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Baker University, Baldwin, Kansas

Baker University, Baldwin, Kansas
Date: Between 1905 and 1915
View of Baker University's campus, Baldwin, Kansas.

Bird's eye view of Baker University in Baldwin, Kansas

Bird's eye view of Baker University in Baldwin, Kansas
Creator: Morgan-Follin Book Company
Date: April 12, 1909
This is a postcard with a bird's eye view of Baker University in Baldwin, Kansas. The postcard was addressed to Miss Laura Wolverton in Batavia, Illinois.

Correspondence Elsie N. Allen Art

Correspondence Elsie N. Allen Art
Date: 1930 - 1950
These are 35 folders that contain letters, booklets, correspondence, news clippings, and art purchase lists. The documents in these folders primarily relate to Elise Nuzman Allen, Henry Allen's wife, and all pertain to different art dealings. Elsie Jane Allen was born on September 27, 1869, the oldest daughter of Frederick C. and Mary Jane (Anderson) Nuzman in Circleville, Kansas. Elsie graduated from Circleville schools, then attended Baker University in Baldwin City, Kansas. She graduated from Baker in the class of 1890. She was the First Lady of Kansas from 1919 to 1923. Elsie was a great patron of the arts. She gave her large art collection to Baker University in 1919 and worked to start up the Wichita Arts Association, serving on its board from 1921 till her death in 1951. There are notable names within these folders, some of which include John Taylor Arms, John Steuart Curry, Robert Merrell Gage, William Allen White, and Frank Lloyd Wright.

Isaac T. Goodnow diplomas

Isaac T. Goodnow diplomas
Date: 1845-1889
Two diplomas awarded to Isaac T. Goodnow. In August 1845, Goodnow received a teaching degree from Wesleyan University in Middleton, Connecticut. Goodnow came to Kansas in 1855 with the New England Emigrant Aid Company to ensure Kansas become a free state. They built a community, which would eventually become Manhattan, Kansas, and founded Bluemont Central College. In June 1889, Goodnow received a doctorate in philosophy from Baker University in Baldwin City, Kansas.

John Morgan Walden scrapbook

John Morgan Walden scrapbook
Creator: Walden, John Morgan, 1831-1914
Date: 1850-1858
J. M. Walden, a Methodist preacher, politician, and ardent Free-State man, was editor of the Quindaro Chindowan newspaper in Wyandotte County, Kansas Territory, from 1857-1858. His two volume scrapbook includes newspaper clippings and notes on national and local politics. It focuses on the Popular Sovereignty issue that defined the creation of Kansas Territory and its efforts to achieve statehood, including many articles on the slavery question generally, abolitionism, the threat of secession, John C. Fremont, and the writing of the Kansas constitution. Many of the articles are from the Quindaro Chindowan.

John Wesley Horner

John Wesley Horner
Creator: Stephenson
Date: Between 1860 and 1865
This cabinet card shows John Wesley Horner, (1834-1874). A veteran of the Civil War, he served as colonel of the 18th Michigan Infantry before becoming the fifth President of Baker University in Baldwin, Kansas, (1866-1867). Within a year of his presidency, he left Baker to pursue a career as a newspaper publisher. On January 6, 1869, Horner and A. S. Cory founded the Chetopa Advance, the second newspaper, in Labette County, Kansas. He held the positions of editor and publisher until he sold the business, in 1873, to L. J. Van Landingham. On August 16, 1874, Horner passed away at the age of forty during a stay at the Kansas Insane Asylum. He was later buried on the grounds of the asylum. The photograph was taken in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

Kansas and Nebraska Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, Minutes of the Third Session

Kansas and Nebraska Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, Minutes of the Third Session
Creator: Methodist Episcopal Church. Kansas and Nebraska Conference
Date: April 15-19, 1858
The annual conference was held in Topeka, Kansas Territory from April 15 through 19, 1858. The minutes included the names of those attending as well as the business conducted. It listed the various ministerial appointments in Kansas and Nebraska as well as the membership of the committees. The minutes reported on educational efforts at Baker University and Blue Mount Central College. It contained information on the church's stand on slavery and temperance. The constitution of the Kansas and Nebraska Conference Missionary Society was included in the report as were statistics for the various churches.

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject schools

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject schools
Creator: Kansas Film Commission
Date: 1980s-2000s
These are panoramic photographs of locations in Kansas created by the Kansas Film Commission to promote scenes to film companies. The panoramics were created by taking individual photos and taping them together. The photographs are arranged alphabetically by subject and then location. Schools, arranged by city, are the subject included in this part of the collection.

Leo Glenn Swogger Sr. Collection

Leo Glenn Swogger Sr. Collection
Creator: Swogger, Sr., Leo Glenn
Date: Bulk 1918 - 1958
This collection describes World War I experiences of Leo Glenn Swogger through letters written home between 1918 and 1919, and letters written to his children in 1958 that describe some aspects of his military service. The letters describe daily activities in detail while serving in the war. He spent time at Camp Funston, Kansas, and in Camp Mills, New York, before being shipped overseas. By June 22, 1918, he was in France. He served as a scout and in combat. He was wounded and was sent to a hospital in Paris. He describes learning to speak French and the French people, especially the "mamzelles." As he is preparing to return home, he discusses his plans for the future. The collection contains five letters written by Glenn's father, J. (John) S. Swogger to Glenn Sr. covering his daily activities while serving as Reverend at the Oakland Presbyterian Church in Topeka, Kansas. Also included in the collection, is one letter from his mother, and several postcards from "Berth", someone he met in France as the letter is a combination of English and French.

Methodist Episcopal Church in Kansas, Educational Convention

Methodist Episcopal Church in Kansas, Educational Convention
Creator: Oakley, Walter
Date: March 17-18, 1857
This item described an education convention held by the Methodist Episcopal Church in Kansas at Blue Mound, Kansas Territory. The purpose of the convention was to "found a University." L. B. Dennis was chosen as the chairman and Walter Oakley was the secretary. The document stated the need for the university and indicated that proposals had been received from the towns of Blue Mound, Prairie City, Centropolis, Topeka, Palmyra, and Lawrence. The proposal from Palmyra was accepted and they promised to provide eight hundred acres of land and to purchase $20,000 in "university stock." The institution founded by this convention was named Baker University and the town of Palmyra became Baldwin City. An association was set up to support the "erection and endowment" of the university.

Palmyra, Kansas

Palmyra, Kansas
Creator: J.H. Bufford's Lithography
Date: 1857
A map of Palmyra, Kansas Territory, showing streets, lots, and parks. Also featured is a small map of Palmyra's location in the county, with Baker University shown north of the town. Tribal land boundaries are also noted.

Play at Baker University

Play at Baker University
Date: Between 1920 and 1925
This photograph shows cast members from an unidentified play at Baker University in Baldwin City, Kansas.

Rev. W. R. Davis' endorsement of Bluemont College

Rev. W. R. Davis' endorsement of Bluemont College
Creator: Davis, W.R.
Date: May 20, 1860
W. R. Davis, President of Baker University in Baldwin City, Kansas Territory, declared that Bluemont College, founded by Isaac Goodnow, would "not interfere with the legitimate work of Baker University," and that the college filled a "great want" in the new territory.

Six gun to 61

Six gun to 61
Creator: Kansas. Centennial Commission
Date: 1960
This film by the Kansas Centennial Commission commemorates 100 years of Kansas statehood with an overview of Kansas history. The twenty-five minute film begins with the Louisiana Purchase and ends with President Eisenhower's speech in Abilene, Kansas, in 1959. The film was produced by the University of Kansas Television-Film Center with assistance from the Kansas Historical Society, and it was written and directed by Robert D. Brooks and J. William Walker.

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