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Nova Scotia Teachers College Collection
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- Textual record
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1951 - 1997 (Creation)
- Nova Scotia Teachers College
- Truro (Colchester County, N.S.)
Physical description area
64 cm of textual records, 85 photographs
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Name of creator
An act to establish a normal school for the training of teachers in Nova Scotia was passed in 1854 and a year later the school was established in Truro. In 1908 the name changed from Normal School to Normal College. From 1949, the college was a division of the Department of Education under the direction of the minister. A new building was opened on 23 February 1962 and the name changed to Nova Scotia Teachers College. The college was closed in 1997.
Custodial history is unknown.
Scope and content
The fonds contains records that demonstrate the academic activities of the staff and students of the Nova Scotia Teachers College, as well as some materials from the previous Nova Scotia Normal College. The series include: calendars, student directories, guide books, essays, examinations, commencement programs, convocation programs, banquet programs, “Teachers Views” newsletters, “Normal Bulletin” newsletters, while all other records are arranged in no particular order. Dominant record types include awards, certificates, Principal’s reports, addresses, and newspaper clippings, letters, newsletters, and records of the Alumni Association. The records provide information on some of the special events of the school, including Athletic Awards banquets, Honours banquets, convocation, commencement, Christmas concerts, Winter Carnival. Also included are materials on Dalhousie University and Nova Scotia Agricultural College convocations in 1993.
All items are in good condition. Photographic prints have some scratches on the surface.
Immediate source of acquisition
Nova Scotia Teachers College, 30 August 2016, gift
The records appear to have been partially arranged by the archivist.
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Digital access copies of photographs are available for viewing.
Restrictions on access
All photographs have been digitized but access restrictions apply. Please contact the Colchester Historeum to view.
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Box lists available.