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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.


Blind, Asylum for the

Blind, Asylum for the
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1869-1873 : Harvey)
Date: 1870 - 1871
A letter from W. W. Updegraff, Superintendent, reports the condition of the Institution since he took possession, he notifies the Governor there are no records or vouchers, there are thirteen pupils, and he is in the process of making an inventory. A letter from Updegraff acknowledges his appointment as the Superintendent for the Blind Asylum. A letter from members of the Kansas Senate informs the Governor of their observations of the Blind Asylum in Wyandotte. A letter from Thomas Plowman, a citizen of Leavenworth, writes to complain of the mistreatment of his son at the Blind Asylum.


Blind Asylum : trustee

Blind Asylum : trustee
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1873-1877 : Osborn)
Date: 1873-1877
A letter on March 6, 1875 from R. C. Bates, asks to be appointed as Trustee of the Blind Asylum in place of S. Wood.


Blind, Institution for the

Blind, Institution for the
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1873-1877 : Osborn)
Date: 1875 - 1876
A letter on March 21, 1875, from David Gordon, accepts the position as trustee of the Institution of the Blind. A letter on March 6, 1876, from George H. Miller, asks if the old Board of Trustees will meet to close the business or if it will be turned over to the new Board.


Blind, Kansas Institution for the Education of

Blind, Kansas Institution for the Education of
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
These letters are from the Kansas Institution for the Education of the Blind to Kansas Governor John Martin. The letters discuss commencement, request a visit, the possible establishment of a National University for the Education of the Blind, and a summary of a meeting with the board with the mention of establishing the free higher education university. The institute is still in operation today under the name Kansas School for the Blind.


Deaf and Dumb, Institution for the Education of

Deaf and Dumb, Institution for the Education of
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
These two letters, dated November 6th, 1885 and May 5th, 1886, are from the superintendent, S. T. Walker, of the Kansas Institution for the Education of the Deaf and Dumb regarding the institution to Kansas Governor John Martin. One letter discusses Miss Daggy's application to fill a teacher or supervisor vacancy acknowledging that her application will be put on file. The other letter is an invitation to the graduation ceremony. The Deaf and Dumb Asylum was founded in 1861 and changed to the Kansas Institution for the Education of the Blind in 1877. It still exists today as the Kansas State School for the Blind.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, School for the Blind

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, School for the Blind
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1929-1931
This file includes subject correspondence relating to the School for the Blind for the appointment of Reverand Thomas E. Chandler as superintendent of the School. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


Kansas State Institution for the Education of the Blind

Kansas State Institution for the Education of the Blind
Date: Between 1868 and 1890
Illustration of the Kansas State Institution for the Education of the Blind building in Wyandotte, Kansas.


Kansas State School for the Blind - Charges of Cruelty

Kansas State School for the Blind - Charges of Cruelty
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: 1915
This file includes correspondence relating to mismanagement at the Kansas State School for the Blind, specifically whipping students as punishment for breaking rules. Included in the file is newspaper clippings discussing the trial. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


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