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Douglas County, Kansas soil conservation practices photographs

Call Number: RH PH 532


Photographic series detailing the efforts of the Soil Conservation Service in Douglas County, Kansas and the surrounding area during the mid-20th century. Each photograph is labeled on the back, providing a description of the activity or view and the name of the photographer taking the pictures on behalf of the Soil Conservation Service.


  • Creation: 1930 - 1979


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

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

History of soil conservation in Douglas County, Kansas

The Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act of 1936 was created in an attempt to conserve soil in the high plains states and address erosion during the Dust Bowl. The Soil Conservation Service (Scs) worked alongside the Works Progress Administration (Wpa) to plant trees, create terraced farmlands, and build dams throughout the area.


.25 Linear Feet (1 document case of 188 photographs)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

RH PH 532

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Soil Conservation Service via the Watkins Community Museum, 1993.

Guide to the Soil Conservation Practices in Douglas County Collection
Douglas County, Kansas soil conservation practices photographs
Finding aid prepared by mmm. Finding aid encoded by mmm.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid permalink
Preferred citation
Douglas County, Kansas soil conservation practices photographs, RH PH 532, 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