Leland H. Stott

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Stott, Leland H. (1937) A study of relief activities in seven Nebraska counties, 1927-1934 (Research Bulletin: Bulletin of the Agricultural Experiment Station of Nebraska No. 89)


ISSN 0097-1420


In the present study, an attempt was made to investigate the relief situation in Nebraska. The aim was (1) to determine how public relief funds were administered in the various counties of the state before the beginning of federal participation in relief, and what changes, if any, had come about after the federal relief agencies began to function, and also what volunteer relief agencies were available to supplement county relief in each case; (2) to determine, so far as possible, the actual amounts that were spent and for what purposes, and also the amounts of goods distributed by each county and by these various agencies during the years 1927 to 1934; and (3) to obtain information concerning the extent to which relief was extended to families actually engaged in farming. It also seemed desirable to learn something of the general attitude and personal opinions of the county officials and relief workers concerning the problem in general and concerning the relief clients themselves. Some attempt was therefore made to determine whether the relief clients were urban, small town, or farm people, what conditions placed them on relief, and how they were regarded by officials and others.