Fonds - Booth Memorial School fonds

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Booth Memorial School fonds

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  • 1925-1988, predominant 1925 - 1945 (Creation)
    Booth Memorial School (Prince Rupert, B.C.)

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12 cm of textual records
105 photographs
1 videocassette

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(1921 - 1999)

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Booth School was located on Hays Cove Circle in Prince Rupert, BC and was completed in 1921. It was named after Sergeant William Booth who was killed on August 11, 1921 while trying to stop a runaway wagon and team of horses that had several children on it. Booth Memorial was an elementary school for grades 1 through 8 and became a junior-senior high school in 1938. An addition was built beside the school in 1951. In 1960, it became the junior high school after the Prince Rupert Senior Secondary School was opened that same year. The original school was torn down in September 1969. In August 1999, demolition of the gym commenced and part of the old school was used as a school maintenance building. A new school, Lax Kxeen Elementary School, was opened on the original Booth Memorial School site on May 10, 2001.

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Annual reports were donated by Carole Rugg for School District 52 on July 23, 1985. John Wilson donated photographs July 23, 1990. School attendance registers were kept at King Edward Elementary School and donated in September 1990. Phylis Bowman donated a photograph July 17 1992. Skip Cronck donated principal reports in June 28 2000, seal & stamps, class and teacher photos, and a video on June 29, 2005. Sharlene Closter (Nelson), donated a school register for 1963-64 on July 12, 2005.

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The fonds consists of student attendance registers (1925-1938) and 1963-1964) for Booth School, photographs, and yearbooks. Included are student corporal punishment records (1936-1938), principal's reports (1956-1959), annual reports for the Department of Education, 1932-1945, and a video cassette showing the demolition of the old school in 1970.

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Photographs were donated by Booth Memorial School on October 18, 1989


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Corporal punishment records are restricted. All records are subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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BCAUL control number: PRC-1973

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Revised, November 6, 2013
Revised by BCANS Coordinator, Dec 10, 2013

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