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Arthur Capper with members of the Senate Committee on Agriculture

Arthur Capper with members of the Senate Committee on Agriculture
Date: March 25, 1929
Arthur Capper, United States senator from Kansas, with a members of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, working on the Farm Relief Bill, March 25, 1929, Washington, D.C.


C. C. Evans to Governor Edmund Morrill

C. C. Evans to Governor Edmund Morrill
Creator: Evans, C. C.
Date: December 24, 1894
The chairman of the Sheridan County Republican Central Committee, C. C. Evans, of Allison (Decatur County), writes Governor Edmund Morrill to inform him of the desperate circumstances facing farmers in western Kansas and to ask the state to furnish seed grain to the farmers. Several years of drought and low crop yields left many farmers without sufficient seed grain for the next season's crops. Evans asks the governor to rally Republican legislators to quickly pass an appropriation for farm relief. The letter claims that Populists have thwarted local efforts to address the problem and that effective actions by Republicans at this time would attract more people in western Kansas to the Republican Party.


Chapter IV: Destructive effects of undesirable tendencies, in The future of the Great Plains: Report of the Great Plains Committee

Chapter IV: Destructive effects of undesirable tendencies, in The future of the Great Plains: Report of the Great Plains Committee
Creator: Great Plains Committee
Date: December, 1936
This report was created by the Great Plains Committee, which had been called by President Roosevelt to investigate the effects of drought and wind erosion in the southwestern United States. Chapter IV of the report, titled "Destructive Effects of Undesirable Tendencies," outlines some of the major problems in this region, composed of North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana. These problems included the decreasing amount of range land, soil erosion, and the depletion of ground water. A large part of the chapter deals with relief efforts and homestead rehabilitation. It also contains illustrations and tables that provide comparative data on the situation in each of these states.


Edna Heim to Clarice Snoddy

Edna Heim to Clarice Snoddy
Creator: Heim, Edna
Date: March 25, 1936
This letter from Edna and Bill Heim was sent to Clarice Snoddy, a resident of Topeka. The Heims were caring for Snoddy's farm in Smith County and thus remained in close contact. Mrs. Heim describes the condition of the wheat crop, which has suffered during the drought and also expresses her distaste for relief programs. According to Mrs. Heim, the only people who receive relief are those who have not "helped themselves."


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, tax matters

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, tax matters
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1929-1931
This is the second file of four including subject correspondence relating to tax matters. Topics in the correspondence cover but is not limited to the formation of the Taxpayers' League in Wichita, Kansas, the intangible tax, and farm taxes. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence. See also Unit IDs 450971, 450973 and 450974.


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.


Harry Umberger to Governor Alf Landon

Harry Umberger to Governor Alf Landon
Creator: Umberger, Harry
Date: July 18, 1934
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.


Harry Umberger to Willard Mayberry

Harry Umberger to Willard Mayberry
Creator: Umberger, Harry
Date: December 23, 1933
This letter from Harry Umberger, the Director of Extension at Kansas State College (now Kansas State University), was addressed to Willard Mayberry, secretary to Gov. Alf Landon. The letter discusses the reduction of railroad transportation rates for livestock feed, because the depression, combined with the droughts of the 1930s, had made it difficult for farmers to feed their livestock. Umberger recommended that the rates be reduced for at least thirty days (preferably sixty days) in order to keep stock alive during the winter. The letter is accompanied by a state map labeling the counties who needed these rates, with the red shaded section indicating which counties were in the greatest need.


Interview with Gus Kramer

Interview with Gus Kramer
Creator: Kramer, Gus
Date: 1979
This oral history interview with Gus Kramer of Hugoton, Stevens County, describes his experiences during the dust storms of the 1930s. In it he recounts how difficult it was to make a living, and how the drifting soil clung to everything, clogging engines and seeping through cracks in buildings. He also compares living during the Dust Bowl and Depression to his early childhood, when the area around Hugoton was covered with healthy, green grass. This interview was printed in Dust Storms as Remembered by Hugoton Citizens, a collection of interviews collected by the Hugoton High School Social Studies Club.


Relief and loan services

Relief and loan services
Creator: Kansas Emergency Relief Committee
Date: July 25, 1934
This pamphlet, which appears to have been distributed to relief clients, is a condensed summary of the government relief programs handled by the Kansas Emergency Relief Committee (KERC), the Agricultural Adjustment Administration (AAA), the Regional Production Credit Corporation, and the Farm Credit Administration (FCA). It describes work relief, direct relief, grants for homestead rehabilitation, the cattle purchase program, and feed and forage loans meant to benefit drought relief counties in the Dust Bowl.


The drouth of '34: a farm woman's account

The drouth of '34: a farm woman's account
Creator: McKinney, Mary Francis
Date: 1935
In this magazine article, Mary McKinney relates her experiences during the drought of the 1930s. Her reminiscence includes details about how farm families conserved water and kept cool during the blazing summer months, and also how they responded to relief efforts and New Deal programs. The article can be found in Kansas Magazine (1935), 22-24.


The water conservation program

The water conservation program
Creator: Kansas Emergency Relief Committee
Date: July 19, 1934
The Water Conservation Program was designed to foster the construction of wells, farm ponds, lakes and "other devices" that could conserve water in Kansas. This pamphlet, published by the Kansas Emergency Relief Committee, outlines the procedures for requesting water conservation work and the details of undertaking such projects (such as how to borrow the necessary equipment, etc.). All the labor involved in these projects would be provided by laborers on the work relief rolls.


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