Forrest Woodside Papers

Summary Information

Emporia State University Special Collections and Archives
Woodside, Forrest.
Forrest Woodside Papers
0.25 Linear feet
Copy of speech given at the state oratorical contest at Washburn College on February 22, 1895.

Preferred Citation note

Forrest Woodside Papers, Emporia State University Archives, Emporia State University.

Return to Table of Contents »

Forrest Woodside

Forrest Woodside was born near Jericho, Kentucky, on October 1, 1865. The eighth child of William Bryan and Miriam A. Woodside, by 1870 he had relocated with the family to Woodson County, Kansas. Forrest graduated with an academic (teaching) degree from Kansas State Normal School at Emporia, Kansas, in 1895. As a student he participated in the Philomathian Society and the Oratorical Association. Forrest won the state oratorical contest held at Washburn College in Topeka, Kansas, on February 22, 1895. Forrest moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado, where he worked as a teacher. He married Clara Centennial Clover at the Hotel Falcon in Falcon, Colorado, on July 23, 1899. They became the parents of three children: Ruth Aileen, Bernald Forrest, and Willa Miriam. Forrest was always interested in politics and entered several elections. He was unsuccessful in a bid for Woodson County (Kansas) Treasurer in 1893 as a member of the People's Party. In 1900 he served as Deputy County Clerk at Colorado Springs but was later defeated in an election for County Clerk which he entered as a member of the Fusion Party. In 1901 Forrest began publishing a Socialist newspaper.

In 1912 Forrest moved his family to San Antonio, Texas, where he sold real estate. Later he purchased a truck farm near Rio Hondo. Forrest passed away on June 13, 1952 in Austin, Texas. Following his death Clara lived with her daughter on the Welder Wildlife Refuge near Sinton, Texas; she passed away on January 21, 1959.

Return to Table of Contents »

Scope and Contents note

This collection consist of "The Province of Law," a speech presented by Forrest Woodside at the State Oratorical Contest, Washburn College, on February 22, 1895. Forrest received the first place prize for his oration.

Return to Table of Contents »

Arrangement note

1 folder in box.

Return to Table of Contents »

Administrative Information

Publication Information

Emporia State University Special Collections and Archives August 2006

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

Return to Table of Contents »

Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Forrest Woodside is mentioned as a debate participant in two annual Prize Contests in Declamation and Debate, 1893-1894. He also presented "The Province of Law" at the Annual Prize Contest in Essay and Oration held December 15, 1894. Programs for these contests are available in Record Group ESU003.004.003. Forrest is also mentioned in the annual catalogues as a student (1891/1892-1894/1895) and as alumni (1895/1896-1896/1897). Information about the speech department may be found in record group ESU003.004.003 (Normaliana collection Nr:2s). Information about the debate program may be found in record group ESU003.004.003 (Normaliana collection Nr:4). A Debate Program Trophy Collection consists of approximately 450 awards collected by the debate team from 1931-1997. The Bulletin contains many newspaper articles about the debate program.

Separated Materials note


Return to Table of Contents »

Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Kansas State Normal School -- Students.

Personal Name(s)

  • Woodside, Forrest -- Oratory.
  • Woodside, Forrest.


  • College students -- Kansas -- Emporia.
  • Debates and debating -- Kansas -- Emporia.
  • School orations.
  • Speeches, addresses, etc.
  • Students -- Kansas -- Emporia.

Return to Table of Contents »

Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Speech - “The Provence of Law”, 1895. 

1 1