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Election materials

Series consists of flyers, posters, booklets, official forms and documents, correspondence, and newspaper articles regarding Patrick O'Neill's role as presiding officer at a polling station in the 1918 Irish election, his campaign in the 1920 election for county councillors, and his campaigns in the 1921 and 1929 general elections. Series also includes correspondence regarding the Boundary Commission, O'Neill's decision to take his seat in parliament in 1926, the creation of the National League of the North, and his decision to retire. Series is arranged chronologically.

Thesis

Series consists of a draft of Teresa V. O'Neill's thesis and correspondence related to the thesis.

Executrix correspondence

Series consists of correspondence with researchers and the Public Record office of Northern Ireland regarding Patrick O'Neill's political papers, as well as genealogical information and newspaper articles relating to Patrick O'Neill's political career, the Crown Hotel, and Teresa O'Neill.

Correspondence with constituents

Series consists of Patrick O'Neill's correspondence with constituents, supporters, and government ministers in his role as MP for County Down (and later Mourne division) regarding the concerns of his constituency, including: inquiries relating to pensions, licenses, and agricultural subsidies; filling appointed and hired positions such as Postmaster, Inspector for Ministry of Education, or members of the Royal Ulster Constabulary; amendments of acts and bills (relating to public utilities, transportation, agriculture and fisheries, for example); issues such as temperance and gerrymandering; and matters relating to the development of nationalist politics, such as the creation of the National League and the activities of the Ancient Order of the Hibernians. Series also includes notes, official documents, and newspaper articles regarding the affairs of his constituency. Series is divided into the following sub-series: 1. Correspondence with constituents, 1926-1928 2. Correspondence with constituents, 1935-1936. Sub-series are arranged alphabetically by correspondent or subject. Although Patrick O'Neill sat in parliament from 1921-1938, this fonds contains only correspondence records for the years 1926-1928 and 1935-1936. It is not known at this time where the other records reside; some may be found at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland.

Collected materials

Series consists of press cuttings, booklets, pamphlets, census reports, and correspondence, which Patrick O'Neill collected during his political career, relating to affairs in the town of Warrenpoint and his wider constituency of County Down as well as national issues including the Anglo-Irish dispute and the partition of Ireland. Series includes materials created predominantly during the period from 1920 to 1936, with some correspondence from 1875 to 1920.

Personal Memorabilia

Series consists of personal correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, and other memorabilia that Patrick O'Neill collected during his political career and in his personal life, including relics of St. Anthony and St. Oliver Plunket contained within a leather pouch.

Correspondence

This series includes correspondence, including: correspondence with colleagues and friends, such as Pelham Edgar, Edward Killoran Brown, Martha Eugenie Perry, and Desmond Pacey; correspondence with his wife, Viola Pratt (1924-1955), and his daughter, Claire Pratt (1933–1959); correspondence with family members, including brothers James Charles Spurgeon [Jim] and Calvert Coates [Cal] Pratt; and birthday cards and telegrams

Previously recorded but missing: 2 outgoing letters to Peggy Brown, dated 1951 (originals with photocopies); 1 incoming letter from C.A. Chant. dated 1940 (photocopy); 1 incoming letter from James Reaney, dated 1954 (photocopy); various letters from Brother Conrad

Pratt, Edwin Dove John

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.

Isabel Harris

Series contains three books produced by Isabel Harris as a student Kindergartener in London, Ontario during the 1901-1902 academic year. Series also contains a copy of the 1906 edition of Froebel's "Mother Play and Nursery Songs."

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.

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).

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.

Memoranda

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

Articles

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

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.

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.

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.

Program Administration

Series contains documents related to the operation of the National Farm Radio Forum. These documents include meeting minutes, correspondence, reports, surveys, broadcast programming, and copies of Farm Forum Guides.

Program Development

Series contains records related to program development from the 1960s. This program development included the Agriculture Rehabilitation and Development Administration as well as a committee exploring the future of the Farm Radio Forum.

Rural Sociology

Series contains records on the subject of rural sociology. These records include reports, conference transcripts, articles, studies, correspondence, surveys, pamphlets, newsletters, and a bibliography.

Certificates

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

Teaching Appointments

Series contains materials related to the hire of teachers in Ontario schools.

Series contains two subseries: letters of application and teaching contracts.

School Administration

Series contains records related to the operation of schools. These records include meeting minutes, school accounts, student rolls, grades, correspondence, inspection reports, examination papers, contracts, insurance policies, leases, and bylaws.

Student Work

Series contains work produced by students at Ontario schools from the mid-1800s to the mid-1900s. Student work includes compositions and examination papers written by students, artwork produced by students, and workbooks from across all subjects.

Series contains four subseries according to type of student work.

Lucile Dowsett Materials

Series contains materials belonging to Lucile Dowsett, an Ontario teacher during the Great Depression. These materials include an event programme, a copy of department resolutions, a Normal School lesson card, an examination schedule, examination papers, and teaching newsletters.

R. Douglas Lloyd Materials

Series contains materials belonging to R. Douglas Lloyd as a pupil at Oriole Park School Toronto. These materials include a Junior 4th Form report card from Oriole Park School, a book cover, a workbook (likely from Senior 2nd Form), and a spelling book.

A. L. Humphreys Materials

Series contains materials belonging to A. L. Humphreys as a student at Toronto Normal School. Materials in this series include correspondence, certificates, blank report cards, and an examination timetable.

Judith and Elizabeth St. John Materials

Series contains materials belonging to Judith and Elizabeth St. John. These materials include a medal "For Healthy Toronto," event programmes and invitations, certificates, newspaper clippings, class notes on health, and a photograph.

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