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OISE Library Education Ephemera collection
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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.

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.

Janet Grieve

File contains a Pupil's Certificate from the Public Schools of the County of Waterloo issued April 28, 1880, certifying that Janet Grieve has passed the promotion examination and was being promoted to the Senior Third Class.

Frank Sampson

File contains three certificates issued to Frank Sampson:

1) A Certificate of Merit issued by the City of Toronto Public Schools in June 1892, for proficiency in the combined examination of public school pupils;
2) A certificate from the Collegiate Institutes and High Schools of Ontario, issued in July 1893, certifying that Frank Sampson had passed the entrance exam; and
3) A certificate issued by the Trustees of the Collegiate Institutes of the City of Toronto on 20 July 1893, awarding Frank Sampson a scholarship for two years of free study.

John L. Sharp

File contains a certificate issued July 14, 1906, certifying that John L. Sharp had passed the entrance examination to enroll in a collegiate institute, high school, or continuation school.

John M. Corkindale

File contains a certificate issued September 1, 1917, attesting that John M. Corkindale had completed the requirements (i.e. passed the entrance examination) to enroll in a collegiate institute, high school, or continuation school.

Teaching Appointments

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

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

James E. Burchell

File contains a letter to a public school trustee of the Township of Marlborough applying to a teaching position. The trustee's response was written on the reverse of the page.

Martha Corry

File contains two handwritten teaching contracts between Martha Corry and the Public School Trustees of Section No. Six in the Township of Warwick in the County of Lambton, signed November 2, 1875 and December 18, 1876.

William Johnston

File contains a teaching contract between William Johnston and the Trustees of School Section No. Six in the Township of Warwick and Village of Watford, signed November 2, 1875.

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