Series 1876
School Building Survey Commission Holy-Arnold Evaluations of School Buildings

Dates: 1951-1953.

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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.

Historical Note

An agency history is available.

Scope and Content

This series contains evaluations of school buildings in school districts throughout the state. The evaluations were conducted using standards and forms developed by T. C. Holy and W. E. Arnold of Ohio State University. Pre-printed score cards were used to assign numerical evaluations for a various aspects of school buildings, including general building construction, academic classrooms, physical education rooms, library, cafeteria, kindergarten, offices, water supply, toilets, fire protection systems and electrical systems. In addition, each evaluation includes an overall score and a brief description of the school, including construction date and a summary of strengths and weaknesses of the facility.

All the evaluations in the State Archives holdings were the product of two rounds of studies in 1951-52 and 1952-53. They were conducted by Dr. O. C. England under the direction of the Temporary School Building Survey Commission.


Chronological by evaluation round, thereunder alphabetical by school district, thereunder alphabetical by school name.

Related Records

School plant needs reports from the School Building Survey Commission, Series 28591, contains published reports that drew on information contained in this series.

Access Restrictions

This series is classified as Public.

Preferred Citation

Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.

Processing Note

Series processed by David Clark in February 1998. Volumes foldered and added to finding aid container list by Gina Strack in February 2009. Part of the series was removed by Alan Barnett in October 2014 and the series was reorganized and the finding aid updated.

Indexing Terms

  • School buildings--Utah--Planning--Statistics
  • School buildings--Design and construction
  • School buildings--Utah--Finance

Container List

1 1 1951-1952; Volume 1: Cache, Davis, Duchesne, Emery, Garfield, and Kane School Districts
2 1 1951; Volume II: Logan, Murray, North Sanpete, Ogden, Rich, San Juan, South Summit, Tooele, Washington, and Wayne School Districts
3 1 1952-1953; Volume 1: Alpine, Beaver, and Box Elder School Districts
3 2 1952-1953; Volume 2: Carbon and Granite School Districts
3 3 1953; Volume 3: Iron, Jordan, Juab, and Millard School Districts
3 4 1953; Volume 4: Morgan, Nebo, North Summit, Piute, and Provo School Districts
3 5 1953; Volume 5: Salt Lake City and Sevier School Districts
3 6 1952-1953; Volume 6: South Sanpete, Tintic, Uintah, Wasatch, and Weber School Districts

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