Canceled checks for supplies, teacher salaries and other district expenses, 1886-1902
Scope and Contents
The Valley Grove School Collection contains original materials from the Valley Grove School, District No. 9, in Dodge County, Nebraska, covering the period from 1867 until 1951. The majority of materials are handwritten. The collection includes student homework assignments (individual assignments and composition books), school finances (itemized bills, treasurer's ledgers, invoices, receipts, and cash books), legal documents (1867 contract for building the schoolhouse, 1963 land sale documentation, teacher contracts, district and valuation information, correspondence, forms, reports, school censuses, etc.), district and school board meeting records (minutes, correspondence, and financial records), information about the school building (specifications, photographs, insurance receipts, etc.), information about school history (essay, programs, correspondence, etc.), and school documents (attendance records, grade books, records of textbooks used). Artifacts in the collection include a scrap of wallpaper from inside the school, three nails from the schoolhouse roof, and a ribbon with the school's name printed on it.
This collection is the only known record of Valley Grove School District No. 9.
- From the Collection: Dodge County (Neb.). School District No. 9 (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research use. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the Nebraska Public Records Statutes (Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 84-712 through 84-712.09), and other relevant regulations. Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Nebraska Omaha assumes no responsibility.
From the Collection: 1.2 Cubic Feet (3 boxes)
Language of Materials
Part of the University of Nebraska at Omaha Archives & Special Collections Repository
Archives & Special Collections
Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library
6001 Dodge St.
Omaha Nebraska 68182-0237 United States