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Record Group: 8 C
Record Sub-Group: 8
Records Title: UMC; College of Education; Laboratory School; Administrative Records and Memorabilia
Dates: 1904-2004
Volume: 7 and 2/3 cubic feet, 9.58 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

This Record Sub-Group contains office correspondence, reports, newsletters, yearbooks, and memorabilia of the University of Missouri-Columbia College of Education's Laboratory School.

Note to Researcher: Please contact the UMC Registrar's Office (Enrollment Services/Registration) for Laboratory School transcripts:

Historical Note:

This on-campus elementary and high school was established to provide classroom experience for teachers in training and as a venue for educational experimentation. The Laboratory School was organized in 1857 and the Teacher's College High School began in 1904. The high school continued operation through 1973; the elementary school continued through 1978. The school was also known as University High and U-High. For a more detailed history of the Laboratory School see A History of the University of Missouri-Columbia College of Education.

Series Descriptions:

Former Series #1 C:8/7/1
UMC; College of Education; Laboratory School; Reports
This summary description has been enlarged to a full inventory. Please follow this link to reach the inventory. This former Series contains various Laboratory School annual reports (1925-1978) and records of the Lee Laboratory Summer School and Grant Laboratory Summer School (1929-1936). The student publications contained in this former Series include the U.E.S. Monthly and the La Petite Revue.

Series 2. - C:8/7/2 (A74-24)
This Series contains the original "Teacher's College High School Financial Notebook" (ca. 1906-1909). Included in the Series are data on laboratory and library purchases, faculty and staff salaries, maintenance costs, and general summaries of the Laboratory School high school's finances.
(1/6 c.f., B3A, B1, 6)

Former Series #3 C:8/7/3
UMC; College of Education; Laboratory School; Administrative Records
This Series has been enlarged to a full inventory.
Please follow this link to reach the inventory. This collection holds administrative files, publications, and memorabilia of the UMC Laboratory School (ca. 1909-1978). Materials include teachers, college, high school, and elementary student records. There is also photographs, scrapbooks, and a microfilm copy of the scrapbooks.

Series 4. - C:8/7/4 (A91-66; A00-175; A09-06)
This Series contains copies of the UMC Laboratory School high school yearbook, the Tiger Claw (1923, 1925, 1927-1957, 1959-1969, 1971-1973). Tiger Claw was first printed in 1923. Some yearbooks are autographed by students and faculty, and yearbooks 1928-1950 contain calendars of school year events. The Laboratory School closed in 1973. Also included in the series is a news clipping concerning how the students made the yearbooks by hand, from The Missourian Magazine, (04/18/1931).
(2 1/3 c.f.: 2 c.f., 127, 1; 1/3 c.f., 115, 5)
Note to Researcher: Most issues of the Tiger Claw are available online. Please follow this link to access
digital versions of the Tiger Claw.

Series 5. - C:8/7/6
This Series contains 16mm aperture cards of Laboratory School student folders (ca. 1911-1978). Included are such materials as applications, health records, reports to parents, achievement test results, attendance records, social profiles, photographs, academic reports, growth charts, behavior records, locker records, and transcripts.
(1 c.f., UMLD1)
Note to Researcher: Series 5 contains records which are confidential and restricted. See the restrictions note at the end of this finding aid.

Series 6. - C:8/7/5
Series Six holds copies of the Laboratory School Newsletter (ca. 1959-1962). This publication contains articles written by faculty and administrators of the Laboratory School. Topics in this Series include parental involvement in education, college costs, study habits, television as a medium of instruction, guidance counseling, and underachievers and gifted children.
(1/6 c.f., B3A, C1, 3)

Series 7 - C:8/7/7 (A91-66)
This Series consists of student records created by the University Laboratory School (1904-1976). The records consists of grade reports by course (1929-1973), individual course cards (1906-1914, 1921-1925, partial set), and student registrations cards (1904-1914, M - S only). Also included are grade reports from Rolla Summer School (1929-1939, with gaps), Rockbridge Summer School (1975-1976), and correspondence courses (1972-1973). This Series also includes student health records (1933-1951, with gaps) listing general physical characteristics such as height and weight.
(3 c.f., 104284, 104285, 104286)
Note to Researcher: Many of the records in Series 7 are not complete runs and gaps occur frequently. Some of the records are extremely fragile and may not be available for public use. In addition, many of the records in this Series are restricted. Please see the Restrictions note below.

Series 8. - C:22/8/42 (A03-112; A05-11)
This Series contains material pertaining to reunions of Laboratory School graduating classes, (1993-2004). Included in the Series are Class of 1973 reunion yearbooks, a Class of 1973 newsletter, informal correspondence produced at the 20th reunion of the Class of 1973, a VHS tape of the a reunion held in 1990 and produced by Rob L. Smarr, and a commemorative pen for the 2004 Reunion. Some of the items in this Series were donated by one of the Class of 1973 Reunion organizers, Kathleen Sears Lindblad. The video tape was donated by John M. Nowell III
(1/6 c.f., UMLD1)

Series 9. - C:8/7/8 (A13-38)
This Series contains memorabilia of the University High School, (ca. 1921), collected by Helen E. Frasier. The memorabilia consists of a "Graduation Memories" book that contains a few annotations by Frasier, including a list of University High School teachers. This Series also contains a graduation poem entitled "The Parting Hour" and a handwritten copy of lyrics of the class song, "To Our Dear Old High," written by Frasier and Erna Hafercamp. In addition, the Series includes a copy of the 1936-1937 University High School song as published in the alumni newsletter of the College of Education at the University of Missouri, (2000).
(1/6 c.f., UMLD1)
Note to Archivist: The material in Series 9 was donated by University of Missouri alumna Eleanor R. Frasier.

Series 10. - C:8/7/9 (A14-92)
This Series contains memorabilia of the University High School, (1940-1947, 1987), collected by Virginia Sinclair (née Jones). The memorabilia includes two scrapbooks, issues of the University High School yearbook Tiger Claw, (1942-1947), issues of the University High School student newsletter "Tiger Tales," (1943, 1946-1947), and front pages of the Columbia Missourian, (1941, 1944, 1945). The scrapbooks contain event programs for University High as well as for other local institutions such as Stephens College, the University of Missouri, Hickman High School, and Kemper Military Academy; newspaper clippings; awards and certificates; dance cards; grade slips; congratulatory and other cards; invitations; receipts; calling cards; photographic prints; ribbons; and a wrapper for Euclid's "Full of Almonds" candy bar.
(2/3 c.f.: OSB, B23, 7, 4)
Note to Archivist: The box list for this Series is available online. It can be accessed by
following this link.
The material in Series 10 was donated by Virginia Sinclair, a 1947 graduate of the University High School and an alumna of the University of Missouri (Bachelor of Science degree in Education, 1951).

Series 11. - C:8/7/10 (A14-103)
This Series contains memorabilia of the University of Missouri and the University High School, (1908-1913). The memorabilia consists of a small notebook of class notes and assignments for four courses taken at the University High School by Charles Marlow, (1912-1913), as well as a statement from Superintendent Junius Lathrop Meriam confirming Marlow's credit for those courses, (1913). Also included are University of Missouri entrance examination questions, (1908, 1910, 1911), for American History, English History, Mediaeval and Modern History, and English Literature. The Series also includes a photograph of the staff of the Missouri State Auditor's Office, (1921).
(1 FF, 725, 2, 3 Small Holdings Box 2)

Restrictions Note: The Archives of the University of Missouri-Columbia is required by law and Board of Curator's policy to restrict access to some files and information. Student records are held as confidential under the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 and by University policy. Faculty promotion and tenure records and Academic Personnel files are restricted for 75 years, or the lifetime of the individual. All grievance, disciplinary, and medical records are treated as confidential files. Consultations with legal counsel, both in-house and external, are protected by the attorney/client privilege and will not be released.

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