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American Guide Survey

Creator: Federal Writers Project

Date: 1936C-1941C

Level of Description: Series

Material Type: Government record

Call Number: Unavailable

Unit ID: 191578

Space Required/Quantity: 1.00 cubic feet

Title (Main title): American Guide Survey

Scope and Content

Scope and content: This series includes a variety of records documenting Federal Writer's Project employees' work on the American Guide for the state of Kansas. The American Guide Series was the most prominent publication the Federal Writer's Project produced. The American Guides comprised of essays on a given state's history and culture, descriptions of its major cities, automobile tours of important attractions, and a portfolio of photographs.

The files include reports and histories on religion and churches in Dodge City, Bucklin, Larned, Hodgemen County, Gray County, Haviland, Hopewell, Kinsley, Kiowa, Spearville, and Wellsford. They also document museums, antiques, and private collections located in Ford and Finney County, as well as Greensburg; music and culture in Dodge City, Finney and Wallace counties, and Hanston; and scenic drives in Clark and Hodgeman counties, as well as Ensign. Other files contain correspondence between project supervisors, officials from the State Department, and project workers regarding the creation of the reports. Other correspondence documents communication between librarians and project workers attempting to locate historical records for the American Guides. See series 191573 "American Guide Research Reports" for similar records which expand upon the records in this series.


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    Federal Writers' Project of the Work Projects Administration for the State of Kansas
    Dodge City (Kan.) -- Music -- History
    Finney County (Kan.) -- Museums -- History
    Finney County (Kan.) -- Music -- History
    Finney County (Kan.) -- Religion -- History
    Ford County (Kan.) -- Museums -- History
    Ford County (Kan.) -- Religion -- History
    Greensburg (Kan.) -- Museums -- History
    Hanston (Kan.) -- Music -- History
    Haviland (Kan.) -- Religion -- History
    Hodgeman County (Kan.) -- Religion -- History
    Hopewell (Kan.) -- Religion -- History
    Kinsley (Kan.) -- Religion -- History
    Kiowa (Kan.) -- Religion -- History
    Larned (Kan.) -- Religion -- History
    Spearville (Kan.) -- Religion -- History
    Wallace County (Kan.) -- Music -- History
    Wellsford (Kan.) -- Religion -- History
    Scenic byways -- Kansas -- Clark County
    Scenic byways -- Kansas -- Ensign
    Scenic byways -- Kansas -- Hodgeman County
    American guide series

Agency Classification:

    Federal Agencies. Federal Writers Project.