University High School operated at the University of South Carolina from 1932-1966. A laboratory school located in the Wardlaw building, part of the College of Education at the University of South Carolina (USC), it served as an on-campus high school that allowed future teachers to gain experience in the classroom. Student teaching was a constant presence in University High classrooms, in addition to permanent staff including coaches, teachers and, most notably, principal Clinton B. Harvey.
Presented here are more than thirty oral history interviews conducted by graduate students in the College of Education, exploring the academic and social landscape of a southern laboratory school in mid-20th century America.
This online oral history exhibit was made possible through the collaborative efforts of University High School graduates, students and faculty in the College of Education, and University Libraries' oral historian.