansas's new governor, Alf Landon, the KERC managed direct and work relief programs in Kansas including emergency education, transient relief, rural rehabilitation, drought relief, and a slew of public works projects including the construction of farm ponds and lakes, and the renovation and construction of public buildings, roads, and quarries. This item is a manual of procedure "for the planning and designing of work relief projects for the guidance of the county relief administrations and the sponsors of work relief projects in the preparation of their plans and specifications for the work relief projects." John Stutz was executive director of the KERC.


Playground manual, outline of instruction for playground management

Playground manual, outline of instruction for playground management
Creator: Kansas Emergency Relief Committee
Date: 1935
The Kansas Emergency Relief Committee was created in July 1932 to obtain and administer federal emergency loans made available to states through Herbert Hoover's Emergency Relief and Construction Act of 1932. President Franklin Roosevelt expanded on this act with the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) in 1933, leading the Kansas committee to change its name to the Kansas Emergency Relief Committee (KERC). Under the direction of Kansas's new governor, Alf Landon, the KERC managed direct and work relief programs in Kansas including emergency education, transient relief, rural rehabilitation, drought relief, and a slew of public works projects including the construction of farm ponds and lakes, and the renovation and construction of public buildings, roads, and quarries. This is a "playground manual outlining a course of instruction and procedure in the organization, management, and conduct of playgrounds to be organized and conducted under the direction of the county relief administration." John Stutz was the executive director of the KERC.


Public Welfare Service in Kansas

Public Welfare Service in Kansas
Creator: Kansas Emergency Relief Committee
Date: 1924-1936
This item contains 4 bulletins published by the Kansas Emergency Relief Committee (KERC) and the Civil Works Administration (CWA)in Topeka, Kansas. The bulletins numbers are #127 (1924-1933), #289 (1934), #355 (1935), and # 380 (1936). The year listed by the bulletin number is the year covered; though the bulletin generally had a publication date sometime the next year. Bulletin Number 127 covers a ten year period from 1924-1933. This report has an introduction, information on the KERC; special programs of the KERC; state statistical summaries; and 105 county reports. Bulletin 289 covers state organization; accomplishments under Work Relief and CWA, special programs in the state and county in 1934; case load and expenditures; state and county statistical summaries; 105 county reports; wage rates, labor relations, and complaints; economic conditions affecting relief load; grants and loans from State and Federal Agencies other than Relief; and maps and charts. Bulletin Number 355 covers the Relief Department, Accounting and Finance Department, Engineering Department; state and county statistical summary; 105 county statistical reports; relief obligations and case load, Homestead Rehabilitation Department; economic conditions affecting relief load; relief appropriations and relief laws; the coordination of public and private welfare service; grants and loans from federal state agencies other than relief. Bulletin Number 380 covers Legislation of 1936, social service development in 1936; case load and case work service and the cost of public assistance and administration; accounting procedures for funds, equipment, materials and commodities; production and distribution projects; Boards of County Commissioners and County Social Welfare Personnel; KERC publications, KERC Audit Reports, and KERC Personnel and Pay Rolls. Also, information on the State and Social Welfare Building, Trust Deed, and the Kansas Homestead Rehabilitation Corporation, State Charter and KHRC Audit Reports. Each of the first three bulletins has an index at the end.


Suggested office prodedure for county relief administration

Suggested office prodedure for county relief administration
Creator: Kansas Emergency Relief Committee
Date: 1935
The Kansas Emergency Relief Committee was created in July 1932 to obtain and administer federal emergency loans made available to states through Herbert Hoover's Emergency Relief and Construction Act of 1932. President Franklin Roosevelt expanded on this act with the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) in 1933, leading the Kansas committee to change its name to the Kansas Emergency Relief Committee (KERC). Under the direction of Kansas's new governor, Alf Landon, the KERC managed direct and work relief programs in Kansas including emergency education, transient relief, rural rehabilitation, drought relief, and a slew of public works projects including the construction of farm ponds and lakes, and the renovation and construction of public buildings, roads, and quarries. This item contains office procedures for county relief administrations. John Stutz was the executive director of the KERC.


Weaving manual, women's section, engineering department

Weaving manual, women's section, engineering department
Creator: Kansas Emergency Relief Committee
Date: August 01, 1935
The Kansas Emergency Relief Committee was created in July 1932 to obtain and administer federal emergency loans made available to states through Herbert Hoover's Emergency Relief and Construction Act of 1932. President Franklin Roosevelt expanded on this act with the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) in 1933, leading the Kansas committee to change its name to the Kansas Emergency Relief Committee (KERC). Under the direction of Kansas's new governor, Alf Landon, the KERC managed direct and work relief programs in Kansas including emergency education, transient relief, rural rehabilitation, drought relief, and a slew of public works projects including the construction of farm ponds and lakes, and the renovation and construction of public buildings, roads, and quarries. This is a weaving manual "which is to be used as a text for practical courses of instruction for women in the art of simple weaving." John Stutz was the executive director of the KERC.


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