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OISE Library Vernon G. Turner fonds
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Vernon G. Turner fonds

  • CA OTUED 6
  • Fonds
  • 1936-1948

This collection contains the notebooks, school work, and school records of Vernon G. Turner documenting his education at North Toronto Collegiate Institute (high school) and Maurice Cody Public School (elementary school) during the late 1930s and 1940s.

Turner, Vernon G.

North Toronto Collegiate Institute

Series contains records and notebooks documenting Turner's secondary education at North Toronto Collegiate Institute. Content includes a notebook for every class completed in Forms 1-5, as well as donation information, teacher lists, and yearbook photos.

First form

Series contains a notebook for each subject taken by Turner in First Form (1G) at North Toronto Collegiate Institute.

[Donation acquisition]

File contains correspondence between Vernon Turner and Jeanette Shmidt (Librarian For Public Services, OISE) regarding the donation process and Turner's notes on the collection.

English

File contains one combined notebook for Form 1 English & Library classes. The structure of the notebook consists of cardboard covers that hold loose leaf pages. Tabs divide content into different units of writing composition and reading.

French

File contains one notebook for Form 1 French class. The structure of the notebook consists of cardboard covers that hold loose leaf pages.

Mathematics

File contains one notebook for Form 1 Mathematics class. The structure of the notebook consists of cardboard covers that hold loose leaf pages.

Science & Health

File contains one combined notebook for Form 1 Science & Health classes. The structure of the notebook consists of cardboard covers that hold loose leaf pages. Cover pages divide content into health section and science section.

Social Studies (History & Geography)

File contains one notebook for Form 1 Social Studies (History and Geography) class. The structure of the notebook consists of cardboard covers that hold loose leaf pages. A cover page divides history and geography. The page count includes a 23-page appendix of world maps.

Second form

Series contains a notebook for each subject taken by Turner in Second Form (2G) at North Toronto Collegiate Institute.

English (& Library)

File contains one combined notebook for Form 2 English & Library classes. The structure of the notebook consists of cardboard covers that hold loose leaf pages. Tabs divide content into different units of writing composition and reading.

French

File contains one notebook for Form 2 French class. The structure of the notebook consists of cardboard covers that hold loose leaf pages.

Mathematics (Algebra & Geometry)

File contains one notebook for Form 2 Mathematics (Algebra and Geometry) class. The structure of the notebook consists of cardboard covers that hold loose leaf pages.

Science

File contains one binder of notes for Form 2 Science class. The structure of the binder consists of cardboard covers that hold loose leaf pages. An additional envelope at the back of binder holds 13 pages of additional notes, not included in the page count.

Latin

File contains one notebook for Form 2 Latin class. The structure of the notebook consists of cardboard covers that hold loose leaf pages.

Canadian History

File contains one binder of notes for Form 2 Canadian History class. The structure of the binder consists of cardboard covers that hold loose leaf pages. The page count includes a 27-page appendix of world maps.

Third form

Series contains a notebook for each subject taken by Turner in Third Form (3B) at North Toronto Collegiate Institute.

English (& Library)

File contains one combined notebook for Form 3 English & Library classes. The structure of the notebook consists of cardboard covers that hold loose leaf pages. Tabs divide content into different units of writing composition and reading.

French

File contains one notebook for Form 3 French class. The structure of the notebook consists of cardboard covers that hold loose leaf pages.

Latin & Health

File contains one combined notebook for Form 3 Latin & Health classes. The structure of the notebook consists of cardboard covers that hold loose leaf pages.

German

File contains one notebook for Form 3 German class. The structure of the notebook consists of paperboard covers that hold loose leaf pages.

Algebra

File contains one notebook for Form 3 Algebra class. The structure of the notebook consists of paperboard covers that hold loose leaf pages. The first section of the notebook is bound by string.

Ancient & Medieval History

File contains one binder of notes for Form 3 Ancient & Medieval History class. The structure of the binder consists of cardboard covers that hold loose leaf pages.

Fourth form

Series contains a notebook for each subject taken by Turner in Fourth Form (4F) at North Toronto Collegiate Institute.

English

File contains one notebook for Form 4 English class. The structure of the notebook consists of cardboard covers that hold loose leaf pages. 1 insert entitled "William Shakespeare's Henry V: An Interpretation of the Photoplay" is not included in the page count.

French & German

File contains two notebooks for Form 4 French and German classes. The structure of the notebooks consists of cardboard covers that hold loose leaf pages.

Latin, Meteorology & Health

File contains one combined notebook for Form 4 Latin, Meteorology & Health classes. The structure of the notebook consists of cardboard covers that hold loose leaf pages.

Geometry

File contains one notebook for Form 4 Geometry class. The structure of the notebook consists of cardboard covers that hold loose leaf pages.

Modern History

File contains two binders of notes for Form 4 Modern History class. The structure of the binder consists of cardboard covers that hold loose leaf pages.

Fifth form

Series contains a notebook for each subject taken by Turner in Fifth Form (5B) at North Toronto Collegiate Institute.

History & more Latin & English

Binder containing History notes and Languages notes divided into more Latin and English. Binder also includes 5 department of education examination books (English composition, English literature, Modern History, Latin composition, and German) and 3 essays.

Maurice Cody School

Series contains records and notebooks documenting Vernon G. Turner's primary education at Maurice Cody Public School (later named Maurice Cody Public Junior School). Content includes school records and report cards, art work, subject and homework notebooks.

[Records, Maurice Cody School]

File contains four senior progress reports, an admissions certificate to North Toronto Collegiate Institute, a City of Toronto Public Schools Attendance certificate, and a letter written by Vernon Turner.

[Social Studies & Current Events (Notes & Maps), Maurice Cody School]

File contains books made for school assignments, including, a book on current events (WWII), a book containing drawings and writings about the Pioneers of Upper Canada, and a book on the The History of Toronto from 1749-1941. The file also includes a paper folder containing atlas world maps, and an envelope containing hand-coloured maps and essays for a social studies class.

[Art Work, Maurice Cody School]

File consists of 24 loose drawings, six handmade books on artwork, stories and poetry, and one photograph Vernon Turner and his Grade 1 class, mounted to cardboard.

[Subject notebooks, Grade 8]

File contains five paperback notebooks for school work completed in Grade 8, including one notebook for spelling, one notebook for health, one notebook for science, and two notebooks for a combination of spelling, grammar, and math.

[Miscellaneous]

File contains three homemade books that are undated, including one on "The Ear", one on "How New Plants Arise", and one containing definitions and drawings for math vocabulary.