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Duluth Public Schools Night Schools records

 Collection
Identifier: S3688 Night Schools

Scope and Contents

The collection contains registration cards, attendance records, naturalization records and some grade information for students enrolled in the Duluth Public Schools Night Schools/Community Education program. Registration dates range from 1922 through 1965. Student registration information includes: name, address, telephone number, age, course subjects and school locations, occupation, and employer information. The earlier registration cards also include nationality, marriage status, children, years of residence in the United States and instructors' names. There is a considerable amount of variation in quantity and type of information provided for individual students. Some records include attendance information and teacher comments, some students have cards from a number of successive years stapled together, some forms are filled out completely while others include only minimal information.

Locations for night school classes are noted as "School Buildings" on the registration cards. More than thirty-five locations are represented, including non-school locations such as the YWCA and the West End Library. A large number of students took courses in English, Citizenship, and Naturalization, especially in the 1920s through the 1940s. Later years saw an expansion of subjects including Arts and Crafts, Civil Defense, and Holiday Sales Training.

See: Related Materials for other collections containing Night Schools materials.

Dates

  • 1922-1964

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Kathryn A. Martin Library, Archives and Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

The Duluth school district was organized in 1870. The Board of Education is responsible for the administration of the School District, Independent School District 709.

See Digital Content for more information.

Administrative History: See Online Images/Records for historical sketch.

Historical Note:

The Duluth school district was organized in 1870. The Board of Education is responsible for the administration of the School District, Independent School District 709.

See Digital Content for more information.

Extent

31.25 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The collection contains registration cards, attendance records, naturalization records and some grade information for students enrolled in the Duluth Public Schools Night Schools/Community Education program.

Physical Location

This collection is located at the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives. For more information about this collection or to make an appointment, contact us at libarchives@d.umn.edu or 218-726-8526.

Related Materials:

NEMHC Archival Collections

S3688 Duluth Public Schools records, see Box 5, Folder 19 for photographs of Night School students.

NEMHC Print Materials

PE1111 .A4 Set I & II  Night school lessons : a course of study in English, reading, phonics, arithmetic, spelling, civics, history, geography : for use in the Duluth public night schools in assisting foreign-born men and women to assume the responsibilities of citizenship. Americanization Committee of the City of Duluth. Duluth, Minnesota : Duluth Public Schools Board of Education, 1921.

General

This collection is owned by the Minnesota Historical Society, but is housed at the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives.

Title
Guide to the Duluth Public Schools Night Schools records
Author
Finding Aid Authors: M. David.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Collecting Area Details

Contact The University of Minnesota Duluth Archives and Special Collections Collecting Area

Contact:
Kathryn A. Martin Library
University of Minnesota Duluth
416 Library Drive
Duluth MN 55812-3001
(218) 726-8526