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WPA historic records survey, Douglas County records

Call Number: RH MS 939


A collection of survey forms completed in fulfillment of the Survey of State and Local Historic Records, Kansas Historical Records Survey administered by the Works Progress Administration (WPA). The survey focused on finding and providing brief descriptions of historically significant records from each county within Kansas. All materials in this collection are pertinent to Douglas County only and are photocopies of originals held at the Kansas State Historical Society.


  • Creation: 1936


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.


1 linear foot (1 box)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Copied from originals held at Kansas State Historical Society, 1981.

Existence and Location of Originals

Original records available as part of the Records of the U.S. Works Project Administration, State Archives, Kansas Historical Society.

Processing Information

Previously shelved at RH MS 330.

Guide to the WPA Historic Records Survey, Douglas County Collection
WPA historic records survey, Douglas County records
Finding aid prepared by smf, 2007. Finding aid encoded by smf, 2007. Finding aid revised by mwh, 2020.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid permalink
Preferred citation
WPA Historic Records Survey, Douglas County Collection, RH MS 939, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States