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In this letter to Sen. Arthur Capper, Frank Durler, Chairman of Ford County Commissioners, reports on his visit to the National Youth Administration farm project in Ford County and cheese plant in Dodge City. According to Durler, both the farm project and the cheese plant were a success because the "project gives the youth the type of training that will fit them for homemaking and assisting with efficient farm management, should they not be employed in cheese factories." The NYA was a New Deal program designed to provide teenagers and young adults with some income and work experience.

Creator: Durler, Frank
Date: January 26, 1942

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This item can be used in conjunction with other material on the WPA and the Kansas Landscape. The National Youth Administration was part of the WPA, and helped alter the Kansas landscape by utilizing the agricultural skills and talents of young men and women from throughout Kansas.

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Item Number: 217693
Call Number: Collection 12, Box 16, Folder: National Youth Administration
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 217693

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