Series S06 - Yearbooks

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  • Textual record
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CA ON00408 F001-S06

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  • 1913 - 1973 (Creation)

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Physical description

60 cm of textual records (60 yearbooks)
11 photographs : b&w and sepia toned

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Series consists of yearbooks prepared by the students of North Bay Normal School / Teachers' College, and photographs that were used in the design of yearbooks.

Yearbooks contain: lists of staff, students, and practice teaching placements; membership lists of student teams, clubs, and committees; messages from administrators and valedictorians; advertisements; and a variety of student literary compositions including poems, essays, short stories, jokes, editorials, biographical tributes, and accounts of club activities, parties, trips, and other social and special events. Yearbooks also contain illustrations and photographs and photomontages of school staff, students, clubs, sports teams, committees, and events.

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  • English

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    Location of originals

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    Digitized images (in PDF format) of the yearbooks are available online on the <a href="" target="_blank">"North Bay Normal School (NBNS)" page</a> of the website of Nipissing University's defunct Institute for Community Studies and Oral History (ICSOH)/Centre for Community and Oral History (CCOH).

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    General note

    There were several changes to the titles of the yearbook over the years. From 1913-1952, the title was simply "North Bay Normal School year book." From 1952-1954 the title was "Polaris," then for the 1954-1955 yearbook it was changed to "Aurora Borealis," and then to "Vox Borealis" for the 1955-1956 yearbook. The title was changed back to "Polaris" the next year (1956-1957) and stayed that until the final yearbook was issued (1972-1973).

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    There are two copies of each yearbook, except for the 1958-1959 yearbook, for which there is only one bound photocopy.

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    Nipissing University and Canadore College Archives and Special Collections

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    Rules of Archival Description (2008)


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    Dates of creation, revision and deletion

    Created November 3, 2014 by Peter Houston

    Language of description

    • English

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