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300,000 images!

Posted by Jocelyn Wehr (Digital Archivist) on Jan 28, 2013

Congratulations are once again in order to the visitors, volunteers, and staff who support and work to improve digital access to the collections of the Kansas Historical Society. Kansas Memory has surpassed its 300,000th image. That means we've added over 50,000 images in just under five months. The 300,000th image is...

The Coffeyville City Schools

A. A. Hughart, Superintendent 

R. Y. Kennedy, Principal H. S.

Coffeyville Kansas

Feb. 19, 1915.

Mr. Fred Brinkerhoff,

Pittsburg, Kans.

Dear Mr. Brinkerhoff;

Since the superintendency has been filled, I can give you a word from my heart and not be misunderstood. You are a bunch of fine fellows and I appreciate the kindness shown me and the Association while we were with you. I did not have time to see the President of the Chamber of Commerce, but you tell him how we all feel toward all of you.  Mr. Brandenberg is a gem and I hope that everything will clear up for a greater Normal School and a bigger Pittsburg. Will you please send my cut soon as I am in need of it. Again thanking you, I am

Very truly,

A. A. Hughart


The above letter is written by Arthur Abram Hughart, superintendent of Coffeyville schools who helped establish a kindergarten in the district. Beginning in 1914, he served as president of the Southeastern Kansas Teacher's Association. Hughart also encouraged local teachers to continue their professional development by attending the Normal School in Pittsburg mentioned in the letter. Hughart also makes a very positive reference to William A. Brandenburg, the longest serving president at Pittsburg State University. This letter is part of the Frederick W. Brinkerhoff Papers. Brinkerhoff was a prominent newspaper editor and publisher in Kansas working for the Ottawa Herald, Fort Scott Republican, Chanute Sun, Chanute Tribune, Kansas City Star, Pittsburg Headlight, and the Pittsburg Sun, among others. He served as president of the Kansas Press Association in 1935 and served as chairman of the Kansas Associated Press in 1946. 

A special thanks to our intern, Dustin Burgess, for transcribing our 300,000th image and his ongoing work transcribing the Adjutant General correspondence.

Comments on "300,000 images!"

Comment written by: natemc on Feb 9, 2013 -- Permalink | Suggest Removal

Keep up the good work. Kansas Memory is a great resource for the citizens of Kansas and is a model for other states.

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