Roswell H. Kinney was the first superintendent of the Minnesota Institute for the Deaf, Dumb and Blind, and served during 1863-1866. He was present when the school opened on September 9, 1863. The school's name changed from "Minnesota Institute for the Education of the Deaf and Dumb" to "Minnesota Institute for the Deaf, Dumb and Blind" during his administration.
Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf Alumni Association Museum
Portrait of first President for Mankato State Normal School. Edward Searing (1835-1898) served from 1880-1898. Three individuals served as Principal of the Mankato Normal School prior to Searing. Searing was the first to serve as President.
University Archives and Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato