The Ward M. Canaday Center

for Special Collections

The University of Toledo

Finding Aid

Lucille Kocher Bux School Papers 1905-1918


Size: 6 inches

Provenance: Joe Ann Cousino, daughter of Lucille Kocher Bux, donated this collection to the Ward M. Canadav Center in 1984

Access: Open

Related Collections: Toledo Insane Asylum Maps, MSS-221, & Toledo Mental Health Center Clippings, MSS-198

Copyright: Literary rights to the items in the Lucille Kocher Bux School Papers are assumed to be held by the creators of those items or to their heirs or assigns. Researchers bear full legal responsibility to acquire necessary permission to publish, although the Canaday Center may intervene in this process at its own discretion.

Completed by:  Paul M. Gifford April 1987, Converted by Patrick Cook November 2011



This collection consists of a scrapbook, a class work book, promotion and attendance cards, and literary magazines from Scott High School in Toledo. All of the material, except for the promotion cards, dates from Lucille Kocher Bux's high school years (1913-1918). The existence of the collection, mostly items of a very ephemeral nature, may be a boon to researchers interested in both secondary public education and high school social life in Toledo during the 1910s.

There are no restrictions on the use of, or access to, this collection.



Lucille Kocher was born in Toledo in 1899 to Frederick E. Kocher, partner in a livery business and later a general contractor, and his wife Louisa. She attended Toledo public schools and graduated from Scott High School in 1918. She married George C Bux, a businessman, and had a daughter Joe Ann. Active in many clubs and organizations, Mrs. Bux organized the Daughters of Jepthah, a national affiliate of the Order of Eastern Star, and in 1926, was the first president of the Toledo chapter. During World War II, she taught Red Cross classes in nutrition and first aid. She died at her home in Ottawa Hills on February 12, 1978, at the age of 79.

Scope and Content Note


The primary interest and research value of this collection lies in the material relating to Scott High School. Located in the prosperous West Side, the school boasted of a literary magazine and an active social life. This collection contains six numbers of the magazine The Thistle published between 1913 and 1918. Each issue included short stories, features, and advertisements. The gossipy nature of the writing lends itself well to critical and social analysis.

The scrapbook contains a variety of memorabilia from Miss Kocher's high school years. Included are report cards, dance programs (cards), tickets, miscellaneous programs, newspaper clippings, photographs---as well as a wide variety of miscellany, such as corsages, ribbons, party favors, even cigarettes. All this material, individually of little value, collectively provides great insight into the concerns of a Toledo high school girl during the 1910s.

Material of strictly educational interest includes a physiology work book containing graded assignments and drawings, report cards in the scrapbook, and promotion and attendance cards from grades one through eight.











Promotion and attendance cards, 1905-1914



Physiology work book



The Thistle (6 numbers, 1913-1918)




Last Updated: 6/27/22