Alma Photographer Gus Meier–Student Report

Heather Tosh, senior in art history, stands with Mrs. Donna Reuter of Alma, Kansas. They are working together to create a written record of the work of pioneering Alma photographer Gus Meier. Heather has studied photography at KSU and is very interested in writing about Mr. Meier, who had a studio in Alma for many…

French Kansas? — Student Report

Kathryn Jones, a junior pursuing a double major in literature and history, copies down an insciption in French on a child’s gravestone. On April 9, Katy and Dr. Morgan inventoried four remote cemeteries in northern Clay County, searching for evidence of French (primarily Nova Scotian) settlement near the Nebraska border.  They discovered five French family names and French language inscriptions…

The Pavilion Hotel–Intern Report

Today, Eric Scribner made an exciting advancement in his study of the hotel in Pavilion, Kansas.  He has found evidence that hotels in the Alma area, including Pavilion were bringing in Swedish and Danish women to work in their hotels, rather than utilizing the local women.  This information reveals that  local Kansas born girls were…