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Aftermath of explosion at Smithers Public School

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Date Range
1939
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
  1 Image  
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P1144
Accession No.
1982.25
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 12.5 x 9 cm
Scan Resolution
300 dpi
Date Range
1939
History / Biographical
In January, 1939, one of the Elementary School's heating plant's pressure tanks exploded. The School was damaged, however, no students were injured. School resumed the next day with students occupying the less damaged areas of the school.
Subject Access
Muheim Memorial Elementary School
Smithers Public School
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
Written on back of photograph: "'The Big Blow Up' Old Muheim School. Ref.: B.V. School Days" "Winnie Robinson" printed in red at top.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images

Ethel Barwise in a masquerade costume

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Date Range
ca 1916
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
File
GMD
graphic material
  1 Image  
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
File
GMD
graphic material
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
p2346
Accession No.
1992.33.9
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 9 x 13.5 cm
Scan Resolution
96 dpi
Date Range
ca 1916
Subject Access
Smithers Public School
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
Postcard format. Ethel Barwise (teacher at Smithers Public School) dressed up as a school girl for a masquerade.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images

Group photo in truck outisde of the Smithers school.

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Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
  1 Image  
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Other Title Info
Title based on photograph contents and description on backside of photograph.
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P0407
Accession No.
1979.7.351
Physical Description
1 photograph: b & w; 11.5 x 7cm.
Scan Resolution
96dpi
Negative Number
PN 00407;F43
History / Biographical
Identified left to right: Peter Small (hanging over the cab), Guy Ludgate, Bud Emerson, Bill Hann, Harrey Kenney, Gordon Hetherington, Harold May, Marg Swift, May Roth, Marg Erickson, Ruth Anderson, Bill Leach.
Written on back "Art Simpson and truck load in front of 'new' School."
Subject Access
Smithers Public School
Notes
Negative copy also available.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images
Date Range
March 1916
Collection
Gilbert Clarke Killam fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
  1 Image  
Collection
Gilbert Clarke Killam fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Gilbert Clarke Killam
Fonds No.
PF26
Item No.
p2347
Accession No.
1992.33.10
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 13.5 x 8.5 cm
Scan Resolution
96 dpi
Date Range
March 1916
Subject Access
Smithers Public School
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
Postcard format. Writing on the back reads: "My dear Daddy, Can you find the kiddo "schoolgirl" among this group? We had this taken at the masquerade on Friday. Just after we unmasked [Gerty?] bobbed down + so wasn't in it. Fondest love, Hetty." Written by school teacher Ethel Barwise who is third from the left in the back row.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images
Date Range
1933-1934; 1938; 1940-1942; 1967-1970s
Collection
School District No. 54 fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
electronic record
graphic material
textual record
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 c…
Collection
School District No. 54 fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
electronic record
graphic material
textual record
Fonds No.
GF3
Series No.
SF1
Item Number Range
P6311-P6369, P7976-P8001
Accession No.
1981.22
1981.28
1990.26
2002.5
2003.9
2017.135
2017.36
2020.36
Physical Description
2.5 cm of textual records; 59 colour slides; 31 b&w photographs; 156 MB of textual records (PDF/A)
Date Range
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.
Subject Access
Muheim Memorial Elementary School
Smithers Elementary School
Smithers Public School
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
ca 1935
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
  1 Image  
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P2711
Accession No.
1981.36.68
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 14 x 8.5 cm
Scan Resolution
96 dpi
Date Range
ca 1935
Publication
Published by the B.C. Printing and Litho. Ltd. in Vancouver, B.C.
History / Biographical
Came from a black photo album. Inside the first page was P2644 and this note "To: Joan Muriel and Allan McGill. With Best Wishes. From the United Church Sunday School. Smithers, B.C. June 30th 1935."
Subject Access
Smithers Public School
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images
Date Range
October 13, 1916
Collection
Gilbert Clarke Killam fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
  1 Image  
Collection
Gilbert Clarke Killam fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Other Title Info
Title based on caption written on photograph.
Creator
Gilbert Clarke Killam
Fonds No.
PF26
Item No.
p2339
Accession No.
1992.33.2
Physical Description
1 photograph: colour; 15 x 10.5 cm
Scan Resolution
96 dpi
Date Range
October 13, 1916
Subject Access
Smithers Public School
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
Postcard format. Writing on back reads: "What do you think of my new school? Don't you think it a nice building? I want the trustees to have the grounds fenced around + ploughed so the children can have school gardens next year." Signed "Ethel" (Ethel Barwise).
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images
Date Range
[1913-1917]
Collection
Gilbert Clarke Killam fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
  1 Image  
Collection
Gilbert Clarke Killam fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Other Title Info
Title based on photo caption.
Creator
Gilbert Clarke Killam
Fonds No.
PF26
Item No.
P1375
Accession No.
1985.17
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w glass negative; 17.5 x 12.5 cm
Scan Resolution
96 dpi
Date Range
[1913-1917]
Subject Access
Smithers Public School
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
2020-06-05 Note found in G.C. Killam photo album: “1st school @ Smithers, room at the left opened 1916. 1st teacher Miss Ethel Barwise & 8 grades 40-45 children. The flagpole was cutdown from the forest by Harry Darling and Ernest Dawson – Gov’t sent flag & schoolchildren helped erect pole + fly the flag – with national songs. A great day. Great kids. Bless em.”
Photo is a modern reprint. Negative copy also available.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images
Date Range
1916
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
File
GMD
graphic material
  1 Image  
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
File
GMD
graphic material
Other Title Info
Title based on caption written on photograph
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
p2341
Accession No.
1992.33.4
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 13.5 x 8.5 cm
Scan Resolution
96 dpi
Date Range
1916
Subject Access
Smithers Public School
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
Postcard format. Writing on back reads: "Smithers new school, Ethel Barwise teacher, 1916." Ethel Barwise pictured on far right.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images

School teachers standing in front of school; Vera Doodson (Collison) on right

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Date Range
[193-]
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
  1 Image  
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Other Title Info
Title based on information written on the back.
Name Access
Vera Doodson
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P0009
Accession No.
1982.8.1
Physical Description
b&w print: 6 x 11 cm
Scan Resolution
96dpi
Negative Number
F314
Date Range
[193-]
Subject Access
Smithers Public School
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
Written on the back of the photo is 'School teachers 1930's. rt.Vera Doodson (Collison).' Negative copy also available.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images
Date Range
1933-1934
Collection
School District No. 54 fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
electronic record
graphic material
textual record
Scope and Content
Item is a Smithers Public School yearbook for the 1933 school year.
  1 Document  
Collection
School District No. 54 fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
electronic record
graphic material
textual record
Other Title Info
Title based on information provided within the yearbook.
Creator
Smithers Public School
Fonds No.
GF3
Series No.
SF1
Item No.
2017.135.1
Accession No.
2017.135
Physical Description
156 MB of textual records (PDF/A)
Scan Resolution
600 dpi
Date Range
1933-1934
Scope and Content
Item is a Smithers Public School yearbook for the 1933 school year.
Subject Access
Smithers Public School
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
The Smithers Public School eventually became Muheim Memorial Elementary School. The cover of this yearbook has incorrectly been identified as a yearbook for the Smithers High School.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Documents

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Date Range
ca 1934
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
  1 Image  
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Other Title Info
Title based on photograph contents and description on backside of photograph.
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P0417
Accession No.
1979.8.362
Physical Description
1 photograph: b & w; 12.5 x9cm.
Scan Resolution
96dpi
Negative Number
F43
Date Range
ca 1934
History / Biographical
The Smithereen was the yearbook for Smithers Public School.
Subject Access
Smithers Elementary School
Smithers Public School
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
Written on back "The 'Smithereen' staff at work." Negative copy also available.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
  1 Image  
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Other Title Info
Title based on photograph contents.
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P0429
Accession No.
1979.8.373
Physical Description
1 photograph: b & w; 11.5 x 7cm.
Scan Resolution
96dpi
Negative Number
F202
Subject Access
Smithers Elementary School
Smithers Public School
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
Negative copy also available.
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.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images
Date Range
1940
Collection
Della Herman fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Scope and Content
Photograph of a page in the 1940 Smithereen scrapbook made by Smithers Public School. It includes photos of the staff and editorial board. Names of subjects are written on the front and back.
  1 Image  
Collection
Della Herman fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Fonds No.
PF29
Series No.
P
Item No.
P7686
Accession No.
1981.38
Physical Description
1 b&w photograph
Scan Resolution
300 dpi
Date Range
1940
Custodial History
Item was donated to the museum in 1981 by Della Herman. It was put into the School District 54 (GF3) fonds and remained there until June 2020 when it was switched to the Della Herman fonds to better reflect its provenance. It was also scanned and given a P number at this time.
Scope and Content
Photograph of a page in the 1940 Smithereen scrapbook made by Smithers Public School. It includes photos of the staff and editorial board. Names of subjects are written on the front and back.
Subject Access
Smithers Public School
Notes
Staff members include Percy Davidson, Art Jones, Percy Glover, Della Carpenter, and Vera Doodson. Editorial board includes Della Roth, Archie Leach, Bill Brummit, Alex McDonald, Bill Barker (?), Pat Hann, and Marty Monks.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images
Date Range
1934
Collection
Della Herman fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
  1 Image  
Collection
Della Herman fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Other Title Info
Title based on photograph contents.
Fonds No.
PF29
Series No.
P
SF1
File No.
File 17
Item No.
P5502
Accession No.
1981.38
Physical Description
1 photograph: b & w; 14 x 9cm.
Scan Resolution
300 dpi
Date Range
1934
Subject Access
Smithers Public School
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
Identified in photograph: Fred Watson, on the right and Molly Mathews, 4th from the right. Philip Kenney standing at left rear.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images
Date Range
ca 1934
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
  1 Image  
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P3379
Accession No.
1996.144.3
Scan Resolution
600 dpi
Date Range
ca 1934
History / Biographical
Possible identification from L-R: Allan McGill, Angus Seaton, [Jack McDonnel], Eddie Morris, Molly Mathews, [LaRue Messner], Harold Tanner, Fred Watson. Phillip Kenney identified as standing at left rear.
Smithereens staff according to an Interior News article from June 20, 1934: A. Jones - supervisor (principal) LaRue Messner - editor in chief Francis "Eddie" Morris - literary editor Angus Seaton - art editor Fred Watson - sports editor Allan McGill - assistant editor Harold Tanner - manager Molly Mathews and Jack McDonnel - business board
Subject Access
Smithers Public School
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
Negative copy also available.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images
Date Range
1941
Collection
Della Herman fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
  1 Image  
Collection
Della Herman fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Other Title Info
Title based on photograph contents.
Fonds No.
PF29
Series No.
P
File No.
File 17
Item No.
P5504
Accession No.
1981.38
Physical Description
1 photograph: b & w; 18 x 13cm.
Scan Resolution
300 dpi
Date Range
1941
Subject Access
Smithers Public School
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
Identified (l-r) Back row: Doug Steele, Doris Capling, Caroline Middleton Middle row: Betty Leach and Jasper Raymond Front row (seated): Phyllis Davidson, Joyce Muirhead, [?] Emerson
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
  1 Image  
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
p3604
Physical Description
1 negative: b&w; 10 x 6 cm
Scan Resolution
300dpi
Subject Access
Smithers Public School
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images
Date Range
[1913-1917]
Collection
Gilbert Clarke Killam fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
  1 Image  
Collection
Gilbert Clarke Killam fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Gilbert Clarke Killam
Fonds No.
PF26
Item No.
P1359
Accession No.
1985.17
Physical Description
1 Photograph: b&w glass negative; 17.5 x 12.5 cm
Scan Resolution
96 dpi
Date Range
[1913-1917]
Subject Access
Smithers Public School
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
Photo is a modern reprint. Negative copy also available.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images
Date Range
[ca 1915]
Collection
Gilbert Clarke Killam fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
  1 Image  
Collection
Gilbert Clarke Killam fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Other Title Info
Title based on photograph contents.
Creator
Gilbert Clarke Killam
Fonds No.
PF26
Item No.
P0630
Accession No.
1981.13.673
Physical Description
1 photograph: b & w; 15 x 9.5cm.
Scan Resolution
96dpi
Negative Number
F50
Date Range
[ca 1915]
History / Biographical
Muheim Memorial Elementary School now located where the Public School once was.
Subject Access
Smithers Public School
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
Photograph is a modern reprint. Negative copy also available.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images

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