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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.


Assemblage

Assemblage
Date: 2001
Three paper dolls made to memorialize victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York City. Days after the event, students at Topeka Collegiate Elementary School in Topeka, Kansas, sent over 200 dolls to students at Viola L. Sickles Elementary School in Fair Haven, New Jersey. The dolls were a gesture of goodwill towards Fair Haven, which lost four residents in the attack. Each doll was handcrafted by students or faculty members at Topeka Collegiate and inscribed with a message. These dolls feature inscriptions from students named Brooke, who wrote, "I love NY," and Anika, who wrote, "I am sorry that your family dide [sic]."


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: 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.


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
Date: Between 1911 and 1928
This postcard shows modification to the porch at Wolfe Hall on the campus of the College of the Sisters of Bethany in Topeka, Kansas. The stone and concrete addition 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. 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 1900 and 1910
This photograph shows Wolf 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 two years of college. 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
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.


Commemorative spoon

Commemorative spoon
Date: between 1900 and 1920
Sterling commemorative spoon. Scene of "St. John's Military Academy Salina, Kans." in bowl. Handle and stem bear the State Seal and Kansas on the obverse and a tipi and canoe on the reverse. St. John's first opened in 1887.


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.


Eureka Academy in Eureka, Kansas

Eureka Academy in Eureka, Kansas
Date: Between 1905 and 1910
This is a postcard showing Eureka Academy in Eureka, Kansas.


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.


Girls' dormitory at Haskell Institute, Lawrence, Kansas

Girls' dormitory at Haskell Institute, Lawrence, Kansas
Date: Between 1884 and 1909
This is a photograph of students posed in front of the girls' dormitory at Haskell Institute, Lawrence, Kansas. It was established in 1884 as the Indian Industrial Training School and provided vocational education to Native American students at the elementary and secondary levels.


Glenn and Ruth Cunningham letters to Robert and Elaine Keller

Glenn and Ruth Cunningham letters to Robert and Elaine Keller
Creator: Cunningham, Glenn, 1909-1988
Date: 1973-1975
Six letters and one newsletter from Glenn and Ruth Cunningham to Robert and Elaine Keller, Reeds Spring and Springfield, Missouri. Five of the letters and the newsletter are written from Plainview, Arkansas, and one letter from Augusta, Kansas. Cunningham had youth ranches for troubled teenagers in both of these locations. In the letters, Cunningham talks about the youth ranches and thanks the Kellers for monetary and clothing donations. The collection also includes an article, "The Glenn Cunningham Story: Never Say Die" by Jesse Owens, published in The Saturday Evening Post, April 1976. Cunningham was most famous for his skill as a miler. For three years, from 1932 thru 1934, he won the Big Six indoor titles, and he competed at the Olympics in 1932 and 1936. Then in 1938 Cunningham became the world's fastest miler when he set a new record at Dartmouth College. That same year he also received a doctorate degree from New York University.


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.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, School for the Deaf applications

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, School for the Deaf applications
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1929-1931
This file includes subject correspondence relating to applications of employment with the School for the Deaf. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


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.


Haskell Institute's boys dormitory, Lawrence, Kansas

Haskell Institute's boys dormitory, Lawrence, Kansas
Date: Between 1884 and 1909
This is a view of uniformed boys standing at the foot of their beds in the small boy's dormitory ward at the Haskell Institute (now Haskell Indian Nations University) in Lawrence, Kansas. When this photograph was taken, sometime during the late 1800s or early 1900s, Haskell Institute provided education and vocational training to Native American students at the elementary and secondary level.


Haskell Institute's girls dormitory, Lawrence, Kansas

Haskell Institute's girls dormitory, Lawrence, Kansas
Date: Between 1884 and 1909
This is a view of young girls standing at the foot of their beds in the small girl's dormitory ward at the Haskell Institute (now Haskell Indian Nations University) in Lawrence, Kansas. When this photograph was taken, sometime during the late 1800s or early 1900s, Haskell Institute provided education and vocational training to Native American students at the elementary and secondary level.


Haskell Institute garden, Lawrence, Kansas

Haskell Institute garden, Lawrence, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1920
This is a view of men and boys working in the school garden at Haskell Institute in Lawrence, Kansas. Established in 1884 as the Indian Industrial Training School, Haskell Institute evolved into what is now Haskell Indian Nations University. When this photograph was taken, sometime during the early 1900s, Haskell Institute provided education and vocational training to Native American students at the elementary and secondary level.


Haskell Institute laundry and boiler house, Lawrence, Kansas

Haskell Institute laundry and boiler house, Lawrence, Kansas
Date: Between 1884 and 1909
This is a view of the laundry and boiler house on the grounds of Haskell Institute (now Haskell Indian Nations University) in Lawrence, Kansas. When this photograph was taken, sometime during the late 1800s or early 1900s, Haskell Institute provided education and vocational training to Native American students at the elementary and secondary level.


Haskell Institute students, Lawrence, Kansas

Haskell Institute students, Lawrence, Kansas
Date: 1887
A formal portrait of a group of young male students of Haskell Institute in Lawrence, Kansas. Established in 1884 as the Indian Industrial Training School, Haskell Institute evolved into what is now Haskell Indian Nations University. When this photograph was taken in 1887, Charles Robinson (abolitionist leader and first governor of Kansas) was superintendent of Haskell Institute, which provided education and vocational training to Native American students at the elementary and secondary levels.


Imac Band, Leavenworth, Kansas

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


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