Works Progress Administration

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Miscellaneous Documents

Document illustrating infrastructure project accomplishments in Kansas under the Works Progress Administration through December 1937. Accomplishments include 1352 thousand square yards of new sidewalks, 3051 new bridges, and thousands of miles of newly graded roads. More than 14,588 people per month worked 25 months on such projects.

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Photographs

Photograph of a meeting of a Workers Alliance Lodge meeting. Charles Northington is wearing suspenders, with Anna Northington to his right. John Waltz stands to her right, and Earl Burnley is the fourth person from right in the photograph. Workers Alliance was a national organization of unemployed people who found relief through the Works Progress Administration jobs. The group became closely affiliated with the Communist Party, and lobbied for increased funding for the WPA.

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Transcriptions

Interview with Vincente Vargas by Laurie Bretz as part of a project documenting the Kansas City, Kansas, Hispanic community. Vargas was born in the Rosedale area of Kansas City, Kansas, in 1925. He discusses Mexican workers being recruited by railroad companies along the border, and the types of work they would do, and workers living in bunks in passenger cars until they were able to settle and obtain other housing. Vargas also describes his father taking the childred out of school in the spring for farm work in Nebraska, and returning to Mexico during the Depression.

Genre: 
Correspondence
Miscellaneous Documents

Letter from Oma R. Bell, local supervisor of the National Youth Administration Historical Records Survey, to Harold J. Henderson, state director of the Historical Records Survey project of the Federal Writers' Project, a part of the Works Progress Administration. Bell writes that misfiled and mislabeled records have been returned to the correct place, and reports that she has enclosed documents dealing with numerous county offices. Those documents are included.

Genre: 
Miscellaneous Documents

List of records at the Wyandotte County Courthouse vault. County records were being assessed and organized as part of a Works Progress Administration project through the Federal Writers' Project's Historical Records Survey.

Genre: 
Correspondence
Miscellaneous Documents

Letter from Oma R. Bell, local supervisor of the National Youth Administration Historical Records Survey, to Harold J. Henderson, state director of the Historical Records Survey project of the Federal Writers' Project, a part of the Works Progress Administration. Bell writes that she has enclosed documents dealing with the city engineer's office and vault. Those documents are included.

Genre: 
Miscellaneous Documents

Undated description of the storage of county records in the Wyandotte County Courthouse, including an assessment of the construction and condition of the courthouse building. The assessment also writes that storage conditions in vaults are declining, staff handle documents carelessly, and that "records should be rearranged, classified [and] some of the volumes needs repairing and labelling" for easier access. Recommendation is made for a librarian or other caretaker to make records accessible to the public.

Genre: 
Correspondence
Miscellaneous Documents

Letter from Oma R. Bell, local supervisor of the National Youth Administration Historical Records Survey, to Harold J. Henderson, state director of the Historical Records Survey project of the Federal Writers' Project, a part of the Works Progress Administration. Bell writes that she has enclosed documents dealing with the county auditor and county poor commissioner's offices. Those documents are included.

Genre: 
Correspondence
Miscellaneous Documents

Letter from Oma R. Bell, local supervisor of the National Youth Administration Historical Records Survey, to Harold J. Henderson, state director of the Historical Records Survey project of the Federal Writers' Project, a part of the Works Progress Administration. Bell writes that she has enclosed documents describing County Engineer's documents in the Wyandotte County Courthouse storage vault. That document is included.

Genre: 
Correspondence
Miscellaneous Documents

Letter from Oma R. Bell, local supervisor of the National Youth Administration Historical Records Survey, to Harold J. Henderson, state director of the Historical Records Survey project of the Federal Writers' Project, a part of the Works Progress Administration. Bell writes that she has enclosed documents describing County Treasurer's documents in the Wyandotte County Courthouse storage vault. That document is included.

Genre: 
Miscellaneous Documents

List of probate court records at the Wyandotte County Courthouse vault. County records were being assessed and organized as part of a Works Progress Administration project through the Federal Writers' Project's Historical Records Survey.

Genre: 
Miscellaneous Documents

List of records at the Wyandotte County Courthouse, including the vault and other storage areas, and encompassing numerous county offices and departments. County records were being assessed and organized as part of a Works Progress Administration project through the Federal Writers' Project's Historical Records Survey.

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