Back to School

BacktoSchoolSeptember is here, we’re crossing our fingers for cooler temps, and kids from primary school on up to university have started their classes once again! This month, we’ll be highlighting some of our school related collections. This month, we’ll be displaying goodies ranging from the examination teachers had to take for certification in the late 19th century to student coursebooks, photos to old yearbooks. Stop by and see the exhibit in the Archives Reading Room during the month of September!


The act establishing public schools for the Territory of Arizona, 1868.


Phoenix High School Yearbook, 1914.


Phoenix High School Yearbook, 1914.



Department of Education Superintendent of Public Instruction Examination Questions for Teacher Certification, 1887-1903.


Photograph of students participating in physical education at Jerome High School in Jerome (Ariz.), 1890s.


Photograph of the library at Jerome High School in Jerome (Ariz.), 1890s.