Series 29101
Ogden School District (Utah) National Defense Education Act Files

Dates: 1959-1964.

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

Scope and Content

This series contains files dealing with the National Defense Education Act of 1958. This act came into being after the USSR successfully launched Sputnik, the first Earth orbiting satellite. This made Congress realize how far behind the USA was in not only the space race, but also in education, as during this same time there was also a shortage of mathematicians in the country. Because several previous education bills failed to gain support in the House, According to the Congressional Record, Senator Listor Hill (D) of Alabama called it the National Defense Education Act, knowing that it would pass without problem as a defense bill.

These files outline the districts responsibilities to be in compliance with the law, as well as funding received and distributed to each school, and how the funds are to be used. The documents contain such information as total funding for each school district in Utah, total given to each school within the district, rules and regulations regarding use of funds, film strips and other tools available, purchase orders and requisition forms, and reports of program success or where further help is needed.



Custody History

The school district transferred these records to the State Archive 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 Alan Barnett and Curt Kelley in March of 2017.

Indexing Terms

  • Elementary and Secondary Education
  • International Relations

Container List

1 1 Beginning; 1959
1 2 Elementary; 1959
1 3 Elementary; 1959
1 4 Elementary and Secondary; 1959
1 5 Elementary; 1960
1 6 Elementary; 1960
1 7 Elementary; 1960
1 8 Elementary; 1960
1 9 Secondary; 1960
1 10 Secondary; 1960
1 11 Secondary; 1960
1 12 Secondary; 1960
1 13 Elementary and Secondary; 1961
1 14 Elementary and Secondary; 1962
1 15 Elementary and Secondary; 1963
1 16 Elementary; 1964
1 17 Secondary; 1964

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