Series contains records pertaining to the Smithers Junior Senior High, including books compiled by Social Studies 30 classes entitled “Smithers and District” and “Pioneers of Smithers,” 2 issues of The Moccasin Telegraph (1939 and 1940), a graduation program, a cheer sheet, a guest book for parent …
4.8 cm of textual records; 17 audio cassettes; 1 photograph; ~833 MB of digital records
History / Biographical
Prior to the construction of a secondary school in Smithers, high school students met on the same grounds as the elementary students. However, this soon led to overcrowding, and by 1926 the town leased the former Royal Bank Building to handle the overflow. Shortly after, the School District approved the decision to invest $15,000 in a new high school building. This was built on Third Avenue by Ernie Hann and opened in 1927. It had two rooms and could accommodate up to 60 students. Throughout the 1940s, it was known as Smithers High School. Students in the junior grades (8-9) were moved to Chandler Park Junior Secondary School in 1963. The current Smithers Secondary School campus was opened in 1978, with a total enrollment of 400 students in grades 10 through 12. Grade 9 was reinstated at the school in 1981, and grade 8 returned with the closing of Chandler Park Junior Secondary in 2004.
Scope and Content
Series contains records pertaining to the Smithers Junior Senior High, including books compiled by Social Studies 30 classes entitled “Smithers and District” and “Pioneers of Smithers,” 2 issues of The Moccasin Telegraph (1939 and 1940), a graduation program, a cheer sheet, a guest book for parent teacher meetings; certificates, a pamphlet, and other documents pertaining to cooperative education; 14 (17?) audio cassettes of oral histories conducted by Grade 10 students in 1992; a photograph of the 1953 Grade 11 and 12 classes; and yearbooks including: the Rocket (1959), the Glacier (1960, 1962, 1972), the Jubilee (1963-64), an unnamed yearbook (1964-65), the Arrow (1966), the Centennial Souvenir (1967), the Centennial Plus 1 (1968), and the Apple (1970).
Margaret ‘Marg’ Eileen Stacey (1938-2009), the daughter of Stan and Hilda Gould, was born and raised in Smithers alongside her sisters Marion and Marlene. After graduating, she worked for her father at Gould's Family Clothing and as an operator at BC Telephone; she later managed Smithers Jewellers. Marg married Garry Stacey in 1957 and they raised four children in Smithers.
Items were donated by Garry Stacey in 2012.
Scope and Content
Two photo albums compiled by Marg Stacey, containing photos and newspaper clippings related to Smithers (particularly its schools and youth) in the 1930s-1950s.
Back row, left to right: Mr. McCabe, Art Dimack, Cliff Emerson, Joe Rife, Bob Cook, ?, ?, Mel McIntyre, Vernon Crockett. Front row, left to right: David Oland, Mildred Mutch, Pat Clark, Margaret Panter, Nelie Harding [sic], Mary Moran, Fred Tannger, Jorgen Dahlie
Back row, left to right: Vernon Crockett (teacher), Dorothy Foster, Ken Collison, Norman Tycho, Philip Kenny, Paul Raymond, Muriel Fowler. Front row, left to right: Betty Jones, Betty Giraud, Martha Dahlie, Ethel Berg, Shelia King, Avalon MacDonald, Doris Baker.
1 Photograph; b&w; 17 x 11.5 cm
Mrs. Winnifred Coyle and Ellen with Mrs. Davey Scott walking the Aldermere-Telkwa trail. Information written on back of both cards. Notations also written on front of post card. Writing with arrow indicating Ellen Coyle reads "Aldermere's first baby."