Transcribed from volume II of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed July 2002 by Carolyn Ward.


Kansas Wesleyan University, located at Salina, was organized under the auspices of the Methodist Episcopal church and is under the control of the Kansas conference. It was opened on Sept. 15, 1886. The university building, a three-story structure, 126 feet by 74 feet, stands in a campus of 15 acres. The building contains class rooms, laboratories, a chapel, museum, hall for literary societies and president's room. The site, buildings and permanent endowment, exclusive of real estate, are valued at over $150,000. Dr. Aaron Schuyler became the head of the institution and acted as professor of mathematics and philosophy when it was opened. For five years he served both as acting president and instructor. He was then relieved from duty as president until 1897, when he was elected to that position, which he still holds.

Kansas Wesleyan University

KANSAS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY.

The history of this institution has been the history common to every college struggling through the difficult first years, but it is proud of the improvement made. In 1904, Schuyler Hall was erected as a dormitory for women. A good athletic park has been laid out in connection with the school, and an observatory containing a twelve-inch reflecting telescope has been erected on the campus. In 1908 the college had an enrollment of over 400 and a teaching force of 12 instructors. The courses offered are classical, philosophical, scientific, a normal department for the training of teachers, and a preparatory department which fits for the college or other colleges and scientific schools.

Page 62 from volume II of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed July 2002 by Carolyn Ward.

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VOLUME I

TITLE PAGE / LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
INTRODUCTION

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I

VOLUME II

TITLE PAGE / LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

J | K | L | Mc | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

VOLUME III

BIOGRAPHICAL INDEXES


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