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Roosevelt Junior High School Collection

Manuscript Collection No. 155



Roosevelt Junior High School, located at 211 Buchanan, Topeka, Kansas, was built in 1926 and was the first junior high school in Topeka. When the school was closed in 1980, records of student and parent activities were given to the Kansas State Historical Society. Printed materials were given to the library and photographs of students and teachers were placed in the photography collection. There are no restrictions on the use of the materials.

Contents List

Student literary annuals

“Roosevelt Scribbler,” 1940
“Etcetra: The Roosevelt Roughrider, ’77-’78 Literary Magazine”

Sports items

Schedules, announcements, discussion of football activities

Papers and letters

Miscellaneous documents concerning school functions

Ledger book:
Parent Teacher Association Minute Book, 1943-1953, bound volume
Contains minutes, bylaws, lists of officers and members,
financial records and related items from the group’s founding
in 1943.

Parent Teachers Association Scrapbook, 1938-1945
Contains pictures, clippings, programs, meeting notes, and
information on the principal and the teachers.

PTA items:
Parent Teacher Association items, 1946-1959
Committee reports, notices, membership lists

“Roosevelt Celebration,” 1980:
Two bound volumes of records document the celebration held
May 3, 1980, when the school closed. The volumes contain committee
membership lists and minutes, correspondence, publicity,
schedules. A history of the school appears in the main volume.
The second volume contains the signatures of guests at the event.

Index Terms

Subject Headings

Public Schools
Topeka – Schools – Roosevelt Junior High School