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.


Oswego College, an institution for the higher education of women, was organized by the Presbytery of Neosho and the Presbyterian synod of Kansas in 1883. The citizens of Oswego donated a sum of money for the purchase of the Brockway place, which consisted of 10 acres of land and a beautiful home, for use as a school. During the early years the faculty was composed entirely of women, but later men were chosen for president and director of music. The school grew so that the trustees erected a fine three-story new college building, containing chapel, recitation rooms, library, dormitories, dining room and kitchen.

The college has three departments, the preparatory or high school; the seminary, which has a four-year preparatory course, with a fifth year devoted to special subjects; and the college department, where the courses are planned with special reference to subjects which represent the leading vocations of women, such as home economics, education, business science, art and crafts, music, etc. In 1910 Thomas F. Marshall was president of the college assisted by a faculty of 14 members.

Page 422 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

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INTRODUCTION

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

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VOLUME III

BIOGRAPHICAL INDEXES


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