Kansas during the Great Depression

The Great Depression was a turning point for America. In addition to monetary misery, drought and dust storms plagued many Plains states during the 1930s. The program will examine the WPA Writers’ Project in Kansas and other cultural projects and their efforts to capture the day-to-day lives of ordinary people intent on renewing the land and reclaiming their lives. Lorraine Madway is the curator of Special Collections and university archivist at WSU Libraries. Sponsored by the Kansas Humanities Council.

Part of special programming for “Our Lives, Our Stories: America’s Greatest Generation” made possible by NEH on the Road, a special initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The exhibit was originally developed by the Minnesota Historical Society in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The exhibit was adapted and is toured by Mid-America Arts Alliance through NEH on the Road. For more information visit: www.maaa.orgor www. nehontheroad.org.

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