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Foothills School Division No. 38 fonds


Physical Description:
23.7 m of textual records. -- 32 architectural plans. -- 1 photograph

Foothills School Division No. 38 was established in 1938 as part of the Alberta government's scheme of school district consolidation. Seventy-eight small school districts in the area encompassing Okotoks, Millarville, Black Diamond, Nanton, Vulcan and Arrowwood were amalgamated to form the Division. The office is in High River. In 1929, prior to the establishment of the Division, the provincial government embarked on a pilot project for the school division system. Turner Valley School District, an amalgamation of five districts, was formed. This enlarged district was so efficient that it did not join Foothills School Division until 1963. The High River School District also remained autonomous until it joined the Division in 1968.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of minutes, secretary-treasurer's files and attendance registers of the Division; and minutes, attendance registers, correspondence, financial records and tax assessment rolls of the school districts which became part of the Division. Includes architectural plans of rural schools.
RECORDS RELATED TO THE FOLLOWING SCHOOL DISTRICTS ARE IN THIS FONDS. SEE INVENTORY FOR DETAILS: Alexandra, Allan, Antrim, Arrowwood, Arthur, Ballyhamage, Berrywater, Big Hill, Big Rock, Black Diamond, Blackie, Blind Creek, Braemar, Braeside, Bragg Creek, Brant, C.C. Hutterite Colony, Cameron Coulee, Cayley, Cottage, Cottonwood, Davisburg, Derry, Dinton, Elite, Elmdale, Emerson, Ensign, Fosk, Frankland, Gladys, Glenmede, Glenview, Hartell, Harvey, Herronton, High River, Highland, Highview, Highwood, Hillcrest, La Jarra, La Salle, Last Chance, Lineham, Little Bow, Longview, MacMillan Hutterite, Maple Leaf, Marshall, Mayview, Meadow Bank, Melrose, Mercury, Midnapore, Millarville, Mosquito Creek, Mossleigh, New Dunbow, North Turner Valley, Okotoks, Orange Valley, Panima, Peel Coulee, Pine Canyon, Plain Valley, Pleasant Grove, Pleasant Plains, Priddis, Prospect Slope, Red Cross, Red Deer Lake, Reid Hill, Richmond Hill, Ridgeview, Rockafellow, Round Mound, Royalties, Sand Pit, Sharon, Sheep Creek, Skye Glenn, South Turner Valley, Springdale, Stormount, Sunny Glen, Sunny Lake, Sunset Valley, Thigh Hill, Tongue Creek, Trego, Turner Valley, Union Jack, Uphill, Vulcan, Westoe, Wilderman, Windsor, Windy Hill and Zephyr.

Source of Acquisition:
Gifts of the Foothills School Division, Town of Okotoks and private collectors, 1959-1999.

The material is in English.

No restrictions on access.

Finding Aids:
Inventory available. Please consult before requesting material.

View finding aid / scanned documents:

Other records of the Foothills School Division are held by the Museum of the Highwood.

Further additions expected.

Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-1915-(8-9), M-1990, M-1991, M-1992, M-1999, M-2007, M-2012, M-2016, M-6051, M-6435, M-8066, M-8739, NA-5308

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