Jefferson Middle School time capsule photograph
1913-1914 ( inclusive )
1 box (0.5 linear ft. )
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.
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Collection materials are in English.
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant,
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.
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
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Open to public research.
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from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of
Permission to publish material from the Jefferson Middle School time capsule photograph
be obtained from the Special Collections Photograph Curator and/or the Special Collections
Preferred Citation :
Jefferson Middle School time capsule photograph collection, 1913-1914. (P0145). Utah
State University. Special Collections & Archives Department.
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.
1:17: Second grade class, photograph by J.B. McQueen,
Elva Thomas, teacher
1:18: Class portrait, photograph by
1:19: Class portrait
1:20: Fourth grade class
1:21: Laying of the cornerstone, Jefferson Central
1:22: View of Main Street, Preston, Idaho
(Description of Preston in 1913 written on verso side).
1:23: "Preston Opera House in 1913. Erected in 1900, at
a cost of $20,000, seating capacity of 1500 people."
1:24: The Oneida Stake Academy including the mechanic
(Description of Oneida Stake Academy written on verso side).
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
1:26: School Board, Bishop Geo. Carver, Dr. A.R. Cutler,
J.N. Larsen, Nephi Larsen, A.W. Heart, R.A. Jones, Photographer