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First Day of Classes

Opening day of classes at the University of Kansas. Tuition for college classes was $30 per year. $10 per year for college prep classes. The first commencement was not held until 1873.

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Opening day of classes at the University of Kansas.  Tuition for college classes was $30 per year.  $10 per year for college prep classes.  The first commencement was not held until 1873.Lillian Leis-First KU Student

Source Notes

 

Newspaper clipping from a Junction City, Kansas newspaper.

 


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