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Title:
West Calgary Home and School Association fonds

Date(s):
1942-1959

Physical Description:
25 cm of textual records

History:
The original West Calgary Home and School Association was organized in Calgary, Alberta in 1942. In 1949, the membership decided to split into two locals, the West Calgary Home and School Association based at West Calgary School, and the Rocky View Home and School Association serving the quonset and cottage schools. The WCHSA continued in operation until 1958, when it disbanded due to the closure of West Calgary School. Issues of concern to the parents and teachers included the establishment of a rural health unit, sanitary water supply and toilet facilities, safe playground apparatus, traffic safety, improved teacher training and recruitment, and various fund-raising activities.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of constitution, minutes, membership lists, correspondence, financial records, pamphlets and newsclippings. Includes records regarding the Alberta Federation of Home and School Associations.

Source of Acquisition:
Gift of Mrs. Roy McPherson, 1979.

Language:
The material is in English.

Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.

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

View finding aid / scanned documents:
http://www.glenbow.org/collections/search/findingAids/archhtm/wchs.cfm

Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-2061

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