Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center

 

Fremont and Sandusky County Schools

 

LH-146, LH-358, LH-359, LH-373

LH-386

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Introduction

Agency History

Scope and Content

Inventory

 

Introduction

 

This collection was donated to the Hayes Presidential Center in different parts.  One came to the center by way of the Birchard Public Library in 1995.  In 2004, Birchard Public Library also deposited items relating to the Fremont Board of Education, as well as an old issue of a county newsletter.  In 2008, meanwhile, Ms. Barb Smith donated several years’ worth of school directories.

 

Agency History

 

The first school house built for Fremont, Ohio, was constructed in 1816 at the encouragement of Reverend Joseph Badger, a teacher and missionary who often traveled through the area.  It was replaced by a larger structure the following year and catered to 17 students.  This log edifice eventually was rebuilt as a stone building in 1834, when the original structure had to be destroyed following a cholera epidemic.  A brick school house would replace that structure in 1853.  The location of this building now serves as the site of the current (2008) middle school in Fremont.  It was in 1853 as well that a number of other schools were constructed in the area.  Throughout the latter half of the 19th century into the 20th century, several more school houses were built in and around Fremont.  Eventually the Fremont school system came to be known as it is today, with seven elementary schools, one middle school, and a high school named after William Wallace Ross, who served as Superintendent of the Fremont Public Schools for 42 years.  Sandusky County, Ohio, moreover, consists of several school systems and institutions, including Gibsonburg, Green Springs, St. Joseph Central Catholic, and Vanguard Vocational School.

 

Scope and Content

 

The majority of this collection relates to the Fremont City School system.  It includes information regarding the schools, such as early history, directories, registers, elementary school papers, Ross High School commencement programs, Fremont Board of Education minutes, and Board financial reports.  It also includes several records regarding the Sandusky county schools of Gibsonburg, Green Springs, St. Joseph Central Catholic, and Vanguard Vocational School among others, and consists of directories, programs, bulletins, certificates, and newsletters.  The collection spans from 1855 to 2002.

 

Inventory

 

Ac. 5326, 5696, 5697

7 linear ft.

BOX 1

 

1. Fremont Public Schools—general information

2. Fremont Public Schools—history

3. Fremont City Schools—education reports

4. Fremont Schools—adult education

5. Fremont Schools—alumni

6. Fremont Schools—bond issues and levies

7. Fremont Schools—certificates and grade cards

8. Fremont Schools—dedication program

9. Fremont Schools—directories, 1921-1946

10. Fremont Schools—directories, 1947-1962

11. Fremont Schools—manual of courses of study, report, 1906-1915

12. Fremont Schools—photographs

13. Fremont Schools—P.T.A.

14. Fremont Schools—Rules and regulations, courses of study, 1873, 1896

15. Fremont Schools—school activities

16. Fremont Schools—scrapbook, dtd June 28, 1975 (H.S. Dorr)

17. Fremont Schools—staff directories

18. Fremont Schools—teaching certificates

19. Fremont Schools—kindergarten register (central), 1896

20. Fremont Schools—kindergarten register (central), 1897

21. Fremont Schools—kindergarten register (central), 1899

22. Fremont Schools—kindergarten register (central), 1900

23. Fremont Schools—Atkinson Elementary

24. Fremont Schools—Hayes Elementary

25. Fremont Schools—Hayes Elementary P.T.A. secretary’s book, 1929-1955

26. Fremont Schools—Hayes Elementary P.T.A. secretary’s book, 1955-1970

27. Fremont Schools—Lutz Elementary (not received)

28. Fremont Schools—Stamm Elementary

29. Fremont Schools—Ross High

30. Fremont Schools—Ross High athletics

31. Fremont Schools—Ross High football

32. Fremont Schools—School publication, 1958

33. Annual report and activity calendar, 1986-1987

34. The Investment Prospectus, 1986-1987

 

BOX 2

 

1. Fremont Schools—Ross High commencement invitations, 1877-1919 (incomplete)

2. Fremont Schools—Ross High commencement programs, 1868-1889

3. Fremont Schools—Ross High commencement programs, 1890-1898

4. Fremont Schools—Ross High commencement programs, 1900-1911

5. Fremont Schools—Ross High commencement programs, 1912-1969 (incomplete)

6. Schools—Ballville Township—newsletter, subscription list

7. Schools—Fremont Business College and Normal School—certificate, directory

8. Schools—Gibsonburg—programs

9. Schools—Green Springs—certificate, directory

10. Schools—Green Springs Academy—catalogue

11. Schools—Jackson Township (not received)

12. Schools—Saint Joseph School—newsletter, program

13. Schools—Sandusky County—directory, bulletins

14. Schools—Sandusky County Enumeration of Youth—directory, 1913

14A. Townsend Township—souvenir booklet

15. Schools—Vanguard Vocational School (not received)

16. Schools—York High School—commencement programs

17. Washington Township (not received)

 

BOX 3

 

1. Commencement program scrapbook

2. Grade records of Sandusky County teacher certification, 1926-1935

3. Consolidation surveys, 1956, 1958, 1962

4. Course of Study report, 1906-1915

 

BOX 4

 

1. Fremont City Board of Education minutes, 1976

2. Fremont City Board of Education minutes, 1977

3. Fremont City Board of Education minutes, 1978

4. Fremont City Board of Education minutes, 1979

5. Fremont City Board of Education minutes, 1980

6. Fremont City Board of Education minutes, 1981

7. Fremont City Board of Education minutes, 1982

8. Fremont City Board of Education minutes, 1983

9. Fremont City Board of Education minutes, 1984

10. Fremont City Board of Education minutes, 1985

11. Fremont City Board of Education minutes, 1986

12. Fremont City Board of Education minutes, 1987

 

BOX 5

 

1. Fremont City Board of Education minutes, 1989

2. Fremont City Board of Education minutes, 1989

3. Fremont City Board of Education financial reports, 1977

4. Fremont City Board of Education financial reports, 1978

5. Fremont City Board of Education financial reports, 1979

6. Fremont City Board of Education financial reports, 1980

7. Fremont City Board of Education financial reports, 1981

8. Fremont City Board of Education financial reports, 1982

9. Fremont City Board of Education financial reports, 1983

10. Fremont City Board of Education financial reports, 1984

11. Fremont City Board of Education financial reports, 1985

 

BOX 6

 

1. Fremont City Board of Education financial reports, 1986

2. Fremont City Board of Education financial reports, 1987

3. Fremont City Board of Education financial reports, 1988

4. Fremont City Board of Education financial reports, 1989

5. Fremont school directories, 1963-1971

6. Fremont school directories, 1971-1981

7. Fremont school directories, 1938-1954

8. Sandusky County Retired Teachers Association (SCOTA)—summary, booklets, 1979, 1981-1982

 

BOX 7

 

1. County newsletter, 1919

2. Fremont City Board of Education minutes, Jan.-June 2001

3. Fremont City Board of Education minutes, Sept.-Dec. 2001

4. Fremont City Board of Education minutes, Jan.-Apr. 2002

5. Fremont City Board of Education minutes, May-Aug. 2002

 

 

LH-358

Addendum

Ac.5739

 

BOX 1

1. Fremont City Board of Education minutes Aug. 2004 -

 

SEE ALSO:

 

Photograph Collection

            Rebecca Dilenschneider—Hayes and Lutz kindergartens photo album, 1928-1947

            Rebecca Dilenschneider—Hayes and Lutz kindergartens photo album, 1947-1969

 

Oversize Folder C-2

            Fremont Public Schools certificate dtd 24 June 1879, made out to Nellie Pero

            Fremont High School diploma dtd 22 June 1877, made out to Walter J. Pero

            Teacher’s general register dtd May 28, 1855-Aug. 7, 1855, for Ballville Township

 

 

 

LH-359

 

Addendum

Ac.5739

 

BOX 1

1. Fremont Board of Education minutes Aug. 2004- Dec. 2004

2. Fremont Board of Education minutes Jan. 2005- June 2005

3. Fremont Board of Education minutes July 2005- Dec. 2005

4. Fremont Board of Education minutes Jan. 2006- June 2006

5. Fremont Board of Education minutes July 2006- Dec. 2006

 

LH-373

 

Addendum

Ac.5786

 

BOX 1

  1. Fremont Board of Education minutes Oct. 2002 – June 2004
  2. Fremont Board of Education minutes Jan. 2007 – Aug 2009
  3. Fremont City Schools Financial Reports 2007 - 2009

 

LH-386

 

Addendum

Ac. 5823

 

BOX 1

  1. Fremont Board of Education Minutes 2010
  2. Fremont City Schools Financial Reports, 2009 - 2010