Zenith School Records, 1922-1924, 1970
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Brief Description:

The Zenith School Records consist of the scrapbook "Lignite." The scrapbook is 34 pages long and contains many photographs of the school, students, and teachers. Each section of the scrapbook focuses on a different aspect of the educational experience at Zenith School. It contains of a brief history of the school and a description of the various activities. Organizations such as the Board of Education, Parent-Teacher Association, Hot Lunch Club, Current Events Club, athletics and school government helped provide students with the best education possible. The scrapbook tells of the three horse-drawn buses and the men who drove them. Zenith offered their students a broad education by providing music and writing classes. Students performed in Christmas, Halloween, and Thanksgiving programs, which were attended by the entire community. At the end of the each school years, students looked forward to commencement and a picnic.

Between 1922 and 1924, Zenith experienced a decrease in attendance. Most of the former students either moved away or were needed at home. The school tried to combat this by ending the scrapbook with a section titled "Why Stay at School," emphasizing that education plays a key role in developing good citizenship. Zenith believed "good citizens have a wholesome influence on the economic and social welfare of the country. Young people who are well trained are able to look ahead, and build up better standards of living throughout the country."

Held at:
Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections
Chester Fritz Library
3051 University Ave Stop 9000
Grand Forks, ND 58202 9000
Phone: 701-777-4625
Fax: 701-777-3319
Email: und.archives [at] library.und.edu
Record Series Number: OGLMC/1452
Volume: 0.25 Linear Feet
Acquired: 07/29/2002.
Access Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.
Subject Index
Stark County, North Dakota
Zenith, North Dakota
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Acquisition Notes:   Purchased from Schoyer's Books ABAA, Berkeley, California; 2003-2589
PreferredCitation: (Description of Item). Zenith School Records. OGLMC 1452, Box #, Folder #. Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota.