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8th grade graduation class at Our Lady of Guadalupe, Topeka, Kansas

8th grade graduation class at Our Lady of Guadalupe, Topeka, Kansas
Date: April 12, 1929
A photograph of Lucy Aguirre's 8th grade graduation class at Our Lady of Guadalupe School in Topeka, Kansas.


Catholic school group in Alma, Kansas

Catholic school group in Alma, Kansas
Date: 1903
This is a studio portrait of a group of students and staff from the Catholic School in Alma, Kansas.


Catholic school group in Alma, Kansas

Catholic school group in Alma, Kansas
Date: 1894
This is a photograph of a large group of school children from the Catholic School posing for a studio portrait with their teacher, Miss Paickel, in Alma, Kansas.


Catholic school group in Alma, Kansas

Catholic school group in Alma, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
Photograph of a group of children from the Catholic Church posing at Liederkranz Park in Alma, Kansas. Some of the children are identified as Hulda Noller, Bess Wetzel, Tillie Wetzel, Ollie Wetzel, Rosie Eck, Bertha Senge, Ella Schubert, Millie Wetzel, Sophia Priest, Mary Herman, Minnie Palenske, and Olga Schubert.


College of the Sisters of Bethany, Topeka, Kansas

College of the Sisters of Bethany, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: The Sunhling & Koehn Co., Pub., Chicago
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
These two postcards show Wolfe Hall at the College of the Sisters of Bethany in Topeka, Kansas. The building, located at Ninth and Polk Streets, was completed in 1872 to provide a Episcopalian education to young women from kindergarten to their second year of college. For a number of years classes were taught in the college's main building until a decline in enrollment forced the school to close in 1928. Wolfe Hall was demolished in 1959.


College of the Sisters of Bethany, Topeka, Kansas

College of the Sisters of Bethany, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1911 and 1928
This postcard shows Wolfe Hall at the College of the Sisters of Bethany in Topeka, Kansas. The stone and concrete addition to Wolfe Hall's porch could possibly be credited to Kansas City architect Louis Curtiss. The building was located at Ninth and Polk Streets and was completed in 1872 to provide an Episcopalian education to young women from kindergarten through their second year of college. For a number of years classes were taught in the college's main building until a decline in enrollment forced the school to close its doors in 1928. Wolfe Hall was demolished in 1959.


College of the Sisters of Bethany, Topeka, Kansas

College of the Sisters of Bethany, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Arthur Capper
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
This postcard shows Wolfe Hall at the College of the Sisters of Bethany in Topeka, Kansas. The building, located at Ninth and Polk Streets, was completed in 1872 to provide an Episcopalian education to young women from kindergarten through their second year of college. For a number of years classes were taught in the college's main building until a decline in enrollment forced the school to close in 1928. Wolfe Hall was demolished in 1959.


Ebenezer Buckingham to Lewis Allen Alderson

Ebenezer Buckingham to Lewis Allen Alderson
Creator: Buckingham, Ebenezer
Date: March 06, 1832
A letter from Western Theological Seminary student Ebenezer Buckingham to his friend Lewis Allen Alderson. In the letter, Buckingham discusses friends of his who were studying to be missionaries to the Native Indians, as well as his own desire to devote his time to the missionary vocation.


G.W. Kelly to Creigh, Arbuckle, and Lewis Allen Alderson

G.W. Kelly to Creigh, Arbuckle, and Lewis Allen Alderson
Creator: Kelly, G.W.
Date: February 23, 1831
In this letter to his friends, G.W. Kelly describes life at the Andover Theological Seminary in Newton, Massachusetts. In addition, Kelly discusses the Indian Removal Bill which was being deliberated by the United States Congress at time, as well as its effect on the students and faculty at Andover Theological Seminary. The letter also addresses turmoil in Europe at the time, including the execution of students in Warsaw, Poland, the Marquis de La Feyette's troubles in France, and the death of Latin American military hero Simon Bolivar.


Graduation diploma for Luziana Aguire from Our Lady of Guadalupe, Topeka, Kansas

Graduation diploma for Luziana Aguire from Our Lady of Guadalupe, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Catholic Church. Diocese of Kansas City in Kansas. Diocesan School Board
Date: May 29, 1929
This is the eighth grade graduation diploma of Luziana "Lucy" Aguirre from Our Lady of Guadalupe School in Topeka, Kansas.


Imac Band, Leavenworth, Kansas

Imac Band, Leavenworth, Kansas
Date: 1955
Immaculate High School Band of Leavenworth.


Immaculata Catholic Church, St. Marys, Kansas

Immaculata Catholic Church, St. Marys, Kansas
Creator: M. L. Zercher Book and Stationery Company
Date: Between 1920 and 1929
A postcard of the Immaculata Catholic Church on St. Marys College campus, St. Marys, Kansas.


Immaculata Church, St. Marys, Kansas

Immaculata Church, St. Marys, Kansas
Date: Between 1940s and 1960s
This black and white photograph shows the native limestone structure of the Immaculate Church on the grounds of the St. Mary's Academy and College. The beautiful Gothic church with its magnificent stain glass windows was a place of worship for students who attended the private men's college. From 1931 to 1967, at least 1,000 theological students were ordained as Priests within the walls of the Immaculate. In 1978, two accidental fires destroyed the church leaving only the exterior walls standing.


Immaculata Church St. Marys, Kansas

Immaculata Church St. Marys, Kansas
Date: 1966
This black and white photograph shows the native limestone structure of the Immaculate Church on the grounds of the St. Mary's Academy and College. The beautiful Gothic church with its magnificent stain glass windows was a place of worship for students who attended the private men's college. From 1931 to 1967, at least 1,000 theological students were ordained as Priests within the walls of the Immaculate. In 1978, two accidental fires destroyed the church leaving only the exterior walls standing.


Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, St. Marys, Kansas

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, St. Marys, Kansas
Creator: Kansas Industrial Development Commission
Date: 1966
This black and white photograph shows the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at 208 W. Bertrand, in St. Marys, Kansas.


Isaac Tichenor Goodnow diary

Isaac Tichenor Goodnow diary
Creator: Goodnow, Isaac T. (Isaac Tichenor), 1814-1894
Date: January 26, 1834-August 05, 1836
The first of three volumes of a diary kept by Isaac Tichenor Goodnow prior to 1851. The first several pages recount his friendship with Almena M. Pelton, a fellow astronomy student at Wesleyan Seminary in Wilbraham, Massachusetts, whom he regarded as a sister. Goodnow gives a brief biography from his birth in Whitingham, Vermont on January 17, 1814 through the first diary entry on January 26, 1834. Several poems are included at the end of the diary.


Isaac Tichenor Goodnow diary

Isaac Tichenor Goodnow diary
Creator: Goodnow, Isaac T. (Isaac Tichenor), 1814-1894
Date: August 06, 1836-November 30, 1838
The second of three volumes of a diary kept by Isaac Tichenor Goodnow prior to 1851. The end of the diary includes an index, a piece titled 'Intellectual Philosophy' by Elisa Pelton, and several letters written while teaching at Wesleyan Academy in Wilbraham, Massachusetts, a position he held until 1847.


John F. Cunningham

John F. Cunningham
Date: Between 1880s and 1890s
This black and white photograph shows Bishop John F. Cunningham,(1842-1919). Cunningham a native of Kerry, Ireland, began his spiritual career when he graduated in 1860 from St. Benedict's College in Atchison, Kansas. After theological courses from St. Francis' Seminary in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he was ordained as a priest on August 8, 1865 in Leavenworth, Kansas where he helped parishioners build a new church. For a number of years he ministered throughout Kansas before becoming pastor of Assumption church in Topeka, Kansas from 1876 to 1882. Cunningham's spiritual responsibilities to his parishioners and to the Catholic church were further recognized when he became vicar general of the Leavenworth diocese in 1881. The following year he was appointed rector of the Leavenworth cathedral 1882 to 1887. On September 21, 1898, Cunningham became the Bishop of Concordia a position he held until his death on June 23, 1919 at the age of seventy-seven.


John F. Cunningham

John F. Cunningham
Date: Between 1900 and 1919
This black and white photograph shows Bishop John F. Cunningham,(1842-1919), copied from the" Biographical History of Cloud County, Kansas" by Mrs. E.F. Hollibaugh. Cunningham a native of Kerry, Ireland, began his spiritual career when he graduated in 1860 from St. Benedict's College in Atchison, Kansas. After theological courses from St. Francis' Seminary in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he was ordained as a priest on August 8,1865 in Leavenworth, Kansas. As a priest Cunningham became the first Catholic residential pastor of Fort Scott, Kansas from 1865 to 1868. Later in 1868, he transferred to St. John's church in Lawrence, Kansas where he helped parishioners build a new church. For a number of years he ministered throughout Kansas before he became pastor of Assumption church in Topeka, Kansas from 1876 to 1882. Cunningham's spiritual responsibilities to his parishioners and to the Catholic church were further recognized when he became vicar general of the Leavenworth diocese in 1881. The following year he was appointed rector of the Leavenworth cathedral 1882 to 1887. On September 21, 1898 Cunningham became the Bishop of Concordia a position he held until his death on June 23, 1919 at the age of seventy-seven.


Kansas Wesleyan University, Salina, Kansas

Kansas Wesleyan University, Salina, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
This photograph shows Carnegie Science Hall at Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina, Kansas. The four year liberal arts college opened in 1886 as a private institution with a affiliation to the United Methodist Church.


Kansas Wesleyan University, Salina, Kansas

Kansas Wesleyan University, Salina, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1919
This photograph shows students during a telegraphy class at Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina, Kansas. The four year liberal arts college opened in 1886 as a private institution affiliated with the United Methodist Church.


Kansas Wesleyan Unviersity, Salina, Kansas

Kansas Wesleyan Unviersity, Salina, Kansas
Date: Between 1886 and 1890
This photograph shows the Roach Place, also known as the home of the President of Kansas Wesleyan University, in Salina, Kansas.


L. W. Halbe collection

L. W. Halbe collection
Creator: Halbe, L. W. (Leslie Winfield), 1893-1981
Date: 1908-1912
The L. W. (Leslie Winfield) Halbe photo collection consists of 1500 glass plate negatives produced by Halbe during his teenage years. Halbe lived in Dorrance, Russell County, Kansas, and began taking photographs of the region with an inexpensive Sears and Roebuck camera when he was fifteen years old.


Mary Fox interview, Kinsley, Kansas

Mary Fox interview, Kinsley, Kansas
Creator: Fox, Mary Alice (Johnston)
Date: September 28, 2011
This transcript of an interview with Mary Fox is part of an oral history project entitled "Patterns of Change, Edwards County, Kansas 1950-1970" conducted by the Kinsley Public Library. The project was supported by a Kansas Humanities Council Heritage Grant. Fox talks of her family, education, and her memories of the Edwards County community.


Marymount College, Salina, Kansas

Marymount College, Salina, Kansas
Date: Between 1940 and 1949
This photograph shows the campus at Marymount College in Salina, Kansas. The four year liberal arts college opened in 1922 as a women's college. In 1968 the college extended enrollment to men. A declining student population forced the school to close in June 1989. The campus today houses the Kansas Highway Patrol Training Center.


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