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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

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. 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.

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.

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.

Alice and Lilian Dent

Series contains records and sample work produced by Lilian and Alice Dent, who worked as Kindergartners in Toronto for many years. Lilian Dent took her kindergarten training in New York (1898-1899), while Alice Dent was trained later in Toronto. Series includes certificates, photographs, pamphlets, notebooks, and samples for Froebelian work.

Cutting

File contains an accordion book with increasingly complex designs cut from glossy paper pasted onto the pages. The book also contains a note from Isabel Harris to George Tait dated December 14, 1956, discussing kindergarten training and the method of cutting used to make the designs.

Anonymous

Series contains five books with no ownership marks. These books contain samples of Froebelian work and would have been created during the creator's time as a student Kindergartener. Although undated, these books would most likely have been created during the early 1900s.

Education Ephemera collection

  • CA OTUED 4
  • Collection
  • 1826-1958

Collection contains ephemera related to education in Ontario. This ephemera includes materials such as educational certificates, grade reports, teaching applications, contracts, meeting minutes, school accounts, student rolls, correspondence, inspection reports, examination papers and timetables, insurance policies, student assignments and workbooks, and class photographs.

This collection has been arranged into 9 series.

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Certificates

Series contains educational certificates, including certificates for passing entrance exams, grade promotion certificates, graduation certificates, teaching certifications, and grade reports.

Rosa Deroche

File contains a Second Class teaching certificate dated 7 May 1861, qualifying Rosa Deroche to teach in the United counties of Frontenac and Lennox and Addington.

File also contains a brief biography of Rosa Deroche and two letters from the donor.

George Malcolm

File contains an Ontario Normal School Certificate of Attendance and Aptitude to Teach, issued to George Malcolm on January 15, 1872. This certificate functioned as a Second Class teaching certificate.

File also contains two scraps of paper with notes pertaining to this certificate.

Helen Butters

File contains a certificate issued to Helen Burns by the Public School Board of Niagara Falls in June 1882, certifying that she had passed the high school entrance exam.

Agnes J. Bell

File contains a monthly report card for Agnes Bell, detailing the grades received at the Elora Public School as a pupil in the Senior III class, from January-May 1897.

George S. Lucas

File contains 2 middle school examination reports, issued in June 1927 and June 1928, and 2 upper school examination reports, issued in June 1928 and June 1929, all of which detail grades received.

File also contains an envelope on which is written some biographical information about George S. Lucas.

Isabella Campbell

File contains an application for a teaching position submitted by Isabella Campbell to the trustees of the Watford Public School in 1874.

Eliza Jane Carroll

File contains an application for a teaching position submitted by Eliza Carroll on behalf of her daughter Eliza Jane to the trustees of the Watford Public School in 1874.

John Mitchell

File contains an application for a teaching position submitted by John Mitchell to the trustees of the Watford Public School in 1874.

Mary W. Lamb

File contains three handwritten contracts between Mary W. Lamb and the Public School Trustees of Section No. Six in the Township of Warwick in the County of Lambton, signed December 14, 1875, December 18, 1876, and August 20, 1877.

Maggie S. Hastings

File contains a teaching contract between Maggie S. Hastings and the Public School Board of the Village of Watford, signed December 7, 1887.

Peter Smith

File contains a contract between Peter Smith and the Public School Board of the Village of Watford, signed December 27, 1888.

Elsie A. Sutherland

File contains a teaching contract between Elsie A. Sutherland and the Public School Board of the Village of Watford, signed November 9, 1888.

Ida Holbrook

File contains a teaching contract between Ida Holbrook and the Public School Board of the Village of Watford, signed January 1, 1891.

Edith Tripp

File contains a teaching contract between Edith Tripp and the Public School Board of the Village of Watford, signed January 1, 1892.

Mabel Nixon

File contains a teaching contract between Mabel Nixon and the Public School Board of the Village of Watford, signed December 16, 1893.

Contract for Janitorial Services

File contains a handwritten contract between the trustees of the Watford Public School and Thomas Malone for janitorial services in 1900. Duties included general care of the school and its grounds, removing snow and ice during the winter, and ensuring an adequate supply of wood and attending to the school's furnace.

Class Card - Western University

File contains an undated class card from Western University. The card most likely dates from between 1878 (when the Western University of London Ontario was established) and 1923 (when the university was renamed the University of Western Ontario).

Letter by a School Master

File contains a letter written by a school master in 1826 describing the troubles of early school life.

File also contains a transcription of the letter created in 1957.

Norman Found

Files contain graded high school examination papers written by Norman Found circa 1910. These papers cover all subjects and Forms.

George Fothergill (Art)

File contains two art workbooks completed by George Fothergill. These workbooks include the Public School Drawing Course and the High School Drawing Course.

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