Item is a photo album of class photos and newspaper clippings compiled by Marg Stacey.
June 2017: photocopied items were removed and destroyed as the Archives holds the originals donated at other times. These include P1674 - P1681 and P1689, as well as a photo from the Smithereen (a 1941 yearbook) of Staff and the Editorial Board.
Series contains records pertaining to the Muheim Elementary School, including past iterations of the School such as Smithers Elementary School and Second Elementary School. Records include five Smithereen yearbooks (1933-1934 [digital only], 1938, 1940, 1941, and 1942), a centennial photo booklet c…
2.5 cm of textual records; 59 colour slides; 31 b&w photographs; 156 MB of textual records (PDF/A)
1933-1934; 1938; 1940-1942; 1967-1970s
History / Biographical
Smithers Elementary School, also known as Smithers Public School, was built circa 1915 as a two-room, two-storey building on Third Avenue South. Two more rooms were later added to create an L-shaped building. The school taught grades one through seven. It was used as a temporary hospital during the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918. Another two-storey building was later constructed on the same grounds by the local contractor, Ernie Hann. In the early 1950s the original building was demolished and replaced with a new eight-room school, renamed Muheim Memorial Elementary in 1959 after the School District’s first secretary, Alex Muheim. New facilities, including a gymnasium, four new classrooms, a staff room, and a library, have since been added, with the whole school receiving a renovation in 1979.
Scope and Content
Series contains records pertaining to the Muheim Elementary School, including past iterations of the School such as Smithers Elementary School and Second Elementary School. Records include five Smithereen yearbooks (1933-1934 [digital only], 1938, 1940, 1941, and 1942), a centennial photo booklet containing five photographs, and 26 photographs (P7976-P8001) and 59 colour slides (P6311-P6369) depicting the school in the late 1960s and 1970s.
Written on back "Another Smithereens staff: can you pick out Mae Roth, Toyo Fushimi, Margarey Erikson, Ken Houghton. Editor Ray Cauliffe seems to be feeling his responsibilty."
Ray Cauliffe is most likely sitting at the desk and Toyo Fushimi is on the far right.
Written on back "Here's one you'll treasure and an 'oldie'. Berg Seaton, Mesner Hauser, Brother Fred, Mathews, tom Collison, Turich, Harding, Larry Warner, Harold Turner. Can you find Francis Morris, Hilda Mattson, and Joan Woodward."
Printed across the bottom front "Smithers Elem. School Div 1 1953" (no names are on back of photo)
Back Row, L-R: Elaine Johnson, Doreen Parsons, Dora Jordan, Frances Doe, Mary Bayson, Elois Carey, Sharolynne Maywood, Joyce McLean, Brenda Franson, Ann Marie Williams.
Middle Row, L-R: Jim Eby, Peter Den Boer, Dave Carey, Roy Charlton, Brian Collison, Ken Mah, Doug Stacey, Don McFarland, Peter Hinchliffe, Mr. James Mugford (Principal).
Front Row, L-R: Kees Valk, Ken Carlson, George Wilson, Gary Vigars, Keith Whitney, Billie Littlechild, Harry Kruisselbrink, Ron Wheeler, Dave Beley, Billie Scott, Jerry Olsen, Clifford Fiveland.
1 Photograph: b&w; 12.5 x 10 cm
1 Enlargement: b&w; 28 x 21.5 cm
May 31, 1955
History / Biographical
Thirty nine unidentified students from Smithers Elementary School Division One. Sheet of paper identifying some students enclosed in folder: L to R: Row l: #1 Roger Maillot; #2 Dave Price; #3 Joe Watson: Row 2: #4 Lena Van dyck (?); #6 Mary Sikkes (?); # 7 Faye Gibson: #8 Valarie Smith; #11 Helen Valk. Row 3: # 3 Harry Warren. Row 4: #4 Murray Chaplin; #7 Loraine Malkow; #8 Yvonne Olson; #11 Andy Adema; #12 Bob Kerr.
Thirty four unidentified studnets of Division Five from the Smithers Elementary School .Sheet of paper enclosed in folder with some names: L to R: Row 2: #3 Terry Hetherington; #4 Joan Miller; #7 Glenda Spicer; #9 Lorraine Calderwood' #10 Gerry Silver; #11 Joan Hetherington; Row 3: #9 Elizabeth Duff
Thirty five unidentified students from Smithers Elementary School Division Seven with a dog in front of class. Note enclosed with photo: L to R Row 1: #6 Jack Robinson; #7 Doug Peters; #8 Colin Williams Row 2: #4 Sherrill McAmmond; #5 Charlotte Adonmeit; #7 Sherry Ovanstrom; #9 Olza Then; #14 Terry Makalonay (?): Row 3: #6 Pat Hetherington; #11 George Wall; #13: Rich Ford
Negative copy also available. Left to right, back to front. Back row: Mr. Bates (teacher), Norbert Derchin, Aaron Van Dyke, Richard Sarnecki, Eva Strom, Meta Bovill (Bolster) , Linda Aitcheson, Jane Richardson (or Donna Richardson?), Dian Herman (Cromer), Shelia Jackson, Charlie Bunn, Milan Stanga. Middle row: Carol Egan, Carol Ann Miller, Susan Robinson, Shirley Dohler, Gail Robinson, Jean Calderwood, Linda Goudy, Ann Price, Alice Williams, Helene Smith, Jean Peterson (Calderwood), Meta Adema. Front row: Mike Scott, Larry Davis, (?), (?), Gordon Cromer, Bernard Kruisselbrink, Jack Aitcheson, Barry Price.