University High School Records

 Collection
Identifier: AC 0597

Scope and Contents

The records include a history of the high school from Samuel Doten's "An Illustrated History of the University of Nevada," enrollment registers, commencement programs, and the first yearbook of the school, called Annual.

Dates

  • 1908-1924

Creator

Restrictions

Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Administrative History

In the Act of the Nevada legislature, approved February 7, 1887, the President of the University, under the direction of the Board of Regents, was required "to establish and maintain training or model schools, and require the pupils of the University to teach and instruct classes therein." The intention of the statute was to support the State Normal School by giving opportunity to those preparing themselves for the work of teaching to acquire practical experience as instructors before their graduation. The training school was opened as a public school, grades one through eight, in September 1888, affiliated with the Normal Department, with student teachers supervised by Miss Kate N. T. Tupper, Principal of the Training School. The University High School began operation during the 1896-1897 school year, offering a three-year course of study to prepare students for the University Schools of Science and the School of Liberal Arts.

Extent

0.25 Cubic Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

In the Act of the Nevada legislature, approved February 7, 1887, the President of the University, under the direction of the Board of Regents, was required "to establish and maintain training or model schools, and require the pupils of the University to teach and instruct classes therein." The records include a history of the high school from Samuel Doten's "An Illustrated History of the University of Nevada," enrollment registers, commencement programs, and the first yearbook of the school, called Annual (1908-1924).

Arrangement

The records are arranged by topic.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Date is not known for transfer of the earliest items. No control files existed for NUB 21/18 or NUB 24. The copy of the 2011 Annual was donated in April 2015 by Nancy Oakley.
Title
A Guide to the University High School Records
Status
Completed
Author
Betty Glass
Date
April 16, 2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. University Archives Repository

Contact:
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
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Reno NV 89557-0322 USA
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