CA ACU ARC C0007
- 1906, 1911, 1923-1950 (Creation)
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Extent and medium
37 cm of textual records. -- 2 micro audiotape cassettes. -- 9 photographs
Name of creator
The Normal School, which offered a teacher-training programme, commenced classes in the Central School in Calgary in 1906, and moved to a new building at 6th Street W. and 4th Avenue in 1908. The School was renamed Calgary Normal School in 1913, and in 1922 it moved from the centre of the city to the third floor of the Provincial Institute of Technology and Arts' west wing. In 1939 the School was temporarily moved to the King Edward School but in 1946 it was moved back to the "Tech". In 1945 teacher-training schools in Alberta were integrated into the Faculty of Education of the University of Alberta in Edmonton. The Calgary Normal School became the Calgary Branch of the Faculty of Education of the University of Alberta and offered the first two years of a Bachelor of Education degree. George J. Bryan was the School's first principal and served from 1906 to 1909. Subsequent incumbents were W.H. Thompson (1909-1911); E.W. Coffin, Acting Principal (1911-1912); W.G. Carpenter (1912-?); Ernest W. Coffin (1936-1939); William Harper Swift (1940-1942); Gerald Manning (1943-1946); Dr. Clarence Sansom, Director (1946-1947); and A.L. Doucette, Director of Calgary Branch, (1947-1961).
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Scope and content
Collection consists of Calgary Normal School yearbooks: Sourvenir (1911); The Comet (1923-1924, 1924-1925); The Yearbook (1926-1927); The Normal Light (1927-1928); Year book (1928-1929, 1930-1931, 1931-1932); The Optimist (1932-1933); The Normal Broadcast (1933-1934); and The Chinook (1934-1945). Includes "Chronicle", popularly known as the "Domesday Book", created by Normal School students and including valedictory speeches, essays on each school year, and a chronicle of events from 1906 to 1936. Also includes photographs of school choirs and choral society (1938, 1941-1943); a recorded interview with teacher, Mr. [V.] Graham; a photograph of the first class (1906); and miscellany.
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Conditions governing access
Administrative records are restricted for a period of 15 years as authorized under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
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Related units of description
For yearbooks - see accession 00.002
For Chronicle - see accession 00.003
For photos of Normal School Choir and class - see accession 91.023
For photocopies of original photographs of class of 1939, and class photo of 55th anniversary reunion 1937-1938 - see accession 2003.039
For panoramic photograph of the Calgary Normal School class of 1928-1929, see 2008.054.