Special Collections Research Center Collection on University of Kentucky University Training School/University High School

Abstract

The Special Collections Research Center collection on the University of Kentucky University Training School/University High School (dated 1920-2011, undated; 4.82 cubic feet, 18 boxes; 32.9 GB) primarily consists of publications, newspaper clippings, photographs and photograph albums, moving images, correspondence, memoranda, reports, and artifacts documenting the University of Kentucky University Training School and University High School (1920-1965), University High School reunions (1981-2009), and University High School alumni.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Special Collections Research Center Collection on University of Kentucky University Training School/University High School
Extent
4.82 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Education, Higher -- Kentucky -- Lexington
Education -- Kentucky -- History.
Education -- Kentucky -- Lexington.
Education -- Study and teaching.
Education, Elementary -- Kentucky -- Lexington
Education, Secondary -- Kentucky -- Lexington
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by subject and format into nine series: Clubs/Student Government/Class meetings; Correspondence, newspaper clippings, and scrapbook; Films; Publications; Reunions; Historical Collections on University High School; Collections on University High School Alumni; Students/Attendance; and School Closure.
Finding Aid Author
Brynne Stevens, Ruth E. Bryan
Preferred Citation
1982ua002 : [identification of item], Special Collections Research Center Collection on University of Kentucky University Training School/University High School, 1920-1965, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Established in 1918, the Kentucky Model High School of the University of Kentucky was under the control of both the University of Kentucky and the Board of Education of Lexington for its first year. It was located in the building today called Frazee Hall. It provided student teaching opportunities for UK undergraduate and graduate students, as well as an avenue for faculty to explore and test various pedagogical methods. Following the school's first year, it was placed completely under the control of the Department of Education of the University of Kentucky. In 1927, a gift of $150,000 from the General Education Board of New York for a new training school building was offered to the school on the condition that the state of Kentucky matched the gift. After the General Assembly of Kentucky gathered the required funds, construction of a new building began. The new school, located on South Upper Street and renamed University High School, was completed in 1930. In June 1965, the school was closed due to financial concerns. Today, the building is called Taylor Education Building.
Sources: 1. 2018ua018: University High School, University Archives General Reference Subject Files, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Scope and Content
The Special Collections Research Center collection on the University of Kentucky University Training School/University High School (dated 1920-2011, undated; 4.82 cubic feet, 18 boxes; 32.9 GB) primarily consists of publications, newspaper clippings, photographs and photograph albums, moving images, correspondence, memoranda, reports, and artifacts documenting the University of Kentucky University Training School and University High School (1920-1965), University High School reunions (1981-2009), and University High School alumni. Publications include the Purple and White, Mohian, and Uhian annuals, 1920-1965; The U-Hi-Lights newspaper, 1929-1961; student handbooks, 1938-1955; and other school information and event publications information and events, 1930-1964 and undated.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access Collection is open to researchers by appointment
Use Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of Kentucky. The University of Kentucky holds the copyright for materials created in the course of business by University of Kentucky employees. Copyright for all other materials has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. For information about permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Clubs/Student Government/Class meetings, 1938-1964 and undated

American Federation of Musicians event contract for dance, 1954

  • Box 14, folder 1
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Application for membership to University High pep club, 1952

  • Box 14, folder 2
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Beta Club (four folders), 1947-1955 and undated

  • Box 1, folder 1-4
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Commencements and programs, 1942-1961

  • Box 1, folder 5
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Commencement programs, 1938-1961

  • Box 1, folder 6
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The junior student government minutes of the meetings, 1954-1955

  • Box 1, folder 7
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Minutes of the senior class meetings, 1954-1955

  • Box 1, folder 8
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Sophomore class, West Porter , 1950-1954 and undated

  • Box 1, folder 9
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Sophomore class purchases , 1954-1955

  • Box 14, folder 3
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Student teaching, 1964 and undated

  • Box 1, folder 10
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Correspondence, newspaper clippings, and scrapbook, 1935-1965

Articles on University High, 1935-1961

  • Box 1, folder 11
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Correspondence, University High, 1964-1965

  • Box 1, folder 12
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Newspaper clippings, 1939-1940

  • Box 14, folder 4
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University Training School scrapbook (digital), 1930-1962

  • Item 1982ua002.01
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Films, undated

Reel 1: The University School at Work and Play Photographed by the Science Classes. Directed by D.C. Kemper and J. L. Keffer, Science Teachers (800 feet; 16 mm; black-and-white), undated

  • Box 15, reel 1
A handwritten insert describes the film as: University Orchestra; Dance of dolls; 1st grade play on their train; elementary grad has serenade; elementary in their library; elementary grade build a relief map; elementary grade practicing a play; children raise a balloon by hot air; elementary class dramatizes a story; children playing in elementary playground in elementary court; High school class science applied to nature with soil; high school lunch line; ping pong in back hall (showing Dr. Mitchell playing good game); 8th grade studying foreign lands through books; Junior high studios reading, writing, and mostly arithmetic; public speakers (mostly students) in auditorium; Mr. Anderson's high school English class; U-Hi Lights at work; Math class at work in old Math room; Latin class at work; At work on stage set; Boys play softball; Girls playing softball.
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Reel 2: 349-1 B (800 feet; 16 mm; black-and-white), undated

  • Box 15, reel 2
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Reel 3: University High/Taylor Education Building (60 feet; 16 mm; color), undated

  • Box 15, reel 3
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Reels 1-3, digitized

  • Item 1982ua002_15_01_03
  • Box 14, folder 5
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Publications, 1920-1965 and undated

Announcement of the University Training School, 1930-1931

  • Box 2, folder 1
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Annual Honors Day program, 1958-1961

  • Box 2, folder 2
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Bulletins, 1954-1964

  • Box 2, folder 3
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The Mohian annual, 1920-1925, 1930

  • Box 2, folder 4-10
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The Purple and White annual, 1946-1948, 1951-1952, 1955-1965

  • Box 2, folder 11
  • Box 3, folder 1-7
  • Box 4, folder 1-5
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Skywriter , 1952-1955

  • Box 5, folder 1
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Social Recreation Institute , 1949

  • Box 5, folder 2
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Stage Door program, undated

  • Box 5, folder 3
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Student handbooks, 1938-1939, 1954-1955

  • Box 5, folder 4
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The Uhian annual, 1931-1932

  • Box 5, folder 5-6
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The U-Hi-Lights , 1929-1946, 1948-1949, 1955-1961

  • Box 6, folder 1-24
  • Box 7, folder 1-18
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Reunions, 1981-2011

1981 Reunion

Correspondence, 1981

  • Box 8, folder 1
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1986 Reunion

25th reunion of the class of 1961 VHS video tape, 1986

  • Box 8, folder 2
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Correspondence, questionnaires, and name lists, 1986, 1998

  • Box 8, folder 3
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Photographs, 1986

  • Box 11, item 1-70
  • Box 10, item 1-68
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1992 Reunion

Photographs, 1992

  • Box 10, item 69-76
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1994 Reunion

Class of 1944 written personal narratives solicited by Ray Willie, 1994

  • Box 8, folder 5
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The U-Hi Lights 1993 reunion issue , 1994

  • Box 8, folder 4
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1996 Reunion

List of 1946 class, 1996

  • Box 8, folder 6
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1998 Reunion

Correspondence, questionnaires, and name lists, 1986,1998

  • Box 8, folder 3
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2006 Reunion

Class of 1956 cookbook, 2006

  • Box 8, folder 7
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2008 Reunion

Reunion guest books (two folders), 2008

  • Box 9, folder 1-2
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Reunion papers and photographs, 2008

  • Box 9, folder 3
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University High 1918-1965 retrospective yearbook (prepared for and sold at reunion), 2008 October 25

  • Box 9, folder 4
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2009 Reunion

Cover of DVD copy of original 16 mm University High School films (see Film series in this collection), 2009

  • Box 13, folder 8
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2011 Reunion

Ellen Clark photographs, 2011

  • Box 13, folder 9
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1990-2008 and undated reunions (two folders)

  • Box 9, folder 5-6
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1992,1995, 2008 Reunions

Photographs

  • Box 9, folder 7
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Videocassette copy of original 16 mm University High films created for a reunion in the 1980s or 1990s? (see Films series in this collection)

  • Box 9, folder 8
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Historical Collections on University High School, 1980s-1990s

Collected at 1980s-1990s reunions

Junior and senior prom photographs (two folders), 1950s

  • Box 12, folder 1-2
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Newspaper articles, 1957-1958 and undated

  • Box 12, folder 3
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Rubank exhibition orchestra folio, undated

  • Box 12, folder 4
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Collected at 1986 reunion

Films, Christmas Dance (red container) and basketball, U-Hi vs. Dunbar (black container) with handwritten note on titles, 1960

  • Box 12, folder 5
  • Box 16
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Miscellaneous, junior prom invitations, fan, and telegram, 1961 and undated

  • Box 12, folder 6
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Class of 1961 photographs (two folders), 1958-1962 and undated

  • Box 12, folder 7-8
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Collections on University High School Alumni, 1966-2008

Ellen Clark diploma, 1966

  • Box 12, folder 9
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Items and photographs from alumni, collected for 2008 reunion?

  • Box 12, folder 10
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Copy of photograph of first class of 1954-1955 with stapled list of student and teacher's names, undated

  • Box 12, folder 11
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Charles Stanfield Purple and White yearbook autographed by fellow students, 1947

  • Box 14, folder 6
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Students/Attendance, 1953-1959

9th and 10th grades, register of attendance, 1953-1954

  • Box 13, folder 1
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11th and 12th grades, register of attendance, 1953-1954

  • Box 13, folder 2
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9th and 10th grades, register of attendance, 1954-1955

  • Box 13, folder 3
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11th and 12th grades, register of attendance, 1954-1955

  • Box 13, folder 4
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Lastinger, register of attendance, 1958-1959

  • Box 13, folder 5
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School closure, 1964-1967 and undated

Correspondence, planning, and reports on the closing of University High School, 1964-1967 and undated

  • Box 13, folder 6
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Kentucky Kernel article on the closing of University High School, 1964 May 1

  • Box 13, folder 7
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