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Provenance: Donated to the Special Collections and Archives by Southeast Missouri State University at an unknown date.
 
Citation: University Schools Collection, Special Collections and Archives, Southeast Missouri State University.
 
Restrictions: University High School Transcripts are restricted by the privacy act and unavailable for public use.  For information about obtaining a copy of your transcript please click here.
 
Historical Note
 
The establishment of the Third District Normal School was part of a national movement in the United States, which proposed to have all teachers professionally trained. Originally Missouri only established two schools, at Kirksville and Warrensburg, but lawmakers soon realized more schools were needed and establish the Third District Normal School in Southeast Missouri in 1873.

University President John Sephus McGhee established the University Schools on June 15, 1896 in order to allow prospective teachers to put their learning experience into practice. As the university developed its curriculum and extra-curricular activities so did the University Schools. In 1903, the Missouri State Normal School --Third DIstrct began to expand into several different buildings, which allowed the university schools to expand class sizes. The University Schools lasted until the 1986-1987 school year, when it was closed permanently due to high costs.
 
Scope and Content Note
 
Included in this collection are programs, scrapbooks, publications, manuals, photographs, reports, and other documents pertaining to the University High School, the University Junior High School, and the University Elementary School. The majority of the collection pertains to the high school, with dates ranging from 1923 to 1987. The junior high school records are the second largest series, with dates ranging from 1934 to 1980. The elementary school records date from 1965 to 1987.

Additionally, there are records of the student teachers that applied and taught at the university from 1938-1940
 
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