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This collection consists of newspapers, bulletins, and photographs, particularly of Owen Hodgson’s college days at Pittsburg State University.

Owen Emry Hodgson was born in 1896 on a farm southeast of Parker, Kansas in Linn County. As a child Hodgson attended a rural school until he entered LaCygne High School, graduating in May 1917. Hodgson subsequently attended summer sessions at the Kansas State Training School in Pittsburg (today’s Pittsburg State University). During World War I, he enlisted in Company B, 353th Regiment, 89th division. During his service, he was wounded by shrapnel and poisonous gas at St. Meichel, France. After the war, he returned to Pittsburg to continue college, graduating in May 1925. In 1920 he married Clara Ella Crosswhite, and they had one daughter. Hodgson taught in Kansas public schools beginning in 1928 until 1965, including serving as principal at Salina High School. In 1935, Hodgson received a law degree from the University of Kansas. In 1977, Hodgson was inducted into the Kansas Teachers Hall of Fame. Owen Hodgson died in Salina, Kansas in 1991.

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Athletics, Education, Military and War, Social Life and Customs


Arts and Humanities

Size of Collection

.25 linear feet

Dates of Collection


Manuscript Number

SpC MS 0373

Hodgson, Owen, Collection, 1925



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