Collection MS 38 A2017.003 - Rossland School Board Collection

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Rossland School Board Collection

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  • Textual record
  • Photographic material
  • Records in electronic form (born-digital)
  • Cartographic material

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CA RMDC MS 38 A2017.003

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  • 1897-1985 (Creation)
    Rossland School Board

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Physical description

90 cm of textual records, photographs, scrapbooks, and maps.
Includes 8 sub-collections

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Administrative history

The Rossland School Board was the main administrator of Rossland’s schools since the first classes were held in 1895, in the Methodist Church. The School Board kept in contact with the Provincial Education Department, but were ultimately responsible for the schools administration, finances, and hiring decisions. Under their administration, the School Board built and operated Kootenay Avenue School/Rossland Public School (1896-1915), Central School (1898-1917), Cook Avenue School (1901-2002), MacLean School (1918-1981), and the Rossland High School/Rossland Secondary School (1951-2013). Rossland High School operated out of Cook Avenue School after the Rossland Public School closed and until the new high school was built in 1951. The name of the high school changed to the Rossland Secondary School sometime in the early/mid-1960s.

In 1960, the School Board merged with the Trail School District. Rossland’s schools are now under School District 20 (Kootenay-Columbia).

Custodial history

Unknown, through primarily FIC that was accessioned in 2017.

Scope and content

Ranging from 1896-1995, the Rossland School Board Collection consists of

  1. Minutes
  2. Correspondence
  3. Financial Records
  4. Legal Records
  5. Reports
  6. Resumes
  7. Report Cards and Examinations
  8. Lists
  9. Scrapbooks
  10. Ephemera
  11. Maps
  12. Specifications
  13. Clippings
  14. Photographs

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Arranged according to RAD and institutional guidelines.

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  • English

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    BCAUL control number: RHM-1067

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    Institution identifier

    Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre

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    RAD and Institutional guidelines.



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    Dates of creation, revision and deletion

    Created: 9/11//2009
    Revised: 7/10/2022

    Language of description

    • English

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