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African American school, Grasshopper Falls, Kansas

African American school, Grasshopper Falls, Kansas
Date: Between 1920s and 1930s
This photograph shows a group of African American students and their teachers standing in front of the "first black school in Kansas," according to the handwritten caption on the back of the image. (This statement is incorrect.) The structure was located in Grasshopper Falls which is present day Valley Falls, Kansas.


African American school, Nicodemus, Kansas

African American school, Nicodemus, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
This black and white photograph shows a group of African American students and their teachers standing in front of an unidentified school in Nicodemus, Kansas. Some of the individuals have been identified as Annabelle Taylor, Esther Pace, Jennie Vaughn, Clara Wellington, Cora Ward, Rose Sayers, Jessie Kirtley, Leonard Van Duvall, Arthur Pace, Montagne Loyd, Florence Page, Ira Hall, Charley Vaughn, Velda Van Duvall, James Kirtley, Harry Kirtley, Leroy Van Duvall, Johnson Kirtley, Hattie Burney, and Lula Craig.


A school house made of adobe bricks, Greeley County, Kansas

A school house made of adobe bricks, Greeley County, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1930
Students pose with their teacher in front of a school house made of adobe bricks, Greeley County, Kansas.


Benham school house, Topeka, Kansas

Benham school house, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
This is a photograph of students standing in front of the Benham schoolhouse, District 38, in Shawnee County, Kansas. This school was located at the southwest corner of 29th and Croco.


Blue Mound School, Jefferson County

Blue Mound School, Jefferson County
Date: Between 1900 and 1929
These three boys with lunch pails are walking from the Blue Mound School building near Valley Falls in Jefferson County, Kansas. Also visible in the background are a shed and a girl standing near the school.


Brick school house, Wathena, Kansas

Brick school house, Wathena, Kansas
Date: Between 1930s and 1950s
This black and white photograph shows the first brick school house used as a colored school in Wathena, Kansas. The one-story structure was built in 1870 by Alfred Larzelere at the cost of $10,000.


Busby School

Busby School
Date: Between 1900 and 1943
This is a view of Busby School in Elk County, Kansas.


Centennial School, Montgomery County, Kansas

Centennial School, Montgomery County, Kansas
Date: 1892
This photograph shows children playing at Centennial School, District #9, Montgomery County, Kansas. The school house is made of stone.


Center Hill School, Hamilton County, Kansas

Center Hill School, Hamilton County, Kansas
Date: Between 1905 and 1909
This photograph shows students and teacher Myrtle Matchett posed in front of Center Hill school, School District #57, Hamilton County, Kansas. The frame school building was erected in 1889.


Chamness School in Lyon County, Kansas

Chamness School in Lyon County, Kansas
Creator: Workman, Leland
Date: 2013
Here are six photographs showing the walls of Chamness School in Lyon County, Kansas. The school is located on Road 140, southwest of Emporia.


Charles Herman photograph collection

Charles Herman photograph collection
Creator: Herman, Charles L., 1922-2010
Date: 1960-1980
Photographs taken by Charles Herman, a long-time resident of Alma, Kansas. He was born on May 19, 1922 in Alma, Kansas and lived at 222 West 1st Street. He was a charter member of the Wabaunsee County Historical Society. His photographs were trademarked with blue sky and puffy white clouds. Herman died on December 19, 2010.


Christmas program at a school near Sharon Springs, Kansas

Christmas program at a school near Sharon Springs, Kansas
Date: Between January 1927 and December 1928
This is a photograph of children in a Christmas program at a school south of Sharon Springs in Wallace County, Kansas.


Church and school, Chicago, Kansas

Church and school, Chicago, Kansas
Date: September 1965
This photograph is of a church and country school in Chicago, Kansas. Chicago was located in Sheridan County. The Chicago post office was established in 1880 and disbanded in 1887. The photograph was taken in 1965.


Class photo, Bell School, rural school no. 70, Wilson County, Kansas

Class photo, Bell School, rural school no. 70, Wilson County, Kansas
Date: 1902
This is a photograph of a group of students standing in front of the one-room Bell School, taken around 1902. Bell School was school no. 70, in Wilson County, Kansas, built in 1896. The students are not identified, but range widely in age. There is a well in front of the school.


Class picture at a rural school in Wallace County, Kansas

Class picture at a rural school in Wallace County, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
A group of children pose outside their frame schoolhouse in Wallace County, Kansas. Neither the school nor any of the children is identified.


Classroom, Jefferson, Kansas

Classroom, Jefferson, Kansas
Date: Between 1890s and 1910s
This black and white photograph shows three boys in an unidentified classroom in Jefferson County, Kansas. In the background, the daily lessons have been written on a chalkboard.


Co-ed basketball team at the Youngsville School, Greeley County, Kansas

Co-ed basketball team at the Youngsville School, Greeley County, Kansas
Date: 1909
Men and women make up the basketball team at the Youngsville School in Greeley County, Kansas. The basketball court is in an open field.


College Hill School, District #66 on the border of Marion and Dickinson Counties

College Hill School, District #66 on the border of Marion and Dickinson Counties
Date: Between 1930 and 1935
This is a photograph showing College Hill School, District #66, on the border of Marion and Dickinson Counties.


Crocker school house, Chase County, Kansas

Crocker school house, Chase County, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1920
This black and white photograph shows the Crocker school house in Chase County, Kansas. Opal Kirk was the first grade teacher at the school.


De Soto public school, De Soto, KS.

De Soto public school, De Soto, KS.
Date: 1903
This photograph shows an exterior view of the De Soto public school in De Soto, Kansas. The town is located in Johnson County on the south bank of the Kansas river an near the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad.


Delhi School in Dickinson County, Kansas

Delhi School in Dickinson County, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1894
This is a photograph showing students at Delhi School in Dickinson County, Kansas. Three students are identified: (eighth from left) William Jolitz, (tenth from right) Mary Blunderfield, and (eighth from right) Emily Blunderfield.


Delia school, Ingalls, Kansas

Delia school, Ingalls, Kansas
Date: 1912
This photograph shows the interior of Delia School with students and their teacher posed in front of the blackboard, Ingalls, Kansas. People in the photograph are identified as: (first row) Maggie Minet, Mary Minet, _____, _____, Irvin Henderson, _____, _____; (second row) Clare Bernasky, Marietta Henderson, Cleo Henderson, Helen Ireek (teacher), Frank Minet, Nora Minet, Joe Bernasky; (third row) Anna Owens, Kenneth Henderson, Dave Owens, _____, _____, Merle Rhodes, John Minet, and August Bernasky.


Dighton Public School building, Dighton, Lane County, Kansas

Dighton Public School building, Dighton, Lane County, Kansas
Date: 1910
The two-story brick Dighton Public School building, Dighton, Lane County, Kansas. This building was built in 1886 and razed in 1928.


District 22 schoolhouse and students, Hamilton County, Kansas

District 22 schoolhouse and students, Hamilton County, Kansas
Date: Between 1915 and 1920
A view of the schoolhouse and pupils in school district 22, Hamilton County, Kansas.


District School

District School
Creator: Herschel C. Logan
Date: 1934
A black ink on rag paper woodcut showing a country school that according to the artist, was "on old U.S. 40 Highway near Manhattan, Kansas." District School was drawn by Herschel C. Logan, who was born April 19, 1901 in Magnolia, Missouri , and shortly after his birth the family moved to Winfield, Kansas. He attended the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts for one year. Logan was a commercial and advertising artist in Salina, Kansas, until his retirement in 1968. He was a member of the Prairie Print Makers. After retirement, Logan moved to Santa Ana, California.


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