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Jas McNiece

File contains 3 workbooks belonging to Jas McNiece, a student at Ottawa Normal School. Workbooks cover the following subjects: zoology, agriculture, history of education, school organization, music, reading, writing, and algebra.

Smith Griffin (Art)

File contains 3 art workbooks completed by Smith Griffin. Workbooks include the Ontario Blank Drawing Book, and the Blank Canadian Drawing Book.

Patsy Conway

File contains three graded workbooks created by Patsy Conway as a pupil in grades 8 and 9. These workbooks include the following: an English workbook, a scripture notebook, and hymn notebook.

School Supply Catalogue collection

  • CA OTUED 5
  • Collection
  • 1912-1980

This collection contains a number of school supply catalogues from the mid-20th century. These catalogues include supplies such as school furniture, maps and globes, art supplies, science supplies, and school readers.

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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.

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.


File contains one notebook for Form 3 German class. The structure of the notebook consists of paperboard 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.

[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.

Canadian Farm Radio Forum collection

  • CA OTUED 3
  • Collection
  • 1938-1969, 1986

The collection contains materials related to the Canadian Farm Radio Forum, which ran from 1941-1964. Records in this collection relate to the operation of the Canadian Farm Radio Forum, as well as to international initiatives and research. The materials in this collection include meeting minutes, correspondence, memoranda, surveys and questionnaires, reports, broadcast programming and transcripts, pamphlets and promotional materials, research notes, articles, newspaper clippings, and scrapbooks.

The collection has been arranged into 6 series.

Canadian Farm Radio Forum Collection

Farm Radio Forum Book 2

File contains records and notes related to the operation of the Farm Radio Forum between 1946 and 1949. These records include correspondence, notices, reports, meeting minutes, summaries of questionnaire results, and a copy of the Farm Radio Forum constitution.

Farm Radio Forum Book 3

File contains records and notes related to the operation of the Farm Radio Forum during the 1950s. Records include conference notes, reports, statistics, budgets, meeting notes, memoranda, questionnaire summaries, recommendations, a copy of the 1955 Farm Radio Forum constitution, and resolutions made at the 1956 conference.

Canada's Farm Radio Forum

File contains one scrapbook containing materials dating from 1950 to 1958 and includes regional materials from across the country. Many of the materials in this scrapbook offer insight into the operation of the Farm Radio Forum, such as materials depicting the procedure of selecting broadcast topics. The items in this scrapbook include correspondence, memoranda, newspaper clippings, photographs, reports, workshop materials, copies of pamphlets and Farm Forum Handbooks, lists of Farm Forum topics, transcripts of broadcasts, questionnaires and survey findings, press releases, newsletters, conference programmes, meeting minutes, job announcements, and election procedures.


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.

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.

Minutes of National Committee

File consist of two bound volumes containing meeting minutes from meetings held by the national committee for the Farm Radio Forum. The first volume contains minutes from 1942-1950 and the second from 1950-1953.

Action Projects

File contains forms for registering action projects, project reports and supplemental materials, and lists of projects taken on by individual farm forums. File also contains various other documents related to the early operation of the farm radio forums, including newsletters, program guides, correspondence, questionnaires, and meeting reports.


File contains a variety of pamphlets, promotional materials, and newspaper clippings, as well as Farm Forum Guides from a number of years.

Project Committee [Farm Forum Development Project]

File contains records exploring the future of the Farm Radio Forum, addressing topics such as rural education and television in rural homes. These records include summaries of survey results, committee reports, questionnaires, meeting agendas, correspondence, a telegram, and memoranda.

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