Series 28895
Weber County (Utah). Superintendent of Public Schools Fourth School District records

Dates: 1875-1890.

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

Scope and Content

This series contains four record books for the Mound Fort School District (4th District) in Weber County. The records include minutes from board of trustee meetings, tuition, taxation, and general financial records, and payment slips. It should be noted that the book (Tuition List) dating from 1887-1890 is not explicitly identified as a Mound Fort record. However, the names in the records can be traced to the Mound Fort area. Mound Fort was a community located within Ogden City limits.

At the time of the creation of the 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. Mound Fort School District was dissolved when the school became part of Ogden School District in 1890.

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.

Custody History

The records in this series presumably came into the possession of the Ogden School District as the successor to the Weber County First School District, which was the successor to the Fourth School District. 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

  • Elementary and Secondary Education

Container List

1 1 1 General Account Book
1 1 2 Minutes
1 1 3 Cash Book
1 1 4 Tuition List
1 5 Payment slips

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