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Maeser Elementary School files, 1906-1996

Identifier: MSS 2377 Series 2

Scope and Contents note

Loose papers, test scenes from plays, and screenplays, approximately 1933-1946. Teachers' registers, library accession log books, newspaper clippings, photographs, approximately 1906-1975. File folders, containing histories, teacher's notes, pictures, and newspaper clippings, approximately 1989-1996. File folders, containing pictures, newspaper clippings, histories, bills, and notes, approximately 1985-1995. Student Records. Teacher's Registers of Attendance, approximately 1950-1964. 4 x 6 student biographical cards, most contain photographs, approximately 1963-1975.


  • 1906-1996

Conditions Governing Access note

Privacy restricted until 2066; permission to use materials must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services.

Conditions Governing Use note

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the Maeser Elementary School collection must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

From the Collection:

Maeser Elementary School, named in honor of Karl G. Maeser, was built in 1898. It operated for 103 years, until it was closed in June 2002 by the Provo School District.

Maeser Elementary School, located at 150 South 500 East, Provo, Utah, was built in 1898. The building was designed by architect Richard C. Watkins. The school formally opened on November 7, 1898, under the direction of Principal J.M. Jensen. The school was named in honor of Karl G. Maeser, a great proponent of education. Maeser Elementary functioned for 103 years and was Utah's oldest school in operation until it closed in June 2002, due to the deterioration of the building and high maintenance costs.


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