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Overview

Agency History

Scope and Contents of the Records

Arrangement of the Records

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

McLennan County scholastic census records, 1930-1970,

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

McLennan County (Tex.) Dept. of Education:

An Inventory of McLennan County Scholastic Census Records at the Texas State Archives, 1930-1970



Overview

Creator: McLennan County (Tex.). Dept. of Education.
Title: McLennan County scholastic census records
Dates: 1930-1970
Abstract: The McLennan County scholastic census records were compiled by the county office of the superintendent of schools, as mandated by the Texas State Legislature. Records consist of individual scholastic census forms listing the name and number of the school district, name of parent or guardian, and the name, address, birth date, age, sex, and any physical handicaps for each child. From 1930 - 1936 these forms are filed alphabetically by family surname. From 1937-1970, the forms are filed first alphabetically by school district, then by family surname. After 1937 the Waco school district is filed separately from the other school districts. Some census years are incomplete. The last year of complete census forms is 1969; returns from 1970 cover only part of the Waco school district.
Quantity: 62.93 cubic ft.
Language: These materials are written in English.
Repository: Texas State Archives

Agency History

The first census of Texas school age children was mandated by an act passed by the 5th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, on January 31, 1854. From 1854 to 1905, annual censuses of school children were conducted in each county by the office of county tax assessor. The responsibility for taking annual scholastic censuses was transferred to the newly created office of county superintendent of schools beginning in 1905 (29th Legislature, Regular Session, Senate Bill 218). From 1905 to 1969 the county superintendent's office compiled and sent a consolidated census roll to the Texas State Board of Education and filed a copy with the county clerk. The original individual enumerated census forms were retained by the county superintendent of schools. After 1969, copies of the rolls were no longer required to be filed with the county clerk (61st Legislature, Regular Session, House Bill 534). In 1989, custody of all scholastic census records in the hands of elected county officials was transferred to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Local Government Records Act (Sec. 201.008, Local Government Code). The Act did not automatically physically transfer any scholastic census records to the Library and Archives Commission, but school districts could offer census records to the commission for historic preservation.

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Scope and Contents of the Records

Scholastic census records document the counting of school age children by counties and districts so the state could apportion funds for their education. Records consist of individual "family census blanks" used in the scholastic censuses for McLennan County school districts, including the Waco school district, between 1930 and 1970. The forms list the name and number of school district, name of parent or guardian, and the name, address, birth date, age, sex, and any physical handicaps for each child. Each form is signed and dated by the census enumerator. There are incomplete census returns for several years; the missing portions are noted in the box inventory. The last year of complete census forms is 1969; returns from 1970 cover only part of the Waco school district.

To prepare this inventory, the described materials were cursorily reviewed to delineate series, to confirm the accuracy of contents lists, to provide an estimate of dates covered, and to determine record types.

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Arrangement of the Records

These records are arranged chronologically by year. For each year between 1930 and 1936 the forms are filed alphabetically by family surname. From 1937-1970, the forms are filed first alphabetically by school district, then by surname. Although the records are filed by the first letter of the surname, they are not necessarily in alphabetical order within each letter. After 1937 the Waco school district is filed separately from the other school districts. The census forms are also subdivided by race, between "white" and "colored" or "black." This racial subdivision within school districts was used in the McLennan county school districts from 1930-1965 and in the Waco school district from 1937-1967.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to, names of recipients of social services (V.T.C.A., Human Resources Code, Title 2, Section 12.003 and/or V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.101) and student records (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.114); an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Chapter 552). The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail (Texas State Library and Archives Commission, P.O. Box 12927, Austin, TX 78711), fax (512-463-5436), email (Dir_Lib@tsl.state.tx.us), or see our web page (http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/agency/customer/pia.html). Include enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information. If our review reveals information that may be excepted by the Public Information Act, we are obligated to seek an open records decision from the Attorney General on whether the records can be released. The Public Information Act allows the Archives ten working days after receiving a request to make this determination. The Attorney General has 45 working days to render a decision. Alternately, the Archives can inform you of the nature of the potentially excepted information and if you agree, that information can be redacted or removed and you can access the remainder of the records.

Materials do not circulate, but may be used in the State Archives search room. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

Restrictions on Use

Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).

Technical Requirements

None.

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Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Subjects:
School children--Texas--McLennan County (Tex.)
School census--Texas--McLennan County (Tex.)
Places:
McLennan County (Tex.)--School census.
Document Types
Census records--McLennan County (Tex.)--Schools--1930-1970.
Function
Listing students.

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Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Texas State Archives
Bastrop County scholastic census records, 1918-1969, 21.07 cubic ft.
Fort Worth Independent School District scholastic census records, 1928-1970, 110 reels of microfilm.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item), McLennan County scholastic census records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession number: 1994/005LR

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the McLennan County Department of Education on August 5, 1994.

Processing Information

Finding aid prepared by Paul Beck, February 1995

DACS-compliant finding aid and XML markup completed by student volunteer Brittany Hecker, November 2012

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Detailed Description of the Records

 

McLennan County scholastic census records, 1930-1970,
62.93 cubic ft.

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1994/005LR-1 All districts, "White" A thru Z, "Colored" A thru Z, 1930
All districts, "White" A thru Mc, 1931
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1994/005LR-2 All districts, "White" M thru Z, "Colored" A thru Z, 1931
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1994/005LR-3 All districts, "White" Q, 1932
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1994/005LR-4 All districts, "White" R thru Z, "Colored" A thru Z, 1932
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1994/005LR-5 All districts, "White" A thru Z, "Colored" A thru Z, 1933
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1994/005LR-6 All districts, "White" A thru N, 1934
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1994/005LR-7 All districts, "White" O thru Z, "Colored" A thru Z, 1934
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1994/005LR-8 All districts, "White" A thru F, 1935
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1994/005LR-9 All districts, "White" G thru N, 1935
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1994/005LR-10 All districts, "White" O thru Z, 1935
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1994/005LR-11 All districts, "Colored" A thru Z, 1935
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1994/005LR-12 All districts, "White" A thru G, 1936
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1994/005LR-13 All districts, "White" H thru O, 1936
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1994/005LR-14 All districts, "White" P thru Z, 1936
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1994/005LR-15 All districts, "Colored" A thru Z, 1936
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1994/005LR-16 Waco School District, "White" A thru H, 1937
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1994/005LR-17 Waco School District, "White" I thru R, 1937
[Note: "White" S thru Z is missing.]
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1994/005LR-18 Waco School District, "Colored" A thru Z, 1937
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1994/005LR-19 Alta Vista thru Hoen school districts, 1937
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1994/005LR-20 Lake View thru Moody school districts, 1937
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1994/005LR-21 Nalley thru West school districts, 1937
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1994/005LR-22 Alta Vista thru Lorena school districts, 1938
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1994/005LR-23 McArthur thru Tokio school districts, 1938
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1994/005LR-24 Tours thru West school districts, 1938
Waco School District, "Colored" A thru Z, 1938
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1994/005LR-25 Waco School District, "White" A thru M, 1938
[Note: "White" census forms D, G, H, I are missing.]
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1994/005LR-26 Waco School District, "White" N thru Z, 1938
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1994/005LR-27 Alta Vista thru McGregor school districts ("White"), 1939
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1994/005LR-28 McGregor thru West school districts ("White"), 1939
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1994/005LR-29 Alta Vista thru West school districts ("Negro"), 1939
Waco School District, "Negro" A thru Z, 1939
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1994/005LR-30 Waco School District, "White" A thru L, 1939
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1994/005LR-31 Waco School District, "White" M thru Z, 1939
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1994/005LR-32 Alta Vista thru Lorena school districts, 1940
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1994/005LR-33 Mart thru West school districts, 1940
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1994/005LR-34 Waco School District, "White" A thru K, 1940
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1994/005LR-35 Waco School District, "White" L thru Z, 1940
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1994/005LR-36 Waco School District, "Negro" A thru Z, 1940
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1994/005LR-37 Alta Vista thru La Vega school districts, 1941
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1994/005LR-38 Leggott thru South Bosque school districts, 1941
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1994/005LR-39 Speegleville thru West school districts, 1941
Waco School District, "Negro" A thru Z, 1941
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1994/005LR-40 Waco School District, "White" A thru L, 1941
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1994/005LR-41 Waco School District, "White" M thru Z, 1941
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1994/005LR-42 Alta Vista thru La Vega school districts, 1942
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1994/005LR-43 Leggott thru Speegleville school districts, 1942
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1994/005LR-44 Waco State Home thru West school districts, 1942
Waco School District, "Negro" A thru Z, 1942
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1994/005LR-45 Waco School District, "White" A thru K, 1942
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1994/005LR-46 Waco School District, "White" L thru Z, 1942
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1994/005LR-47 Alta Vista thru Leggott school districts, 1943
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1994/005LR-48 Leroy thru Ross school districts, 1943
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1994/005LR-49 South Bosque thru West school districts, 1943
Waco School District, "Negro" A thru Z, 1943
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1994/005LR-50 Waco School District, "White" A thru L, 1943
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1994/005LR-51 Waco School District, "White" Mc thru Z, 1943
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1994/005LR-52 Alta Vista thru La Vega school districts, 1944
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1994/005LR-53 Leggott thru Rosenthal school districts, 1944
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1994/005LR-54 Ross thru West school districts, 1944
Waco School District, "Negro" A thru Z, 1944
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1994/005LR-55 Waco School District, "White" A thru K, 1944
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1994/005LR-56 Waco School District, "White" L thru Z, 1944
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1994/005LR-57 Alta Vista thru La Vega school districts, 1945
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1994/005LR-58 Leggott thru Rosenthal school districts, 1945
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1994/005LR-59 Ross thru West school districts, 1945
Waco School District, "Negro" A thru Z, 1945
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1994/005LR-60 Waco School District, "White" A thru L, 1945
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1994/005LR-61 Waco School District, "White" Mc thru Z, 1945
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1994/005LR-62 Alta Vista thru La Vega school districts, 1946
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1994/005LR-63 Leggott thru Speegleville school districts, 1946
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1994/005LR-64 Tours thru West school districts, 1946
Waco School District, "Negro" A thru Z, 1946
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1994/005LR-65 Waco School District, "White" A thru K, 1946
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1994/005LR-66 Waco School District, "White" L thru Z, 1946
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1994/005LR-67 Alta Vista thru La Vega school districts, 1947
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1994/005LR-68 Leggott thru Speegleville school districts, 1947
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1994/005LR-69 Waco State Home thru West school districts, 1947
Waco School District, "Colored" A thru Z, 1947
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1994/005LR-70 Waco School District, "White" A thru K, 1947
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1994/005LR-71 Waco School District, "White" K thru Z, 1947
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1994/005LR-72 Alta Vista thru Leggott school districts, 1948
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1994/005LR-73 Leroy thru Speegleville school districts, 1948
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1994/005LR-74 Waco State Home thru West school districts, 1948
Waco School District, "Colored" A thru Z, 1948
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1994/005LR-75 Waco School District, "White" A thru K, 1948
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1994/005LR-76 Waco School District, "White" L thru Z, 1948
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1994/005LR-77 Axtell thru Lorena school districts, 1949
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1994/005LR-78 McGregor thru West school districts, 1949
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1994/005LR-79 Waco School District, "White" A thru J, 1949
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1994/005LR-80 Waco School District, "White" K thru U, 1949
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1994/005LR-81 Waco School District, "White" V thru Z, "Colored" A thru Z, 1949
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1994/005LR-82 Axtell thru Lorena school districts, 1950
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1994/005LR-83 McGregor thru West school districts, 1950
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1994/005LR-84 Waco School District, "White" A thru H, 1950
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1994/005LR-85 Waco School District, "White" I thru S, 1950
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1994/005LR-86 Waco School District, "White" T thru Z, "Colored" A thru Z, 1950
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1994/005LR-87 Axtell thru Lorena school districts, 1951
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1994/005LR-88 McGregor thru West school districts, 1951
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1994/005LR-89 Waco School District, "White" A thru H, 1951
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1994/005LR-90 Waco School District, "White" I thru S, 1951
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1994/005LR-91 Waco School District, "White" T thru Z, "Colored" A thru Z, 1951
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1994/005LR-92 Axtell thru Lorena school districts, 1952
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1994/005LR-93 McGregor thru West school districts, 1952
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1994/005LR-94 Waco School District, "White" A thru G, 1952
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1994/005LR-95 Waco School District, "White" H thru Q, 1952
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1994/005LR-96 Waco School District, "White" R thru Z, 1952
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1994/005LR-97 Waco School District, "Colored" A thru Z, 1952
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1994/005LR-98 Waco School District, "White" A thru G, 1953
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1994/005LR-99 Waco School District, "White" H thru O, 1953
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1994/005LR-100 Waco School District, "White" P thru Z, 1953
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1994/005LR-101 Axtell thru La Vega school districts, 1953
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1994/005LR-102 Lorena School District thru Waco State School, 1953
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1994/005LR-103 West School District, "Black" A thru Z, 1953
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1994/005LR-104 Axtell thru La Vega ("White" census) school districts, 1954
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1994/005LR-105 La Vega ("Black" census) thru Ross school districts, 1954
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1994/005LR-106 Speegleville thru West school districts, 1954
Waco School District, "White" A thru D, 1954
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1994/005LR-107 Waco School District, "White" E thru L, 1954
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1994/005LR-108 Waco School District, "White" M thru S, 1954
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1994/005LR-109 Waco School District, "White" T thru Z, "Black" A thru Z, 1954
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1994/005LR-110 Axtell thru La Vega ("White" census) school districts, 1955
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1994/005LR-111 La Vega ("Black" census) thru Rosenthal school districts, 1955
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1994/005LR-112 Ross thru West school districts, 1955
Waco School District, "White" A thru C, 1955
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1994/005LR-113 Waco School District, "White" D thru L, 1955
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1994/005LR-114 Waco School District, "White" M thru S, 1955
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1994/005LR-115 Waco School District, "White" T thru Z, "Black" A thru Z, 1955
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1994/005LR-116 Mart thru Ross school districts, 1956
[Note: School districts A thru L are missing.]
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1994/005LR-117 Speegleville thru West school districts, 1956
Waco School District, "White" A thru C, 1956
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1994/005LR-118 Waco School District, "White" D thru K, 1956
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1994/005LR-119 Waco School District, "White" L thru Sm, 1956
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1994/005LR-120 Waco School District, "White" Sm thru Z, "Black" A thru Z, 1956
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1994/005LR-121 Axtell thru La Vega ("White" census) school districts, 1957
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1994/005LR-122 La Vega ("Colored" census) thru Speegleville school districts, 1957
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1994/005LR-123 Waco State thru West school districts, 1957
Waco School District, "White" A thru D, 1957
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1994/005LR-124 Waco School District, "White" E thru Mc, 1957
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1994/005LR-125 Waco School District, "White" M thru S, 1957
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1994/005LR-126 Waco School District, "White" T thru Z, "Colored" A thru Z, 1957
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1994/005LR-127 Axtell thru La Vega (A thru P) school districts, 1958
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1994/005LR-128 La Vega (Q thru Z) thru Mart school districts, 1958
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1994/005LR-129 Midway thru West school districts, 1958
Waco School District, "White" A, 1958
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1994/005LR-130 Waco School District, "White" B thru G, 1958
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1994/005LR-131 Waco School District, "White" H thru O, 1958
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1994/005LR-132 Waco School District, "White" P thru Z, 1958
[Note: 1958 Waco School District "Colored" census is missing.]
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1994/005LR-133 Axtell thru La Vega (A thru S) school districts, 1959
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1994/005LR-134 La Vega (S thru Z) thru Mart school districts, 1959
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1994/005LR-135 Midway thru West school districts, 1959
Waco School District, "White" A, 1959
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1994/005LR-136 Waco School District, "White" B thru F, 1959
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1994/005LR-137 Waco School District, "White" G thru L, 1959
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1994/005LR-138 Waco School District, "White" M thru R, 1959
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1994/005LR-139 Waco School District, "White" S thru Z, 1959
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1994/005LR-140 Waco School District, "Black" A thru Z, 1959
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1994/005LR-141 Axtell thru La Vega (A thru M) school districts, 1960
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1994/005LR-142 La Vega (Mc thru Z) thru McGregor school districts, 1960
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1994/005LR-143 Mart thru West school districts, 1960
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1994/005LR-144 Waco School District, "White" A thru F, 1960
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1994/005LR-145 Waco School District, "White" G thru M, 1960
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1994/005LR-146 Waco School District, "White" N thru V, 1960
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1994/005LR-147 Waco School District, "White" W thru Z, "Black" A thru Z, 1960
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1994/005LR-148 Axtell thru La Vega (A thru Mc) school districts, 1961
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1994/005LR-149 La Vega (M thru Z) thru McGregor school districts, 1961
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1994/005LR-150 Mart thru West school districts, 1961
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1994/005LR-151 Waco School District, "White" A thru F, 1961
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1994/005LR-152 Waco School District, "White" G thru M, 1961
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1994/005LR-153 Waco School District, "White" M thru T, 1961
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1994/005LR-154 Waco School District, "White" U thru Z, "Black" A thru Z, 1961
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1994/005LR-155 Axtell thru La Vega (A thru L) school districts, 1962
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1994/005LR-156 La Vega (M thru Z) thru McGregor ("White" census) school districts, 1962
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1994/005LR-157 McGregor ("Black" census) thru Waco State school districts, 1962
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1994/005LR-158 West School District, 1962
Waco School District, "White" A thru C, 1962
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1994/005LR-159 Waco School District, "White" D thru J, 1962
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1994/005LR-160 Waco School District, "White" K thru Q, 1962
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1994/005LR-161 Waco School District, "White" R thru Z, 1962
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1994/005LR-162 Waco School District, "Black" A thru Z, 1962
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1994/005LR-163 Axtell thru Hallsburg school districts, 1963
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1994/005LR-164 La Vega thru Lorena school districts, 1963
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1994/005LR-165 McGregor thru Robinson school districts, 1963
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1994/005LR-166 Ross thru West school districts, 1963
Waco School District, "White" A thru Cl, 1963
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1994/005LR-167 Waco School District, "White" Co thru I, 1963
[Note: Census forms for J are missing.]
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1994/005LR-168 Waco School District, "White" K thru Q, 1963
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1994/005LR-169 Waco School District, "White" R thru Z, 1963
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1994/005LR-170 Waco School District, "Black" A thru Z, 1963
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1994/005LR-171 Axtell thru La Vega (A thru Lo) school districts, 1964
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1994/005LR-172 La Vega (Loz thru Z) thru Mart school districts, 1964
[Note: 1964 McGregor thru Waco State School is missing.]
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1994/005LR-173 West School District (only), 1964
Waco School District, "White" A thru D, 1964
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1994/005LR-174 Waco School District, "White" E thru K, 1964
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1994/005LR-175 Waco School District, "White" L thru R, 1964
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1994/005LR-176 Waco School District, "White" S thru Z, 1964
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1994/005LR-177 Waco School District, "Black" A thru Z, 1964
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1994/005LR-178 Axtell thru Hallsburg school districts, 1965
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1994/005LR-179 La Vega School District (only), 1965
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1994/005LR-180 Mart thru Riesel school districts, 1965
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1994/005LR-181 Robinson thru West school districts, 1965
Waco School District, "White" A thru B, 1965
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1994/005LR-182 Waco School District, "White" C thru H, 1965
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1994/005LR-183 Waco School District, "White" I thru O, 1965
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1994/005LR-184 Waco School District, "White" P thru V, 1965
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1994/005LR-185 Waco School District, "Black" A thru Z, 1965
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1994/005LR-186 Axtell thru Hallsburg school districts, 1966
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1994/005LR-187 La Vega thru Lorena school districts, 1966
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1994/005LR-188 Mart thru Riesel school districts, 1966
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1994/005LR-189 Robinson thru West school districts, 1966
Waco School District, "White" A thru B, 1966
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1994/005LR-190 Waco School District, "White" C thru H, 1966
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1994/005LR-191 Waco School District, "White" I thru Q, 1966
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1994/005LR-192 Waco School District, "White" R thru Z, 1966
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1994/005LR-193 Waco School District, "Black" A thru Z, 1966
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1994/005LR-194 Axtell thru Hallsburg school districts, 1967
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1994/005LR-195 La Vega thru Mart school districts, 1967
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1994/005LR-196 Mart thru Riesel school districts, 1967
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1994/005LR-197 Robinson thru West school districts, 1967
Waco School District, "White" A thru Bu, 1967
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1994/005LR-198 Waco School District, "White" Bu thru Hi, 1967
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1994/005LR-199 Waco School District, "White" Hi thru P, 1967
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1994/005LR-200 Waco School District, "White" Q thru Z, 1967
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1994/005LR-201 Waco School District, "Black" A thru Z, 1967
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1994/005LR-202 Axtell thru La Vega (A thru G), 1968
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1994/005LR-203 La Vega (H thru Z) thru Mart school districts, 1968
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1994/005LR-204 McGregor thru Rosenthal school districts, 1968
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1994/005LR-205 Ross thru West school districts, 1968
Waco School District, A thru Co, 1968
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1994/005LR-206 Waco School District, Co thru H, 1968
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1994/005LR-207 Waco School District, I thru Q, 1968
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1994/005LR-208 Waco School District, R thru Z, 1968
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1994/005LR-209 Axtell thru Connally school districts, 1969
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1994/005LR-210 La Vega thru Lorena school districts, 1969
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1994/005LR-211 Mart thru Riesel school districts, 1969
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1994/005LR-212 Robinson thru West school districts, 1969
Waco School District, A thru B, 1969
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1994/005LR-213 Waco School District, Br thru Gl, 1969
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1994/005LR-214 Waco School District, Go thru Mc, 1969
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1994/005LR-215 Waco School District, Ma thru Y, 1969
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1994/005LR-216 Waco School District, Ha thru Ri, 1970
[Note: 1970 Waco School District, A thru G is missing.]
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1994/005LR-217 Waco School District, Ro thru Z, 1970

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