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Thesis (M.A.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1939. Department of School Administration.


Copyright 1939, the author. Used by permission.


This study consists of a follow-up of the Nelson High School alumni of the years 1931 to 1937. All of the alumni of the period studied approached adulthood at a time when things were anything but encouraging, a time when upheavals in attitudes and actions were to be witnessed in many fields—governmental, educational, religious, economic, foreign affairs, and social.

The alumni of Nelson High School at Nelson, Nebraska were selected by the writer as the young people to be studied because of his official connection with the school at the time of this study and because of his professional interest.

In brief, the objectives sought were:

  1. The present reaction of the alumni to the subjects they took while in school.
  2. The number attending college or desiring additional education.
  3. The nature and extent of, and satisfaction with, employment, or the effects of unemployment.
  4. Their marital and health status.
  5. Status of church membership and regularity of attendance.
  6. Their present attitudes on certain questions as: drinking and smoking, sex education in high school, government assistance, law enforcement, civic responsibilities, etc.

Advisor: C. W. Scott.