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This is a postcard showing Fairmount College in Wichita, Kansas. It was a private Congregational school and was founded in 1886 by the Rev. Joseph Homer Parker. Collegiate classes began in 1895. In 1926, by a vote of the citizens of Wichita, the college became a public non-denominational institution named the Municipal University of Wichita; it was the first municipal university west of the Mississippi.

After 38 years as a municipal university, it changed its status on July 1, 1964, when it officially entered the state system as Wichita State University.

Creator: C. A. Tanner & Company
Date: June 17, 1908

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Item Number: 228918
Call Number: FK2.76 W.7 FH *2
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 228918

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