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Reminiscences of the Dust Bowl

Call Number: RH MS 271


This group of oral history tapes, recorded on thirteen 90 minute cassette tapes, was collected by Donald Worster, Associate Professor of American Studies, University of Hawaii when conducting research for his book on the Dust Bowl. The objectives of the interviews conducted in September 1977, in southwestern Kansas and the panhandle of Oklahoma, were to ascertain personal backgrounds of the interviewers and to record their recollections. The interviews were generally informal with no advance warning given to the interviewees.


  • Creation: September 1977


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13 items (13 audio cassette tapes)

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Physical Location

RH MS 271

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Donald Worster, 1978.

Related Materials

Personal papers of Donald Worster, PP 453, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.

A River Running West literary archive, Kansas Collection, RH MS 981, Kenneth Spencer Reserach Library, University of Kansas.

Guide to the Donald Worster Collection
Reminiscences of the Dust Bowl
Finding aid prepared by lgg, 9/1978. Finding aid encoded by mg, 2004. Finding aid revised by mwh, 2017.
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Reminiscences of the Dust Bowl, Kansas Collection, RH MS 271, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

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