Fonds 227 Peoria East School District 4885 fonds

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Summary information

Repository: South Peace Regional Archives
Title: Peoria East School District 4885 fonds
Reference code: 0227
Date: 1943-1956 (date of creation)
Physical description: 2.5 cm of textual records
Language: English
Dates of creation, revision and deletion: Processed by Mary Nutting
Exported from AoR and added to new database May 2022 – TD

Administrative history / Biographical sketch

In 1941 the area served by the Mersey School was split into two districts: Mersey and East Peoria. A new school and a barn was built on the corner of N. E. ¼ 28-76-2-W6. School opened in 1942 with Miss Amanda Kandt, teacher. Since teachers were in short supply during the war years, the Department of Education licensed high school graduates as supervisors for correspondence course. In 1956, Dr. Thompson, Superintendent of Schools, and Mr. Christensen, Wanham board member, met to outline plans for centralization. Students would be bussed to Wanham which was to include a high school. The school was later used as a community center for a time.

Custodial history

The records were preserved and given to the Spirit River School Division No. 47 sometime after it was formed in 1940. Peace Wapiti School Division assumed responsibility for this division in 1994 and the records were deposited in the Grande Prairie Regional Archives in 2003.

Scope and content

The fonds consists of 9 Daily Registers from 1943-1956, records of the following teachers: Amanda Kandt, Elaine MacDonald (Dick), Esther Robertson, Miss L. Rambo, Ma Rtin Fritz, N.D.Shmyr, and Mr. S. Falebrenza


Title notes

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

Restrictions on access

There are no restrictions on access.


No accruals are expected.

Access points

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