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Accession Number: 01-1002

Title

Peterborough Normal School collection. -- 1930, 1933, [193-?]. -- 1 cm of textual records. -- 1 photograph : 14 negatives.

Biography / History

Peterborough Normal School was officially opened on September 15, 1908 and operated until the late 1960's. The school was located in Peterborough, Ontario, and several hundred teachers were trained there over the years of operation. The first principal was Duncan Walker.

Custodial History

Unknown

Scope and Content

This collection consists of 14 photograph negatives of Peterborough Normal School, undated, and portraying people and the grounds of the school. The negatives are enclosed in a J.J. Gilfillan, Orono, Ontario, photographer's envelope, with the name Calvin Hamm, Orono, Ontario written on it. Calvin Hamm was born on March 28, 1909 at Orono, son of Ernest Hamm and Florence Hughson. He was appointed Principal of the Morley Consolidated School at Stratton in September 1935 and received his B.A. at Western University in June 1943. He later taught high school in Fort Frances (taken from a typed information enclosure which accompanies the collection). Also included is a Peterborough Normal School Christmas Card, undated; a Peterborough Normal School Literary Society invitation, 1930; and a photograph of the "Floating Bridge, Bridgenorth, Chemong Lake, 1933."

Notes

Title based on the contents of the collection.

This collection was donated by an unknown source.

Restrictions: N

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