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Correspondence Files

Creator: Kansas. Governor (1931-1933 : Woodring)

Date: 1931-1933

Level of Description: Series

Material Type: Government record

Call Number: Unavailable

Unit ID: 193432

Space Required/Quantity: 10.70 cubic feet

Title (Main title): Correspondence Files

Scope and Content

Scope and content: The arrangement and description of the correspondence of the governor's office is structured according to the arrangement, duties, functions and responsibilities of the governor and the Executive branch of the Kansas state government.

The Correspondence Series is subdivided into an Alphabetical File; an Appointments File; a State Agencies File; and a Subject File.

The Alphabetical File contains routine correspondence from either the common, concerned citizen about routine subject matter; or from significant correspondents, arranged by name.

The State Agencies File contains routine correspondence to and from nearly all of the bureaus of the state government. This is the appropriate subseries for research of state agency activities and history.

The Subject File contains a wide array of files on any and every important subject matter at the time. For example: the 1930s was a decade known for its distraught economic conditions -- the Great Depression. As one would expect, there are folders in the Subject File pertaining to, and labelled Economic Conditions. Likewise, there is another set of folders labelled Unemployment. Another prominent issue of the times was Prohibition, for which there is a subject heading in the Woodring Correspondence Subject File. Researchers investigating important issues of any given era in Kansas' history (or national history) should examine the Subject Files of the Governors' Correspondence.

In nearly all record groups of Governor's Correspondence, there are oversize items. Oversize items are inventoried in the back of each register, giving their original folder location and the oversize storage location where they have been transferred. When examining the folders that held oversize items, the researcher will find a transfer form, identifying the item, and giving information on its oversize location.


Locator Contents
027-10-07-02 to 027-11-02-06   
072-02-11-01  Folders 1-4 
937-22-01-00  Oversize materials 

Index Terms


    Kansas. Governor (1931-1933 : Woodring) -- Records and correspondence
    Kansas -- Economic conditions
    Kansas -- Officials and employees -- Selection and appointment
    Kansas -- Politics and government
    Energy resources
    State agencies
    Woodring, Harry Hines, 1887-1967
    Administrative agencies -- Kansas
    Correctional institutions -- Kansas
    County government -- Kansas
    Drought relief -- Kansas
    Dust Bowl Era, 1931-1939
    Farmers -- Kansas
    Government aid -- Kansas
    Interstate relations -- Kansas
    Justices of the peace -- Selection and appointment -- Kansas
    Notaries -- Resignation
    Prohibition -- Kansas
    Radio broadcasting -- Kansas
    State hospitals -- Kansas
    Taxation -- Kansas
    Unemployment -- Kansas
    Universities and colleges -- Kansas

Creators and Contributors

Agency Classification:

    Kansas State Agencies. Governor's Office. Specific Administrations. Woodring, Harry Administration.