Series 28894
Weber County (Utah). Superintendent of Public Schools Third School District records

Dates: 1870-1878.

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

Scope and Content

This series contains several record books and loose documents from the Weber County 3rd School District. The records pertain to financial issues such as taxes, expenses for the school house, teacher's pay, etc. The series also contains minutes from trustee meetings which include newspaper clippings of meeting announcements and also discussions regarding tuition, taxes, school expenses etc. It is important to note that one of the loose sheets of paper does not explicitly state the school district. However, individuals named in the record can be traced to the 3rd District.

At the time of the creation of these records, many school districts had been established in Weber County. Each school district had three trustees who were to, "employ teachers, make the rate of tuition, take charge of the building...provide furniture and appliances," etc. These responsibilities are shown and carried out within this set of records. The minutes and financial books record the amount of tuition paid, appropriations, school teacher salary, and the cost of materials needed for the school. Education was funded in Ogden through taxes and tuition and later received financial support from the territorial government.

During the time that the majority of these records were created up until 1876, Weber County 3rd District was also known as the Parry School District. In 1878, the 3rd School District was dissolved when it and the 2nd District merged into the 1st District. Later in 1890, all Ogden School Districts, including Lynne and Mound Fort, became the Ogden City School District.

Sources used in compiling this information include:

1903-1904. Annual Report of the Board of Education and Superintendent of Schools: With Rules and Regulations of the Public Schools of the City of Ogden, Utah; Containing Also a Brief Historical Sketch, With Comparative Tables From the Time of the Organization of The Board 1890 to June 30, 1904. Ogden, Utah: J.O. Woody Printing Co.

Haefeli, Leo and Frank J. Cannon. 1883. Directory of Ogden City and Weber County. Ogden City, Utah: Ogden Herald Publishing Company, Printers

Peterson, G. Ross, and Robert Parsons. 2001. Ogden City: Its Governmental Legacy; A Sesquicentennial History. Ogden, Utah: Chapelle Limited.

Sloan, Robert W. 1884. Utah Gazetteer and Directory of Logan, Ogden, Provo, and Salt Lake Cities for 1884. Salt Lake City, Utah: Herald Printing and Publishing Co.



Related Records

Board of Education minutes from Ogden School District (Utah), Series 14031, Contains the minutes for the Ogden City SChool District after all of the school districts in Ogden merged in 1890.

First School District records from Weber County (Utah). Superintendent of Public Schools, Series 28893, Contains minutes and financial records for the First School District which later acquired the Third District.

Custody History

The records in this series presumably came into possession of the Ogden School District, which was the successor to the combined First School District, which was the successor to the First, Second and Third School Districts. The Ogden School District transferred the records to the State Archives in January 2016.

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.

Processing Note

This series was archivally processed by Wendy Brimhall and Alan Barnett in July 2016.

Indexing Terms

    Container List

    1 1 1 Financial records
    1 1 2 Minutes and financial records
    1 1 3 Cash Book and Ledger
    1 1 4 Minutes
    1 1 5 Minutes

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