Fonds F0195 - Berry Creek School Division No. 1 fonds

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CA ACU GBA F0195

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Berry Creek School Division No. 1 fonds

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  • 1910-1942, predominant 1910-1933 (Creation)

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3 m of textual records

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The area surrounding Hanna, Cessford and Youngstown, which comprises the Berry Creek Division, was one of the last areas in Alberta settled by homesteaders. School districts were established in the area from about 1910 to the mid-1920s. The drought of the 1920s forced the widespread abandonment of homesteads and created a crisis for the schools. In 1933, the districts were merged into the first large unit of administration in Alberta, which allowed school services to be improved.

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Gifts of J.A. Lukey, Grant MacEwan, and Shirley Kadatz, 1958-2013.

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  • The fonds consists of minute books, correspondence and cashbooks of the school districts which were consolidated into the Berry Creek Division. Also includes divisional correspondence (1934-1935).
  • RECORDS RELATED TO THE FOLLOWING SCHOOL DISTRICTS ARE IN THIS FONDS. SEE INVENTORY FOR DETAILS: Arlington, Berry Creek, Blood Indian, Britannia, Brown, Carolside, Cessford, Circle Ranch, Cliffdale, Cobblestone, Connorsville, Corinth, Creole Belle, Creslow, Crocus Plains, Dalkeith, Dominion, Dorothy, Dowker, Dry Coulee, East Berry, Eden, Forcina, Fish Lake, Fraserton, Galarneauville, Halladay, Homestead Coulee, Hunting Hill, Hutton, Jennings, Idylwilde, Keystone, Kingsdale, Kitchener, Langford, Leland, Lexington, Locksley, Luciana, Lusitania, Lydia, Lyman, Manitoulin, Mapleine, Merrit, Mizpah, Niles, Pandora, Parks Prairie, Parr, P.K., Rainbow, Ranton, Rebel Creek, Richview, Rose Lynn, Ruth, Shaudleith, Silver Leaf, Square Deal, St. Eloi, St. Quentin, Stewartville, Sunny Alberta, Sunnynook, Sunny Valley, Swan, Thackeray, Veford, Wardlow and Wilford. TOWNS: Bassano, Big Stone, Brooks, Burfield, Cabin Lake, Carolside, Cessford, Chinook, Delia, Dorothy, Finnegan, Flowerdale, Hand Hills, Hanna, Hawksdale, Hutton, Lonebutte, Pollockville, Richdale, Steveville, Sunnynook, and Youngstown.

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The material is in English.

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