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Frontier Fiesta Association Staff. 1959 Frontier Fiesta Program - Page 2. 1959. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 26, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll14/item/349/show/310.

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Frontier Fiesta Association Staff. (1959). 1959 Frontier Fiesta Program - Page 2. University of Houston Frontier Fiesta. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll14/item/349/show/310

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Title 1959 Frontier Fiesta Program
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Frontier Fiesta Association Staff
Publisher University of Houston
Date 1959
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Frontier Fiesta (University of Houston)
  • Festivals
  • University of Houston
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Houston, Texas
Genre (AAT)
  • programs (documents)
Language English
Physical Description 48 page program
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Original Item Location ID 1996-003, Box 2, Folder 46
Original Collection UH Frontier Fiesta Collection
Original Collection URL http://archon.lib.uh.edu/?p=collections/controlcard&id=145
Digital Collection University of Houston Frontier Fiesta
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll14
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/special-collections
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Original Collection UH Frontier Fiesta Collection, 1941-1993 http://archon.lib.uh.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=145
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Transcript The 1959 Frontier Fiesta is Dedicated to the University of Houston on its Twenty-Fifth Anniversary In the fall of 1926 a group of Houston high school students met with the superintendent of schools to discuss ways and means of continuing their education. There were, they said, great numbers of high school graduates in Houston and Harris County who desired to go to college but could not afford to leave the area. Many were compelled to work to support themselves and frequently, other members of the family. Was there, they asked the superintendent, anything to be done in the situation? The matter was discussed. On March 7, 1927, upon recommendation of Superintendent E. E. Oberholtzer, the Trustees of the Houston Independent School District adopted a formal resolution providing for the immediate establishment of a junior college and the formulation of a tentative plan of organization. Among other provisions, the resolution stated: "That curriculum of said junior college shall include the subjects offered in the first two years of a standard college of the rank of the University of Texas, and such additional courses of college work as said Board may desire to authorize. "That the full control of said junior college shall be vested in the Board of Trustees of the Houston Independent School District... "That the Instruction service of said junior college shall be supported by tuition fees collected from students enrolled therein ... "That the said sessions of said junior college shall be conducted in the public school buildings of the Houston Independent School District... "That the Superintendent of the Houston Public Schools, as the agent of the Board of Education, shall be given administrative and supervisory control and jurisdiction..." Under an agreement entered into jointly with the University of Texas and Sam Houston State Teachers College, which established that the two older institutions would assist in furnishing faculty members and accept the work of the new school, the Houston Junior College opened its first summer session in the San Jacinto High School Building on June 6, 1927, with an enrollment of two hundred and thirty students. Daily sessions were scheduled from 8 A.M. to 1 P.M. for a period of five weeks, six days a week. The first regular session began September 19, 1927. At the end of the registration period, three hundred and sixty-seven students had applied for admission. By the beginning of the second semester, the enrollment had increased to four hundred and sixty students. Their ages ranged from sixteen to sixty, and more than half of them earned their own tuition by working during the day. This was made possible because the school was conducted as an afternoon and evening school between the hours of 4 and 10 P.M. Beginning with a faculty of eight during the summer term, the college had increased its staff