Logan was one of the first cities in Utah to form a school district by consolidating LDS ward districts in 1872. A board of trustees was formed consisting of Charles Card, Alvin Crocket, Robert Davidson, and Charles C. Hurst as secretary and Treasurer. Hurst conducted a census of children in Logan City between the ages of six and sixteen and a school tax was levied. There was a 1% tax for tuition and a 1% tax for incidental expenses. Bonds were originally sold to raise money for the purchase of school sites, materials to build schools, and school furnishings.
Lindquist Hall was rented to serve as the first high school in Logan in 1872 with Ida I. Cook as principal. Cook would later serve as county school superintendent in the 1890s. Under territorial law, the superintendent co-ordinated school activities and was responsible for apportioning monies on a per capita basis. As superintendent, Cook also examined prospective teacher's credentials and hired most of the teachers for the district.
In 1893, the Board of Education of the City of Logan was elected, with Seth A. Laughton president, Richard Yeates vice-president, Christian Larsen clerk, and William Edwards treasurer. In 1908 the Cache County Commission abolished small school districts creating the Cache County School District. By the 1920s, the individual schools represented by the Logan City School District were Benson School, Whittier School, Wilson School, Woodruff School, Ellis School Webster School, Logan Junior High School and Logan High School.
In 1928, the Logan Kindergarten Association was formed to provide kindergarten services until the Board of Education could incorporate kindergartens into the Public School System. The original officers were Rebecca E. Stewart president, Edith Bowen vice-president, Beatrice Q. Smith secretary and treasurer. In 1935, the Board of Education created two kindergartens: one at Benson School and one at Woodruff School.
Scope and Content Note
Minutes of the Board of Trustees and the Board of Education, minutes and by-laws of the Logan Kindergarten Association, minutes of the Examining Board, teacher's certificates, journals, ledgers, collection registers, bond series, individual school operations, and student body fees. (1872-1951).
Minutes of the Board of Trustees and the Board of Education are placed chronologically and cover the period between 1872 and 1918. Minutes and by-laws of the Logan Kindergarten Association begin at 1928. Minutes of the Examining Board range from 1908 to 1917 and Teacher's certificates cover 1907 to 1930.
The collection includes journals that cover 1885 to 1951 and ledgers covering 1885-1919. Collection registers range from 1831 to 1939. Bond series includes the years 1908, 1911, 1926, 1935, and 1938. Individual school operations are recorded during the years from 1926 to 1929. Student body fees are also recorded from 1925-1928.
Book #1 Minutes of the Board of Trustees 1872-1882
Book #2 Minutes of the Board of Trustees 1891-1892
Book #3 Minutes of the Board of Education 1893-1900
Book #4 Minutes of the Board of Education 1900-1907
Book #5 Minutes of the Board of Education 1907-1908
Book #6 Minutes of the Board of Education 1908-1909
Book #7 Minutes of the Board of Education 1909-1910
Book #8 Minutes of the Board of Education 1910-1911
Book #9 Minutes of the Board of Education 1911-1912
Book #10 Minutes of the Board of Education 1912-1913
Book #11 Minutes of the Board of Education 1913-1914
Book #12 Minutes of the Board of Education 1914-1915
Book #13 Minutes of the Board of Education 1915-1916
Book #14 Minutes of the Board of Education 1916-1917
Book #15 Minutes of the Board of Education 1917-1918
Book #16 Minutes and by-laws of the Logan Kindergarten Association 1928-1935
Book #17 Minutes of the Examining Board 1908-1917 and Teacher's Certificates 1907-1930, Staff Rosters 1947-1951
Book #18 Journal 1885-1890
Book #19 Journal 1904-1907
Book #20 Journal 1893-1904
Book #21 Journal 1907-1919
Book #22 Journal 1919-1939
Book #23 Journal 1937-1942
Book #24 Journal 1935-1950
Book #25 Ledger 1885-1889
Book #26 Ledger 1890-1892
Book #27 Ledger 1893-1902
Book #28 Ledger 1906-1919
Book #29 Collection Register 1920-1932
Book #30 Collection Register 1931-1939
Book #31 Bond Series 1908, 1911, 1926, 1935, 1938
Book #32 Individual School Operations 1926-1929
Book #33 Student Body Fees 1925-1926, 1927-1928
Book #34 Ledger 1903-1907
Book #35 Journal 1890-1907
Book #36 Letter Press Copy Book 1902-1907
Collection Processed by: Julia Kenyon
Register Prepared by: Julia Kenyon and Cynthia Lleyson
Date Completed: April 1999