Western History & Genealogy Blog


NEW! Exhibit: Back to School in the Archives

Elementary students sit around a table while a boy and girl write on chalkboard.
Cole Junior High student in laboratory, January 1938. WH1990
Stedman School kindergarten students using hand tools, circa 1930. WH1990

Go back in time to an era when typing class was mandatory and kindergartners were taught hand saw safety!


Pop quiz! How did kids let loose on the playground in 1910? Were there actually horse-drawn school wagons before buses? Just how big was a computer in a 1980 high school computer class?