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This silent film documents the State Industrial School for Boys of Topeka, Kansas, in 1935 and depicts all aspects of the institution's educational, health, recreational, vocational and boarding programs. A segment of the film shows Governor Alfred M. Landon visiting the school and making a speech. The school opened in 1881 and sought to reform boys under the age of sixteen who had committed criminal acts. The school taught boys to be farmers, dairymen, tailors, carpenters, linemen, cobblers, barbers, cooks, waiters, machinists, and engineers.
Item Number: 223726
Call Number: VT 029
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 223726
Business and Industry - Health care
Business and Industry - Occupations/Professions - Carpenters
Business and Industry - Occupations/Professions - Cooks
Business and Industry - Occupations/Professions - Printers
Business and Industry - Occupations/Professions - Tailors
Collections - Audio-visual
Date - 1930s - 1935
Education - Secondary
Government and Politics - State Government - State agencies and programs - Agencies - Industrial School for Boys
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Film
People - Children
Places - Cities and towns - Topeka
Places - Counties - Shawnee
Thematic Time Period - Great Depression and Dust Bowl, 1929-1941
Type of Material - Film and video