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Aerial view of the Industrial School for Girls, Beloit, Kansas

Aerial view of the Industrial School for Girls, Beloit, Kansas
Date: 1961
An aerial photograph of the Industrial School for Girls in Beloit, Kansas. This school was started in 1888 by the Women's Christian Temperance Union but then was later taken over by the State in 1889.


Aerial view of the Industrial School for Girls, Beloit, Kansas

Aerial view of the Industrial School for Girls, Beloit, Kansas
Date: 1965
An aerial photograph of the Industrial School for Girls in Beloit, Kansas. This school was started in 1888 by the Women's Christian Temperance Union but then was later taken over by the State in 1889.


Aerial views of the Juvenile Correctional Facility in Beloit, Kansas

Aerial views of the Juvenile Correctional Facility in Beloit, Kansas
Creator: Juvenile Correctional Facility at Beloit
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
Here are two aerial photographs of the Juvenile Correction Facility for Girls in Beloit, Kansas.


Girl's Industrial School

Girl's Industrial School
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: 1915
This file includes general correspondence relating to the Girl's Industrial School in Beloit, Mitchell County, Kansas. Topics included, but not limited to, in the correspondence is parole sentencing and placement during parole in what the School considered to be appropriate homes if not the girl's home she was living in at time of arrest. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Girls' Industrial School

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Girls' Industrial School
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1929-1930
This file includes subject correspondence relating to the Girls' Industrial School which is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Girls' Industrial School applications

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Girls' Industrial School applications
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1929-1931
This file includes subject correspondence relating to applications of employment with the Girls' Industrial School. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, legal advice

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, legal advice
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1929-1931
This file includes subject correspondence relating to legal advice. Topics included in the correspondence but is not limited to is inmate parole, state penitentiary inmate work and law enforcement. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, paroles and institutions

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, paroles and institutions
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1929-1931
This file includes subject correspondence relating to inmate paroles and state institutions. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


Industrial School for Girls, Beloit, Kansas

Industrial School for Girls, Beloit, Kansas
Date: Between 1930 and 1950
Two views of the Industrial School for Girls in Beloit, Kansas. This school was started in 1888 by the Women's Christian Temperance Union but then was later taken over by the State in 1889.


Industrial School for Girls, Beloit, Kansas

Industrial School for Girls, Beloit, Kansas
Date: Between 1888 and 1895
This is a photograph of the Kansas Industrial School for Girls in Beloit, Kansas. This school was started in 1888 by the Women's Christian Temperance Union but then was later taken over by the State in 1889.


Industrial School for Girls, Beloit, Kansas

Industrial School for Girls, Beloit, Kansas
Date: 1908
This postcard shows the Industrial School for Girls in Beloit, Kansas. The school was built in 1888 by the Women's Christian Temerpance Society and was taken over by the State in 1889.


Industrial School for Girls, Beloit, Kansas

Industrial School for Girls, Beloit, Kansas
Date: Between 1938 and 1939
A photograph of the Industrial School for Girls in Beloit, Kansas. This school was started in 1888 by the Women's Christian Temperance Union but then was later taken over by the State in 1889.


Kansas Girls Industrial School. Graduating into society

Kansas Girls Industrial School. Graduating into society
Date: 1938
This silent film documents the State Industrial School for Girls in Beloit, Kansas, and depicts every aspect of the school's educational, vocational, and boarding programs. The Women's Christian Temperance Union established the school in 1889 and it was later acquired by the state. The purpose of the school was to reform economically or socially disadvantaged girls between twelve and sixteen years old. The school taught sewing, weaving, cooking, gardening and horticulture, wood carving, clay modeling, and the general duties of the household. The film showcases the following programs and activities: healthcare and hospital, housework, laundry, sewing, bakery, cooking, religious instruction, student government, dancing, table tennis, roller skating, Independence Day parade, flag drill, folk dance, track and field, and patriotic instruction. At the time the film was made the school included seven housing units (or cottages), a schoolhouse and farm buildings on 200 acres. Directed by Grace A. Miles. Photographed by Joseph A. Thompson.


Kansas Industrial School for Girls, Beloit, Kansas

Kansas Industrial School for Girls, Beloit, Kansas
Date: 1908
A photograph of the Kansas Industrial School for Girls in Beloit, Kansas. This school was started in 1888 by the Women's Christian Temperance Union but then was later taken over by the State in 1889.


Personal histories of inmates

Personal histories of inmates
Date: 1889 - 1935
Information recorded in these volumes is the personal histories for girls at the facility in Beloit, Kansas. From May 6, 1889 - July 20, 1935 the facility was run by the Women's Temperance Union and then the State of Kansas until 2009 for girls eight to 16 years old. Details recorded include the name, family history, birthdate, birthplace, physical description, religion and education of each girl as well as the offense committed, admission and release dates, and conditions of parole. Some volumes include indexes at the front. Volumes are divided chronologically as follows: Volume 1 (1889-1900) Volume 2 (1900-1911) Volume 3 (1911-1920) Volume 4 (1920-1927) Volume 5 (1927-1935)


Youth Center, Beloit, Kansas

Youth Center, Beloit, Kansas
Date: May 1983
An aerial photograph of the Youth Center in Beloit, Kansas. Prior to becoming the Youth Center, the facility was known as the Industrial School for Girls. This school was started in 1888 by the Women's Christian Temperance Union but was later taken over by the State in 1889.


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