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North Bay Teachers' College fonds
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Administration

Series documents the administration of the college including course scheduling, the management of staff, students, and property, and the discontinuation of the college. The series is arranged into subject files containing meeting minutes, timetables, oaths, agreements, staff and student lists, and correspondence.

Admissions registers

Series documents the admission of new students to North Bay Normal School/Teachers' College from 1909 to 1958. The series contains two types of registers: entrance registers, which cover the period 1909-1958, and signature and address registers, for the years 1909-1945. Entrance registers contain new students' contact and personal information, including any prior teaching experience or training. Signature and address registers contain declarations by candidates for admission that they intend to prepare for the teaching profession, as well as their contact information during the session (academic year). Registers are arranged chronologically.

An historical sketch of N.B.N.S - N.B.T.C. / 1909 - 1959

Item is a pamphlet created for the fiftieth anniversary of North Bay Normal School/Teachers' College that contains historical information about courses offered, practice teaching program, staff (including lists with dates served and some short biographies), extra-curricular activities, and enrolment numbers by year.

An historical sketch of N.B.N.S - N.B.T.C. / 1909 - 1959

Item is a pamphlet created for the fiftieth anniversary of North Bay Normal School/Teachers' College that contains historical information about courses offered, the practice teaching program, staff (including staff list with dates served and some short biographies), extra-curricular activities, and enrolment numbers by year.

Calendars

Series consists of files of academic calendars published by the Ontario Department of Education for the Ontario teachers' colleges. Calendars contain information including college addresses, staff lists, courses, programs of study and certificates offered, admission requirements, board and lodging, expenses, financial aid, and student organizations. Files are arranged chronologically.

Calendars of the teachers' colleges

File consists of academic calendars published by the Ontario Department of Education for the Ontario teachers' colleges. Calendars contain information including college addresses, staff lists, courses, programs of study and certificates offered, admission requirements, board and lodging, expenses, financial aid, and student organizations.

Calendars of the teachers' colleges

File consists of academic calendars published by the Ontario Department of Education for the Ontario teachers' colleges. Calendars contain information including college addresses, staff lists, courses, programs of study and certificates offered, admission requirements, board and lodging, expenses, financial aid, and student organizations.

Calendars of the teachers' colleges

File consists of academic calendars published by the Ontario Department of Education for the Ontario teachers' colleges. Calendars contain information including college addresses, staff lists, courses, programs of study and certificates offered, admission requirements, board and lodging, expenses, financial aid, and student organizations.

Class of 1939 - 50th anniversary reunion

File documents the 50th anniversary reunion of the graduating class of 1939, which took place May 26-28, 1989 at Pinewood Motor Inn in North Bay, Ontario. File contains news clippings, text of a speech, an evaluation summary and comments about the reunion, a newsletter, a list of donors, and photographs of participants. File also contains a booklet featuring staff and student lists, copies of photographs, and short biographies of each former student who attended the reunion.

Class reunion booklets - Classes of 1946-1965

File contains reunion booklets for: the class of 1946's 50th anniversary in 1996; class of 1949-1950's reunion in 2004; class of 1951's 40th anniversary in 1991; class of 1952-1953's 50th anniversary in 2003; class of 1958-1959 and 1959-1960's joint reunion in 2002 (includes a CD containing a powerpoint presentation); class of 1963's 40th reunion in 2003; and the class of 1964 and 1965's joint reunion (undated). Reunion booklets typically contain biographies of former students, event programs, and photos.

Creation of Faculty of Education and discontinuation of North Bay Teachers' College

File documents the integration of North Bay Teachers' College into Nipissing College, including the discontinuation of North Bay Teachers' College and the establishment of Nipissing College's Faculty of Education. File contains agreements between Nipissing College and the Minister of Education, and an order-in-council from Ontario's Executive Council Office.

Entrance register - North Bay Normal School

Entrance register contains information about new students, arranged chronologically by session (year of the school's operation). Recorded information includes: registration number, date of registration, name, birth place, date of birth, age, post office address, religious denomination, non-professional qualifications, where obtained, last place of teaching, and length of teaching experience. The register also contains a printed lists of students by academic year, loose or pasted into the margins of the register.

Event programs

File contains programs and invitations from special events, including performances (Christmas concerts, spotlight on theatre and song, variety nites), closing exercises, Remembrance Day services, Commonwealth Day assemblies, graduation ceremonies, and the jubilee celebration for the 50th anniversary of the college.

Grading

Series documents the grading of students in their courses and practice teaching placements. The series mostly consists of two types of registers: reports of grades and results (sometimes called sessional records), which document student grades by subject and their final results/standing (pass or fail), from 1909 to 1974; and training registers, which document student grades and evaluation remarks made during their practice teaching placements in local schools, from 1909 to 1954. Registers are arranged chronologically and, in the case of training registers, alphabetically by student surname.

Group portraits of Group Six, class of 1924

File contains two group portraits of Group Six of the class of 1924 that were featured in the 1923-1924 North Bay Normal School yearbook. File also contains a photocopy of the yearbook pages that serves as an identification key, as it bears the names of the men pictured.

History, title to property

File documents the granting of land for the North Bay Normal School and subsequent land disputes relating to the property. File contains: an indenture transferring plots of land from the Municipal Corporation of North Bay for the construction of the school; correspondence regarding a dispute over ownership and agricultural use of the school's property; and records relating to an application by North Bay landowners to the Board of Railway Commissioners of Canada for compensation for damages caused by construction of the Canadian Northern Railway.

File also contains two items relating to the history of the North Bay Teachers' College, a pamphlet from 1959 about the college's history, and a photocopy of an article entitled "North Bay Schools" from "The Northern Patriot" magazine, 1917.

Integration with Nipissing College

File documents the integration of North Bay Teachers' College and Nipissing University College. File contains information packages and notice to prospective students, and the minutes of a faculty meeting just after the merger.

Model school final reports

Register contains reports of student grades and final results, arranged chronologically by year. Recorded information includes: candidate name, age, gender, grade percentage by subject, totals, standing recommended, and remarks.

Normal School - North Bay - Address register

Signatures and addresses register contains signatures of candidates for admission, who by signing declare that they intend to prepare for the profession of teacher and will comply with the rules and regulations of the school. Recorded information includes: student name, register number, street address, name of keeper of boarding house, and telephone number. Arranged chronologically. Also contains printed student lists for each session (academic year).

Normal School - North Bay - Address register [i.e. entrance register]

Entrance register contains information about new students, arranged chronologically by session (year of the school's operation). Recorded information includes: registration number, date of registration, name, birth place, date of birth, age, post office address, religious denomination, non-professional qualifications, where obtained, last place of teaching, and length of teaching experience. The register also contains a printed lists of students by academic year, loose or pasted into the margins of the register.

North Bay Teachers' College corporate desk seal

Item is a corporate desk seal consisting of a seal press with two dies and used for embossing documents with the corporate seal. The seal press is made of cast iron painted black, and bears a brass plate reading, "North Bay Teachers' College." One die is made of brass, the other of steel (?). The dies feature a circular logo that consists of a stylized lamp symbol in the centre, with the words "North Bay Teachers' College" within a border around the perimeter. The seal is in the original cardboard box, stamped on the bottom "Supplied by Newsome & Gilbert Limited / 177 Front St. East / Toronto, Ontario M5A 3S2" with "2234" annotated.

North Bay Teachers' College crest patch

Item is a patch featuring the crest of the college. Patch is embroidered with metallic wire and coloured fabrics, and is mounted on a square of black felt. The crest features the provincial shield of Ontario surmounted by a burning oil lamp with the college's motto "Docendo Discimus" ("By teaching, we learn") underneath. The shield is enclosed by a scroll reading "North Bay Teachers' College."

North Bay Teachers' College fonds

  • CA ON00408 F001
  • Fonds
  • 1902-2003, predominant 1909-1974

Fonds consists of records generated by North Bay Teachers' College while carrying out activities relating to the provision of post-secondary teacher education in North Bay. The fonds documents activities such as administration (including human resources and property management), admissions, and grading of students. The fonds also documents student life through yearbooks, event programs, and student magazines, as well as class reunions of college alumni. Most of the records were created or accumulated during the years of the college's existence (1909-1973), although some records (such as the alumni class reunion booklets) appear to have been added at a later date because they relate to the the college.

The fonds is arranged into six series according to documentary form or activity. Several files and items are not part of any series, as they do not relate to a common activity or share a documentary form. Records are mostly textual and principle documentary forms include registers of admissions and grades, yearbooks, academic calendars, and alumni class reunion booklets.

North Bay Teachers' College

Oaths of allegiance and of office register

Item is a register recording oaths of allegiance and office taken by staff, arranged alphabetically by surname. The register includes name, classification (job title), date of oath, and the name of official who administered the oath.

Photographs

Photographs document college building and student extra-curricular activities such as clubs, teams, and parties. Contents include black and white reproduction prints of photographs (many probably reproduced from yearbooks), and two colour photographs of the school building in downtown North Bay prior to the construction of the attached Ministry of Correctional Services building in the 1990s. Contents are not arranged in any discernible order.

Records re. extra-mural students

Item is a register of grades, possibly of student teachers while on placement in local schools. Register is arranged chronologically and includes: date, location, name of observing [teacher?], grades for each subject, date report sent to Department, and comments.

Report of grades and final results

Register contains student sessional records, arranged chronologically. Recorded information includes: Student name, address, age, sex, grades by course, result (successful or unsuccessful), MAQ, and intelligence quotient (IQ).

Signatures and addresses

Signatures and addresses register contains signatures of candidates for admission, who by signing declare that they intend to prepare for the profession of teacher and will comply with the rules and regulations of the school. Recorded information includes: student name, register number, street address, name of keeper of boarding house, and telephone number. Arranged chronologically. Also contains printed student lists for each session (academic year).

Staff and student lists

File contains attendance sheets (?) with lists of college staff and students. File also contains copies of a student list with photographs of each student.

Today I visit

Item is an essay describing a visit to the North Bay Teachers' College which included a tour of the building and interviews with faculty and staff. The item is likely the transcript of a radio broadcast, as it is printed on letterhead of CFCH North Bay, a local radio station.

Training register

Register contains reports on students' criticism and lessons taught, arranged chronologically and alphabetically by last name of student. Recorded information includes: date, form, teacher (evaluating teacher's name), percent, and remarks.

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