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4 > Image 4 of Inventory of federal archives in the states. Series V. The Department of Justice ; no. 16, Kentucky

Part of Kentucky Works Progress Administration Publications

ii PREFACE The Inventory of Federal Archives in the States is one of the products of the work of the Survey of Federal Archives, which operated as a nationwide project of the Works Progress Administration from January 1, 1956 to June 5Q 1957, and has been continued in Kentucky since that date as a state project of that Administration. The plan for the organization of the Inventory is as follows; Series I consists of reports on the administration of the Survey, acknowledgments, and general discussions of the location, condition, and content of federal archives in the state. Succeeding series contain the detailed information secured by workers of the Survey, in inventory form, a separate series num- ber being assigned to each of the executive departments (except the Depart- ment of State) and other major units of the Federal Government. Within each series No. 1 is a general introduction to the field organization and records of the governmental agency concerned; the succeeding numbers con- tain the inventory proper, separate numbers being assigned to each state in alphabetical order. Thus, in each series, the inventory for Alabama is No. 2, that for Arizona No. 5, that for Arkansas No. M, etc. For each local office information regarding each series, or unit of re- lated records, is presented in the following order; title, inclusive dates ("to date indicating an open file at the time the information was secured), general description of informational content, description of the system of filing or indexing (if any), a statement of frequency and purpose of use, form of the record itself (bound volumes, sheets in folders, etc.), linear footage, description of the containers, physical condition of the records (not stated if satisfactory), location by room number or other identifying information, and finally, the number of the Form 5BSA on which this informa- tion was originally recorded by a Survey worker and from which it was ab- stracted for the Inventory. This form is on file in the National Archives. When it contains substantial information on addenda sheets which has not been included in the mimeographed abstract, indication of this is given by use of the reference "See addenda." In Kentucky the work of the Survey was undertaken by Judge Samuel C. c Williams, with Mr. John Wilson Townsend as his assistant, from its inception {K until October 1956. Since that time Mr. Townsend has been in charge of the ;; project. This inventory of the records of the Department of Justice in Ken- a tucky was prepared in the Louisville office of the Survey and was edited be- fore final typing by Mr. A. R. Kooker of the Washington office. Q John Wilson Townsend, State Director Louisville, Kentucky Survey of Federal Archives July 25, 1958 in Kentucky FA-16-2 _;