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A Day in My Community collection

Date: 2001 Oct. 11

Level of Description: Coll./Record Group

Material Type: Manuscripts

Call Number: Manuscripts Collection 775

Unit ID: 47109

Restrictions: None

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.


Locator Contents
121-23-01-01 to 121-23-03-04   

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).

Index Terms


    Kansas -- Description and travel
    Community life -- Kansas
    Family life -- Kansas
    Local history -- Kansas

Creators and Contributors

Additional Information for Researchers

Restrictions: None

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.