Herbert Kellar Papers, 1887-1955

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Series: Series 4: Work Projects Administration (WPA) , (1929-1956)
Scope and Content Note: From 1940 to 1942, Kellar was chairman of the National Advisory Committee of Historical Records Survey Projects, WPA. It was in this capacity that he gathered the material filed in this series of his papers. The information found here concerns the Federal Theater Project; the Federal Writers Project; the Civil Works Emergency Relief Act (CWA) in Illinois; the Federal Emergency Relief Act (FERA) in Illinois; and the Historical Records Survey. The papers herein are arranged as alphabetical subject files under each main category. The breakdown beyond that point is chronological.
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Subseries: “Cleveland Local Project” (of local Archives Survey): Correspondence, miscellaneous, 1936-1942.
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Historical Records Survey - Federal Archives Survey: Correspondence - General, Miscellaneous, 1936-1937; 1939.
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Federal Theater Project: Correspondence, miscellaneous, 1936-1938.
Federal Writer's Project
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Correspondence, press releases, miscellaneous, 1936-1943.
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Correspondence, miscellaneous, Correspondence of Arthur Stocks, 1938; 1940-1941.
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“Illinois and Michigan Canal - list of material at Lockport, Illinois,” 1940.
Illinois Writers' News Letter
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Vol. I, nos. 1-10, 1940, August - December.
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Vol. II, nos. 1-23, 1941.
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Writings, “The American Guide” series, style sheets and manuals, miscellaneous, 1935-1940.
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Writings by Mrs. M.D. Scott, “The Influence of Inventions...,” and drafts The Battle of the Reapers, 1938-1940.
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Draft, 1940.
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Carbon of final copy, 1940.
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Writings by A. Stocks, studies of hiring conditions in Virginia and Old South, and “A Survey of the Illinois State Year Book,” 1929-1939.
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Civil Works Emergency Relief Act (C.W.A.), correspondence Re Illinois, 1934, February - March.
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Federal Emergency Relief Act (F.E.R.A.), correspondence Re Illinois, 1934, October - November.
Historical Records Survey
General correspondence, reports, memoranda
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1936.
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1937, February - June.
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1937, July - December.
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, 1938.
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1939, January - April.
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1939, May - August.
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1939, September - December.
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1940, January - April.
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1940, May - August.
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1940, September - December.
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, 1941-1943; 1956; n.d.
Correspondence with State Directors
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Alabama - Idaho, 1937-1943.
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Illinois, 1936-1942.
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Indiana - Kentucky, 1937-1942.
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Louisiana, 1937-1943.
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Maine - Mississippi, 1937-1943.
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Missouri - New York, 1937-1943.
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North Carolina - Pennsylvania, 1937-1943.
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Rhode Island - Utah, 1937-1942
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Vermont - Wyoming, 1937-1943.
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Correspondence with National Advisory Committee, 1938-1941.
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Correspondence - Lt. Col. James Marius Scammell, 1932-1939.
Instruction Manuals
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, 1936-1937.
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, 1938-1939.
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, 1940-1941.
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Suggestions for indexing agricultural periodicals, sample indexes of The Cultivator, Lucile O'Connor Kellar, 1939.
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Publication check lists and bibliographies, 1937-1941.
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Inventories of archives, 1941.
Inventories and Guides
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American Imprints Inventory, 1939-1941.
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District of Columbia and Woodford County, Illinois, 1937-1941.
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Illinois and Missouri, 1938-1942.
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Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin (Iowa County), United States, Miscellaneous, 1937-1941.
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Minutes of meetings, 1939-1944.
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Miscellaneous clippings, publications, notes, 1938-1941.
Miscellaneous pamphlets, papers, reprints, and speeches
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A-E, 1938-1942.
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F-M, 1936-1941.
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R-W, 1927-1942.
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, 1938-1941.
Illinois Administration
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Correspondence, News Letter nos. 2-5, press releases, 1936-1940.
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Miscellaneous (manuals, publicity, clippings), 1936-1941.
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Illinois Church Archives, manual and miscellaneous data, 1939-1941.
County Histories
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The County Today (DuPage County, Illinois), ca. 1940.
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Historical Sketch (Genesee County, Michigan), ca. 1940-1941.
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Historical Development of Westchester County, A Chronology, (Westchester County, New York), 1934-1937.
Miscellaneous
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, 1936-1939.
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, 1940-1942.
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Miscellaneous newspaper clippings, 1931; 1940; 1941; 1942.