Archival Resources

The HES Archives Committee has created these lists of archival resources from suggestions made by the HES membership. The Committee encourages members to continue to build on these resources by suggesting additional collections or archive sites. Please contact Mary Ann Dzuback, Archives Committee chair, at: with your additions or suggestions.

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Toronto District School Board Archives

The TDSB's collection is very impressive: there some real gems in the collection, including student record cards and the complete records of the Home and School Association. There are, however, few finding aids. One was published in 1977 that is actually pretty good.

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Vancouver School Board

On-line Sources

--BC Archives research note on schools-related records, issued periodically

-- a web site on schools entitled “The Homeroom”, edited by Patrick Dunae

See also: Patrick A. Dunae, The School Record: A Guide to Government Archives Relating to Education in British Columbia, 1852-1946  (1990)

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The Education Heritage Museum

A project digitizing samples of artifacts and teaching materials used by teachers in classrooms across Canada.  The digitizing project is ongoing and contains a great variety of artifacts in the collection.  Eventually it will contain an audio component of interviews with retired teachers and film/ video materials.

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