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After the great war is over

This promotional brochure argues that the construction of good roads in the United States will enhance agricultural productivity and economic development in the aftermath of World War I.


Kansas Emergency Relief Committee accomplishments movie

Kansas. Emergency Relief Commission

This motion picture film documents the various work projects completed in Kansas during President Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal. It begins with an introduction to the Kansas Emergency Relief Committee personnel, starting with the executive director, John G. Stutz. It then shows the various projects across the state, including the construction of farm ponds and lakes as part of the Water Conservation Program, the renovation and construction of courthouses, schools, libraries, and other public buildings, and the weaving and sewing rooms that produced clothing for needy Kansans. It also includes footage of rabbit drives, dust storms, and women sweeping piles of dust out of their homes. Click on the thumbnails below to play each clip. Click on Text Version for a detailed description of each chapter.


Neodesha Fire Department and truck, Wilson County, Kansas

Nine members of the Neodesha Fire Department Number One posing in and around a Webb hose and ladder truck, Wilson County, Kansas


Members of the Neodesha Fire Department number 1 standing on their hose and ladder truck, Wilson County, Kansas

This is a photograph of the members of the Neodesha Fire Department number 1 standing on their hose and ladder truck, Wilson County, Kansas. Pictured in front from left to right are: W. S. Pettit, an unidentified driver, Dr. C. O. Pingrey, and Fred Williams; standing in the rear are Ray Johnson and Robert Shipley. Dr. C. O. Pingrey is also Mrs. William J. Wertz's father.

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