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Agricultural College

Agricultural College
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
These letters are from the board of regents of the Kansas State Agricultural College to Kansas Governor John Martin. The board wrote to Martin about reports, the lack and necessity of an architect, the expenditures for getting an architect, and allotted lands to the college from the government. The president of the college, George Fairchild, also wrote to Martin about his annual reports.


Agricultural College - $2.50 Activity Fee

Agricultural College - $2.50 Activity Fee
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: February 6, 1915
This letter from Manhattan, Kansas to Governor Capper addresses a proposed compulsory student activity fee at Kansas State Agricultural College. Support and opposition for the bill is divided at the school between athletes, fraternity and sorority members, and "well-to-do students"; and those who are working their way through college. The student asks Governor Capper to give them an opportunity to address their opposition to the compulsory fee. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


Agricultural College, Board of Regents

Agricultural College, Board of Regents
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1889-1893 : Humphrey)
Date: 1889-1892
This file includes letters to Kansas Governor Humphrey concerning the appointment of Regent for the Agricultural College in Kansas. There are several letters and a petition that requests the Governor appoint R. P. Kelley of Eureka, Kansas, as the Regent of the Agricultural College. A separate petition requests the Governor appoint Charles H. Lewis of Miami County, Kansas, as one of the Board of Regents of the Agricultural College.


Agricultural College : Board of Regents

Agricultural College : Board of Regents
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1873-1877 : Osborn)
Date: 1873-1877
A letter on March 22, 1875, from H. P. Don, informs Kansas Governor Osborn that he signed a petition in connection with other members of the Kansas Senate and House asking that J. Lawrence be appointed as Regent of the State Agricultural College. A letter on December 17, 1875, from Jacob Minter concerning the appointment of Regent.


Agricultural College, Board of Regents, member

Agricultural College, Board of Regents, member
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1869-1873 : Harvey)
Date: 1871
A letter from S. D. Houston requests Kansas Governor Harvey appoint him as a member of the Board of Regents for the Agricultural College. In Houston's letter, he describes how his appointment can benefit the college, he explains the need for a better system and more backbone. The Kansas Board of Regents governs the state's universities and colleges as well as administers the state's student financial aid, adult education, high school equivalency, and career and technical education programs.


Agricultural College Investigation in 1899 - Witness Fee

Agricultural College Investigation in 1899 - Witness Fee
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: January 15, 1915
This file includes a letter from Allen Davis, Principal of the Washington Business High School in Washington, D. C. Topics discussed in the letter is congratulations to Governor Capper's new role as Governor of Kansas and a financial claim against the Agricultural College from an investigation in 1899. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


Agricultural College, Kansas State

Agricultural College, Kansas State
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883 : St. John)
Date: 1879-1882
The documents in this file include letters for appointments sent from various individuals to Kansas Governor St. John for specific positions in the Agricultural College in Kansas. A few of these requests for appointments include petitions with signatures. There is a copy of resolutions from the Board of Regents of the Agricultural College. Also, there is an invitation to the governor to come visit the college. Many of the matters in this file are centralized around the Agricultural College, Kansas State.


Agricultural College, Kansas State

Agricultural College, Kansas State
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1873-1877 : Osborn)
Date: 1873, 1875
A letter on February 8, 1873, from Secretary of the Agricultural College, R. D. Parker, gives a list of Regents and their terms in office. In the letter, Parker states that there is a vacancy and recommends ex. Governor James H. Harvey for the position. A letter on January 16, 1875, from J. A. Anderson, forwards a letter from Professor Kedzie. A letter on March 13, 1875, from Burt L. Kingsburg, requests a delay in the appointment of Regent until after the annual meeting in April.


Agricultural College, Kansas State

Agricultural College, Kansas State
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
The documents in this file are letters and petitions to Kansas Governor John Martin regarding appointing positions within the Kansas State Agricultural College. Other letters are applications from individuals for a position at the Agricultural College.


Agricultural College, Kansas State

Agricultural College, Kansas State
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1869-1873 : Harvey)
Date: February 10, 1869
An account of the sale of the Agricultural College Lands from September 24, 1868, to January 16, 1869. The report was audited and found correct by John Pipher Treasurer on the Board of Regents.


Agricultural College, Kansas State

Agricultural College, Kansas State
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1865-1868 : Crawford)
Date: 1865 - 1868
These letters, spanning 1865 to 1868, are from Joseph Denison, the Kansas State Agricultural College president; J. W. Davidson, a Military Science professor at the college; and the U. S. War Department to Kansas Governor Samuel Crawford regarding the Kansas State Agricultural College . The president wrote about the college's board of regents meetings. J. W. Davidson and the U. S. War Department wrote about supplying materials to the college and having the Ordinance Department be turned over to Davidson.


Agricultural College, Kansas State

Agricultural College, Kansas State
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1889-1893 : Humphrey)
Date: 1889-1892
A letter on March 7, 1889, from Morgan Caraway, informs Kansas Governor he received the commission as Regent of the Agricultural College and gives thanks to the Governor for the appointment. A formal invitation from G. T. Fairchild asks the Governor to attend and give a speech at the Annual Commencement week for the Agricultural College. A letter on April 20, 1890, from F. P. Moore, acknowledges his appointment as Regent of the State Agricultural College. A document from the Department of the Interior on September 22, 1890, calls attention to an Act, entitled "An act to apply a portion of the proceeds of the public lands to the more complete endowment and support of the colleges for the benefit of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts, established under the provisions of an act of Congress approved July 2, 1862".


Agricultural College, Manhattan

Agricultural College, Manhattan
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883: Glick)
Date: 1883-1885
These letters are from, or about, the Kansas State Agricultural College to Kansas Governor G. W. Glick. The correspondence include the discussion of issues for the board of regents, the college's finances, and a bill passed by Congress for Agricultural colleges in conjunction with the Department of Agriculture. The Kansas State Agricultural College is now called Kansas State University.


Agricultural College - New Physical Schience Hall

Agricultural College - New Physical Schience Hall
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: Februrary 11, 1915
This letter from H.J. Waters of the Agricultural School provides reasons for a new building. Because the student and staff population has grown over the past fourteen years; the School needs a bigger building to accommodate them and the services they provide to the community. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


Agriculture, State Board of

Agriculture, State Board of
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
These letters are from the State Board of Agriculture regarding their affairs to Kansas Governor John Martin. The letters cover three different topics. The first group of letters discuss acts in Congress about the census. The second group of letters talk about the Kansas State Weather Service, the U.S. Signal Service Corps, and the cold wave station/flag they will set up in Kansas. The final topic is over a request they received for information describing their resources that they cannot fulfill due to a lack of any type of publications made.


Agriculture, State Board of

Agriculture, State Board of
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1889-1893 : Humphrey)
Date: 1892
A letter from the Secretary of the State Board of Agriculture informs the Governor that he has received his letter and has forward the letter to Dr. L. A. Buck at Peabody, Kansas. In the letter, the Secretary notifies the Governor he has requested Buck to create a report of the work done at the silk station in 1891. In 1885, there were discussions at the state level about establishing a silk station at Peabody, Kansas, funded by the State Legislature. In 1895, the silk station closed.


Alphabetical correspondence, I-K

Alphabetical correspondence, I-K
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883: Glick)
Date: 1883-1885
These letters are from Kansas citizens to Kansas Governor G. W. Glick. There are also a few letters from the Kansas State Penitentiary regarding Congress as well as information on certain people. Additionally, there are many letters from the Kansas State Agricultural College regarding different issues and requests. The correspondents discussed various topics including railroads, requests for aid/support/documents/interviews, government officials, congress, newspaper/publication articles (i.e.- Enterprise), and farming. Due to the large amount of correspondence Kansas Governor G. W. Glick received from the public, the letters are divided and listed in alphabetical order.


Appointments, Acknowledgements of

Appointments, Acknowledgements of
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
These letters are from various individuals regarding their appointment to government offices to Kansas Governor John Martin. Most of these letters are about accepting positions appointed by Martin. These positions include board members for the Kansas State Agricultural College; State Dental Board; State Board of Health; State Normal School; State Reformatory; and Board of Pharmacy, a trustee for the State Board of Charities, commissioners, judges, military officials, and wardens. The State Board of Health, a special needs school, and a soldiers' orphan home were all departments born from the Martin administration. Additionally, the state militia became the Kansas National Guard, and a bureau of labor and industrial statistics was also created under Martin's administration.


Arthur Capper to W.M. Jardine

Arthur Capper to W.M. Jardine
Date: November 08, 1918
In this letter, Governor Arthur Capper asks W.M. Jardine, President of Kansas State Agricultural College, for his advice regarding the feasibility of securing land in Kansas for soldiers returning from service during World War I.


Art Work on Eastern Kansas

Art Work on Eastern Kansas
Creator: Western Photogravure Company
Date: 1900
This pictorial book gives a brief overview of eastern Kansas. This is part twelve of twelve. Views of the Cottonwood River dam in Emporia, Kansas State Agricultural College in Manhattan, Haskell Institute in Lawrence, the rail yards in Atchison, and the Bourbon County courthouse in Fort Scott are some of the featured photographs.


Benjamin Franklin Mudge

Benjamin Franklin Mudge
Creator: DaLee, A.G.
Date: 1879
A carte de visite of Benjamin Franklin Mudge, 1817-1879, who was the first State Geologist of Kansas. Mudge was elected professor of geology and associated sciences at the Kansas State Agricultural College. He published the first "Geology of Kansas" a sixty-five page report issued in 1866, and the first geological map of the state in 1875. He was also a founding member of the Kansas Natural History Society which became the Kansas Academy of Science. Mudge, who gathered the nucleus of the college's mineral collection, was later remembered as one of the foremost pioneer scientists of Kansas.


Benjamin Franklin Mudge

Benjamin Franklin Mudge
Date: Between 1861 and 1865
Tintype portrait of Benjamin Franklin Mudge, 1817-1879, who was the first State Geologist of Kansas. In 1862, geologist Mudge was invited to deliver a series of lectures before the Kansas legislature. The body passed legislation to organize a state geological survey and decided to make Mudge the state geologist, "an honor," he said, "entirely unsought, yet thoroughly enjoyed." Mudge was elected professor of geology and associated sciences at the Kansas State Agricultural College. He published the first "Geology of Kansas," a 65-page report issued in 1866, and the first geological map of the state in 1875. Born in Maine in 1817, Mudge grew up in Massachusetts, attending academies there and graduating from Wesleyan University in Connecticut in 1840. Mudge studied natural science and history, but also completed the classical course and studied law. He was admitted to the bar and embarked on a political and legal career, but Mudge always maintained his interest in geology and natural history. During the summer of 1861, in order to demonstrate his antislavery convictions, Mudge moved his family to Quindaro, Wyandotte County, Kansas, a bustling river town with a reputation as an important point on the Underground Railroad and as a stronghold of the free-state movement during the preceding years. After leaving the agricultural college in 1873, Mudge collected specimens for Yale University and was named geologist under the State Board of Agriculture. Mudge also was a founding member of the Kansas Natural History Society, which became the Kansas Academy of Science. Mudge, who gathered the nucleus of the college's mineral collection, was later remembered as a one of the foremost pioneer scientists of Kansas. A biographer said he was "outstanding not only as a great explorer and collector of geological and paleontological specimens," he was also "recognized as an enthusiastic and inspiring teacher and was highly esteemed by the people of the State."


Bluemont Central College records

Bluemont Central College records
Date: 1855-1869
Series of records in the Isaac T. Goodnow collection relating to Bluemont Central College and its successor, the Kansas State Agricultural College, in Manhattan, Kansas. Goodnow was a land agent for the college from 1867-1873.


Cadets at Kansas State Agricultural College in Manhattan, Kansas

Cadets at Kansas State Agricultural College in Manhattan, Kansas
Date: Between 1895 and 1900
This is a photograph showing cadets drilling at the Kansas State Agricultural College in Manhattan, Kansas.


Cadets drilling at Kansas State Agricultural College in Manhattan, Kansas

Cadets drilling at Kansas State Agricultural College in Manhattan, Kansas
Date: Between 1895 and 1900
This is a photograph showing cadets and band parading at Kansas State Agricultural College in Manhattan, Kansas.


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