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University of Northern Colorado, Laboratory School records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RG014

Collection Scope and Contents

This collection consists of materials related to the UNC Laboratory School. It includes school newspapers, scrapbooks, administrative files, commencement programs, and photographs. The collection also contains publications from the National Association of Laboratory Schools as well as memorabilia and photos from numerous Alumni Reunions. Information on the Lab School becoming a Charter School and the closure of the Lab School at UNC is found in this collection.


  • 1916 - 2005


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply. User is responsible for all copyright compliance. Please contact the Archives and Special Collections Department for further information.

Organizational History

The Laboratory School was started in 1891 and closed in 2000.

Various names have been associated with the Laboratory School over time: Model School (1891-1899); Training School (ca. 1899-1924); High School (1902-1916); State High School of Industrial Arts (1916-1922); College High School (ca.1922-1969) ; Laboratory School (1924-2000); Ernest Horn Elementary School (beginning in 1940); University High School (1970-2000).


25 Linear Feet (29 boxes and 1 oversized item)

Language of Materials



This collection consists of materials related to the UNC Laboratory School, including such items as school newspapers, scrapbooks, administrative files, and photographs.

Acquisition Information

On March 31, 1986, Sondra Hughes of the UNC Laboratory School transferred five boxes of materials including school newspapers and other publications, commencement programs, scrapbooks, and miscellaneous items. In 2011, Shirley Henney Dickhart, College High Reunion Committee Chairman, donated registration books and photographs from class reunions held in 1990, 1995, 2000, and 2005. Two volumes regarding charter application were transferred to this collection from UNC Office of the Provost records (RG007-S001) in November 2020; material is in box # RG014.032. Acquisition information for other materials in this collection is unknown.

Variant Identifier Number

RG014-S002 through RG014-S019 were merged into this collection during the Record Group Collection Management Project, February 2018.
Minimally Processed
Shirley Soenksen, updated by Shan Watkins
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Edition statement
Outline of contents created in 1991 and revised in 1994, 1995, 1996, and 2000. Inventories prepared in 2007 and 2015. Updated to conform to DACS in 2018.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Northern Colorado Repository

University Libraries
James A. Michener Library L119
Campus Box 48
Greeley CO 80639