Fonds P017 - St. Helen's School fonds

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St. Helen's School fonds

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  • Source of title proper: Title based on contents of fonds.
  • Variations in title: Previously known as the Dunham Ladies College Papers.

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CA ETRC P017

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  • 1879-1972, 2020 (Creation)

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0.35 l.m. of textual records. - 65 photographs : b&w. - 1 artefact (sash).

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The founding of St. Helen's School (as Dunham Ladies' College), by the Reverend Ashton Oxenden, Bishop of the Diocese of Montreal of the Church of England, dates to 1875, though it did not open its doors until 1878. Administered by a corporation composed of clergymen and lay people, Dunham Ladies' College encountered many financial problems and had to close from 1885 to 1888 and from 1890 to 1894. In 1913, with the College still facing financial difficulties, the Corporation leased it to the then principal, Miss Wade, at her request. Now under the management of a board of governors, Dunham Ladies' College was renamed St. Helen's School. In 1972, St. Helen's School was closed down after almost a century of existence.

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The fonds contains source material on the operations, organization, students, and curriculum of Dunham Ladies' College and St. Helen's School from 1879 to 2020. It consists largely of material from the Dunham Ladies' College period. It is comprised of the following series : Constitution and By-laws (1906), Annual Reports ([190-]-1971), Financial Resources (1901-1918), Student Achievements (1894-1912, 1941-1951), Calendars (1879-1964), St. Helen's School Magazine (1945-1954), Margaret Armour (1946-1948, 1972, 2020) and Miscellaneous Documents (1894-[195-?]).

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The documents were donated in 1977 by Alan W. Jones, a professor in the Faculty of Education of Bishop's University. Additional material was donated in 2020 by Margaret Armour Sellers.

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The documents had file marks. These were disregarded in order to respect classification system used for other fonds.

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  • English

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The documents are in English.

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Previously known as Dunham Ladies' College Papers.
Title based on contents of fonds.
The documents were donated in 1977 by Alan W. Jones, a professor in the Faculty of Education of Bishop's University.
The documents had file marks. These were disregarded in order to respect classification system used for other fonds.
The documents are in English.

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Finding aid prepared using Rules for Archival Description (RAD).

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28 janvier, 2016

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