As a child, Dulcina Carpenter moved to Smithers with her parents, John (Jack) Calvin Carpenter and Laura Carpenter, two sisters, Dolly and June, and her brother, John, in the 1920s. Her father, worked as an engineer for the railroad. In 1936, Della took a job in a one-room school at Decker Lake. After four months, she pursued an opportunity to teach at the one-room school in Glentanna. In 1939, Della joined the staff of Smithers Elementary School. Della married Edwin Herman in 1942 and their daughter, Dian, was born in 1944. During the 1950s, Della became the principal of the Smithers Elementary School. This school later became known as Muheim Memorial Elementary. By 1978 Della became the District Principal and finally retired from teaching in 1979.
Scrapbooks were compiled by Della Herman and donated to the Archives on an unknown date.
Scope and Content
Fonds is organized into two series: School district no. 54 and Photographs. Records include scrapbooks, photographs, and a signed copy of “Bulkley Valley School Days”
Back row: Fred Raymond, Don McDonald, Barry Price, Andy Adema, Bobby Williams, Harvey LaCoursiere, Larry Davis, Ed Bergen, Roger Maillot, [?] Kerr, Eddie Nikal, Harry Kruisselbrink, Della Herman (teacher)
Front row: [?] Maillot, Jainie Richerson, [?], Eva Strome, Rena Van Dyk, Sheila Jackson, Gloria Jordan, Faye Gibson, Loretta Malkow, Sharon Herman, Hennie Von Slageren, Susan Robinson, Donna Ega, Dian Herman
Second row: Murray Chaplin, Blaine Fiveland, George Lowing, Bob Eby, Buddy Smith, Donna Richerson, Linda Aitchison, Valerie Smith, Helen Valk, Willie Malkow, Alfred Collison, Joe Watson, Sid Warren, Jim Anderson, Michael Scott