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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.


Appointments  Normal school directors

Appointments Normal school directors
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1863-1865 : Carney)
Date: 1864
This folder on Appointments Normal school directors comes from the Correspondence series of the Governor Thomas Carney Papers. Thomas Carney was Kansas' second state Governor, serving from 1863 to 1865. He was born near Tipton, Delaware County, Ohio in 1824 and came to Kansas in search of better health care and new business opportunities. Thomas Carney and his business partner Thomas C. Stevens were the first to open a wholesale house in Leavenworth, Kansas. These are documents written to Governor Carney in 1864 requesting the appointment of certain individuals to be members of the Board of Directors for the Normal School. In 1863, the legislature created the first public university, Kansas State Normal School in Emporia, Kansas.


Commemorative spoon

Commemorative spoon
Date: between 1890 and 1920
Sterling commemorative spoon. Scene of the "State Normal [School]. Emporia, Kans." in bowl. Handle bears the State Seal on the obverse and an image of the State Capitol on the reverse. Kansas State Normal School opened in 1865. In 1923 the name was changed to Kansas State Teacher's College, and in 1977 to Emporia State University.


Frank Rostetter, World War I soldier

Frank Rostetter, World War I soldier
Creator: Rostetter, Madge
Date: 1918
Around 1919, the Kansas State Historical Society and the American Legion solicited biographical information from returning veterans (primarily members of the 35th and 89th infantry divisions) and the families of those who died in service, notably from the Gold Star Mothers. Each veteran or family member was asked to provide letters, photographs, a biography, and military records. This file contains information on Frank Rostetter, written by his widow, Madge. Frank died overseas on September 12, 1918, after being shot in the abdomen.


Governor Thomas Carney college and university lands, 1863, correspondence

Governor Thomas Carney college and university lands, 1863, correspondence
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1863-1865 : Carney)
Date: 1863
Thomas Carney compiled this series of correspondence on college and university lands in 1863 from letters he received while governor of Kansas. A searchable, full-text version of this correspondence is available by clicking "Text Version" below.


John Henry Kuck, Track and Field Olympian

John Henry Kuck, Track and Field Olympian
Date: Between 1926 and 1928
This black and white photograph shows Olympic champion John Henry Kuck, (1906-1986). Born in Wilson, Kansas, he set over a hundred records during his athletic career in the discus, javelin and shot put. Kuck held the national high school record in the shot put as a student at Wilson High School. He went on to a successful collegiate career at the Kansas State Teachers College in Emporia, Kansas. In 1926, he became the national collegiate champion in the shot put and javelin. In addition to holding the world record in the shot put, Kuck was one of the first athletes to throw a 16-pound shot over 50 feet. He represented the United States in the 1928 summer Olympics held in the Netherlands where Kuck won the gold medal in the men's shot put. His wining throw broke the previous world record by 13 inches. After the Olympics, in 1929, Kuck became the assistant track and field coach at the University of Kansas. He later moved to Idaho to work in the timber and mining business. For sixteen years he also owned and operated a resort in the Idaho area before moving back to Wilson, Kansas, in October of 1972, with this wife Lida Cooper Wilson. On September 21, 1986, the state's first Olympic gold medallist and 1961 Kansas Sports Hall of Fame inductee passed away at the age of eighty-one in Wilson, Kansas.


Kansas and the country beyond, on the line of the Union Pacific Railway, Eastern Division, from the Missouri to the Pacific ocean

Kansas and the country beyond, on the line of the Union Pacific Railway, Eastern Division, from the Missouri to the Pacific ocean
Creator: Copley, Josiah, 1803-1885
Date: 1867.
An account by Josiah Copley on traveling through Kansas and beyond on the Union Pacific Railway, from the Missouri to the Pacific Ocean. This account, written in a series of letters to the Pittsburg Gazette, is from his own personal observations as well using information drawn from other sources.


Kansas State Normal College Band, Emporia, Kansas

Kansas State Normal College Band, Emporia, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
An informal view of the members of the Kansas State Normal College Band of Emporia, Kansas.


Kansas State Normal School, Emporia, Kansas

Kansas State Normal School, Emporia, Kansas
Date: 1890
A view of the administration building at the Kansas State Normal School in Emporia, Kansas.


Kansas State Teachers College Emporia, Kansas

Kansas State Teachers College Emporia, Kansas
Date: 1900
This black and white photograph shows a classroom at the Kansas State Teachers College in Emporia, Kansas. The students dressed in formal clothing are gathered in a large circle with their teachers. In the background, a group of women are observing the students and a Christmas tree has been decorated. A nearby chalkboard has decorations and stockings adorning it's surface.


Lands, Normal School, Emporia

Lands, Normal School, Emporia
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1878
The documents in this file pertain to matters related to the lands of the Normal School in Emporia, Kansas. A letter on February 27, 1878, from H. C. Cross, requests Kansas Governor Anthony's presence at a Board meeting on Saturday. A letter on February 27, 1878, from J. J. Wright, informs the Governor that the former land agent made a complete disclosure of all land matters related to the Normal School and Salt or State Lands. In the letter, Wright requests Governor Anthony's presence at a Board meeting that will be held on Saturday, March 2, 1878. A letter on January 28, 1878, states the Normal School at Emporia has certificates dated December 20, 1877, showing specific sections of land purchased. A letter on November 10, 1878, from B. F. Eastman, says he purchased land that belonged to the State Normal School from John W. Berks, Agent for the sale of State Normal School lands, and since the Bancroft affair, the Board decided certain lands need to be sold over which includes the section of the land he purchased. In the letter, Eastman asks for the Governor to interfere in the matter.


Martin, John A.: Addresses (Acknowledgements of Receipt)

Martin, John A.: Addresses (Acknowledgements of Receipt)
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
These letters, spanning September 1888, are from government officials, companies, organizations, and other individuals acknowledging the governor's "Addresses: Delivered in Kansas" volume to Kansas Governor John Martin. They wrote acknowledging that they received it and discussing their opinion on governor Martin's volume. Such groups as the Board of Railroad Commissioners, various government offices, the Kansas State Normal School, soldiers, and the general public wrote to Martin.


Memoirs of Charles Homer Dewey

Memoirs of Charles Homer Dewey
Creator: Dewey, Charles Homer, 1885-1976
Date: Between 1940 and 1944
This item is a memoir of Charles Homer Dewey's life to 1943 and a postscript to 1944. Included are recollections of his life on the farm near Piedmont, Kansas; studies at the Kansas State Normal School (now Emporia State University); work as a teacher and school superintendent, the latter at Randolph and Grenola, Kansas; college and medical school at the University of Kansas; medical practice in Buffalo and Elk city, Kansas, during the Great Depression; and military service as a physician at Civilian Conservation Corps camps in Kansas, Missouri, and the western United States and a prisoner of war camp at Little Rock, Arkansas. The memoirs also describe farm life and the agricultural economy in the late 1880s and the political debate over the Spanish-American War.


Normal School, Board of Lands; Pardons

Normal School, Board of Lands; Pardons
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
These letters, spanning 1885 to 1887, are from the board members of the Board of the Normal School, Board of Lands, and Board of Pardons regarding the appointment of members and officials to Kansas Governor John Martin. The various board members either re-applied for their position or recommended other individuals for positions.


Normal School, Emporia

Normal School, Emporia
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1869-1873 : Harvey)
Date: 1869
A letter from L. B. Kellogg invites Kansas Governor Harvey to attend the commencement and give a short speech to the graduating class of the State Normal School on June 23 and 24, 1869. A letter from G. C. Morse informs the Governor a meeting with the Directors of the Board of Trustees of the State Normal School will be held in Topeka in the Governor's Office on January 20, 1869.


Normal School, Emporia

Normal School, Emporia
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1877
A letter on January 10, 1877, from H. C. Cross, tenders his resignation as a member of the Board of Regents of the State Normal School at Emporia. A resignation letter from E. N. Knapp as Director of Emporia Normal School, in the letter, Knapp recommends C. D. Lawrence as a qualified replacement. A letter on March 9, 1877, from C. R. Pomeroy, President of the State Normal School, calls Governor Anthony's attention to certain aspects of the Kellogg Bill for the reorganization of the Normal School. A letter on March 17, 1877, from A. Sellers, gives thanks for the appointment as Regent of the Emporia Normal School. A letter on July 18, 1877, from J. J. Wright shows appropriations given to the Normal School by Legislature and where those funds were allocated.


Normal School, Emporia

Normal School, Emporia
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1873-1877 : Osborn)
Date: 1875 - 1876
A letter on March 8, 1876, invites Kansas Governor Osborn to attend a meeting held by members of the Board of Regents of the Emporia State Normal School on March 15 at 10 a.m. A letter on March 20, 1875, informs that he has received the commission of the renewal of his position. A letter from H. C. Cross asks if the appointment of Mr. Morrill has been made as the Board of Regents wants to set up a meeting.


Normal School, Emporia

Normal School, Emporia
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1873-1877 : Osborn)
Date: 1876
A letter on February 14, 1876, from H. C. Cross, asks Kansas Governor Osborn to re-appoint his friend Edwin Tucker on the Board of Regents for the Normal School in Emporia. A letter from M. M. Murdock on January 15, 1876, requests a re-appointment as a member on the Board of Regents.


Normal School, Emporia

Normal School, Emporia
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883: Glick)
Date: 1883-1885
These letters, spanning 1883 to 1884, are from the State Normal School of Emporia to Kansas Governor G. W. Glick. The letters concern the Board of Regents for the school including the appointment of individuals to the board as well as reports from the board. The Kansas Normal School is now called Emporia State University. It is the third-oldest public university in the state of Kansas.


Normal School, Emporia- Regents

Normal School, Emporia- Regents
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1889-1893 : Humphrey)
Date: 1889
The documents in this file contain letters to Kansas Governor Humphrey relating to appointing Regents for the Normal School in Emporia, Kansas. The Board of Regents is an independent governing body that oversees a state's public colleges and universities. The duties of the Regents can include overseeing the financial management of the University or College, its investments, and property holding as well as appointing the president of the university.


Normal School, Kansas State

Normal School, Kansas State
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1889-1893 : Humphrey)
Date: 1889-1891
A letter from H. D. Dickson asks Kansas Governor Humphrey if an Act passed to make appropriations for per diem and mileage of Regents and Trustees of Educational and Charitable Institutions. A follow-up letter from Dickson informs the Governor the bill was a Senate Bill that passed in the Senate on February 22nd, 1889 and presented to the House of Representatives then referred to the Ways and Means committee. Additional letters pertain to resignations, appointments of new Board members, and reports to the Governor regarding Board of Regents meetings.


Normal School of Emporia, Kansas State

Normal School of Emporia, Kansas State
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1865-1868 : Crawford)
Date: 1865 - 1868
These letters, spanning 1865 to 1868, are from the directors of the Kansas State Normal School of Emporia regarding the director position to Kansas Governor Samuel Crawford. David Brocknay and James Rogers wrote their tenders of resignation. G. C. Morse and C. V. Eskridge wrote their acceptance of director of the school.


Normal School, State (president and board of regents), Emporia

Normal School, State (president and board of regents), Emporia
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
These letters, spanning 1885 to 1888, are from the State Normal School's president and members of the board of regents regarding their general affairs to Kansas Governor John Martin. The president and regents wrote about school land laws, the sell of the "Salt Spring Lands," the appointment of members, reports, coal supplies, and commencement.


Regents, Normal School, Emporia

Regents, Normal School, Emporia
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883: Glick)
Date: 1883-1885
These letters are from various individuals regarding the board of regents of the State Normal School of Emporia to Kansas Governor G. W. Glick. All of the letters are concerned with the appointment to the board of regents. Many endorsed Mrs. Mary Clapp, a widow, with a signed petition. Others endorsed were mainly widowed women as well.


State Normal - Information Desired

State Normal - Information Desired
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: February 13, 1915
This letter to Honorable Hackney in the Board of Administration is requesting data from the State Normal School, today it is called Emporia State University. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


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