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Archive for Saturday, September 22, 2001

Old home town - 40 and 100 years ago today

September 22, 2001

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IN 1961

Francis Heller, associate dean of the Kansas University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was named acting chairman of the University Committee on International Educational Affairs.

For the second straight year, senior women at Kansas University were authorized to extend the closing hours for organized living units.

IN 1901

On Sept. 22, 1901, the Lawrence World had an extended section of letters from Louisa M. Alcott, author of Little Women, to a Lawrence resident Alfred Whitman. Whitman, a childhood playmate of Alcott, had been the inspiration for the character Laurie in Little Women. Whitman, a real estate agent locally, had lived here since the early 1860s.

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