index was compiled from student records created and
maintained by the President's and Registrar's offices of
the First District Normal School. It begins when Joseph
Baldwin's private normal became a state institution,
Spring Quarter 1871, and continues through the 1899-1900
academic year. Students who attended Baldwin's
North Missouri Normal School, 1867-70,
are on a separate roster.
Extant student records include both attendance and grade
ledgers, but neither type covers the entire period.
Attendance records only are available for some years and
grade ledgers for others, so the type of information
provided is not the same for each student. The
home county is shown here to help identify students with
same or similar names. It is quite possible, though,
that individuals may be listed more than once if there
is a variation in information from one year to the next.
For example, those who moved and show more than one
place of residence, women who married and enrolled under
both maiden and married surnames, and students who
enrolled using initials one year and full given name or