Guide to the Franklin County (Idaho). East Side Schools records,

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Franklin County (Idaho). East Side Schools.
Title: Franklin County (Idaho). East Side Schools records,
Dates: 1915-1976. ( inclusive )
Quantity: 2 feet (6 boxes and 4 ledgers)
Collection Number: USU_CAINE COLL MSS 6
Summary: Assorted material related to the operation of the Oneida Stake Academy and of Independent School District #1 in Franklin County, Idaho.
Repository: Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections and Archives Division
Contact Information: Special Collections and Archives
Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
Logan, UT
Telephone: 435-797-2663
Fax: 435-797-2880
Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Historical Note

Franklin County, Idaho, was established in 1913 with Preston as its county seat and main population center. In the county's early decades, residents constructed a number of schools organized into several districts. In 1961, however, the county consolidated these smaller districts into two: East Side School District and West Side School District. The East Side School District, also referred to as School District No. 201, serves 280 square miles of eastern Franklin County, including the towns of Preston, Whitney, and Franklin, Banida, Treasureton, Oneida, Mink Creek, Riverdale, Mapleton, Nashville, and Fairview.

Content Description

The East Side Schools collection consists of numerous records from schools and school districts that became part of the East Side School District, dating from 1900 to 1981. The first box contains commencement programs from Preston Public Schools, Oneida Stake Academy, Franklin County LDS Seminary, and Preston High School. Preston High School tuition clams, faculty meeting minutes, and annual information returns are housed in box two, while the third box contains results from the Franklin County Trustee elections held between 1939 and 1976. Finally, boxes four through seven include teacher salary records, supply ledger invoices, ledgers, and other records from Preston Independent School District #1. Notable among these materials is a diary of the Preston High School construction, which contains text and photographs documenting the building's erection in 1940.

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.

Preferred Citation :  

Franklin County (Idaho). East Side Schools records, 1915-1976. (CAINE COLL MSS 6). Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives Department.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Arranged in numeric sequence according to box and folder

Acquisition Information :  


Detailed Description of the Collection

Commencement programs
1 1 Preston Public School Commencement programs 1915-1917, and 1919-1922
1 2 Oneida Stake Academy commencement program
This was the last class from the OSA.
1 3-9 Preston High School Commencement programs from 1923 - 1981
1 10 Franklin County LDS Seminary commencement programs from 1923-1981

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Preston High School tuition claims, and faculty information
2 1 Tuition claims 1930's
2 2 Tuition claims 1940-45
2 3 Tuition claims 1945-49
2 4 Tuition claims 1950's
2 5 Independent School District #1, annual information returns
2 6 Preston High School faculty meeting minutes September 22, 29 and October 5, 1924
2 7 PHS letters sent to failing students
2 8 PHS petitions given to the faculty to add classes

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Franklin County Trustee election results
3 1 Election results 1939, 1940, 1942 and 1944
3 2 Election results 1945
3 3 Election results 1946
3 4 Election results 1947-48
3 5 Election results 1949-50
3 6 Election results 1951-52
3 7 Election results 1953-54
3 8 Election results 1955-56
3 9 Election results 1957-58
3 10 Election results 1959-60
3 11 Election results 1961-62
3 12 Election results 1963-64
3 13 Election results 1965-66
3 14 Election results 1967-68
3 15 Election results 1970, 1974-76

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Preston Independent School District #1 records
4 1 Diary of the Construction of Preston High School,
Includes diary of an addition, 1954. This Material was written by C.L. Jenkins and includes photographs of the construction of the High School as well as written text. Among the photographs are some good pictures of the Oneida Stake Academy.
November 1938 through February 1940.
4 2-4 Teacher Salary records, 3 books 1943-1947

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Invoices pulled from the Preston School District #1 supply ledger

The folders indicate the page number from which the document has been taken. The supply ledger is listed as book number 3 in the box #6.

5 1 Ginn & Company, p.5
5 2 D.C. Heath & Co. Publishers, p.6
5 3 Scott Foresman & Co., p.7
5 4 Allyn & Bacon, p.8
5 5 MacMillan Co., p.9
5 6 American Book Co., p.11
5 7 Rand McNally & Co., p.13
5 9 California School Book Depository, p.14
5 10 S.S. Stafford Inc., p.15
5 11 Caxton printers, p.16
5 12 Music purchases, p.17
5 13 McCormick Mathers, p.18
5 14 Evanston Co., p.19
5 15 Typewriters, p.21
5 16 Frankel Carbon and Ribbon Co., 0.25

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Preston School District #1 ledgers
6 Book 1: Clerks General Ledger 1926-1943
6 Book 2: General Ledger 1927-1947
6 Book 3: Attendance, examinations, school statistics, teachers schedules, school accounts 1900-1929
6 Book 4: Attendance records 1910-1929
6 Book 5: Oneida Stake Academy Records (includes student body minutes) pp.1-71 1917-1922

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Oversized ledgers from the Preston School District #1
Book 1: Clerks Cash Book 1920-1943
Book 2: Treasures Cash Book 1920-1943
Book 3: Supply Ledger
Book 4: Trustee minutes 1913-1923

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  • Corporate Names :
  • Franklin County LDS Seminary. Commencement program.
  • Independent School District 1 (Franklin County, Idaho)--History.
  • Oneida Stake Academy (Preston, Idaho). Commencement programs.
  • Oneida Stake Academy (Preston, Idaho)--History.
  • Preston (Idaho) High School. Commencement programs.
  • Preston (Idaho) High School. Faculty meeting minutes.
  • Preston (Idaho) High School. Student body meeting minutes.
  • Subject Terms :
  • Education--Idaho--Preston.
  • Franklin County (Idaho)--History.
  • Geographical Names :
  • Preston (Idaho)--Education.
  • Preston (Idaho)--History.

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