Through photographs, essays, and articles this book chronicles the history of Washburn University from 1865 to 1915 and reflects the interests and outlook of turn-of-the-century Kansas. Among the highlights are an essay by Dr. Karl Menninger about Topeka and historian Dr. C. Robert Haywood's thoughts about how Kansans view life and themselves. A historical chronology, a reprint of the 1867 college catalogue, and histories of the medical and law schools all make a browse through this book fascinating.
"You and your associates have produced, in The Washburn Reader, a distinguished publication about yesterday, for today and tomorrow. Now every Washburn follower has a new source of pride, in a book that contains enjoyable romantic history. Your nice Albert T. Reid cover, with the young woman athlete of 1905, should impress everyone with Washburn's early respect for what are now the nation's wholesome convictions of 1985."
--letter to Dr. Stein from Bradbury Thompson,
designer of the Washburn Bible
The Washburn Reader
edited by Robert Stein, et al.
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