Collection processed by Leigh Johnsen
2012 San Joaquin County Historical Society
11793 North Micke Grove Road
Lodi, CA 95241
Phone: (209) 331-2055
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Live Oak School (Lodi, Calif.) Records, 1919-1956

Collection number: Ms84

San Joaquin County Historical Society
Processed by:
Leigh Johnsen
Date Completed:
Encoded by:
Leigh Johnsen
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Live Oak School (Lodi, Calif.) Records
Date: 1919-1956
Collection Number: Ms84
Location: Erickson Vault
Extent: 5 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 Live Oak School Records include annual reports issued by administrators and teachers, as well as registers that list students by grade level, how often they attended and were ill, and their grades. The registers in the collection also elaborate policies and guidelines issued by the State of California for the conduct of teachers, students, and district administrators.

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], Live Oak School Records, San Joaquin County, Collection, Ms84, San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum, Lodi, California.

Related Material

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 County (Calif.) Schools Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1866-1973 (Ms41)
Title: San Joaquin Valley College (Woodbridge, Calif.) Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1884-1977 (Ms40)

Historical Sketch

Live Oak School district officially came into existence on February 9, 1864. At that time, the school was located west of Cherokee Lane, in Lodi. Reports from that period suggest that the schoolhouse had only one room, in which a single teacher watched over approximately fifty students. The district expanded in size and the number of students under its jurisdiction over the next eighty years. In 1949, it opened the doors of a newly constructed schoolhouse on Wyandotte Road (later, Bear Creek Road) that boasted 14,600 square feet. Over the next twenty years, the number of students who attended Live Oak School continued to grow, and in 1967 it was absorbed into the Lodi Unified School District. Live Oak School closed its doors for the last time in the summer of 2011.

Scope and Content

The Live Oak School Records consist of administrative reports and registers supplied by the State of California. They were maintained by teachers, who used them mainly to keep track of students' attendance, grades, and illness. The volumes also include "daily programs of recitations" for teaching multiple grades within the same classroom, rules of conduct for teachers and students, and policies that teachers and school districts were expected to follow.

Access Points


Elementary schools--California--San Joaquin County--History
Lodi (Calif.)--History
San Joaquin County (Calif.)--History
San Joaquin County--Schools

Box 1, Folder 1

Annual Administrative Reports. 1920-1949

Box 1, Folder 2

Attendance Registers. 1919-1920

Box 1, Folder 3

Attendance Registers. 1921

Box 1, Folder 4

Attendance Registers. 1922

Box 1, Folder 5

Attendance Registers. 1923

Box 1, Folder 6

Attendance Registers. 1924

Box 1, Folder 7

Attendance Registers. 1925

Box 1, Folder 8

Attendance Registers. 1926

Box 1, Folder 9

Attendance Registers. 1927-1928

Box 1, Folder 10

Attendance Registers. 1929-1931

Box 1, Folder 11

Attendance Registers. 1931-1932

Box 1, Folder 12

Attendance Registers. 1933-1934

Box 1, Folder 13

Attendance Registers. 1935-1936

Box 1, Folder 14

Attendance Registers. 1937-1938

Box 1, Folder 15

Attendance Registers. 1939

Box 1, Folder 16

Attendance Registers. 1940

Box 1, Folder 17

Attendance Registers. 1941

Box 2, Folder 1

Attendance Registers. 1942

Box 2, Folder 2

Attendance Registers. 1943

Box 2, Folder 3

Attendance Registers. 1944

Box 2, Folder 4

Attendance Registers. 1945

Box 2, Folder 5

Attendance Registers. 1946-1947

Box 2, Folder 6

Attendance Registers. 1948

Box 2, Folder 7

Attendance Registers. 1949

Box 2, Folder 8

Attendance Registers. 1950

Box 2, Folder 9

Attendance Registers. 1951

Box 2, Folder 10

Attendance Registers. 1952

Box 2, Folder 11

Attendance Registers. 1953

Box 2, Folder 12

Attendance Registers. 1954

Box 2, Folder 13

Attendance Registers. 1955

Box 2, Folder 14

Attendance Registers. 1956 (1 of 2)

Box 2, Folder 15

Attendance Registers. 1956 (2 of 2)

Box 2, Folder 16

Illness Registers. 1956

Box 3, Folder 1

Illness Registers. 1951

Box 3, Folder 2

Illness Registers. 1952

Box 3, Folder 3

Illness Registers. 1953

Box 3, Folder 4

Illness Registers. 1954

Box 3, Folder 5

Illness Registers. 1955