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Beginnings of Snow College - Finances and Personnel

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 13
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1981
Type Image
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6xd0ztc
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 324356
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6xd0ztc

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Title Beginnings of Snow College - Finances and Personnel
Description Seventh Grade in the Public Schools. This course is offered especially to those who have passed the school age, and whose educational opportunities have been limited.. .Students graduated, from the Intermediate Department are eligible to the High School or Normal Department."5 The Normal Course will "prepare the student for the profession of teaching; its value is equally great in qualifying for duties of life."° The Academy was designed to teach what was essential to their pioneer existence* to malts up for the absence of education in many of their lives, and to build a foundation for further education for the young. It began "upstairs in the building now part of the Hermansen Hill at Main and First North Street...?he school room... was lighted by hanging coal-oil lamps."''' It Has one room with a stage where shows, dances and. programs were held. The stage and the large room were used as classrooms, separated by a canvas curtain. Two stoves heated the room and the stage.8 Hunger for learning soon made more space necessary. In I896 the one-roost North Hard School House was secured." After It was repaired, new school furniture was provided at a cost of $300,9 raised by donations. Later another room was added to serve as an office and a classroom when necessary. Still students were turned away. When the Commercial Department was begun, it was housed or. the second floor of the Progress Market (west side of HaiJi Street between Center Street and First North); the dressmaking department was on the second floor over the Ephraim Market (the east side of Main Street between Center Street and First South).10 They had found ready-made 5Dace, scattered, but usable, but finances were always a critical problem. Prom 1886 to 1900 the Academy was financed by tuition, assessments, and donations. Tuition in 1888 was so low it seems startling today: Preparatory Department, per term $4.00; Intermediate Department, per term 56.00.-^ During 18951 tuition served as the sole source of revenue. The five teachers willingly responded, receiving only the little tuition paid by students. Karl G. Maeser, Church Commissioner of Education, said their service would be credited to the teachers as a mission.12 Again in I898 the. Church made no appropriation; consequently, teachers left for other positions. Koyes, determined the school would not close, hired three I898 graduates from the Academy to teach for a pittance-tfllli am G. Barton and Thomas A. Beal (Henry Seal's son). Barton's total salary for three years was $1,200. His training was less than a high school education!1? Interesting entries from Noyes' Diary show the precario-JS financial condition they were in; "Through an oversight the General Church Board has not nade an appropriation for our Academy," he wrote ir. 1898. "Teachers received only part of their pay." They sold the Academy's piano to pay John Johnson (a teacher) so he "might meet some of his *Later it was called the North Ward Chapel. -75-
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Identifier 090_Beginnings of Snow College - Finances and Personnel.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 13
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324256
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6xd0ztc/324256