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Brigham Young University. Laboratory School

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1955-1968

Administrative History

The Laboratory School (1955-1968) was established as a service unit in the College of Education to prepare students in the college to teach as well as improve educational programs.

The Laboratory School was established under the College of Education and existed within the college until its operation was discontinued in 1968. During its years of operation, the directors/coordinators of the Laboratory School were as follows: Percy E. Burrup, Asahel D. Woodruff, Avard A. Rigby, Edwin A. Read, and Lowell D. Thomson.

The Laboratory School was the administering body for the Elementary Laboratory School and the Secondary Laboratory School, which consisted of a junior high school and Brigham Young High School. The dean of the College of Education was the chief administrator followed by the director or coordinator of the Laboratory School.

The Laboratory School created an environment for high-level instruction for observations and experiments in the Elementary and Secondary Laboratory Schools while performing research in child development, learning, social processes, and educational programs in a university setting. Athletic and social programs were also provided for students attending the Secondary Laboratory School to allow them to progress in character.

Citation

BYU Organizational History Project, via WWW, viewed May 30, 2013 (The Laboratory School (1955-1968), established as a service unit in the College of Education to prepare students in the college to teach as well as improve educational programs, established under the College of Education and existed within the college until its operation was discontinued, Percy E. Burrup, Asahel D. Woodruff, Avard A. Rigby, Edwin A. Read, and Lowell D. Thomson, administering body for the Elementary Laboratory School and the Secondary Laboratory School which consisted of a junior high school and Brigham Young High School, the dean of the College of Education was the chief administrator followed by the director or coordinator of the Laboratory School, created an environment for high-level instruction for observations and experiments in the Elementary and Secondary Laboratory Schools while performing research in child development, learning, social processes, and educational programs in a university setting, athletic and social programs were also provided for students attending the Secondary Laboratory School to allow them to progress in character)

Found in 32 Collections and/or Records:

Verl Allman biology course syllabi

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2106
Scope and Contents Includes outlines for biology classes from 1950-1980. Also includes a two-page autobiographical sketch.

Brigham Young High School ephemera

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: UA 758
Scope and Contents Includes pin and two patches. Pin bears photographic image of several students, plus text: "Brigham Young Wildcats, 1964-65." Patches, identical to each other, bear artistic images: beehive; block Y; mountains and partial wagon wheel; wildcat; and hand bearing a torch. Patches also contain text: "Uniti Stetimus" and "Brigham Young High School."

Department of Recreation files on annual Timpanogos hike, 1912-1972

 Series
Identifier: UA 563 Series 1
Scope and Contents note General hike files.

Department of Recreation mementos of Timpanogos hike, 1922-1969

 Series
Identifier: UA 563 Series 2
Scope and Contents note Words to Campfire Songs (originals and transparencies), stories and legends, Summit Club badges and badge slips, slides of words to popular songs, printer's engraving blocks, Timp shelter building blueprints, guest register, etc.

Department of Recreation records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 563
Overview Includes correspondence, policy statements, brochures, attendance records, building plans, enrollment statistics, Immigration and Naturalization Services information, examinations, surveys, financial records, histories, and miscellaneous materials. Also includes information concerning BYU High School and the Elementary Training School.

Laboratory School annuals, 1933-1968

 Series
Identifier: UA 564 Series 17
Scope and Contents note Contains issues of the Wildcat (Y'ld Cat), the school yearbook of Brigham Young High School. Dates range from 1933-1968.

Laboratory School associations and organizations files, 1953-1968

 Series — Box: 3, Folder: 2-5
Identifier: UA 564 Series 5
Scope and Contents note Contains minutes and files on the National Association of Student Councils, National Honor Society for Junior and Senior High Schools, and Parent-Teacher Association: correspondence, program outlines, conference information, meeting minutes, constitutions, handbooks, annual reports, membership lists, certificates, and cards, emblems, clippings, policy and procedure information, GPA summaries, and other materials. Dates range from 1953-1968.

Laboratory School Brigham Young High scrapbooks, 1934-1964

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 564 Series 21
Scope and Content note BY High scrapbooks containing clippings, histories, and other material. Dates range from 1934-1964.

Laboratory School certificates, 1941-1968

 Series — oversize: 11a
Identifier: UA 564 Series 15
Scope and Contents note Contains certificates of accreditation, Honor societies for junior organizations, thespian organizations, and resolution of praise for the Operation Follow-up program to the Utah Teenage Traffic program. Dates range from 1941-1968.

Laboratory School counseling and guidance files, 1945-1968

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 564 Series 2
Scope and Contents note Contains budgets, correspondence, reports, policy and procedure information, enrollment reports and statistics, Summer School reports, ads, and memos, Immigration and Naturalization Service correspondence and forms, pre-registration information, and assorted statistical records, and other materials. Dates range from 1945-1968.