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Ricks Normal College (Rexburg, Idaho)



  • Existence: 1918 - 1923

Administrative History

Ricks Normal College (1918-1923) was a school in Rexburg affiliated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Idaho. Previously known as Ricks Academy, it changed as the school was granted state certification which now allowed graduates of the school the ability to teach in Idaho. In 1923 the school was renamed Ricks College as the college curriculum expanded.

General History of BYU-Idaho, via WWW, Dec, 4, 2017 (Ricks Normal College; summer of 1917 George S. Romney replaced Christenson as principal; the school was granted state certification which allowed its graduates to teach in the state of Idaho; Academy became Ricks Normal College; principal became its first president)

History of Ricks, via WWW, Dec, 4, 2017 ( Ricks Normal College; Enlarging the college curricula brought a name change to Ricks Normal College; Church Board of Education Commissioner John A. Widtsoe wrote a letter to the Ricks College Board of Education indicating that "Normal" had been dropped. Henceforth, the college would be officially known as Ricks College)

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Collection of diplomas and certificates

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 312
Scope and Contents

Certificates and diplomas awarded to faculty and students of Brigham Young University, Brigham Young Academy, and one from Ricks Normal College. Includes diplomas for George H. Brimhall, Edwin S. Hinckley, Margaret Vilate Elliott, Karl G. Maeser and Hester Mabel Warner. Items date from between 1870 and 1953.

Dates: 1870-1953