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    • Baptist Women's Educational Convention board.

    • Baptist Women's Educational Convention board.

    • Simmons University (Louisville, Ky.); Baptist universities and colleges; African Americans--Education (Higher); Education; Women; Group portraits; African Americans; Baptists

    • The back of the photograph identifies the group of women as the Board of Baptist Women's Educational Convention, which was established by African American Baptist women in Kentucky in 1883 to raise funds to support State University, the first...
    • Charles Stewart, 1907.

    • Charles Stewart, 1907.

    • Simmons University (Louisville, Ky.); African American college students; College students; Education; African Americans--Education (Higher); African American journalists; Portrait photographs; African Americans

    • Portrait of Charles Stewart. The back of the photograph reads: "Charles Stewart most widely known newspaper correspondent State University Graduate." Portrait taken by Kaufmann's of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The university has gone by...
    • Citizen's National Hospital, Louisville, Kentucky, 1920s.

    • Citizen's National Hospital, Louisville, Kentucky, 1920s.

    • Simmons University (Louisville, Ky.); African American universities and colleges; Universities & colleges--Buildings; Simmons University (Louisville, Ky.)--Buildings; African Americans--Education (Higher); Education; Hospitals; Medical...

    • "Citizen's National Hospital" is engraved above the entrance to the building and a sign in the window advertises Dr. Houser on duty. The building which sits on West Chestnut is believed to have been Simmons University Hospital. The back...
    • Dr. Charles Lee Purce, circa 1900.

    • Dr. Charles Lee Purce, circa 1900.

    • Simmons University (Louisville, Ky.); Education; African Americans--Education (Higher); Portrait photographs; College presidents; African Americans

    • Back of the photograph reads "Dr. P---ce President." Probably Dr. Charles Lee Purce, president of State University from 1894-1905. The university has gone by many names since its founding in 1879: The Kentucky Normal and Theological...
    • Edwena Kennedy Thomas, 1898.

    • Edwena Kennedy Thomas, 1898.

    • Simmons University (Louisville, Ky.); African American college students; College students; Education; African Americans--Education (Higher); Graduation ceremonies; African Americans; Women

    • Portrait of State University graduate Edwena Kennedy Thomas at her graduation. The university has gone by many names since its founding in 1879: The Kentucky Normal and Theological Institute (1879), State University (1883), Simmons University...
    • Lavinia B. Sneed, 1887.

    • Lavinia B. Sneed, 1887.

    • Simmons University (Louisville, Ky.); Education; African Americans--Education (Higher); African American educators; African American college teachers; Teachers; Portrait photographs; African Americans

    • Portrait of Lavinia B. Sneed, a graduate of State University and later a teacher and member of the Board of Manager there. Portrait was taken by Neighbors Bros. of Walnut Street, Louisville, Kentucky. The university has gone by many names since its...
    • President Parrish's office at Simmons University, Louisville, Kentucky, 1920s.

    • President Parrish's office at Simmons University, Louisville, Kentucky, 1920s.

    • Simmons University (Louisville, Ky.); Offices; Office workers; African American universities and colleges; African Americans--Education (Higher); Education; College presidents; African American college students; College students; African Americans

    • Rev. C. H. Parrish in his office with his secretary Mrs. Alberta Shacklette and a student helper. The university has gone by many names since its founding in 1879: The Kentucky Normal and Theological Institute (1879), State University (1883),...
    • Professor R. S. Wilkinson, 1890s.

    • Professor R. S. Wilkinson, 1890s.

    • Simmons University (Louisville, Ky.); Education; African Americans--Education (Higher); African American educators; African American college teachers; Teachers; African American musicians; Musicians; Portrait photographs; African Americans

    • Portrait of Professor R. S. Wilkinson with the dates of 1892-1897 written on the back - possibly the dates of his employment at State University. In the photograph Professor Wilkinson is posing with a violin. The portrait was taken by Roche of 342...
    • Simmons University boys' dormitory, Louisville, Kentucky, 1924.

    • Simmons University boys' dormitory, Louisville, Kentucky, 1924.

    • Simmons University (Louisville, Ky.); Architectural drawings; Dormitories; African American universities and colleges; Universities & colleges--Buildings; Simmons University (Louisville, Ky.)--Buildings

    • Sketch of the boy's dormitory constructed in 1924 by architects Plato and Evans. The university has gone by many names since its founding in 1879: The Kentucky Normal and Theological Institute (1879), State University (1883), Simmons University...
    • Simmons University business office, Louisville, Kentucky, 1920s.

    • Simmons University business office, Louisville, Kentucky, 1920s.

    • Simmons University (Louisville, Ky.); Offices; Office workers; African American universities and colleges; African Americans--Education (Higher); Education; Typewriters; College presidents; African Americans

    • The business office at Simmons University with President C. H. Parrish and three secretaries working. Back of photo reads: "Business Office." The university has gone by many names since its founding in 1879: The Kentucky Normal and...
    • Simmons University ceremony, circa 1920s.

    • Simmons University ceremony, circa 1920s.

    • Simmons University (Louisville, Ky.); African American universities and colleges; College presidents; Rites & ceremonies; Military uniforms; African Americans

    • An outdoor ceremony at Simmons University with C. H. Parrish appearing to lead the ceremony. There appear to be men both on stage and in the audience wearing military uniforms. The university has gone by many names since its founding in 1879: The...
    • Simmons University class in costume, 1920s.

    • Simmons University class in costume, 1920s.

    • Simmons University (Louisville, Ky.); African Americans--Education (Higher); Education; African American college students; College students; African American educators; African American college teachers; Teachers; African Americans

    • Photograph of an instructor and a class in costume that appear to be putting on a production or performance. Everyone except for the instructor is dressed up and posing in what appears to be an attempt at recreating traditional Native American...
    • Simmons University commencement, Louisville, Kentucky, 1924.

    • Simmons University commencement, Louisville, Kentucky, 1924.

    • African Americans--Education (Higher); Simmons University (Louisville, Ky.); Graduation ceremonies; Education; Building construction; African American college students; College students; Universities & colleges--Buildings; Simmons University...

    • Simmons University commencement in 1924 taking place during construction of the boys' dormitory designed by African-American architectural firm Plato and Evans. The university has gone by many names since its founding in 1879: The Kentucky Normal...
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