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100 years ago: KU institutes specimen-loaning program for high schools

May 24, 2011

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for May 24, 1911:

  • “The University of Kansas is preparing a ‘loan’ collection of ‘bugs’ which it will send to state high schools as an aid to their study of biological subjects. This is not a new idea conceived in the extension department, but is incidental to the authorized biological survey of the state.”
  • “The contract for remodeling the Lawrence National Bank building which was awarded today, will necessitate a number of office changes in the building. The general office of the Business College will be moved to its former location on the third floor, the college having secured the entire fourth floor for extensive improvements it contemplates for the summer. The Lawrence Business College is the oldest in the state, having been established here in 1860. Under the efficient management of Prof. W. H. Quakenbush and E. S. Weatherby, it has rapidly raised its standards until it is regarded as the most successful Business College for imparting a general business training now operating in Kansas.”
  • “The new clay modeling laboratory, within whose research rooms Prof. Haworth expects to develop many commercial uses for Kansas clay and shale, was located on the campus yesterday by the regents. The new building for which $7,500 was appropriated by the last legislature will be just south of the Mining and Geology building.”

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