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University High School records

Identifier: ua00354

Scope and Content

The collection contains director's reports, (1937-1939; 1944-1952), summer session reports (1943, 1947, 1953-1960, 1962-1965) and material concerning the merger of University High School with Marshall High School (1967).

Volumes of the Bisbila student yearbook, and editions of Campus Breeze, a student commentary/literary magazine and newspaper are digitized. Links to the digitized content on are the item records.


  • 1915-1972, 1985


Language of Materials

Collection materials in English

Use of Materials

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only.


Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). Requests to publish should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives.

Historical Note

University High School was established at the University of Minnesota by the Board of Regents in 1908. Enrolling students in grades 7-12, the school was a part of the College of Education and served as an on-campus laboratory school, offering a broader educational curriculum than many local high schools. The school had a limited enrollment, keeping class sizes small, but enrollment was open to any student who could demonstrate academic and social excellence. Even though the school had an open enrollment policy, the majority of students in University High were the children of University professors. In 1968, University High School merged with local Marshall High School to try and create a more balanced laboratory school, enrolling children of different races, economic backgrounds, educational abilities, and students with mental and physical disabilities. In 1982 Marshall-University High School was closed by the Minneapolis School Board because of budget constraints.


5.5 Cubic Feet (5 boxes (4 Paige; 1 oversize))


Collection contains records pertaining to University High School at the University of Minnesota.

Source of acquisition

The collection was deposited in University Archives on May 29, 1951. An additional deposit was made on October 2, 1969 and November 2008.

Related Materials in University Archives

College of Education records

University High School records, 1915-1972, 1985
Karen Spilman
July 2005
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Revision Statements

  • March 2009: EAD updated by Karen Spilman; new accession added and box materials listed.

Collecting Area Details

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