Skip to main content

Vasquez Township School District (No. 2) Secretary's Book, 1867-1880

 Item — Small Collection Box: 3, Envelope: 6
Identifier: Series-180

Scope and Contents

Minutes of meetings of the Board of School District No. 2, Vasquez Township, Jefferson County. Vasquez Township was one of ten created by the Board of County Commissioners in 1863. Each township constituted an election precinct. The area from W. 72nd south to Colfax and Sheridan west to Indiana was Vasquez township. The first official recording of school business was May 6, 1867 at a meeting of the electors of school district number two, held at the house of Oliver Graves. Simon Cort, Oliver Graves, George L. Graves, L.K. Perrin, W.C. Bradley, J.M. Gilmore, B.F. Wadsworth, L.A. Reno and H. Wolff were present. The purpose of the meeting was to elect officers for a board. Those elected were Oliver Graves, president; P.M. Royce, secretary; and L.K. Perrin, treasurer. Subsequent meetings were held to discuss the selection of a site to build a schoolhouse and the authorization to levy and collect a tax to finance the school. The school was built on the line between Benjamin Wadsworth and L.A. Reno's properties, between Grandview Ave. and W. 57th Ave. on the east side of Wadsworth Blvd. This frame building was replaced with a brick one in 1882, which still stands as a restaurant at 5660 Wadsworth Blvd. The first teacher hired was J.L. Vernon.


  • Record Keeping: 1867-1880


Conditions Governing Access

Archives collection material is non-circulating, requires staff retrieval and is available for use by appointment in the reading room.


0.10 Cubic Feet (One volume in small collection envelope)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Copy of book and copy of transcript was found in Archives office in 2009 with no documentation. Accession number assigned at processing in 2014.

Existence and Location of Originals


Existence and Location of Copies

Photocopy also available at History Colorado in MSS 444, Laura E. Minges papers.

Materials Specific Details

Photocopy of book and copy of a handwritten transcript by Clara Swadley Kimbrough only. Location of originals unknown.

Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Jefferson County Archives Repository

3500 Illinois Street
Suite 2350
Golden CO 80401 United States