Clifford H. Nowlin Papers
NAxxxx.0011

Summary Information

Repository
Emporia State University Special Collections and Archives
Creator
Nowlin, Clifford Hiram, 1863-1962.
Title
Clifford H. Nowlin Papers
ID
NAxxxx.0011
Date
June 17, 1886
Extent
1.0 Linear feet
Language
English
Abstract
This collection consists of the diploma issued to Clifford H. Nowlin by Kansas State Normal School on June 17, 1886. The diploma is a Life Certificate and was awarded for work completed toward an elementary degree. It is signed by members of the Board of Regents and members of the faculty, including President Albert R. Taylor. The diploma features a light blue ribbon and a red State Normal School seal.

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Clifford Hiram Nowlin

Clifford Hiram Nowlin began teaching school in 1884 at Hopewell, Kansas. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Kansas State Normal School, Emporia, Kansas, on June 17, 1886. Clifford also earned a Master of Science degree from the University of Kansas in Lawrence. Most of his career was spent around Kansas City. He served as principal of Long School in 1889, then worked at Kansas City, Kansas High School followed by Central High School. He became principal of Northeast High School in 1914, of Northeast Junior High School in 1922 or 1923, and concluded his career as a principal at East High School from 1926-1938. The Clifford H. Nowlin Junior High School in Independence, Missouri, is named in his honor. In 1957 he received the Gold Key award of the American Association of School Administrators. Clifford H. Nowlin passed away on September 18, 1962.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of the diploma issued to Clifford H. Nowlin by Kansas State Normal School on June 17, 1886. The diploma is a Life Certificate and was awarded for work completed toward an elementary degree. It is signed by members of the Board of Regents and members of the faculty, including President Albert R. Taylor. The diploma features a light blue ribbon and a red State Normal School seal

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Emporia State University Special Collections and Archives October 2006

1200 Commercial St
Campus Box 4051
Emporia, KS, 66801
(620) 341-6431
archives@emporia.edu

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Clifford Nowlin's obituary is available via microfilm copy of the Emporia Gazette. Other examples of diplomas are available in the Emporia State University Archives.

Separated Materials note

All of collection located in oversize drawer OS 3.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Kansas State Normal School -- Students.

Personal Name(s)

  • Nowlin, Clifford Hiram, 1863-1962.

Subject(s)

  • College students -- Kansas -- Emporia.
  • Diplomas.
  • School principals -- Kansas.
  • School principals -- Missouri.
  • Students -- Kansas -- Emporia.
  • Teachers -- Kansas.
  • Teachers -- Missouri.

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Collection Inventory

Oversize

Life Certificate, State Normal School of Kansas, June 17, 1886. 

Separated Materials note

Life certificate located in oversized drawer OS 3.

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