Junior Red Cross (North Bay Teachers' College)

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Type of entity

Corporate body

Authorized form of name

Junior Red Cross (North Bay Teachers' College)

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Description area

Dates of existence

[192-]-[after 1956]

History

The Junior Red Cross was a student service organization at North Bay Teachers' College. It was a branch of the Junior Red Cross organization, which was founded in Geneva in 1919 as the youth arm of the international humanitarian Red Cross movement. Branches of the Junior Red Cross were established around the world and had as a common goal the promotion for youth of health, citizenship, community service, and international understanding. In Canada, branches were mainly established in primary school classrooms under the guidance of teachers. Canadian teacher training institutions also set up Junior Red Cross branches, including North Bay Normal School/Teachers' College. The dates of the establishment and dissolution of the North Bay Teachers' College branch are unknown.

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Functions, occupations and activities

The main function of the North Bay Teachers' College branch was to help student teachers at the college better understand the Junior Red Cross organization so as to be able to establish and oversee branches in the schools they would teach at after graduation. The function of the Junior Red Cross movement as a whole was the promotion amongst youth of health, citizenship, community service, and international understanding. Activities included fundraising for charitable causes, and health education campaigns and presentations.

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Relationships area

Related entity

North Bay Teachers' College (1909-1973)

Identifier of the related entity

NUCCASC-AR0005

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

[192-]-[after 1956]

Description of relationship

North Bay Teachers' College hosted a branch of the Junior Red Cross, the membership of which was drawn from the college's student body.

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Authority record identifier

NUCCASC-AR0011

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Nipissing University and Canadore College Archives and Special Collections

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Rules for Archival Description (2008)

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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Created November 17, 2014

Language(s)

  • English

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Sources

Sheehan, Nancy M. “Junior Red Cross in the Schools: An International Movement, a Voluntary Agency, and Curriculum Change.” Curriculum Inquiry Vol. 17, No. 3 (Autumn 1987): 247-266

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