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This panoramic photo shows the male and female students at Haskell Institute, Lawrence, Kansas, in 1926. The students appear to be wearing uniforms. The boys are wearing military style clothes and the girls have dark outfits with white collars. Haskell Indian Nations University began with 22 students as an elementary school for grades one through five in 1884. The university started as the United States Indian Industrial Training School where boys were taught tailoring, wagon making, blacksmithing, harness making, painting, shoe making, and farming. Girls learned cooking, sewing, and homemaking. The institute grew and expanded and in 1927 the first high school classes were accredited by the state of Kansas. Haskell graduated its last high school class in 1965 and, in 1970, became a junior college. In 1993 Haskell became Haskell Indian Nations University. The institute was named for Dudley C. Haskell, a Congressman from Kansas who was chair of the Committee on Indian Affairs and whose work brought the school to Lawrence.

Creator: Fry Photo Service
Date: February 26, 1921

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Item Number: 226898
Call Number: 1996-133.02
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 226898

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