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A. Parish Letter

A. Parish Letter
Date: March 19, 1881
A letter written by Mr. A. Parish about Charles Bayless, who attended Highland in March 4, 1879. Digitization funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Abraham Leigh Letter

Abraham Leigh Letter
Date: June 5, 1883
A letter from Mr. McCarty suggesting that former student Abraham Leigh M.D., should be given the degree of Master of Arts. Digitization funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Abstract of Irvin Account

Abstract of Irvin Account
Date: December 31, 1880
Abstract of accounts by S.M. Lewis shows paid out amounts and receipts. It is dated December 1880. Digitization funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Art Connely Barber Shop

Art Connely Barber Shop
Date: Between 1900 and 1920
This is an interior view of the Art Connely Barber Shop in Highland, Kansas.


Bayless Reciept

Bayless Reciept
Date: 1879-1880
A receipt stating the amount of $50 has been received by Robert Cruikshank. Digitization funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Bill from Ketcheson & Durfee

Bill from Ketcheson & Durfee
Date: September 1875
A bill from Ketcheson and Durfee in September, 1875 which was overturned. The total price for the bill was $3.50. Digitization funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Board of Trustees Elected May 1876

Board of Trustees Elected May 1876
Creator: Gabe, F. S. M.
Date: May 17, 1876
A letter to F. S. M. Gabe listing the members of the Board of Trustees. Digitization funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Business street, Highland, Kansas

Business street, Highland, Kansas
Creator: National Photo Post Card Company
Date: 1912
This is a postcard view of an unidentified business street, Highland, Kansas. Visible in the postcard is an automobile supply store.


Byre and Bluff Barns National Registry form

Byre and Bluff Barns National Registry form
Date: 1985
Nomination Form for Byre and Bluff Barns of Doniphan County, Kansas, to be a part of the National Registry of Historic Places. Digitization funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Catalog of Highland University Students

Catalog of Highland University Students
Creator: Hughes, Marguerite B. (Marguerite Beatty), 1876-1971
Date: 1886-1887
This is a program that lists out undergraduate students at Highland University in 1886-1887 by department. Digitization funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Charles Gibson video Interview on experiences in World War II

Charles Gibson video Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Gibson, Charles William
Private First Class [PFC] Gibson was drafted into the Army (Infantry) in 1944 and served until 1945 in the 99th Infantry Division, 1st Army, 12th Army Group. He was trained to use a 30 caliber water cooled machine gun, with a crew of two ammunition bearers. He was involved in the Battle of the Bulge in Europe. He was injured but he described how a doctor in the unit treated him so his leg would not need to be amputated. He was interviewed by Suzette McCord-Rogers. Gibson was born north of Sparks, Kansas on April 1, 1925. He graduated from Sparks High School and worked for farmers until he was drafted. After the war, he returned to Sparks. He worked in construction for a time, helping build a highway between Sparks and White Cloud. He went into law enforcement and served as a deputy sheriff, and under sheriff, and as chief of police in Highland. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the nine community institutions that received these grants. The transcript from the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Doniphan County Historical Society (Troy) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Charles Parker video interview on experiences in World War II

Charles Parker video interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Parker, Charles William
Charles Parker enlisted in the Army (Air Corps) in 1943 and served until 1945 in the 453rd Bomb Group, 8th Air Force. He did his basic training at Gibson Field, Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. He became a bombardier navigator and he describes all the specialized training he had to take for the job. He was sent to England in the fall of 1944 as part of a B-24 crew. He was involved in over 20 missions with targets of factories, railroad yards, and troop concentrations in Germany. He was born in Highland, Kansas, on August 31, 1923. He graduated from Highland High School and attended Highland Community College before he enlisted. After the war he returned to Highland and served as the postmaster there for 33 years. He was interviewed by Suzette McCord-Rogers. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the nine community institutions that received these grants. The transcript from the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Doniphan County Historical Society (Troy) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Chief White Cloud

Chief White Cloud
Date: Between 1930 and 1939
This is a postcard showing James White Cloud "The gro-wo-nung" born May 15, 1840, on the Iowa Indian Mission east of Highland Kansas. He served in the Union Army as a Scout for Company C of the 14th Kansas Cavalry. From 1866 until his death on July 16, 1940, he served as Chief of the Iowa Indian Nation.


Clerk of District Court Doniphan County letter

Clerk of District Court Doniphan County letter
Date: May 18, 1882
A letter of a tax sale certificate sent from the Office of Clerk of District Court of Doniphan County, Kansas. The value of the tax was $5.60. Digitization funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Correspondence between Charles Knox and Rev Clark

Correspondence between Charles Knox and Rev Clark
Creator: Knox, Charles
Date: November 6, 1872
Letter written to Reverend S. S. Clark from Charles Knox. Digitization funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Cruikshank Letter

Cruikshank Letter
Date: 1879-1880
An envelope and letter discussing that the debt of Highland University owed to Cruikshank has been paid off. Digitization funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Doyle Derrick audio interview on experiences in World War II

Doyle Derrick audio interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Derrick, Doyle Earl
Date: 1 February 2008
Technical Sergeant Derrick enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1939 and served until 1943. He was 29 years old when he enlisted. After basic training, he served as an instructor in Norman, Oklahoma and was then assigned to a bomber squadron in the Pacific as a technical sergeant. The were involved in the fighting at Guadacanal and the Philippines. He used the G. I. Bill for farming training at Highland Community College. He was interviewed by Suzette McCord-Rogers on Feb 1, 2008. Derrick was born in Rogersville, Tennessee, on January 29, 1910. His family moved to Kansas when he was 7 or 8 years old. His father had a brother in Kansas who encouraged them to move here to go into farming. Derrick graduated from Highland High School and completed 2 years at Emporia State Teachers College. After two year of college, Derrick and a friend Vern Frisky "hoboed" for a year, ending up on the West Coast. He spent most of the 1930s in Alaska working on an oil pipeline. At some point after the war, he returned to Alaska. He was living in Wathena, Kansas at the time of this interview. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the nine community institutions that received these grants. The transcript from the interview is presented here; the original audio copy of the interview is available through the Doniphan County Historical Society (Troy) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Dr. Dinsmore Letter

Dr. Dinsmore Letter
Date: May 31, 1883
A letter from Dr. Dinsmore to J.P. Johnson of Highland, Kansas. Digitization funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Dr. McCarthy Biography

Dr. McCarthy Biography
Date: 1882
This is a biography about Dr. McCarthy who was a professor at Highland University. He was also a solider in the Union during the Civil War. Digitization funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Dr. Robert Cruikshank letter

Dr. Robert Cruikshank letter
Creator: Cruikshank, Robert
Date: October 9, 1883
Letter to Highland University from Dr. Cruikshank about his departure from the University and his recent experience at the College of Emporia. Digitization funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Endowment bond

Endowment bond
Date: July 5, 1880
Endowment Bond of Highland University stating a promise to pay the amount of $25 to the Board of Trustees of Highland University. Digitization funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Endowment note from Robert Cruikshank

Endowment note from Robert Cruikshank
Date: June 9, 1882
A letter to pay money to the Board of Trustees a balance of $153.70. The sum was collected by Robert Cruikshank. Digitization funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Envelope for Dr. Cruikshank

Envelope for Dr. Cruikshank
Date: June 3, 1882
A envelope mailed to Dr. Cruikshank from Highland University from Leavenworth, Kansas on June 3, 1882 at 9 a.m. Digitization funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Executive Committee report of Dr. McCarthy

Executive Committee report of Dr. McCarthy
Date: October 1, 1883
An Executive Committee report that includes a report made by Dr. McCarty on the Synod of Kansas. It was read and approved by the committee. The report includes other balances for Dr.McCarty. Digitization funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Exhibition of undergrads

Exhibition of undergrads
Date: June 11, 1879
A program of a exhibition for undergraduates with a letter on the back discussing the financial condition of the institution. Digitization funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


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