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Historical Records Survey - Counties

Creator: Federal Writers' Project of the Work Projects Administration for the State of Kansas

Date: [ca. 1935-ca. 1942]

Level of Description: Series

Material Type: Government record

Call Number: Unavailable

Unit ID: 191403

Space Required/Quantity: 84.00 cubic feet

Title (Main title): Historical Records Survey - Counties

Scope and Content

Scope and content: Files containing Historical Records Survey identification forms documenting the Federal Writers' Project program of the same name. The project goal was the discovery, preservation, and listing of basic materials for research in state, county, and local Kansas archives. The forms document surveys of bound and unbound historical records. They state the records' location (county), county agency or office that created the records, records series title, dates, quantity, description, and notes on current order or indexing tools. The files for some counties may also contain transcripts from a given county's Board of County Commissioners minute books and journals. The topics in the minutes generally include elections, audits, and finance. The files are organized alphabetically by county name.

Portions of Collection Separately Described:


Locator Contents
059-05-03-08 to 059-05-05-10   
059-06-01-01 to 059-06-03-01   


  • MS 206: Shawnee County (Kan.). Board of Commissioners. Shawnee County Commissioners' journal 1855-1862

Related Records or Collections

Other Finding Aid/Index: PDF finding aid of records recorded for both counties and cities, completed in 1986, available at Works Progress Inventory.

Index Terms


    Federal Writers' Project of the Work Projects Administration for the State of Kansas
    Historical Records Survey (Kan.)
    Kansas -- Administrative and political divisions -- Records and correspondence
    Kansas -- History -- Archival resources
    Archival materials -- Abstracting and indexing -- Kansas
    Corporate minutes -- Kansas
    County councils -- Kansas -- Records and correspondence
    County government -- Kansas -- Records and correspondence

Creators and Contributors

Agency Classification:

    Federal Agencies. Federal Writers Project.
    Local Government Agencies. Shawnee County. County Offices. Board of Commissioners.