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Alfred Mossman Landon

Alfred Mossman Landon
Date: September 03, 1936
Governor Alfred M. Landon in Des Moines, Iowa, with other dignitaries: President Roosevelt, Governor Hearring, Iowa; Senator Duffy, Wisconsin; Senator Dickinson, Iowa; Senator McGill, Kansas; Governor Cochran, Nebraska; Governor Peterson, Minnesota; and Senator Shipstead, Minnesota. The occasion is unknown.


Black Friday meets its master

Black Friday meets its master
Creator: Garden City Daily Telegram
Date: April 10, 1935
Several articles about life in the Dust Bowl can be found on the front page of this newspaper from Garden City. Articles of particular interest include two articles on "raging dusters," one on the winter wheat crop, and a brief article discussing the postponement of community meetings to distribute aid under the soil erosion program. The newspaper also includes articles about other newsworthy events occurring in Garden City and around the state of Kansas.


Edwin M. Watson to Harry Colmery

Edwin M. Watson to Harry Colmery
Creator: Watson, Edwin
Date: June 15, 1944
Edwin M. Watson, Secretary to the President of the United States, invites Harry Colmery to be present at the signing of the G. I. Bill. Harry Colmery was a member of the committee that worked on the G. I. Bill of Rights and is credited with writing the initial draft of the bill. He testified in Congress in favor of the bill. This telegram invites him to the signing ceremony at the White House. Mr. Colmery had served as National Commander of the American Legion in 1937 and was an advocate for veterans rights and benefits throughout his life.


Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Colby, Kansas

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Colby, Kansas
Creator: Mardock
Date: September 15, 1932
This black and white photograph shows Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the Democratic candidate for the U.S. Presidency, during a whistle stop campaign in Colby, Kansas. Roosevelt went on to win the election by defeating President Herbert Clark Hoover to become the thirty-second President of the United States.


H.A. Kinney to Governor Walter Huxman

H.A. Kinney to Governor Walter Huxman
Creator: Emergency Dust Bowl Committee
Date: April 23, 1937
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.


National Recovery Administration Honor Roll, Iola, Kansas

National Recovery Administration Honor Roll, Iola, Kansas
Date: Between 1933 and 1935
This black and white photograph shows an honor roll of names from the National Recovery Administration Program in Iola, Kansas. The National Recovery Administration, a federal program created during the first hundred days of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's administration, encouraged industrial recovery through the "codes of fair competition." At least 541codes were developed during the existence of the NRA program. Some of the codes established the minimum wage, and the maximum hours in a workweek. The NRA was a voluntary program and for business who accepted the codes, the NRA blue eagle was a symbol of participation.


Pay deduction

Pay deduction
Date: 1936
This black and white photograph shows a check stub with " Pay Deduction" in bold letters. The 1936 political advertisement urges voters to decided whether or not to support President Roosevelt's "New Deal" law because of the possibility of a 1% to 4 % pay deduction in wages.


President Franklin Delano Roosevelt with John Nance "Jack" Garner and Harry Hines Woodring

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt with John Nance "Jack" Garner and Harry Hines Woodring
Date: September 12, 1932
This photograph show President Franklin Delano Roosevelt standing in the middle with John "Jack" Nance Garner to his left and Governor Harry Hines Woodring on his right.


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