Collection processed by Don Walker and Leigh Johnsen
2012 San Joaquin County Historical Society
11793 North Micke Grove Road
Lodi, CA 95241
Phone: (209) 331-2055
Fax: (209) 331-2057
URL: http://www.sanjoaquinhistory.org/

San Joaquin County (Calif.) Schools Collection, 1870-2004

Collection number: Ms41

San Joaquin County Historical Society
Processed by:
Don Walker and Leigh Johnsen
Date Completed:
2013
Encoded by:
Leigh Johnsen
2013
San Joaquin County Historical Society. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: San Joaquin County (Calif.) Schools Collection
Date: 1870-2004
Collection Number: Ms41
Location: Erickson Vault
Extent: 3 linear feet
Contributing Institution: San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum
11793 North Micke Grove Road
Lodi, CA 95240
Language of Material: Records written in English
Abstract: The San Joaquin County Schools Collection consists of general and individual school histories, scrapbooks, textbooks, and scattered county-wide administrative, student, trustee, and parent association records. The latter include county school district manuals (1918, 1923); county school directories (1929-1930, 1997-1998); a Brandt School District (Lockeford) register (1885-1891); a Lafayette School District (Lodi) register (1876-1878) and Parents' Club minutebook (1958-1962); an Emerson School (Lodi) Parent-Teacher Association minutebook (1924-1934); Ray School District Trustee Minutes (1942-1951), and various records from Stockton's Washington School (1866-1888). The collection also contains Lodi High School Associated Student records, including by-laws and constitution (ca. 1940), student council minutebooks (1903-1963), and a student handbook (1965). Included also are scrapbooks and other material related to a number of San Joaquin County parochial schools and institutions of higher education.

Access Information

Collection is open for research by appointment.

Conditions of Use

The library can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claimants of literary property.
Preferred citation: [Item name], San Joaquin County Schools Collection, Ms41, San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum, Lodi, California.

Related Material

Title: Live Oak School (Lodi, Calif.) Records,
Date (inclusive): 1919-1956 (Ms84)
Title: Ray and Turner Schools (Lodi, Calif.) Registers,
Date (inclusive): 1910-1998 (Ms83)
Title: Salem-Needham School (Lodi, Calif.) Scrapbooks,
Date (inclusive): 1935-1939 (Ms21)
Title: San Joaquin Valley College (Woodbridge, Calif.) Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1884-1977 (Ms40)

Historical Sketch

In 1851, the first public school in San Joaquin County, known as Stockton Academy, was established in the four-year-old city of Stockton. One year later, the California State Legislature enacted legislation that organized county-level public education administration throughout the state. At that time, there were three school districts in San Joaquin County with a total student population of slightly more than two hundred. The State of California required the newly created superintendents of schools to draw warrants on their county treasuries on behalf of creditors and to visit each school in their jurisdiction at least once a year. However, it did not require teachers to be credentialed or plan school curricula. In 1860, the California State Legislature passed another, related act. This one created county boards of examination, each comprised of the county superintendent and three licensed teachers, and empowered them to issue teaching certificates. By then, San Joaquin County had grown to twenty-one school districts with a total student population of six hundred. Minority students in Stockton, at that time the only incorporated city in San Joaquin County, attended separate schools for almost twenty years (1859-1879). Stockton High School, the first public secondary school in San Joaquin County, graduated its first class in 1872. By 2010, the number of incorporated cities in San Joaquin County had grown to seven, and it contained fourteen public school districts, as well as an array of private schools. The County also hosted five professional schools and institutions of higher education: the University of the Pacific; California State University, Stanislaus-Stockton Center; Humphreys College and School of Law; National University; and San Joaquin Delta Community College.

Scope and Content

The San Joaquin County Schools Collection consists of five series: 1. Histories and Related Documentation, 2. Textbooks and School Exercises, 3. Registers, Minutes, and Unpublished Guides, 4. Administrative Publications, and 5. Scrapbooks, each arranged in alphabetical order by subject or title. Material included in the collection includes school histories, commencement programs, flyers, newspaper clippings, receipts, and printed material used for instructional purposes. It also contains records and guides used to administer schools and related educational organizations, as well as publications by schools and local educational organizations.

Access Points

Subjects

Elementary schools--California--San Joaquin County--History
High schools--History
Lodi (Calif.)--History
San Joaquin County (Calif.)--History
San Joaquin County--Schools
San Joaquin Delta Community College
University of the Pacific--History


Collection Contents

 

Series 1 Histories and Related Documentation 1870-1999

Scope and Content Note

School histories, commencement programs, flyers, newspaper clippings, and receipts. Arranged alphabetically by subject.
Box 1, Folder 1

Calaveras School. 1870-1982

Box 1, Folder 2

Escalon High School. 1961-1962

Box 1, Folder 3

Jackson School. 1973

Box 1, Folder 4

Linden High School. 1928

Box 1, Folder 5

Live Oak School. 1939

Box 1, Folder 6

Lockeford School. Undated

Box 1, Folder 7

Lodi Grammar School. 1934

Box 1, Folder 8

Lodi High School. 1899-1956

Box 1, Folder 9

Lodi Unified School District. 1912-1981

Box 1, Folder 10

Madison School. 1863-1955

Box 1, Folder 11

Moore School. Undated

Box 1, Folder 12

Nichols (Leroy) School. Undated

Box 1, Folder 13

River School. 1964-1978

Box 1, Folder 14

Salem School. 1890-1938

Box 1, Folder 15

San Joaquin County, Rural Schools History. 1986

Box 1, Folder 16

Stockton City Board of Examiners. ca. 1879

Box 1, Folder 17

Stockton Business College. 1890-1905

Box 1, Folder 18

Stockton High School. 1878-1879

Box 1, Folder 19

Stockton Junior College and San Joaquin Delta College. 1939-1987

Box 1, Folder 20

Stockton Parent-Teacher Association. 1999

Box 1, Folder 21

University of the Pacific. 1978

Box 1, Folder 22

Woods School. ca. 1967

 

Series 2 Textbooks and School Exercises 1870-1960

Scope and Content Note

Printed books, pamphlets, and papers used for instructional purposes. Arranged alphabetically by title.
Box 1, Folder 23

Bishop, Mildred C., and Edward K. Robinson, Practical Map Exercises and Syllabus in Medieval and Early Modern European History. ca. 1923

Box 1, Folder 24

California State Series, Writing, Book One. 1907

Box 1, Folder 25

Hancock, Willard T., My Father Is a Grain Farmer. 1960

Box 1, Folder 26

Pacific Spelling Tablet. Undated

Box 1, Folder 27

Payson, Dunton, and Scribner's National System of Penmanship. ca. 1870

Box 1, Folder 28

School copybooks. ca. 1890

Box 1, Folder 29

Social Science Committee, History of San Joaquin County and Stockton. ca. 1935

Box 1, Folder 30

Stickney, J. H., The Child's Book of Language. 1879

Box 1, Folder 31

Stockton Business College, Morse Characters. Undated

Box 1, Folder 32

Stockton Business College, Railroad Receipts. ca. 1884

Box 1, Folder 33

Stockton Schools, History, Seventh Year Grade. 1904

Box 1, Folder 34

Stockton Schools, Supplementary Exercises in Grammar for Sixth Grades. Undated

 

Series 3 Registers, Minutes, and Unpublished Guides 1876-1963

Scope and Content Note

Records and guides used to administer schools and related educational organizations. Arranged alphabetically by subject.
Box 1, Folder 35

Athearn School Register. ca. 1923

Box 1, Folder 36

Brandt School Register. 1885-1891

Box 1, Folder 37

Emerson School Parent-Teacher Association Minutes. 1924-1934

Box 1, Folder 38

Harmony Grove Parent-Teacher Association Handbook. 1949-1950

Box 1, Folder 39

Harmony Grove Parent-Teacher Association Handbook. 1950-1951

Box 1, Folder 40

Harmony Grove Parent-Teacher Association Handbook. 1955-1956

Box 1, Folder 41

Lafayette School Parent-Teacher Association Minutes. 1958-1962

Box 1, Folder 42

Lafayette School Register. 1876-1878

Box 1, Folder 43

Lodi High School Associate Students Account Books. 1903-1911

Box 1, Folder 44

Lodi High School Associated Students Account Books. 1906-1912

Box 2, Folder 1

Lodi High School Associated Students Minutes. 1911-1915

Box 2, Folder 2

Lodi High School Associated Students Minutes. 1935-1941

Box 2, Folder 3

Lodi High School Associated Students Minutes. 1946-1952

Box 2, Folder 4

Lodi High School Associated Students Minutes. 1952-1954

Box 2, Folder 5

Lodi High School Associated Students Minutes. 1954-1963

Box 2, Folder 6

Lodi High School Student Body By-laws and Constitution. ca. 1940

Box 2, Folder 7

Ray School District Trustee Minutes. 1942-1951

Box 2, Folder 8

Van Allen School Club Minutes. 1933-1934

Box 2, Folder 9

Van Allen School Club Minutes. 1934-1935

Box 2, Folder 10

Van Allen School Mother's Club Minutes. 1928-1929

Box 2, Folder 11

Washington School Register and Documents. 1866-1888

Box 2, Folder 12

Waterloo Parent-Teacher Association Calendar. 1957-1958

Box 2, Folder 13

Zinc School Registers. 1880-1882

 

Series 4 Administrative Publications 1889-2004

Scope and Content Note

Publications by schools and educational organizations for administrative purposes. Arranged alphabetically by title.
Box 3, Folder 1

Lodi High School Student Handbook. 1965

Box 3, Folder 2

San Joaquin County Board of Education Manual. 1889

Box 3, Folder 3

San Joaquin County Public Schools Directory. 1997-1998

Box 3, Folder 4

San Joaquin County School Districts List of Clerks and Teachers. 1921-1922

Box 3, Folder 5

San Joaquin County School Directory. 1930-1931

Box 3, Folder 6

San Joaquin County School Manual. 1918

Box 3, Folder 7

San Joaquin County School Manual. 1923

Box 3, Folder 8

Stockton School for Adults Schedule of Classes. 2003-2004

Box 3, Folder 9

Stockton Unified School District School Directory. 1964-1965

Box 3, Folder 10

Stockton Unified School District School Directory. 1965-1966

Box 3, Folder 11

Stockton Unified School District School Directory. 1966-1967

Box 3, Folder 12

Stockton Unified School District School Directory. 1967-1968

 

Series 5 Scrapbooks 1903-1973

Scope and Content Note

Collected newspaper clippings on education in San Joaquin County. Arranged alphabetically by subject.
Box 3, Folder 13

Ray School. 1924-1925

Box 3, Folder 14

San Joaquin County Educators. 1911-1973

Box 3, Folder 15

San Joaquin County Parochial Schools. 1969-1971

Box 3, Folder 16

San Joaquin County Schools. 1903-1971

Box 3, Folder 17

Stockton Public Schools. 1969-1973