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Beatrice Shand fonds

1929-1965, predominant 1938-1949

Physical Description:
31 cm of textual records. -- ca. 175 photographs

Beatrice E.G. Shand, 1888-1978, was born in Windsor, Nova Scotia, the eldest of five daughters. She was educated at Acadia Girls School and King's College, and then worked as a teacher in eastern Canada. In the early 1930s she was headmistress of the International School in Yokohama, Japan. In 1937 she moved to Calgary, Alberta where she served as headmistress of St. Hilda's School for Girls until it closed in 1949. During her time at St. Hilda's, the number of students increased from 82 to over 100, and the number of boarders from 11 to 39. She subsequently taught in Ottawa. She retired to Windsor, where her youngest sister, Katharine Shand, cared for her until her death.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of records related to her time as headmistress of St. Hilda's, including school diaries (1945-1949); "Ammonite" yearbooks (1938-1949); a scrapbook (1938-1944); her nature notebook (1929-1948); a guestbook (1944-1948); newsclippings; photographs of the school, students and school activities; exam results; a songbook; and a play written by Miss Shand.

Source of Acquisition:
Gift of Virginia Churchill Smith, 1997-2005.

The material is in English.

No restrictions on access.

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

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Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-8533, PA-3657

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