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Kidd-Key College And Conservatory
(Elm and Mulberry Streets, Sherman)


Established in 1875 as North Texas Female College, a finishing school for young ladies and operated by North Texas Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Re-chartered 1919 as a Junior College and Music Conservatory: renamed in memory of the famed educator, Mrs. Lucy Ann Kidd-Key, school president, 1888 to 1916.

Educational program emphasized music, literature and fine arts. Through its many students and excellent faculty, Kidd-Key exerted strong cultural influence on the Sherman area as well as much of the Nation.