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Date Range
1959-2002
Collection
School District No. 54 fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
electronic record
sound recording
textual record
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 …
Collection
School District No. 54 fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
electronic record
sound recording
textual record
Fonds No.
GF3
Series No.
SF2
Accession No.
1987.19
1993.15
1999.18
2009.66
2012.106
2017.123
2017.135
2017.18
2017.91
2018.89
2019.40
2019.44
2020.10
2020.27
2020.36
Physical Description
4.8 cm of textual records; 17 audio cassettes; 1 photograph; ~833 MB of digital records
Date Range
1959-2002
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).
Subject Access
Smithers High School
Smithers Secondary School
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
The audio cassettes donated by Linnea Lanstrom do not have an accession number and their location is unknown. No donor sheet has been found.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
1965-1974; 1990-1991
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Files include 12 phone books/telephone directories for the Bulkley Valley area.
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual record
Creator
B.C. Tel
Fonds No.
C1
File No.
File 195
File 196
File 197
Accession No.
2017.33
Physical Description
30.5 cm of textual records
Date Range
1965-1974; 1990-1991
Scope and Content
Files include 12 phone books/telephone directories for the Bulkley Valley area.
Subject Access
B.C. Tel
B.C. Telephone Company
Geographic Access
Burns Lake, B.C.
Hazelton, B.C.
Houston, B.C.
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description