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OISE Library Railway Car Schools collection
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Articles

Series consists of newspaper clippings and photocopies of newspaper and magazine articles on the topic of the railway car schools.

CNR School Car No. 1

File contains photographs of the CNR School Car No. 1. Photographs include views of students, students' families, the teacher, the teacher's family, school inspectors, classes, and exterior and interior views of the rail car, the classroom space, and the teacher's living quarters.

CNR School Car No. 2

File contains photographs of the CNR School Car No. 2. Photographs include views of students, classes, and exterior views of the rail car.

CNR School Car No. 3

File contains photographs of the CNR School Car No. 3. Photographs include views of students and exterior and interior views of the rail car, the classroom space, and the teacher's living quarters.

CNR School Car No. 4

File contains photographs of the CNR School Car No. 4. Photographs include views of students, teachers, classes, and exterior and interior views of the rail car, the classroom space, and the teacher's living quarters.

File also contains a letter pertaining to a 1952 visit to this school car, made by a photographer from Life Magazine.

CPR School Car No. 1

File contains photographs of the CPR School Car No. 1. Photographs include views of students, teachers, and exterior and interior views of the rail car, the classroom space, and the teacher's living quarters.

File also contains a small photo album labelled "CPR School Car No. 1 - Chapleau, Ont. 1945." Photos from this album have been kept together.

CPR School Car No. 2

File contains photographs of the CPR School Car No. 2. Photographs include views of students, the teacher, and exterior and interior views of the rail car, the classroom space, and the teacher's living quarters.

Contract

Series consists of one photocopy of a three-page contract between the Ontario Department of Education and the Temiskaming and Northern Ontario Railway Commission to establish a new railway car school along this rail line, dated 1938.

Correspondence

Series contains four files of correspondence related to the railway car schools. This correspondence includes letters between the Canadian National Railways, the Ontario Department of Education, and individual car school teachers, as well as internal interdepartmental correspondence. This correspondence addresses topics such as the establishment, management, and operation of the railway car schools.

Each file has been arranged into sets of correspondence, as follows:
File 1: 1991
File 2: 1936-1957
File 3: 1931
File 4: 1926

Please note that all materials in this series are photocopies, many of which have been obtained from Library and Archives Canada (then the National Archives of Canada).

Exhibit Materials

Series contains textual materials used in a display case for an exhibit on railway car schools put on by the OISE Library in October 1988. Series also contains several copies of a handout from the same exhibit.

Memoranda

Series consists of assorted Department of Education memoranda related to the railway car schools. Documents are photocopies obtained from the Archives of Ontario.

Photographs

Series contains photographs from the railway car schools. Most of the photographs in this series are undated, but will have been taken sometime between 1926 and 1967, when the railway car schools were in operation. Photographs include views of students, students' families, teachers, teachers' families, classes, activities, and exterior and interior views of the rail car, the classroom space, and the teacher's living quarters.

Most of the photographs in this series are copies obtained from a variety of sources, including: the Archives of Ontario, the Canadian Pacific Railways, the Canadian National Railways, the Province of Ontario Picture Bureau (Lantern Slide Department), the Toronto Star, and Life Magazine.

Railway Car Schools collection

  • CA OTUED 2
  • Collection
  • 1926-1991 (predominant 1926-1957)

The collection contains materials related to the Railway Car Schools which operated in remote parts of Ontario between 1926 and 1967. The collection contains correspondence, memoranda, reports, articles and newspaper clippings, museum and exhibit materials, and photographs. The collection has been arranged into 9 series.

Railway Car Schools Collection

Reports

Series consists of photocopies from the annual Report of the Department of Education of pages discussing the railway car schools from 1926 to 1957. Series also contains two copies of a "Report on the Car Schools of Northern Ontario 1926-1967," published in 1975.

TNO School Car

File contains photographs of the TNO School Car. Photographs include views of students in the classroom and standing outside the rail car.

Unspecified

File contains photographs which do not have sufficient identifiers to determine a rail line or school car number. Photographs include views of students, teachers, classes, activities, and exterior and interior views of the rail car, the classroom space, and the teacher's living quarters.

File also contains an envelope with 6 photographic negatives.

Unspecified CNR

File contains photographs which have been identified as CNR school cars but which do not have sufficient information to identify a specific school car number. Photographs include views of students, students' families, teachers, teachers' families, classes, activities, and exterior views of the rail car.

Unspecified CPR

File contains photographs which have been identified as CPR school cars but which do not have sufficient information to identify a specific school car number. Photographs include views of students, teachers, and interior views of the rail car, including the classroom space and the teacher's living quarters.