Fonds 080 Kleskun Hill School District 3428 fonds

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Summary information

Repository: South Peace Regional Archives
Title: Kleskun Hill School District 3428 fonds
Reference code: 0080
Date: 1913-1938 (date of creation)
Physical description: 1 cm of textual records
Language: English
Dates of creation, revision and deletion: Exported from AoR and added to new database April 2022 – TD

Administrative history / Biographical sketch

Kleskun Hill School was opened in the spring of 1916 in a tent, as the school house was not complete. For the first years, school was taught from spring through fall, and holidays were during the winter. The first teacher was Miss Sarah Bennett, followed by Miss McColm and Mrs. Wilson. The teacherage at Kleskun was built at the end of World War I, and the first teacher to occupy it was Wesley Sutherland, a war vet with his English war-bride. In the early 20s, a fire destroyed the school and a vacant store building was moved from Clairmont to serve as the school. In 1937, Kleskun Hill School came under the Grande Prairie School Division. Teachers at Kleskun Hill included Jimmy Ald, Alfreda Reavley, F.G. Irwin, Mrs. Nelson, Gwen Stewart, Mr. & Mrs. Black, Delva (Brown) Murchie, Miss E.J. Roberts, Miss L.H. Johnson, Florence (Smith) Wales, Winnifred Willis, Myrtle Tolley, Mrs. M.J. Bickner, Marion Heller, Rhoda Patterson, C.M. McIntosh, and Elaine Fitzpatrick. After 1947, no teachers were available so supervisors were used and children did correspondence lessons. In the early 50s, Kleskun Hill School closed under consolidation and the pupils were vanned to larger school nearby and the school buildings and site were sold.

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 school board minutes from 1929-1938.


Title notes

  • Source of title proper: Title based on the contents of the fonds.

Restrictions on access

There are no restrictions.

Access points

  • Textual record (documentary form)
  • Education (subject)