Letter from F. J. Peck, president and superintendent of Western University, to Governor Ben Paulen, thanking Paulen for and discussing his recent visit to the university, and further describing financial shortfalls facing the school and asking for Paulen's help in gaining additional funding from the Board of Administration, who have been resistent to doing so.
Letter from F. J. Peck to Gov. Ben Paulen reporting his intention to resign from his position as pastor and teacher at the Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church and Western University in the Quindaro area of Kansas City, Kansas. He writes that conditions at the school have made his stay "impossible and humiliating," and that he had been told he was "marked for slaughter," and suggests the governor could provide "more congenial and progressive leadership" for those "who would like to work in Kansas."
Letter from Allen S. Peal to Governor Ben Paulen, writing that the difficulty at Western University "is not a personal but a racial one [that] could better be described as 'a condition' or 'system,'" and reminds the governor of his announcement that he "intended to be Governor of ALL the people." Peal also requests a personal meeting with Paulen to discuss the issue.
Letter from F. J. Peck, superintendent of Western University, to Governor Ben Paulen, apologizing for not notifying the governor of the results of a recent board meeting and blaming the lapse on illness.
Letter from Kansas City, Kansas Lawyer C. Clyde Myers to Kansas Governor Harry H. Woodring in which Myers provides recommendations for the Committee of Western University. He does so in knowledge of a rift between Methodists and Baptists for influence over the university.
Letter from Kansas Governor Harry H. Woodring to Oscar F. Hall, Chief Engineer at Western University. Woodring responds to Hall's letter explaining that his salary was much higher than administrators in similar academic positions. Thus, Woodring reduced his salary.
Letter from Oscar F. Hall, Chief Engineer at Western University to Kansas Governor Harry H. Woodring. Hall inquires why his salary was reduced by more than 10% and then provides reasons why it should not be cut and that it should even be raised.
Letter from Kansas State College President W. A. Lewis to Kansas Governor Harry H. Woodring. Lewis extends his support for the accreditation of Western University as a junior college. Lewis comments, "Personally I would be inclined to be far more linient with the colored people in their deficiencies than I would be if it were an institution for the whites."
Letter from Kansas Governor Harry H. Woodring to Thomas W. Butcher, President of the State Teachers College, Emporia, Kansas. Woodring asks serious consideration for Western University's proposal for accreditation as a junior college.
Letter from Kansas Governor Harry H. Woodring to Reverend S. E. Newell, Pastor of African M. E. Church in Kansas City, Kansas. Woodring believes that actions relating to changing the leadership of Western University should not be brought up before the upcoming general election.
Letter from Kansas City, Kansas Lawyer C. Clyde Myers to Kansas Governor Harry H. Woodring in which Myers expresses his concern over the growing rift between Methodists and Baptists at Western University.