Scope and Content
Title: Ray and Turner School (Lodi, Calif.) Registers
Collection Number: Ms83
5 linear feet
San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum
11793 North Micke Grove Road
Lodi, CA 95240
Language of Material: Records written in English
Abstract: The Ray and Turner School Registers includes original records kept by teachers in two elementary schools located in Elkhorn
Township, San Joaquin County, northwest of Lodi, California. The registers list students, their attendance records, and their
grades. They also elaborate policies and guidelines issued by the State of California for the conduct of teachers, students,
and district administrators.
Collection is open for research by appointment.
Conditions of Use
The library can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claimants of literary
Preferred citation: [Item name], Ray and Turner School Registers, San Joaquin County, Collection, Ms83, San Joaquin County
Historical Society and Museum, Lodi, California.
Live Oak School (Lodi, Calif.) Records,
Date (inclusive): 1919-1956 (Ms84)
Salem-Needham School (Lodi, Calif.) Scrapbooks,
Date (inclusive): 1935-1939 (Ms21)
San Joaquin County (Calif.) Schools Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1870-2004 (Ms41)
San Joaquin Valley College (Woodbridge, Calif.) Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1884-1977 (Ms40)
The Ray and Turner Schools were two San Joaquin County elementary schools located in Elkhorn Township northwest of Lodi. The
Ray School, first known as the Mokelumne-Franklin School District, traces its origins to 1904. Five years later, fire destroyed
the original building and voters of the district authorized construction of a new structure, which was located on Ray and
Peltier Roads. The Ray School remained in that location until 1987, when the Lodi Unified School District closed its doors.
The Turner School dates from 1863. Only fragments of evidence exist from its earliest days, but in 1910 district voters are
known to have authorized construction of a new schoolhouse on Turner and Ray Roads. The Turner School stayed in that location
until 2009, when the Lodi Unified School District closed it, too.
Scope and Content
The Ray and Turner School Registers consist of two series: 1. Ray School Registers and 2. Turner School Registers, each arranged
in chronological order. The registers were supplied by the State of California and maintained by teachers, who used them mainly
to keep track of students' attendance and grades. The volumes also include "daily programs of recitations" for teaching multiple
grades within the same classroom, rules of conduct for teachers and students, and policies that teachers and school districts
were expected to follow.
Elementary schools--California--San Joaquin County--History
San Joaquin County (Calif.)--History
San Joaquin County--Schools