ERIC Number: ED363466
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Back to the Basics: The Frontier Schools of Boulder County, Colorado, 1860-1960.
Dyni, Anne Quinby
Boulder County's long and well-documented history provides a unique opportunity to study the life of a school system, from its inception to the consolidation of its many districts almost 100 years later. The first three chapters of this book describe the establishment of school districts within Boulder County, the characteristics and working conditions of the frontier schoolteacher, and the architecture of the frontier schoolhouse. The greater part of the book consists of 67 short segments each containing a photograph, a list of historical facts, and a brief anecdotal account pertaining to the 67 school districts in Boulder County. Much of the information on these early districts was found in county school records and photographs scattered among several archival repositories. Personal stories about the schools are from oral history tapes and interviews. Sources of information are cited with each school description. Appendices list Boulder County school superintendents from 1863-1961 and the status of existing historic schools in 1991. Besides its many photographs, this book includes an index and a map marked with the sites of the original school districts. (KS)
Descriptors: Architecture, Community Schools, Educational History, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Local History, Oral History, Rural Schools, School Buildings, School Districts, Small Schools, Teacher Characteristics
The Book Lode, 3060 15th Street, Boulder, CO 80304.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Boulder Museum of History, CO.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Colorado