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Applications: Blind Asylum, Superintendent

Applications: Blind Asylum, Superintendent
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1865-1868 : Crawford)
Date: 1868
These letters, spanning February through March 1868, are from government officials and other individuals regarding the appointment of the superintendent for the Blind Asylum to Kansas Governor Samuel Crawford. They wrote either to recommend others or apply for the position. J. Cooper and H. Sawyer had signed official petitions for their appointment. The Blind Asylum was located in Wyandotte County, Kansas.


Architect and Superintendent, Office of

Architect and Superintendent, Office of
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883: Glick)
Date: 1883-1885
This letter dated March 5, 1883 is from Geo. Popes to Kansas Governor G. W. Glick. Popes discusses his resignation of Superintendent of construction in the state from the office of Architect and Superintendent. He continues with his final thoughts on a construction project for the Kansas State Capitol including an appropriation bill that would help with the project. Construction on the North and South wings of the Kansas State Capitol began in 1883. The main building construction began in 1886, and construction on the dome began in 1889.


Asylum for Imbecile & Idiotic Youth, Lawrence

Asylum for Imbecile & Idiotic Youth, Lawrence
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883: Glick)
Date: 1883-1885
These letters ranging from Dec. 11, 1883 to Jan. 3, 1884 are from H. M. Greene, Superintendent of the Kansas State Asylum for Imbecile and Idiotic Youth, and Geo. J. Barker, attorney, to Kansas Governor G. W. Glick. They are discussing a shooting that took place in one of the rooms of the asylum. One letter is a description of the whole incident according to H. M. Greene. Both Greene and Barker are writing to Kansas Governor G. W. Glick to delay the governor's proclamation of this case.


Blind Asylum, superintendent of

Blind Asylum, superintendent of
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1869-1873 : Harvey)
Date: 1869 - 1870
The documents in this file pertain to matters concerning the appointment of Superintendent of the Blind Asylum. A letter from Minister James Lawrence requests Kansas Governor Harvey to reappoint Sawyer's position as the Superintendent. A separate letter suggests the Governor make changes in the management at the Asylum. Many letters are regarding efforts to remove H. H. Sawyer as the Superintendent, however, there is also correspondence from individuals who support Sawyer and attest to his management. A petition from citizens of Wyandotte, Kansas, asks that Sawyer be reappointed in his present position. Additional documents are petitions to have another person appointed Superintendent.


Blind, Institution for the

Blind, Institution for the
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1889-1893 : Humphrey)
Date: 1889-1891
Several letters to Kansas Governor Humphrey request the reappointment of George Miller as the Superintendent at the Wyandotte Asylum. The individuals of the letters express their support as well as their belief in Millers' ability. A letter from John Walker asks the Governor to keep Mrs. Chase, a teacher at the Institution for the Blind he informs the Governor that she has only been reprimanded once by the Superintendent and has not repeated her actions. Additional letters concern the appointment of positions within the Board as well as Superintendent.


Blind, Kansas Institution for the Education of the

Blind, Kansas Institution for the Education of the
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1889-1893 : Humphrey)
Date: 1889-1891
This file contains correspondence from the members of the Kansas Institution for the Education of the Blind to Kansas Governor Humphrey. The letters provide the Governor with reports and updates on the education and instruction of the students at the school. A letter from Allen Buckner, Superintendent, informs the Governor of the total number of students enrolled in the school. Buckner also advises the Governor that students are learning to use the typewriter. A separate letter from Lewis, the Music Teacher, provides the Governor with an outline of the student's curriculum. Other letters discuss appointments and reappointments of certain positions, and a letter from Buckner recommends the school obtain a good oculist.


Charitable and correctional institutions

Charitable and correctional institutions
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1873-1877 : Osborn)
Date: 1873 - 1876
A letter on March 22, 1876, from Mary H. Wilson, asks if there is an orphan home in the State of Kansas, as she wants to care for a little girl of ten or twelve years of age. A letter on January 19, from Mrs. Thomas Plowman, asks if there will be a change in Superintendent for the Blind Institute as she is not satisfied with the current Superintendent. A letter on March 20, 1875, from Albert Cavens, writes to Kansas Governor Osborn concerning his mute son and his treatment by management at the Mute School in Olathe. Additional letters address similar topics related to charitable and correctional institutions in the State of Kansas.


Charitable and Correctional Institutions : Deaf & Dumb Asylum, Olathe

Charitable and Correctional Institutions : Deaf & Dumb Asylum, Olathe
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883: Glick)
Date: 1883-1885
These letters are from individuals regarding the "Deaf and Dumb Asylum" in Olathe, Kansas to Kansas Governor G. W. Glick. Glick was establishing new management for the institution. Two of the individuals were parents who endorsed the current superintendent of the institution. S. B. Wilson endorsed himself for the position.


Charitable Institutions

Charitable Institutions
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883: Glick)
Date: 1883-1885
These letters are from various individuals regarding multiple charitable institutions in Kansas to Kansas Governor G. W. Glick. S. B. S. Wilson wrote to apply for the position of Superintendent of the "Deaf and Dumb" Asylum. Many letters endorsed Dr. V. W. Sunderlin for Superintendent of the Osawatomie Insane Asylum. Others also endorsed J. J. Thompson and J. W. Gossett for the same position. The final letters are from J. D. Sherrick applying for the position of Superintendent for the Topeka Insane Asylum.


Deaf and Dumb, Institution for the

Deaf and Dumb, Institution for the
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1889-1893 : Humphrey)
Date: 1889-1891
A letter from Herbert L Grigsby tells Kansas Governor Humphrey he believes S. T. Walker, Superintendent, is a good man to lead the school, he also says that the school should be promoted in every district in Kansas. A letter from S. Henry asks the Governor for an appointment at the Institution.


Deaf and Dumb, Institution for the Education of

Deaf and Dumb, Institution for the Education of
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1889-1893 : Humphrey)
Date: 1890-1891
A letter from Superintendent S. T. Walker informs Kansas Governor Humphrey the school needs more rooms, a chapel, assembly rooms, and an industrial building, as the number of students, have increased at the school. A letter from Walker concerning salaries paid to Superintendents of similar Institutions. A separate letter from Walker discusses the passage of Senate Bill 155 he informs Governor Humphrey other states such as Illinois and Iowa are governing under similar laws for their schools for the Deaf.


Deaf & Dumb, Kansas Institute

Deaf & Dumb, Kansas Institute
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883: Glick)
Date: 1883-1885
These letters are from the superintendent office and steward office of the Kansas Institution for the Education of the Deaf and Dumb to Kansas Governor G. W. Glick. G. L. Wycroff, superintendent, wrote about the case of Mr. Puckett's daughter and the overall status of the institution. The rules for admission are also included. The other issue discussed in the letters is the water ordinance of Olathe, Kansas and contract, which concerns the rules for supplying water to the institution.


Deaf & Dumb School, Superintendent

Deaf & Dumb School, Superintendent
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883 : St. John)
Date: 1879-1880
A letter from the wife of J. B. Craig requests Kansas Governor St. John appoint her husband as the new Superintendent of the Deaf and Dumb Asylum, she provides references as well. Additional letters are from applicants requesting to be appointed as the new Superintendent of the Deaf and Dumb Asylum.


Feeble Minded, School-Winfield

Feeble Minded, School-Winfield
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883 : St. John)
Date: 1881
A letter from J. B. Abbott thanks Kansas Governor St. John and the members of the Kansas State House for passing his bill for a school for those who are underdeveloped. In the letter, Abbott recommends the Governor appoint C. J. Wilber of Illinois as Superintendent of the school as he has past experience.


Idiotic and Imbecile Youth, State Asylum for

Idiotic and Imbecile Youth, State Asylum for
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
This letter, dated February 1st, 1888, is from H. M. Greene, Superintendent of the Kansas State Asylum for Idiotic and Imbecile Youth, regarding asylum matters to Kansas Governor John Martin. Greene discussed a woman applicant for the asylum. Greene concluded that he rejected the application because she did not meet requirements for acceptance. The asylum opened in 1881 in Lawrence for children age fifteen and younger. The asylum's name changed eventually to Winfield State Hospital.


Idiotic and Imbicile Youth, Asylum for

Idiotic and Imbicile Youth, Asylum for
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1889-1893 : Humphrey)
Date: 1890
A letter from Eliza of Pittsburgh, Kansas, asks Governor Humphrey for information regarding a school for children who are mentally handicapped. In Eliza's letter, she explains she has no money to pay for her child to attend school and asks the Governor if there is a provision to assist them. A letter from Superintendent C. K. Wiles informs the Governor he has written to Eliza and Nichols providing them with all the necessary information, he states that at current the school is at capacity and there are fifty applications before Eliza and Nichols.


Insane Asylum, Kansas State

Insane Asylum, Kansas State
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1889-1893 : Humphrey)
Date: 1889-1893
This file contains several letters concerning matters of the Kansas State Insane Asylum. A letter from Superintendent B. D. Eastman of the Kansas State Insane Asylum informs Kansas Governor Humphrey the Institution has accepted the admission of Walter J. Eames. There is correspondence between C. E. Taylor and Superintendent B. D. Eastman regarding Rhoda Marcellus and her being sent to the Asylum. Additional letters are statements from Eastman to Governor Humphrey concerning certain individuals cases.


Insane Asylum, Osawatomie

Insane Asylum, Osawatomie
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883: Glick)
Date: 1883-1885
These letters are from individuals working at the Kansas State Insane Asylum in Osawatomie to Kansas Governor G. W. Glick. The Superintendent, J. D. Sherrick wrote to Glick about the conditions of the asylum and endorsing P. G. Brewer as a physician. G. P. True thanked Glick for the appointment of the second assistant physician. The other letters are from A. K. Knapp, assistant physician, he wrote to Glick about visiting as well as specific patients including H. E. Montgomery, Anna L. Sharpe, and L. N. Beal.


Insane Asylum, Osawatomie

Insane Asylum, Osawatomie
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
These three letters, spanning February through May 1885, are from Republicans of Miami County, Kansas, F. W. Kash, and J. B. Murdock regarding the superintendent of the Osawatomie Insane Asylum to Kansas Governor John Martin. The Republicans of Miami County, Kansas recommended Reuben Smith as superintendent, while F. W. Kash and J. B. Murdock recommended G. P. True as assistant superintendent. Martin appointed Reuben Smith as superintendent.


Insane Asylum, Osawatomie, superintendent of

Insane Asylum, Osawatomie, superintendent of
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1877 - 1878
In this file a letter on March 16, 1878, from J. W. Ridge, agrees with the removal of John H. Smith as a member on the Board of Charities. A letter of application from Otis E. French, M. D., for the appointment as Superintendent at Osawatomie is also included. A letter on October 2, 1877, from G. H. Sutton, requests information on the requirements to make an application for the appointment of Superintendent of the Insane Asylum at Osawatomie. Additional letters also pertain to the appointment of Superintendent at the Osawatomie Insane Asylum.


Insane Asylum, State, Osawatomie

Insane Asylum, State, Osawatomie
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
These letters, spanning 1885 to 1888, are from the superintendent's office regarding the Osawatomie Insane Asylum to Kansas Governor John Martin. Viana Emerson, Matron of the Asylum, wrote to maintain her position and Reuben Smith wrote accepting his position as superintendent. The final letter is from Smith's successor, A. H. Knapp, discussing the fulfillment of Martin's request in a previous letter. Osawatomie State Hospital is a psychiatric hospital established in 1863 and opened in 1866 in Osawatomie, Kansas. It has been named "Kansas Insane Asylum" and the "State Insane Asylum" but was officially changed to its present name in 1901.


Insane Asylum, Topeka

Insane Asylum, Topeka
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883: Glick)
Date: 1883-1885
These letters are from various individuals regarding the Topeka Insane Asylum to Kansas Governor G. W. Glick. J.D. Jones and the superintendent, B. D. Eastman wrote about a patient there: Mrs. Jones. B. D. Eastman also gave a statement of the coal shipped to the asylum. A. P. Tenney, succeeding superintendent, discussed certain individuals including Elizabeth Waters, D. O. McAlister, John D. Singler, Mr. Twine, A. H. Webb, and John Brown. Some of these individuals are patients while others are about getting positions at the asylum and issues with the State Board of Charities.


Insane Asylum, Topeka, superintendent of

Insane Asylum, Topeka, superintendent of
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1877 - 1878
A letter in August of 1878, from Otis E. French, M.D., asks for Kansas Governor Anthony's influence in securing him the appointment as Superintendent of the Insane Asylum in Topeka.


Lorraine (Lizzie) Elizabeth Wooster

Lorraine (Lizzie) Elizabeth Wooster
Date: Between 1917 and 1919
A portrait of Lorraine (Lizzie) Elizabeth Wooster, author of the "Wooster Primer" and the "Wooster Arithmetic Readers." In 1919, she was the first woman elected to the Kansas Superintendent of Public Instruction.


Lorraine (Lizzie) Elizabeth Wooster

Lorraine (Lizzie) Elizabeth Wooster
Creator: Atherton & Hopkins
Date: Between 1905 and 1910
A profile portrait of Lorraine ( Lizzie) Elizabeth Wooster. In 1919, she was the first woman elected to the Kansas Superintendent of Public Instruction.


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