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Dean H. Umberger to Governor Payne Ratner

Dean H. Umberger to Governor Payne Ratner
Creator: Umberger, Dean H.
Date: August 26, 1942
This letter to Governor Ratner from Dean H. Umberger of the Kansas State College of Agriculture and Applied Science in Manhattan, Kansas, details the progress of the Victory Garden Program. Victory Gardens were planted throughout the United States during World War II to help ease the burden on the public food supply in the U.S.


Minutes of the meeting of State Executive Victory Garden Committee

Minutes of the meeting of State Executive Victory Garden Committee
Creator: Umberger, Dean H.
Date: March 06, 1942-March 26, 1942
This cover letter written by H. Umberger, Dean of the Division of Extension, Kansas State College of Agriculture and Applied Science (K. S. C.), to Governor Payne Ratner is accompanied by the minutes of the March 6, 1942, meeting of the Kansas State Executive Victory Garden Committee, which was held in Topeka. The members of the committee were W. G. Amstein,J. S. Mohler, C. M. Miller, Georgiana Smurthwaite; Renna Hunter, and L. Longsdorf. J. C. Mohler was Secretary to the Kansas State Board of Agriculture and Hunter represented the State Civilian Council of Defense. The other committee members were employed by the Extention Division of K. S. C.


Victory garden conference

Victory garden conference
Creator: Umberger, Dean H.
Date: January 17, 1942
This cover letter addressed to "All Victory Garden Committeemen" was attached to the reports from 4 different Victory Garden committee meetings that were held at the State House in Topeka on January 12, 1942. Each committee had a number of members that are listed in the committee report. The reports were sent by H. Umberger, dean of the Extension Division, Kansas State College of Agriculture and Applied Science (K. S. C.), Manhattan. The committees and their chairs follow: Farm Garden Campaign and Subject matter organization, co chairs W. G. Amstein and Georgiana Smurthwaite, Extension Division, K.S.C.; School and Community Gardens, C. M. Miller, State Director Vocational Education; Publicity, L. L. Longsdorf, Extension Division, K. S. C. and Budget, Seed, Fertilizer, and Insecticide Supplies, J. C. Mohler, Secretary, State Board of Agriculture.


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