Fonds glen-2027 - St. Hilda's School for Girls fonds

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St. Hilda's School for Girls fonds

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GLEN glen-2027

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  • 1905-1963, predominant 1924-1950 (Creation)
    St. Hilda's School for Girls

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25 cm of textual records. -- 4 photographs

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Bow Valley School, a Protestant boarding school for girls, was opened in Calgary, Alberta in 1904. At the suggestion of Bishop Pinkham, it was moved to Anglican church property and renamed St. Hilda's College after the girl's school in England. The curriculum stressed the humanities with an emphasis on languages, social studies, art, music and religious instruction. Physical education featured tennis and gymnastics, and sewing and mending were taught on Saturdays. In 1924, it became a non-denominational school and changed its name to St. Hilda's School for Girls. Principals of the school included Mrs. Gerrie-Smith, Laura Shibly, Dorothy Cleveland, Sara Macdonald, and Beatrice Shand. Marion Chattey was the head matron for many years. The school closed in 1949. For further information see the chapter about St. Hilda's in Nil Nisi Optimum : The History of Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School / Sharon Mercer. -- Calgary : Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School, 2005, p. 8-31.

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Most of the records were stored at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce from 1950 to 1985 when they were transferred to the Glenbow.

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The fonds consists of minutes, financial statements, general correspondence and newsclippings. Includes photographs of the buildings and pupils. RECORDS RELATED TO THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS ARE ALSO IN THIS FONDS. SEE INVENTORY FOR DETAILS: R.C. Carlile, Miss D. Cleveland, J.B.Corbett, Rev. Canon James, Sara E.G. MacDonald, J.E.A. Macleod, and Beatrice E.G. Shand.

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Gifts of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and P.J. Vaucher, 1974, 1985.


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  • The material is in English.

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The papers of Beatrice Shand are also held at Glenbow.

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Record No. M-3163;M-7312;PA-1661<br><br>

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