Guide to the Jefferson Middle School time capsule photograph collection,
1913-1914

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Jefferson Middle School (Preston, Idaho)
Title: Jefferson Middle School time capsule photograph collection
Dates: 1913-1914 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 1 box (0.5 linear ft. )
Collection Number: USU_P0145
Summary: Twenty-six mounted silver gelatin photographs relocated from the Preston school time capsule (MSS 239). All of the materials are on permanent loan from the School District office of Preston, Idaho. The photographs were taken in 1913-1914 and record class groups of the then-existing Preston Central School (built in 1904) with teachers, the School Board, street scenes in Preston and the Oneida Stake Academy. For the most part, children and adults are all identified on the verso of the photographs. The photographs are in good condition with the exception of a curl imparted to the secondary support.
Repository: Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives
Photograph Collection

Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
3000 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-3000
Phone: 435 797-2663
Fax: 435 797-2880
Email: scweb@usu.edu

Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Historical Note

Jefferson Middle School was designed by Joseph H. Monson of the architectural firm Monson and Price of Salt Lake City, Utah. On January 7, 1914, a time capsule was placed in the cornerstone of the school as part of a dedication ceremony. An Edison wax cylinder was used to record the ceremony and placed in the capsule. Textbooks, photographs, writing implements, and samples of students' work were also placed in the capsule which was removed during demolition of the school in 1997. The time capsule was opened during the dedication ceremonies of the new Preston Middle School August on 21, 1997. Most of the contents from the capsule were reproduced and published in a special issue of the Preston Citizen on October 15, 1997.

Content Description

This collection consists of 26 mounted silver gelatin photographs removed from the Preston School Time Capsule Collection MSS 239. All of the materials are on permanent loan from the School District office of Preston, Idaho. The photographs were taken in 1913-1914 and record class groups of the then-existing Preston Central School (built in 1904) with teachers, the School Board, street scenes in Preston and the Oneida Stake Academy. For the most part, children and adults are all identified on the verso of the photographs. The photographs are in good condition with the exception of a curl imparted to the secondary support.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  Restrictions

Open to public research.

Restrictions on Use :  Copyright

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Utah State University Libraries, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.

Permission to publish material from the Jefferson Middle School time capsule photograph collection must be obtained from the Special Collections Photograph Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation :  

Jefferson Middle School time capsule photograph collection, 1913-1914. (P0145). Utah State University. Special Collections & Archives Department.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Organized numerical by photo number.

Acquisition Information :  

On permanent loan from the School District office of Preston, Idaho.

Processing Note :  

Photographs removed from the Preston school time capsule (COLL MSS 239). Register completed by Peter F. Schmid, May 1998, and revised by Daniel Davis, November 2006.

Related Materials :  

Preston school time capsuleCOLL MS 239


Detailed Description of the Collection

Photographs
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
1 1:01: Third grade class, Miss Georgia Dalley, teacher January 8, 1914
1 1:02: Second grade class, Dorothy Jennings, teacher
1 1:03: Class portrait, photograph by J.B. McQueen, Mrs. Mary D. Dalley, teacher
1 1:04: Class portrait, photograph by J.B. McQueen
1 1:05: Class portrait, photograph by J.B. McQueen
1 1:06: Class portrait
1 1:07: Class portrait, photograph by J.B. McQueen
1 1:08: "Preston Central School, erected 1904 at a cost of $20,000. There were 11 classrooms and a principal's office." Photograph by J.B. McQueen
1 1:09: Class portrait, Mr. Lucius Clark, instructor
1 1:10: Class portrait
1 1:11: Class portrait
1 1:12: Second grade class, Elva Thomas, teacher
1 1:13: Class portrait, photograph by J.B. McQueen
1 1:14: Class portrait
1 1:15: Class portrait, photograph by J.B. McQueen
1 1:16: Fifth grade class, photograph by J.B. McQueen, Ruby Jenson, teacher(?)
1 1:17: Second grade class, photograph by J.B. McQueen, Elva Thomas, teacher
1 1:18: Class portrait, photograph by J.B.McQueen
1 1:19: Class portrait
1 1:20: Fourth grade class
1 1:21: Laying of the cornerstone, Jefferson Central School
1 1:22: View of Main Street, Preston, Idaho
(Description of Preston in 1913 written on verso side).
1913
1 1:23: "Preston Opera House in 1913. Erected in 1900, at a cost of $20,000, seating capacity of 1500 people."
1 1:24: The Oneida Stake Academy including the mechanic arts building
(Description of Oneida Stake Academy written on verso side).
1 1:25: Preston Central School teachers, 1913-1914 school year, including Chas J. Engar, H.R. Bingham, Elva Thomas, Dorothy Jennings, Nina Walker, Catherine Jenkins, Mamie Larson, Georgia Dalley, Mary Thomas, Teresa Thomas, Henry Stocker, Miss Ruby Jensen, Fred Scow, Emily MacKintosh, Principal J.W. Condie, Mary Dalley, and Lucius Clark. R.A. Jones, Photographer 1913-1914
1 1:26: School Board, Bishop Geo. Carver, Dr. A.R. Cutler, J.N. Larsen, Nephi Larsen, A.W. Heart, R.A. Jones, Photographer 1913

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Subjects

    • Corporate Names :
    • Central School (Preston, Idaho)--Photographs.
    • Subject Terms :
    • Classes (Groups of students)--Idaho--Preston--Photographs.
    • Elementary school teachers--Idaho--Preston--Photographs.
    • School children--Idaho--Preston--Photographs.
    • Geographical Names :
    • Preston (Idaho)--History--Photographs.

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