Oakland School Section fonds

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Oakland School Section fonds

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MBMS-56

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  • 1871 - 1952 (Creation)
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    Oakland School Section, c. 1878-1958

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12 cm of textual records

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(c. 1878-1958)

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The Oakland School was opened c.1878 in the community of Oakland, Nova Scotia. The school continued to serve the community until 1958, when students from Oakland were required to attend a new consolidated school in Centre, Nova Scotia. For many years prior to consolidation, many junior and senior high-school students from Oakland attended the Mahone Bay High School.

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The records (including Acc. No. 09.03.30) were found in the Museum’s backlog in 2017-18 and were processed in 2019.

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Fonds consists of financial and tax records; minutes; teachers’ agreements and certificates; documents relating to school inspections; and other administrative records. The records shed light on the activities of the school’s trustees, particularly DeWolfe Burgoyne (c. 1936-1944) and Franklyn Strum (c. 1947-1951).

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