Series 28896Weber County (Utah). Superintendent of Public Schools Fifth School District records
These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.
Scope and Content
This series contains a record book of financial records and board of trustee minutes for Lynne School District (5th District) in Weber County. The book contains receipts for items such as territorial education apportionments, tuition, disbursements etc. The minutes document board meetings, including voting, nominations, financial issues, upkeep of the school, etc.
Lynne was a small community within Ogden City limits with its own school district. It was also sometimes referred to as Bingham Fort. The school district was alternately referred to as the Lynne, 5th District, or Bingham Fort School 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. The trustee minutes in this record show how the duties were carried out in this particular school district. Education was funded in Ogden through taxes and tuition and later received financial support from the territorial government. Entries for tuition and payments are found within these records. In 1890, Lynne School District was dissolved when most of it became part of 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.
Board of Education minutes from Ogden School District (Utah), Series 14031, contains minutes and financial records for the Ogden City School District after all of the school districts in Ogden merged in 1890.
The records in this series presumably came into the possession of the Ogden School District as the successor to the smaller local school districts in Ogden City. The Ogden School District transferred the records to the State Archives in January 2016.
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 archivally processed by Wendy Brimhall and Alan Barnett in July 2016.
- Elementary and Secondary Education
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