Fonds 072 Chatham School District 3638 fonds

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Summary information

Repository: South Peace Regional Archives
Title: Chatham School District 3638 fonds
Reference code: 0072
Date: 1918-1937 (date of creation)
Physical description: 1 cm of textual records
Dates of creation, revision and deletion: Added to new database Feb. 2022 – SF

Administrative history / Biographical sketch

Chatham School District was formed in 1916, and for the first few years classes were taught in borrowed quarters: a vacant house for the 1916-1917 term, and then in the U.F.A. hall which was built in 1918. The school was built in 1925 by George and Orville Jensen. It operated until 1948, when the students were bussed to Sexsmith.

Teachers were Agnes Ferris, Miss B. Hallet, Miss C.H. Johnston, Ethel Turner, Marion Morrison, Margaret O’Neill, George Grover, Miss S. Olson, Mis Frewing, Miss M. Wheatley, Gertrude Brightwell, Olive Adsett, Ruth Axelson, Milton Robertson, Miss M. Meiklejohn, Alice Hettinger, Miss M. R. Burton, Miss Jean Fraser-Smith, Miss M. Jaque, Shirley Love and Alice Samuelson (supervisor).

Custodial history

The District School Board handed in their records to the County of Grande Prairie School Division No. 14. In 1991, the County deposited them on loan with the Provincial Archives, and in 2000 these records were transferred to the Grande Prairie Regional Archives by permanent donation.

Scope and content

The fonds consists of one minute book from the school board.