Fonds - St. Mary's School (Dawson, Y.T.) fonds

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St. Mary's School (Dawson, Y.T.) fonds

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  • 1899-1963 (Creation)
    St. Mary's School (Dawson, Y.T.)

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2 cm of textual records

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St. Marys School Convent (Dawson, Yukon Territory) opened in 1899, as the first school in Dawson. It set a precedent in the Yukon, as it received government funding. . The school moved from a site near the hospital; to a corner lot in town. Dwindling school population followed the decline of Dawson, leading to the close of the school in 1963.

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The fonds consists of descriptions in house chronicles, items in local council minutes, mention in local accounts, newspaper articles, and subject and reference files.

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BCAUL control number: SSA-3487

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