Collection uofc-74 - Calgary Normal School collection

Normal class Fall term 07 Provincial Normal School Calgary, Alberta 1928-29 Calgary Normal School 1920-1921 Calgary Normal School hockey team "Peggy and the Pirate" musical operetta played by Normal School students of Calgary, Al... yearbook1930-page06.jpg yearbook1930-page07.jpg yearbook1930-page08.jpg yearbook1930-page09.jpg yearbook1930-page10.jpg
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Calgary Normal School collection

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CA ACU ARC uofc-74

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37 cm of textual records and other material

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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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Choir photographs were donated by Marilyn Jensen, daughter of music teacher.

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Consists of Calgary Normal School yearbooks: Yearbook (1923-1924, 1926-1932); Comet (1924-1925); Optimist (1932-1933); Normal Broadcast (1933-1934); and 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 class photographs(1907, 1920-1921), 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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Includes 11 photographs, 2 audio tape cassettes, and 2 collages.

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Photocopy of "Domesday Book" available for reference purposes.

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Calgary Normal School Souvenir, 1909 is available at the University of Alberta Archives. The Calgary Normal School Souvenir, 1925-1926 and Calgary Normal School Yearbook, 1926-1927 are available at the Glenbow Library.

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Record No. UARC 00.002, 00.003, 2006.049<br><br>

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