Oregon's Early Rural Schools Web Exhibit

one room schoolhouse in early 1900s
Students and a teacher pose for a photo on the porch of the tiny Faun Creek Schoolhouse in Lane County circa 1911. (Roy C. Andrews photographs, PH003-N917td, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon)

About the Exhibit

drawing of oil lamp
This exhibit uses photos, artwork and memorabilia to highlight the colorful history of rural and small town schools in Oregon before World War II. With sweeping changes to current school methods, testing and funding, a look back at an earlier era of Oregon schools for perspective is...educational.
Exhibit Introduction—learn about the history of Oregon's early rural schools.
Image, right: The lamp of knowledge from the cover of an early 1900s Oregon School Register and Record Book. (Oregon State Archives Photo)