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Photographs of various grades in the Coffeyville, Kansas Schools from 1915 depicting students in classes and clubs.

Beginning in 1907, the National Education Association began a movement to combine industrial and commercial education with the present education systems to prepare students for jobs within their communities. By 1914, Kansas incorporated “Industrial Training” into the standardized Course of Study for Graded Schools Having Nine Month Terms. The classes were implemented at every grade level to “train constructive imagination” and “to prepare more directly for industrial efficiency.” Though schools in Coffeyville were not officially integrated in 1915, four African American students appear in two of the photos in this collection.

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Business and Industry, Education, Social Life and Customs


Business | Education

Size of Collection

.4 linear feet

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Manuscript Number

SpC MS 0334

Coffeyville Schools Collection, 1915



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