Series 27550
Provo City School District (Utah) Grandview School class photos

Dates: 1953-2007

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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.

Scope and Content

This series contains official school class photographs along with photos of faculty and staff. Photos from the 1953-54 to the 1969-70 school years are black and white and show individual portraits of each student in the class, along with portraits of the teacher and the principal. Beginning with the 1970-71 school year the photos are all color. Those from the 1970-71 to the 1996-97 school years are group photos, while photos from the years after that are compiled images of individual portraits similar to those from the 1950's and 60's. While personal duplicate copies of these photos would have been available to the students and faculty/staff members pictured in the photos, the particular photos in this series were bound in small albums, one for each school year, and were retained as the official school copy. Many of the individuals in the photos have been identified on the photo or on an accompanying sheet, but in some cases the individuals in the photos are unidentified.


Chronological by school year, thereunder by grade.

Related Records

Grandview School histories from Provo City School District (Utah), Series 27548, contain a variety of items documenting the history of Grandview school, including photos of students, faculty/staff, and school activities.

Grandview School Student of the Year plaques from Provo City School District (Utah), Series 27549, include lists of students honored each year.

Custody History

This series was transferred from the custody of the school to the Provo City School District office after the school closed in 2008. The School District transferred the records to the State Archives in 2010.

Access Restrictions

This series is classified as Public.

Preferred Citation

Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.

Gaps in Series

A number of photos are missing from the chronological sequence in this series. While the school opened in the fall of 1949, the first photos in the series date from the 1953-54 school year. Whether or not class photos were produced in the earlier years is not known. In addition, there are no photos from the following school years: 1955-56, 1958-59, 1962-63, 1974-75, 1977-78, 1978-79, 1979-80, 1980-81, 1981-82, 1982-83, 1989-90, 1991-92, 1992-93, and 2007-08. There is only a single class photo from 1988-89 and a single whimsical photo of the faculty from 1990-91.

Processing Note

This series was archivally processed by Alan Barnett in November 2010.

Container List

1 1953-1955, 1956-1958, 1959-1962, 1963-1964
2 1964-1971
3 1971-1974, 1975-1977, 1983-1987
4 1987-1989, 1990-1991, 1993-2000
5 2002-2007

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