Educational Survey Committee Research records
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Scope and Content
This series contains informational data gathered by the Utah Educational Survey Committee. The committee was a fact finding body appointed in 1939 by Governor Henry H. Blood. Their purpose was to identify significant problems of public education in Utah and to produce a report for presentation to the Governor "on or before July 1, 1940." The Committee made extensive use of questionnaires in their research. The questionnaires dealt with various topics relevant to the Committee's identified concerns and were dispersed to educators throughout the state. A number of preliminary reports are also included, indicating how the questionnaires were used to formulate the Committee's eventual findings.
Alphabetical by subject
The records for the Elementary Education Daily Program found in box 1, folders 16-30 are further divided by the originating school district. Additionally, there are general files (A, B, C, etc.) located at the start of some alphabetic sections containing short documents or reports that did not justify an individual folder.
Correspondence from the Governor Blood, Series 186, contains Governor Henry H. Blood's incoming and outgoing correspondence, including some pertaining to the Utah Educational Survey Committee.
Correspondence from the Educational Survey Committee, Series 1216, documents the communications that flowed between the Utah Educational Survey Committee members, its research director, and local and national educational bodies.
Report from the Educational Survey Committee, Series 23746, contains a one volume report published by the Utah Educational Survey Committee.
Minutes from the Educational Survey Committee, Series 23749, contain official minutes and transcripts of meetings and public hearings held by the Utah Educational Survey Committee. Agenda, attendance rolls, invitations, and relevant correspondence are also included.
This series is classified as Public.
Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.
This series was processed by Anissa Taylor in May 2001.
- Educational evaluation--Utah.
- Higher education and state--Utah.
- Education and state--Utah.
- Educational change--Utah.
- Utah--Education--Aims and objectives.
|1||1||Ability and Effort to Support Schools|
|1||2||Administrators Annual Convention Meetings, March 15-17, Speeches|
|1||3||Administrators Annual Convention Questionnaire|
|1||4||Administrators Annual Convention Questionnaire, (cont.)|
|1||7||Committee Final Report, ""Public Education in Utah""|
|1||8||Comparative Cost of Education in the Eleven Western States|
|1||9||Cost of Education|
|1||10||Cost of Education Per Student in Eleven Western States|
|1||15||Elementary Education Daily Program|
|1||16||Elementary Education Daily Program, Alpine-Box Elder|
|1||17||Elementary Education Daily Program, Box Elder|
|1||18||Elementary Education Daily Program, Cache|
|1||19||Elementary Education Daily Program, Cache, (cont.)|
|1||20||Elementary Education Daily Program, Carbon|
|1||21||Elementary Education Daily Program, Carbon, (cont.)|
|1||22||Elementary Education Daily Program, Emery-Jordan|
|1||23||Elementary Education Daily Program, Juab-Logan|
|1||24||Elementary Education Daily Program, Millard|
|1||25||Elementary Education Daily Program, Murray-North Summit|
|1||26||Elementary Education Daily Program, Ogden-Salt Lake City|
|1||27||Elementary Education Daily Program, Sevier-Tintic|
|1||28||Elementary Education Daily Program, Tooele|
|1||29||Elementary Education Daily Program, Wasatch-Washington|
|1||30||Elementary Education Daily Program, Wayne-Weber|
|1||31||Enrollments, Elementary and Secondary Schools|
|1||32||Finance Study, General|
|1||33||Finance Study, Preliminary Report|
|1||34||Fire Protection Inspection|
|1||36||Funds For Education, Equalization Funds Analysis|
|1||37||Funds For Education, Receipts for Education|
|1||38||Funds for Education, Utah Tax Resources|
|1||40||Health and Physical Education Program|
|1||41||Health and Physical Education Program Questionnaire|
|1||42||Health and Physical Education Program Questionnaire, (cont.)|
|1||46||Junior High School Class Tabulation|
|1||47||Junior High School Class Tabulation (cont.)|
|2||2||Library Survey Questionnaire|
|2||3||Library Survey Questionnaire, (cont.)|
|2||4||Library Survey Questionnaire, (cont.)|
|2||5||Library Survey Questionnaire, (cont.)|
|2||6||Library Survey Tabulation|
|2||9||Objectives of Education, Problem I, Final Report|
|2||10||Objectives of the Schools and an Evaluation of the Present Utah School System, Final Report, C.S. Smith|
|2||13||Preliminary Report, Earmarks of Government Revenue in Utah, M.M. Davisson|
|2||14||Preliminary Report, Objectives, C.S. Smith|
|2||15||Preliminary Report, Summary of Findings, C.S. Smith|
|2||16||Preliminary Report, Vocational Study|
|2||17||Preliminary Report, Vocational Study, (cont.)|
|2||19||Problems Before the Committee|
|2||20||Procedures Considered and Used for the Survey|
|2||21||Procedures Considered and Used for the Survey, (cont.)|
|2||23||Questionnaire, Applied Arts|
|2||24||Questionnaire, Applied Arts, (cont.)|
|2||25||Questionnaire to District School Board Members|
|2||26||Questionnaire to District School Board Members, (cont.)|
|2||27||Questionnaire to District School Board Members, (cont.)|
|2||28||Questionnaire to District School Board Members, (cont.)|
|2||29||Questionnaire to District School Board Members, (cont.)|
|2||30||Questionnaire to District School Board Members, (cont.)|
|2||31||Questionnaire to District Superintendents|
|2||32||Questionnaire to District Superintendents, (cont.)|
|2||33||Questionnaire to District Superintendents, Tabulation|
|2||34||Questionnaire, Graduation Requirements|
|2||36||Questionnaire, Methods (cont.)|
|2||37||Questionnaire, Methods (cont.)|
|2||38||Questionnaire, Political Theory Test|
|2||39||Questionnaire, Self Evaluation of Teaching Methods, by Principals|
|2||40||Questionnaire, Self Evaluation of Teaching Methods, by Teachers|
|3||2||Revenues and Expenditures, Elementary and Secondary Education|
|3||3||Revenues and Expenditures, Total for all Education|
|3||5||Sampling, Democratic Methods|
|3||7||School for the Deaf and Blind|
|3||8||Social Science Study|
|3||9||State and Federal Laws|
|3||10||State Training School|
|3||12||Teacher Retirement Study|
|3||13||Teacher Salaries, U.E.A.|
|3||15||Testing Program, (cont.)|
|3||16||Testing Program, (cont.)|
|3||17||Testing Program, (cont.)|
|3||18||Testing Program, Enrollment|
|3||19||Testing Program, Tabulation|
|3||21||Utah State Hospital|
|3||22||Vocational Agriculture Questionnaire, Returns|
|3||23||Vocational Agriculture Questionnaire, Returns, (cont.)|
|3||24||Vocational Agriculture Questionnaire, Returns, (cont.)|
|3||25||Vocational Agriculture Questionnaire, Tabulation|
|3||26||Vocational Education Service and Needs in Utah, Survey|
|3||27||Vocational Education Study|
|3||28||Vocational Guidance Questionnaire|