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University School Records

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Adminstrative Information

Detailed Description

Grade Books

Diplomas and Certificates

Ledger and School Accounting books

University School Yearbooks- The Tower and The Mummy Case

University School-Administrative, Accounting, and Student Records

Teaching Records- Daily Register

Historical Files, Alumni and Reunion Materials

Photographs


University School Records, 1904-2013 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

By Matthew Borowicz

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Collection Overview

Title: University School Records, 1904-2013Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1917-1968

ID: 3/RG 16/19

Primary Creator: Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.  University School.

Extent: 33.0 Cubic Feet

Arrangement: Organized into eight series:  (1) Grade books, (2) Diplomas and Certificates, (3) Ledger and School Accounting books, (4) Yearbooks, (5) Administrative, (6) Teach Daily Register,  (7) General historical files and Reunion Materials, and (8) Photographs.

Subjects: Education - Study and teaching (Graduate), Southern Illinois State Normal University, Teachers - Training of - United States - History

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists of the records for the University High School from 1917 to 1969.  The papers include grade books, diplomas, accounting records, yearbooks, administrative files, daily registers and latern slides.  These records document those who attended the school, their academic achievements, attendance, as well as the financial reporting of the school itself.  One folder contains information about the proposed "Teacher Training School There is little information about school activities, except for the yearbooks and a few photographs.  There are no student newspapers.

Biographical Note

On February 26, 1874, a model school department was created by the Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois Normal University (SINU) to provide practice teaching experience in elementary curriculum and in high school preparation.  The Model School consisted of two departments, the Normal Department and the Preparatory School, with no separate High School.  Julia Mason was head of the Model School from September 6, 1874 until 1876.  After her resignation in 1876, the Model School was discontinued until 1882, when it was reestablished under Professor John Hull.  Professor John Hull served as Board of Trustees superintendent of teacher training and professor of higher mathematics. 

By 1890, the training school staff had expanded to include a principal of primary grades and a principal of the intermediate and high schools, Board of Trustees assistants to the superintendent.  A High School was established separately of the Normal School.  Miss Ann C. Anderson was the first primary principal, and George W. Smith became the first principal of the high school.

In 1892, under President Hull, W.F. Rocheleau became superintendent of the training school.  James Kirk succeeded him as superintendent in 1894.  In 1909, the training school was moved into its own building, the Allyn Building, and became known as the Allyn Training School.  The University School has been known at various times as the Model School, the Practice School, the Training School, the Laboratory School and University School.

The University School's modern history began in 1950, as a laboratory school from kindergarten to high school, replacing the previous laboratory school.  John C. Mees was the first principal.  In 1967 the four-year high school was discontinued, and  in 1971 the grade school ceased operating.

Subject/Index Terms

Education - Study and teaching (Graduate)
Southern Illinois State Normal University
Teachers - Training of - United States - History

Administrative Information

Repository: Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions: To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the World Wide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright.  Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult Special Collections Research Center to determine copyright holders for information in this collection.  Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.

Related Materials:

For student transcripts, please contact the Southern Illinois University Carbondale registrar's office

New Training School of Southern Illinois University Cornerstone Vertical  - File Manuscript , 1949-Record Series Number: VFM 1203

Stephen Butler Leacock Vertical File Manuscript , 1928-  Record Series Number: VFM 189

Southern Illinois University Carbondale Administrator Letters Vertical File Manuscript, 1970- Record Series Number: VFM 241

Adlai Ewing Stevenson Vertical File Manuscript, 1951- Record Series Number: VFM 98

Betty Mitchell Tape Collection, 1980-1987 --Item 69: Clarence Stephens, teacher, University School; Director, Student Work Office; Budget Director; Vice President Edwardsville; Assistant to the President"  interviews by Mitchell, Gelman

University Archives Photo Collection, 1897-1978

Series 3: Places  Box 17:  Folder 15: Southern Illinois University School Camp

Series 3: Places  Box 18:  Folder 12: University School

Series 3: Places  Box 18:  Folder 15: University School

University Archives Record Group 13-3-11, Facilities Planning

Box 1: Pulliam Hall-Teacher's Training School planning correspondence (Work Projects Administration proposal)

Preferred Citation: [Item], University School Records, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Grade Books, 1917-1968],
[Series 2: Diplomas and Certificates, 1947-1965],
[Series 3: Ledger and School Accounting books, 1925-1968],
[Series 4: University School Yearbooks- The Tower and The Mummy Case, 1940-1968],
[Series 5: University School-Administrative, Accounting, and Student Records, 1925-1968],
[Series 6: Teaching Records- Daily Register, 1937-1967],
[Series 7: Historical Files, Alumni and Reunion Materials, 1904-1905, 1925, 1940-1969, 1993, 2003, 2013],
[Series 8: Photographs, 1939-1948],
[All]

Series 4: University School Yearbooks- The Tower and The Mummy Case, 1940-1968Add to your cart.
This series consists of yearbooks from the University School.  During the 1940s and the early 1950s the school's yearbook was titled The Mummy Case; however, when the University School moved into the Pulliam building, the yearboo's name became The Tower.  There was no 1969 yearbook published since the Junior High and High School closed in August 1968.  There were two years missing during World War II; 1944 and 1945.  The yearbook reappeared for the 1945-46 school year, which really only covered 1946.
Box 22Add to your cart.
Item 1: Mummy Case, 1940Add to your cart.
2 copies
Item 2: Mummy Case, 1941Add to your cart.
2 copies
Item 3: Mummy Case, 1942Add to your cart.
5 copies
Item 4: Mummy Case, 1943Add to your cart.
3 copies
Item 5: Mummy Case, 1945-1946Add to your cart.
2 copies
Item 6: Mummy Case, 1947Add to your cart.
1 copy
Item 7: Mummy Case, 1948Add to your cart.
3 copies
Item 8: Mummy Case, 1949Add to your cart.
8 copies
Item 9: Mummy Case, 1950Add to your cart.
5 copies
Item 10: Mummy Case, 1951Add to your cart.
5 copies
Box 23Add to your cart.
Item 1: The Tower, 1952Add to your cart.
1 copy
Item 2: The Tower, 1953Add to your cart.
2 copies
Item 3: The Tower, 1954Add to your cart.
2 copies
Item 4: The Tower, 1955Add to your cart.
1 copy
Item 5: The Tower, 1956Add to your cart.
1 copy
Item 6: The Tower, 1957Add to your cart.
2 copies
Item 7: The Tower, 1958Add to your cart.
4 copies
Item 8: The Tower, 1959Add to your cart.
2 copies
Item 9: The Tower, 1960Add to your cart.
2 copies
Item 10: The Tower, 1961Add to your cart.
3 copies
Item 11: The Tower, 1962Add to your cart.
2 copies
Item 12: The Tower, 1963Add to your cart.
2 copies
Item 13: Poems Fifth Graders Like, circa 1940sAdd to your cart.
Allyn School - Southern Illinois University
Box 24Add to your cart.
Folder 1: The Tower, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 2: The Tower, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 3: The Tower, 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 4: The Tower, 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 5: The Tower, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 6: The Tower, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 7: The Tower, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 8: CD Copies of University School YearbooksAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Digitized Yearbooks, 1940-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 10: University School newsletters, three titles: The Germ, Scum, and The Bod, circa 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 11: University School Newspaper: The Observer, 1967 October 24Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Junction 1 (student poems and writings)Add to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Grade Books, 1917-1968],
[Series 2: Diplomas and Certificates, 1947-1965],
[Series 3: Ledger and School Accounting books, 1925-1968],
[Series 4: University School Yearbooks- The Tower and The Mummy Case, 1940-1968],
[Series 5: University School-Administrative, Accounting, and Student Records, 1925-1968],
[Series 6: Teaching Records- Daily Register, 1937-1967],
[Series 7: Historical Files, Alumni and Reunion Materials, 1904-1905, 1925, 1940-1969, 1993, 2003, 2013],
[Series 8: Photographs, 1939-1948],
[All]

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