Description

Black and white sketch of Josiah H. Shinn, including biographical narrative.

Transcription

He established the first state normal schools

Josiah Hazen Shinn was born 1849 at Russellville. Graduated from the Ohio Normal School 1869… Was admitted to the bar 1872 at Cincinnati but never practiced. Taught school for 18 years in Ohio, Kentucky and Arkansas.

Elected state superintendent of public instruction in Arkansas 1890... Established first state normal schools... Organized Southern Educational Assn. and was its first president... For ten years J.H. Shinn was editor and publisher of the Arkansas Teacher and Southern School Journal.... He established the first Chautauquas in Arkansas 1898... Was president three years of Springdale College.

Josiah H. Shinn

Shinn was appointed to the Indian Office, Dept. of the Interior, at Washington D.C., and spent much time in research in congressional library.. Author of History of Arkansas - History of the American People - Russia at the World's Fair - History of education in Arkansas and many other books... J.H. Shinn died in 1917 in Washington, D.C.

Physical Description

Document, 11" x 14"

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000379, Image 58

Resource Type

Image

Collection

Walter J. Lemke drawings collection: biographical sketches, MS.000379

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Josiah H. Shinn, Walter J. Lemke drawings collection: biographical sketches, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

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Disciplines

United States History

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