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Hyde Park High School records

Identifier: 0420.072

Scope and Content note

The collection includes records from Hyde Park High School ranging from 1886-2008 with gaps. The records include paper, volumes, yearbooks and photographs. The records reflect aspects of the school including school history, student life, teacher information and parent information. The smaller portion of the records are divided into folders that include recorts such as a coin honoring Hyde Park High School from 1967, the alumni association, correspondence, drama, information for parents, epics by Fred L. Johnson, financial assistance, register, prize drills, and courses of study and various magazines the school published.

The bulk of the collection includes yearbooks with gaps from 1923-1924, 1926-1944, 1946-1887, 1889-1999, 2002, and 2004-2008. Graduation Exercises from 1874-1947, class day exercises and handbooks of School Activities. The collection also has color and black and white and photographs regarding school cadets, construction, school, classroom and student life and some portraits.


  • 1886-2002


Historical note

Hyde Park High School was established in 1902 on Harvard Avenue and Everett Street. The school became a part of the Boston School system after annexation in 1912. The high school taught both girls and boys. In 1928 a new school building was created by architectural firm Loring and Phipps on Metropolitan Avenue and Central Avenue. The old high school became William Barton Rogers Middle School. In 2005 the high school was re-designed to hold three different high schools including the Community Academy of Science and Health (CASH), the Engineering School, and the Social Justice Academy. In 2011 due to city budget cuts, the City of Boston started closing underperforming schools. The Engineering school and the Social Justice Academy School were closed. The CASH school was relocated to Dorchester.


12.0 Cubic feet

Language of Materials


Guide to the Hyde Park High School collection
Megan Dillon
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Repository Details

Part of the City of Boston Archives Repository

201 Rivermoor St.
West Roxbury MA 02132 United States
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