Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Central Business College Featured

The Sedalia (MO) Democrat published a couple of articles on Central Business College, "Life at Central Business College in 1932," and "Central Business College alums praise education."

The proprietary institution was founded by C.W. Robbins in 1883 and closed in 1968. Robbins also operated the Sedalia Telegraph School as division of Central Business College. Robbins purchased the Missouri School of Telegraphy in 1907. He then purchased the Western Telegraph Institute of Sedalia the following year. He combined all three schools as Sedalia Telegraph School until closing out the program in 1917. The telegraph school enrolled both women and men and offered courses besides telegraphy in railway bookkeeping, spelling, penmanship, and station management. 

 Advertisement for Central Business College from the Sedalia Weekly Bazoo, June 11, 1898.

Advertisement from the Sedalia Weekly Bazoo on April 13, 1886.

Advertisement for Missouri School of Telegraphy from the Guthrie Daily Leader, January 19, 1904.

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