Guide to the Student Materials Relating to University High School, ca. 1923-1987

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Guide to the Student Materials Relating to University High School, ca. 1923-1987

Collection number: CU-407

University Archives, The Bancroft Library



University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California

Contact Information:

  • University Archives
  • The Bancroft Library
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • Berkeley, California, 94720-6000
  • Phone: (510) 642-2933
  • Fax: (510) 642-7589
  • Email: uarchive@library.berkeley.edu
  • URL: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/BANC/UARC/
Processed by:
The Bancroft Library staff
© 1999 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Student materials relating to University High School,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1923-1987
Collection Number: CU-407
Extent: 4 boxes, 17 vols., 1 package (7 linear ft.)
Repository: The Bancroft Library. University Archives.
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Abstract: Includes student body council minutes, student publications, student scrapbooks, memorabilia, and reunion materials.
Languages Represented: English

Information for Researchers

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Student materials relating to University High School, CU-407, University Archives, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Brief History

University High School was a six year secondary school located in Oakland from 1914 to 1946. The school was comprised of a Junior High of seventh, eighth and ninth grades, and a Senior High of tenth, eleventh and twelfth grades. The Board of Education of the City of Oakland and the Education Department of the University of California maintained and operated the school, which functioned as a state training school for secondary teachers. University High was located at 48th and Webster Streets in Oakland from 1914 to 1922; in 1922 a new school was built at 5714 Grove Street. Classes were conducted there until 1946, when, due to declining enrollment, the school was closed.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of minute books and scrapbooks of school organizations, school publications, and memorabilia (plaques, a trophy, photographs and a school banner). Included are scrapbooks concerning 1950, 1955, 1960 and 1986 class reunions, and local newspaper clippings about University High written between 1984-1986, as well as lists of alumni compiled in 1986 and 1987.
The school yearbook, The Cub and the Daily Uni, University High's daily newspaper, are housed separately in University Archives.

Container List

 

Minute Books and School-Initiated Publications

box 1, folder 1

Minutes of the Student Body Council Meetings, 1923-1926

folder 2

Minutes of the Student Body Council Meetings, 1926-1928

folder 3

Minutes of the Student Body Council Meetings, 1929-1931

folder 4

Minutes of the Student Body Council Meetings, 1931-1934

folder 5

Autograph Book, 1931-1940

Scope and Content Note

Signatures of speakers at University High, 1931-1940
folder 6

U.H.S. Record, 1925

folder 7

U.H.S. Directory, Spring Semester, 1930

folder 8

U.H.S. Directory, Janurary, 1932

 

Publications of University High School, Newspaper clippings, Alumni lists

box 2, folder 1

Cub Tracks, Oct. 1925; January, April, 1926

Scope and Content Note

A literary magazine.
folder 2

Cub Tracks, June, October, 1926; January, April, 1927

folder 3

Cub Tracks, June, October, December, 1927

folder 4

Cub Tracks, March, October, December, 1928

 

The Lookout, February, 1928

Scope and Content Note

A literary magazine of the Junior High.
folder 5

The Spade (Yearbook) June, 1938; June, 1940

folder 6

Miscellaneous

 

Program: "The Dramatic Workshop at University High School Presents Four One-Act Plays, Friday Evening, May 4, 1926."

 

Program: "The Builder," June 9, 1933. Commencement Ceremony of the Class of June 1933.

 

Schedule of classes, Spring, 1940

folder 7

Newspaper clippings, 1984-1986

folder 8

Listings (Names, addresses, telephone numbers) of University High School Alumni.

Scope and Content Note

List 1 compiled 5/15/86. Supplement compiled 2/7/87
 

Memorabilia

box 3, folder 1

Loose Scrapbook pages, Girls' League Federation

folder 2

Elizabeth Chappel, Class of June, 1920 Albert Ehrgott, Jr., Class of 1920

Physical Description: Photographs.
folder 3

"For Scholarship-Sportsmanship and Proficiency in Athletics," 1922-1926 1927-1941

Physical Description: 2 plaques.
folder 4

"Sportsmanship," 1943-1946

Physical Description: 1 plaque.
box 4

Perpetual Trophy, "High School Tennis League, Boys, City of Oakland, California," 1920-1926

 

Scrapbooks

volume v. 1-6

Social Affairs, 1938-1943

volume v. 7

Scrapbook of the W.B. Society, 1923-1932

volume v. 8

Autograph book of graduating class members, 1925-1946

volume v. 9

Student Activities, 1937-1942

volume v. 10

The Who's Who Committee, 1937-1943

volume v. 11

Scrapbook of the Class of 1938

volume v. 12

Girls' League Post-Mortem, Fall, 1942

volume v. 13

University High School Finance Committee, 1940-1943

volume v. 14-15

Scrapbooks of Irene Mlejnek, 1942-1944 and 1942-1946 Student at University High

volume v. 16

Scrapbook concerning 1950, 1955 and 1960 reunions

volume v. 17

Scrapbook concerning reunion for the years 1918-1946, held on May 3, 1986

 

School Banner

package Package

Banner donated by the Class of 1932. With signatures.