Fonds ath-1856 - Athabasca School District 839 fonds

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Athabasca School District 839 fonds

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Athabasca School Division No. 42, Athabasca School District 839

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CA ATH ath-1856

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  • 1938 (Creation)
    Athabasca School Division No.42
  • 1903-1958 (Creation)
    Athabaska Landing School District 839

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2.39 m of textual records. - 24 blueprints

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Athabaska Landing School District 839 was formed in 1903. The name was later changed to the Athabasca School District 839. The Athabasca School Division No. 42, which included 86 school districts, was formed by Order in Council on October 22, 1938. In Jan. 1959 the County of Athabasca No.12 was formed combing the M.D. of Athabasca No.103 (formed in 1947) and the Athabasca School Division No.42.

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The fonds consists of materials created by the Athabasca School District 839 between 1903 and 1958. The fonds consists of minutes of school trustee meetings of Athabasca School District 839 from 1903-1945, correspondence,trustee nomination papers, reports of school inspectors and attendance officers, estimates, inventories, job applications, and financial records. There is a 1955 map of Athabasca School Division No.42, a copy of the 1937 Alberta School Act and Athabasca school registers from 1927-28, 1930 - 1935, 1941, 1942, 1943. The blueprints include the following schools: Ellscott, Calling Lake, Granville, Lahaieville, Perryvale, Rocky Ridge, Silver Fox, Smith, Spurfield and Twin Spruce as well as teacherages, toilets and a coal shed. There are partial sets of school registers for the following schools: Athabasca, Big Coulee, Boyle, Clover View, Crerar, Ellscott, Flat Creek, Forest, Forest View, Forfar, Gamefield, George Lake, Granville, Hondo, Meanook, Narrow Lake, Otter Creek, Parkhurst, Ranch, Rodger's Chapter, Silver Fox, Smith, Smoky Creek, South Athabasca, Winding Trail, Warren,and Youngville.

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86.34 was donated by Art Thomson; 91.33 was donated by the County of Athabasca, 91.39 was donated by Jake and Iris Burritt, 20.06 was donated by Aspen View Public School Division No. 78.


20.06 is in consecutive order from December 1938 to December 1954

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  • The material is in English.

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The Athabasca School District 839 minutes from 1903-1945 are available on microfilm, also. See acc. 89.01

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Inventory available for 85.51

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Record No. 85.51 Files 1-39, Files 40-43 are OS (oversized); 85.117, 86.34; 89.01, 91.33 (Boxes 31, 32, 45, 50, 54, 56, 57, 62, 63); 91.39; 20.06 files 1 - 15, box no. 20.06

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