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Farewell, Alma Mater

Farewell, Alma Mater
Creator: Harding, Mable E.
Date: 1907
This sheet music titled Farewell, Alma Mater, was composed by Mable E. Harding. Harding was a member of the Harmony Class and Choral Society at Western University, Quindaro, Kansas, and was under the direction of Professor Robert G. Jackson. The cover contains photographs of Mable E. Harding as well as pictures of Ward Hall, Trades' Hall, and Stanley Hall. This instrumental piece won first prize at the Inter-State Literary Society of Kansas and the West, held at St. Joseph, Missouri, in December, 1906. Western University is considered one of the earliest African American schools established west of the Mississippi River. In the early 20th century, it was recognized nationally as one of the best music schools. Among its most famous alumni were several women who were influential music pioneers in the early 20th century, including Eva Jessye. The university closed in 1943 and all of the buildings were razed.


Governor Ben S. Paulen, Western University correspondence

Governor Ben S. Paulen, Western University correspondence
Date: September 15, 1926-September 23, 1926
Correspondence between Kansas Governor Ben S. Paulen, regarding Western University in Quindaro, Kansas.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Western University

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Western University
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1929-1931
This file includes subject correspondence relating to Western University. Topics in the correspondence cover but is not limited to employment, population reports, and Trustees on the State Board for the University. File is incomplete, because the responses by Governor Clyde have been removed prior to arriving at the Kansas Historical Society. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Western University applications

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Western University applications
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1929-1931
This file includes subject correspondence relating to applications of employment and admittance to Western University in Quindaro, Kansas. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


Governor Harry H. Woodring, Correspondence Files, Box 16

Governor Harry H. Woodring, Correspondence Files, Box 16
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1931-1933 : Woodring)
Date: 1931
These folders contain correspondence state agency files and subject files from the Governor Woodring collection. Some subjects included are the American Legion, American Red Cross, American-War Mothers, Betsy Ross Corps, Boy Scouts, Child Welfare, and Coal.


Matilda and Junius Groves

Matilda and Junius Groves
Date: Between 1895 and 1905
This is a portrait of Matilda and Junius Groves, who were potato farmers near Edwardsville in Wyandotte County, Kansas. They farmed over 1,000 acres, and he was known as the "Potato King." The Groves shipped their produce all over the United States by railroad. Because of the quantity shipped, the Union Pacific placed a spur on the Groves' farm to load its produce. Junius Groves served as trustee for Western University in Quindaro, Kansas.


Nocturne

Nocturne
Creator: Andrews, Clyde O.
Date: 1908
This sheet music titled Nocturne was composed by Clyde O. Andrews. He was a student in Harmony Class and the Choral Society at Western University, Quindaro, Kansas and was under the tutelage of Professor Robert G. Jackson, Director of the Music Department. This original composition won first place at the Inter-State Literary Society of Kansas and the West held at Lawrence, Kansas, December, 1907. The music cover contains photographs of Clyde O. Andrews; Ward Hall; Trades' Hall; and Stanley Hall. Western University is considered one of the earliest African American schools established west of the Mississippi River. In the early 20th century, it was recognized nationally as one of the best music schools. Among it's most famous alumni were several women who were influential music pioneers in the early 20th century, including Eva Jessye. The university closed in 1943 and all of the buildings were razed.


O Western U!

O Western U!
Creator: Ross, Albert
Date: 1906
This sheet music, titled O Western U!, a glee song, was composed for Western University, Quindaro, Kansas. The lyrics were written by Professor Albert Ross and the music composed by Professor Robert G. Jackson. The music cover contains photographs of Bishop Abraham Grant, D.D., President of Board of Trustees, Western University; William T. Vernon, A.M., D.D., President of Western University; Ward Hall; Trades' Hall and Stanley Hall. Western University is considered one of the earliest African American schools established west of the Mississippi River. In the early 20th century, it was recognized nationally as one of the best music schools. Among its most famous alumni were several women who were influential music pioneers in the early 20th century, including Eva Jessye. The university closed in 1943 and all of the buildings were razed.


Western University

Western University
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: 1915
This file includes general correspondence relating to, but not limited to Western University. Topics included is outstanding finances with the State Legislature, merger of Topeka Industrial and Educational Institute to the State Industrial Department at Western University, and employment with Western University. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


Western University, Kansas City, Kansas

Western University, Kansas City, Kansas
Date: Bulk 1925-1926
This photograph shows a group of people standing in front of a home constructed by students from the carpentry department of Western University in Kansas City, Kansas. Established in 1865 the school was located in the city limits of the historical town of Quindaro along the south banks of the Missouri River in Wyandotte County, Kansas. For seventy-eight years the institution provided a four year education to African American students until it closed in 1943.


Western University, Kansas City, Kansas

Western University, Kansas City, Kansas
Date: Bulk 1924-1925
These two photographs show views of Western University in Kansas City, Kansas. The first image is a statue of John Brown in front of Ward and Parks Hall. The second image is the Western University's football team, the Bulldogs. The school was established in 1865 and was located in the city limits of Quindaro along the south banks of the Missouri River in Wyandotte County, Kansas. For seventy-eight years the institution provided a four year education to African-American students until it closed in 1943.


Western University, Kansas City, Kansas

Western University, Kansas City, Kansas
Date: Bulk 1924-1925
These two photographs show the ruins of the historical town of Quindaro and the campus of Western University overlooking the Missouri River. Established in 1865 the school was located in the city limits of the historical town of Quindaro along the Missouri River in Wyandotte County, Kansas. For seventy-eight years the institution provided a four year education to African American students until it closed in 1943.


Western University, Kansas City, Kansas

Western University, Kansas City, Kansas
Date: 1923-1924
This photograph shows students and faculty gathered for a band concert on the campus of Western University. The African Methodist Episcopal Church established Western University on the grounds of the former Freedman's University, located in Quindaro, Wyandotte County, Kansas along the Missouri River. The only historically black college in Kansas, its famous graduates include Eva Jessye and Nora Douglass Holt. Extensive damage caused by a fire in 1924 and a subsequent lack of funding led to the university's closure in 1943.


Western University Kansas City, Kansas

Western University Kansas City, Kansas
Date: Bulk 1919-1920
These photographs shows the campus of Western University in Kansas City, Kansas. Established in 1865 the school was located in the city limits of the historical town of Quindaro along the south banks of the Missouri River in Wyandotte County, Kansas. For seventy-eight years the institution provided a four year education to African American students until it closed in 1943.


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