Fonds UR-019 - Mount Saint Vincent Academy fonds

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Mount Saint Vincent Academy fonds

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1 cm of textual records

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(1915-1916, 1941, 1950-1962)

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In 1873 the Sisters of Charity established a private school in Rockingham, Nova Scotia and called it Mount Saint Vincent Academy. The Academy was granted a charter by the Legislature of Nova Scotia in 1907. The Academy taught girls between the ages of 10 and 18, French, German, Music, Art, Stenography and Type-writing, and Sewing. There were three levels of classes: Primary, Preparatory and Senior (which was given over four years). Daily classes were also held in physical activities such as fencing and military drill. In 1925, "An Act to Amend and Consolidate the Acts Respecting the Sisters of Charity", passed 7 May 1925, Mount Saint Vincent College was created, and the Academy continued as constituted. The Academy and College buildings burned to the ground in 1951 .

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Fonds consists of a photocopy of the registration book of Mount Saint Vincent Academy for the years 1950- 1962, and includes the names of students, date of birth and entrance into the Academy, parents names and addresses; copies of the prospectus for the Academy of 1915 - 1916; Commencement and Closing Exercise programmes for 1941; copy of a Certificate of Promotion in Piano Music signed by Mother Superior Berchmans .

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  • English

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  • Arabic

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Some files are restricted due to the confidential or personal information they contain. Please contact the Archivist for more information on accessing these records.

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Copyright Mount Saint Vincent University Archives.

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Accession number: 1992-34, 2003-216, 2003-217, 1984-44

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