A Day in My Community collection
Date: 2001 Oct. 11
Level of Description: Coll./Record Group
Material Type: Manuscripts
Manuscripts Collection 775
Unit ID: 47109
Abstract: Items contributed to the A Day in My Community documentation project. Life in Kansas on Oct. 11, 2001, was preserved for future generations through more than 4,000 letters from Kansans describing their lives that day. This effort was a project of the Kansas Association for Family and Community Education. Individuals from age 6 to 90 participated in the letter-writing effort. The submissions, written by individuals from Kansas communities small and large, ranged from 1 to more than 50 p. The letters were handwritten, typed, and sometimes illustrated. Of the state's 105 counties, 73 are represented in the collection.
Space Required/Quantity: 9.00 cubic feet
Title (Main title): A Day in My Community collection
Scope and Content
Contents: Box 1. Atchison-Brown Counties -- box 2. Butler-Doniphan Counties -- box 3. Douglas-Ellsworth Counties -- box 4. Finney-Geary Counties -- box 5. Geary-Jefferson Counties -- box 6. Jefferson-Johnson Counties -- box 7. Johnson County -- box 8. Johnson-Labette Counties -- box 9. Labette-Marshall Counties -- box 10. Marshall-Meade Counties -- box 11. Miami-Ottawa Counties -- box 12. Pawnee-Reno Counties -- boxes 13-14. Reno County -- box 15. Republic-Seward Counties -- box 16. Shawnee-Woodson Counties -- box 17. Wyandotte County ; anonymous letters -- box 18. Project administrative records.
Related Records or Collections
Other Finding Aid/Index: Additional information about the project and its contributors can be found online at the Kansas Historical Society website, A Day in My Community - Index.
Finding Aid Bibliography: Kansas Historical Society, "Research, A Day in My Community," http://www.kshs.org/p/research-a-day-in-my-community/13913 (accessed 7 December 2010).
Kansas -- Description and travel
Community life -- Kansas
Family life -- Kansas
Local history -- Kansas
Creators and Contributors
Additional Information for Researchers
Use and reproduction: Information on copyright available from the Kansas Historical Society (Topeka).
Holder of duplicates: Copies of letters also available at Kansas State University Library (Manhattan). Copies of letters from each county available in the county; see http://www.kshs.org/p/a-day-in-my-community-participating-libraries/13918 for locations.