Maude Celista Kibler Papers

Summary Information

Emporia State University Special Collections and Archives
Maude Celista Kibler Papers
1.25 Linear feet
This collection consists of lesson plans, papers, song sheets, and other items relating to Maude Kibler's experiences as a student at Kansas State Normal School.

Preferred Citation note

Recommended citation: Maude Celista Kibler Papers, Emporia State University Archives, Emporia State University.

Processed by Jorge Brown, Julia Herbert, and Nancy Swetland, November 2006.

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Biographical/Historical note

Maude Celista Kibler attended Kansas State Normal School in Emporia, Kansas in 1897-1898. According to alumni records she was listed in the special kindergarten and primary methods program. She was in her early twenties at the time. At the time of attendance, she lived in Solomon, Kansas, located in Dickinson County. Maude married Albert Rasher in the early 1900’s and had five children.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of two notebooks that include lesson plans and daily activities dated September 7, 1897 to October 29, 1897, and December 8, 1897 to January 26, 1898 respectively. Documentation points to Maude being an observer under Sadie Louise Montgomery at the Kansas State Normal School in Emporia, Kansas, along with other teachers. Sadie Louise Montgomery started as the lead instructor for the school in 1893. A photograph included in the collection contains all the teachers and observers of the model school at the time of Maude’s attendance. Maude’s married name is written on it - Maude Kibler-Rasher. The photographer is SH Waite, Emporia, Kansas. Also found in the collection are an assignment book of drawings and geometry with numbered pages, along with handwritten song sheets, and a handwritten draft of a term paper titled “A Woman’s Place in History.” The last two items, formerly part of the general Normaliana collection, included a Kansas State Normal School diploma and a hand decorated song sheet. Both items are missing from the collection.

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Arrangement note


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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Emporia State University Special Collections and Archives November 2006

1200 Commercial St
Campus Box 4051
Emporia, KS, 66801
(620) 341-6431

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

An identical photograph can be found in the Normaliana collection (NB 4.2ed 1899); the people in the photograph are identified. Other photographs by S. H. Waite are also available.

Separated Materials note


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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Kansas State Normal School--Students.

Personal Name(s)

  • Kibler, Maude Celista
  • Montgomery, Sadie Louise
  • Waite, S. H.


  • College students -- Kansas -- Emporia.
  • Diplomas.
  • Students -- Kansas -- Emporia

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Photograph – Model School, circa 1897-1898.  

1 1

Folder, circa 1897-1898. 

1 2

Scrapbook - Drawings, handwritten song sheets, April 29, 1897. 

1 3

Notebook - Lesson plan, September 7, 1897. 

1 4

Notebook - Lesson plan, October 29, 1897. 

1 5

Photograph - Virginia Welch Forbeck, 1997. 

Separated Materials note

Oddsized item located on shelf 167D.

2 1