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    • State University dormitory cottages, Louisville, Kentucky, 1920.

    • State University dormitory cottages, Louisville, Kentucky, 1920.

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

    • Dormitory cottages of Simmons University on the corner of 7th Street and Kentucky. The back of the photograph reads: "Cottages at Seventh & Kentucky Owned by State University." The university has gone by many names since its founding...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Simmons University millinery class, Louisville, Kentucky, 1920s.

    • Simmons University millinery class, Louisville, Kentucky, 1920s.

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

    • Female students in their millinery class adding accents to their finished hats. The back of the photograph reads: "A Class in Millinery Art." The university has gone by many names since its founding in 1879: The Kentucky Normal and...
    • Simmons University millinery class, Louisville, Kentucky, 1920s.

    • Simmons University millinery class, Louisville, Kentucky, 1920s.

    • Simmons University (Louisville, Ky.); Classrooms; African American college students; College students; African American educators; Education; African Americans--Education (Higher); Home economics; Sewing; Sewing machines; Hats; African Americans

    • Female students take a millinery class at Simmons University. Some students are sewing hats by hand while others are using sewing machines. The back of the photograph reads: "'Hats' 'Hats' 'Hats' Milinery Art at Simmons University." The...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Simmons University graduates, Louisville, Kentucky.

    • Simmons University graduates, Louisville, Kentucky.

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

    • Graduates of Simmons University including Reverend Jesse Voyd Bottoms, Sr. The back of the photograph reads: "Rev Bottoms of Green Street 2nd step end-right." The university has gone by many names since its founding in 1879: The Kentucky...
    • Children in park, Simpsonville, Kentucky, 1923.

    • Children in park, Simpsonville, Kentucky, 1923.

    • Sports & recreation facilities; Playgrounds; Children; Seesaws

    • A dozen children, all girls, in a Simpsonville, Kentucky, park clustered around a see saw. Most of the children are sitting on the right side of the see saw so that it is on the ground. The left side is unoccupied. Every child but one is wearing...
    • Lodge, Cumberland Falls State Park, 1935.

    • Lodge, Cumberland Falls State Park, 1935.

    • State parks & reserves; Buildings; Public accommodation facilities; Hotels; Lodges

    • Lodge at Cumberland Falls State Park near Corbin, Kentucky. Dark, one and two-story building. Darkness obscures a lot of the detail, but the photograph has been touched up with light paint. Two men lean over the second floor balcony. Three men...
    • Cumberland Falls, Kentucky, 1925.

    • Cumberland Falls, Kentucky, 1925.

    • State parks & reserves; Waterfalls

    • Cumberland Falls Kentucky. Shimmering photograph of Cumberland Falls--white water streaming over cliffs in three main areas and two tiers, landing in the lake. The top part of the photograph is covered in leafy trees which are above the falls. Text...
    • Rose Island steamboat, 1927.

    • Rose Island steamboat, 1927.

    • Steamboats; Bridges; Paddleboats; Transportation; Rivers

    • A couple with a young child heads toward the steamboat of the Rose Island Excursion Company. Flags of the United States are mounted at the front of the boat and along the sides. A number of cars are parked along the dock and a bridge is visible in...
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