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Collection Snapshot: Teacher on the Plains

January 11th, 2013

Kate Warthen was a teacher who homesteaded and taught in Hamilton County, Kansas in the 1880s. Shown here are her 1889 teaching contract, and a photo of her as a young woman.

Photograph of Kate Warthen Searcy as a young woman

Photograph of Kate Warthen Teaching Contract, 1889

Top: Photo of Kate Warthen. Kate Warthen Searcy Photograph Collection. Call Number: RH MS-P 34, Box 1, Folder 3. Bottom: Kate Warthen Teaching Contract, 1889. Kate Warthen Searcy Papers. Call Number: RH MS 34, Box 2, Folder 7. Click images to enlarge.

Sheryl Williams
Curator of Collections / Kansas Collection Curator