Leavenworth Normal School

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Leavenworth Normal School located in Leavenworth, Kansas was a state-funded normal school operated by the Kansas state government from 1870 until 1876.

Leavenworth Normal began on May 3, 1870 and John Wherrell was named president of the college. by 1874, about 100 students were enrolled[1] including C. M. Arbuthnot.[2] The school also maintained student housing.[3]

Depending upon state aid, the school closed a little after Concordia Normal School which met the same fate.[4] Following the "Miscellaneous appropriations bill of 1876"[5] state normal schools were then consolidated to what is now Emporia State University[6]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Transactions of the Kansas State Historical Society, Volume 6 By Kansas State Historical Society, page 116
  2. ^ Cutler, William (1883). History of the State of Kansas. Chicago, Illinois: A. T. Andreas. Retrieved March 30, 2012. 
  3. ^ State of Kansas Public Documents Collection of 1870, page 190
  4. ^ A history of the State normal school of Kansas: for the first twenty-five years By Kansas State Teachers College of Emporia
  5. ^ Transactions of the Kansas State Historical Society, Volume 6 By Kansas State Historical Societ]
  6. ^ A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans "State Normal School, Concordia" by William E. Connelley, transcribed by Carolyn Ward, 2000