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Mary Johnston fonds : 2017 accrual.

Materials kept and created by Mary Johnston relating to her career and education as a teacher, her community work, and the history of education in the Waterloo Region.

Johnston, Mary

Photographs and Realia

Photographs and realia documenting the life of Mary Johnston as well as the history of education in the Waterloo Region.

Johnston, Mary

Slate and slate pencil.

One school slate with a wooden frame and an accompanying slate pencil. A note on the slate indicates that it was used by Henry B. Bowman (1900-1991), his father Abraham Bowman (1874-1964), Henry's grandfather Levi B. Bowman (1851-1927) and Henry's great-great-grandfather (1789-1866).

Bowman, Henry

History of Education in Waterloo

Materials collected by Mary Johnston documenting the history of education both in the Waterloo Region and broadly in Ontario. Includes school registers, minute books, historical notebooks kept by students, etc.

Johnston, Mary

Public school general register of attendance, classification, promotion and destination of pupils : Waterloo Central School Inspector's Register, 1882.

Inspector's Register for Waterloo Central for the year 1882. Includes names of teachers and students, as well as student grades for the courses spelling, writing, reading, arithmetic, history, geography, grammar and literature and whether students were promoted to the next division. Set in to the front of the book is a report from the inspector to the Board of Public School Trustees of Waterloo outlining the results for 1882 as well as loose sheets of results for the years 1871, 1872, and 1873.

Waterloo District School Board

Public school daily register for recording the attendance, recitations and deportment of pupils, 1879-1882.

Daily register used as an examination register for students in Waterloo County School for the year 1881. Includes names of teachers and students as well as student grades for courses geography, grammar, reading, spelling, writing, composition, arithmetic, history, hygiene, geometry, penmanship and algebra for the years 1879-1882.

Waterloo District School Board

County of Waterloo promotion examinations.

County of Waterloo promotion examinations from the years 1880, 1923 to 1927 for the courses arithmetic, writing, composition, mental arithmetic, literature, language and geography.

Waterloo District School Board

Public school general register of attendance, classification, promotion and destination of pupils : Town of Waterloo Inspector's Promotion Register, 1883.

Inspector's Promotion Register for the Town of Waterloo for the year 1883. Includes names of teachers and students, as well as student grades for the courses reading, penmanship, spelling, geography, history, arithmetic, grammar, composition and literature. Also includes a sheet of paper totalling grades for all class levels for the year 1884 written on Waterloo Chronicle letterhead.

Waterloo District School Board

Public school daily register for recording the attendance, recitations and deportment of pupils in the Waterloo Public School, Inspector's Examinations Register, 1884.

Inspector's Examination Register for Waterloo Public School for the years 1884-1885. Includes names of teachers and pupils, as well as the pupils attendance, age and grades in classes such as reading, spelling, writing, geography, arithmetic, history, algebra, composition, literature, and grammar.

Waterloo District School Board

Bridgeport School students.

One photograph of students out front of Bridgeport School. The teachers are identified as Mr. Weir, Miss Nicklin and Miss Moyer. Note that this is not the current Bridgeport Public School.

Johnston, Mary

School notebook.

One school notebook kept by Elma Schaefer while a student at Waterloo. Includes spelling, reading and dictation lessons.

Schaefer, Elma

Bridgeport School students.

One photograph of students in Mr. Weir's class at Bridgeport School. Note that this is not the current Bridgeport Public School.

Johnston, Mary

Galt Central School students.

One photograph of students out front of Galt Central School. The verso of the photograph indicates that this was school no. 7.

Johnston, Mary

Slate pencils.

One box of unused slate pencils, likely made of sandstone, used for writing on slates.

Johnston, Mary

Waterloo Public School cash book.

Cash book for Waterloo Public School for the years 1893 to 1924. Lists original school endowment, teachers' salaries, operational costs, and costs for courses.

Waterloo District School Board

School notebook.

One school notebook kept by Caroline Schaefer while a student in Waterloo, in the year 1894. Includes topics such as geography and dictation. Caroline indicates in the notebook that is she is in the

Schaefer, Caroline

Department of Education, Ontario annual examinations.

Annual examinations for for the Department of Education, Ontario, for the years 1895 (high school arithmetic), 1911 (high school arithmetic), 1936 (Upper School trigonometry), 1947 (high school literature and mathematics).

Ontario. Department of Education

Board of Public School trustees minute book.

One minute book for the Board of Public School Trustees for Waterloo for the years 1897 to 1917. Also includes information on members of the board, school committees, and members of the Library Board.

Waterloo District School Board

School notebook.

One school notebook kept by Elma Schaefer while a student at Waterloo. Includes artwork and writing.

Schaefer, Elma

Wentworth Public Schools uniform promotion examinations.

Wentworth Public Schools uniform promotion examinations for the years 1899 (grammar), 1903 (arithmetic), 1910 (British and Canadian history), 1912 (grammar, composition, written reading, reading, spelling, geography).

Wentworth District School Board

School notebook.

One school notebook kept by Elma Schaefer while a student at Waterloo. Includes artwork and writing.

Schaefer, Elma

Drawing notebook.

One drawing notebook kept by an unknown student. Includes pencil and crayon drawings of plants, animals, landscapes, farm machinery, interiors and Santa.

Johnston, Mary

Kindergarten at Brighton School: Correspondence.

Includes a copy of one item of correspondence sent by Mary Johnston to the parents of children who attend the Kindergarten at Brighton School. This outlines some of the aims of this kindergarten and outlines ways in which parents can co-operate with the teacher and the school.

Johnston, Mary

Student art work.

Artwork created by students and given to Mary Johnston. Includes correspondence, hand made cards, drawings of Mary and more.

Various

Limit table for arithmetic.

Limit table for arithmetic, showing what students should know in years second, junior third, senior third, junior fourth and senior fourth.

Johnston, Mary

School notebook.

One school notebook kept by Elma Schaefer while a student at Waterloo. Includes artwork, mathematics and writing.

Schaefer, Elma

Career

Materials relating to the career and teachers education of Mary Johnston. Includes professional development, career trajectory information, and work by students.

Johnston, Mary

Slate.

One school slate with a wooden frame.

Johnston, Mary

"Trustees Lauded for Innovations: Hendry Named Board Chairman".

Contains news clipping (source unspecified) reporting that Twyla Hendry has been nominated chairman of the Waterloo County Board of Education. In her inaugural speech Hendry referred to the innovations which have been implemented by the board trustees over the previous two years.

Johnston, Mary

Geography notebook.

One geography notebook kept be Elma Schaefer while a student in Waterloo for the year 1901. While the notebook is described as being for geography class, there are also mathematical equations, drawings, and doodles. A note on the cover indicates that this was kept by Elma's daughter Idessa.

Schaefer, Elma

Berlin Collegiate and Technical School.

One photograph of the Berlin Collegiate and Technical School. The original Berlin High School, built in 1876, is visible beside the school. Note that this is where Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate and Vocational Institute currently stands.

Johnston, Mary

Art notebook.

One art notebook kept by Henry Bowman while a student at Central School. Includes pasted in art and craft pieces including origami, sewing work, painting, drawings, and other paper crafts.

Bowman, Henry

Art notebook.

One art notebook kept by Henry Bowman while a student at Central School. Includes pasted in paper art works.

Bowman, Henry

Henry Bowman scrapbook.

One scrapbook kept by Henry Bowman during the years 1905-1907. Includes artwork, cut outs, and advertisements. A note inserted into the album reads

Bowman, Henry

Slate.

One school slate with a wooden frame and fabric accents.

Johnston, Mary

Slate.

One school slate with a wooden frame and fabric accents used by Henry B. Bowman during the years 195-1908 while a student at Central School in Waterloo.

Bowman, Henry

Art notebook.

One art notebook kept by Henry Bowman while a student at Central School. Includes pasted in art and craft pieces including origami, sewing work, painting, and other paper crafts.

Bowman, Henry

Minute book of the teachers on the staff of the Waterloo Public School.

Minute book for meetings of the teachers of the Waterloo Public School for the years 1906 to 1932. The first meeting was set to organize the teachers as an association. Topics throughout the minute book include courses, school materials, games and field days, etc. During the years of the First World War there is a great deal of discussion about efforts made in Canada on the homefront to support families in Canada with soldiers overseas, as well as those impacted in Europe.

Waterloo District School Board

Art by Henry Bowman.

Various art pieces by Henry Bowman from his time as a school child. Includes drawings, paintings, pastels, and architectural drawings.

Bowman, Henry

Artwork by Henry Bowman.

Various pieces of artwork, primarily drawings, by Henry Bowman. These are likely from when he was a student at Central School.

Bowman, Henry

Christmas songs and poetry.

Christmas songs and poems written by Rebecca Brubacher, and possibly gifted to Henry Bowman. Rebecca is likely Henry's aunt (mother's sister).

Brubacher, Rebecca

Class photograph.

One photograph of students out front of a school. The photograph is possibly of Galt Collegiate Institute.

Johnston, Mary

St. Jerome's College.

One photograph of St. Jerome's College, now the Faculty of Social Work at Laurier University.

Johnston, Mary

Botany notebook.

One botany notebook kept by G.C. Martin while attending the Ontario College of Pharmacy for the years 1918-1919.

Martin, G.C.

Faculty of Education Toronto May 1920.

One panoramic photograph of the Faculty of Education of Toronto class of 1920. Mary Johnston's mother Marion Leslie can be seen seated second row from the bottom, 19th person from the left.

Johnston, Mary

Ontario Agricultural College Basketball Team.

One photograph of the members of the intermediate Ontario Agricultural College Basketball Team for the year 1921. Members are listed as Baker, A.W.; Bovis, E.G.; Dickson, W.R.; Felker, S.R.; Fidler, D.G.; Forman, K.W.; Lindsey, B.B.; Smallfield, H.A.; Whitelock, J.E.; Ziegler, C.B.

Johnston, Mary

School notebook.

One notebook kept by Idessa Eichler for grade Senior 2, in 1922, in Waterloo. Includes notes for literature, spelling, writing, language, mental arithmetic, geography and arithmetic.

Eichler, Idessa

Geography notebook.

One geography notebook kept by Idessa Eichler while a student in Waterloo in 1923.

Eichler, Idessa

Parkway School students.

One photograph of a group of school children in front of Parkway School, also called Separate School No. 5 Waterloo County.

Johnston, Mary

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