2_3715 was published in St. Thomas Times-Journal on May 22, 1950, page twelve
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Photographs of Students of Alma Collage celebrating May Day.
Caption from St. Thomas Times-Journal on May 22, 1950, page twelve: “Alma Collage May Queen and Her Attendants.”
2_: “ A lovely portrait of the May Queen and her attendants and the Lord of the May taken at Alma College on Saturday afternoon. The gracious young Queen of the May is Elvie Clash, of Edmonton; and her councillors Catherine Fingland, of Clinton (left), and Norma Evans, of New Liskeard, Mary Griffin, of Lima, Peru, is Robin Hood, who officiated as Lord of the Amy; and the petal girls are pages are, from left to right; Judith Bear, Ann Pook, Mary Ann Faulds, Barbara Ann Clinton, Carol Hayden and Margaret Ellen Faulds (seated) all of St. Thomas.”
File contains a copy of an Alma College information brochure, Alumni news letter, correspondence about the annual reunion, financial documents and news clippings from 1994. Research file was compiled by Steve Peters.
File contains copies of the Alma College newsletter, correspondence regarding the sale, requests for the Alma archives to be moved from the property and news clippings from 1997. Research file was compiled by Steve Peters.
File contains documents relating to the sale of Alma College, specifically people interested in purchasing. File also contains other documents relating to the sale and news clippings about Alma college from 1998. Research file was compiled by Steve Peters.
2_1346 was published in St. Thomas Times-Journal on June 7, 1949, page ten.
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Photographs of members of the Alma College Alumnae International Council.
Caption from St. Thomas Times-Journal on June 7, 1949, page ten: “Alma College Alumnae International Council Executives.”
2_1346: “Monday was Alumnae Day at Alma College and the above photograph shows the re-elected executive of the International Council of the Alumnae, which held its annual session in the afternoon, followed by the annual dinner in the evening. Those seated are: Mrs. A.D. Sleeth, of Sarnia, president; Mrs. A.E. Roper, of Toronto, first vice-president. Standing, Miss Wilhelmina Graham, of St. Thomas, treasurer; Mrs. E. Sweitzer, of Kitchener, second vice-president; Mrs. A.G. Van-Alstynem of Sarnia , Secretary.”
2_1340 and 2_1342 were published in St. Thomas Times-Journal on June 6, 1949, page ten.
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Photographs of the Alma College Baccalaureate Service.
Caption from St. Thomas Times-Journal on June 6, 1949, page ten: “Great Opportunities for Service in Church Today: Alma Baccalaureate Speaker Tells of Joy, Satisfaction, and Opportunity in Working for Kingdom of God.” : “Attending Alma College Baccalaureate Service.”
2_1342 and 2_1340: “Perfect June weather favored Alma College for baccalaureate Sunday, and above photograph shows, the long procession of faculty and students arriving at Knox Presbyterian Church for the baccalaureate service in the morning, after walking from the college down the tree-shaded streets. The students were all in white with the members of the graduating class in long dresses. The lower photographed shows the head of the procession leaving the main building of the college. In the front are Principal Bruce Millar and Mrs. Harper Sibley, of Rochester, N.Y., the speaker; and behind them Lady Eaton, of Toronto, a member of the college Board, and Rev. H.S. Rodney, minister of Knox Presbyterian Church.”
2_1361 and 2_1349 were published in St. Thomas Times-Journal on June 8, 1949, page one.
2_1358, 2_1364, 2_1360, 2_1355, and 2_1356 were published in St. Thomas Times-Journal on June 8, 1949, page twenty.
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Photographs of the Alma College Commencement.
Caption from St. Thomas Times-Journal on June 8, 1949, page one: “Radiates Spirit of Alma Graduates.”
2_1361: “Typifying the spirit of the graduating class at Alma College Commencement on Tuesday is the is radiant representative of the sixty-seven members. She is Miss Jacqueline Wallwork, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Wallwork, of Toronto, who with her lovely bouquet of roses and her diploma also holds the Sisk memorial prize, which she was awarded for proficiency in music. The gift of the Alumnae of the College in memory of their founder, Miss Emma Sisk, the award was presented by Mrs. J.H. Still. Picture at the entire class and report of Commencement on Page 1, section 2, and other pictures of Commencement on Page 20.”
Caption from St. Thomas Times-Journal on June 8, 1949, page one: “Garden Theatre Lovely Setting for Alma College Commencement.”
2_1349: “Diplomas to Sixty-Seven at Alma Commencement. : Hundreds Attend Picturesque Ceremony; Prof. Fred Landon, of University of Western Ontario, Addresses Class.”
Caption from St. Thomas Times-Journal on June 8, 1949, page twenty: “Scenes at Alma College Commencement Reception Tuesday.”
2_1358: “This happy group chatting over coffee includes from left to right: Miss Elspeth Taylor, of Vancouver, formerly St. Thomas, a graduate of two years ago; Principle Bruce Millar; Miss Jane Crosbie, of Winter Park, Florida, formerly of Talara, Peru, also a graduate; and Mrs. J.A. McCance, presiding over the coffee urn. Miss Taylor, who has been attending the University of British Columbia for the past two years, plans to enter Queen’s University, Kingston, in the fall. Miss Cosbie is a student at Rollins College, Winter Park.”
2_1364: “Miss Graciela Carchi (centre) of Guayaquil, Ecuador, a charming prize-winner, chatting with Mrs. J.E. Gray, Jackman avenue, Toronto, and the latter’s daughter, Eleanor Gray, with whom she will spend the summer vacation. Miss Carchi was on of the students to win the Hemmingway award in Grade IX, leading in her class in English, a language of which she knew very little when she came to the college last fall.”
2_1360: “Mrs. Anna Vaucrosson, of Hamilton, Bermuda (left), was her on Tuesday to attend the graduation of her daughter, Barbara, who received her diploma in matriculation. Also in the group is Mrs. Vaucrosson’s cousin, Mrs. H.L. Copland, of Toronto (second for right), and Miss Mona Murphy, of Toronto. Miss Vaucrosson, who in the role of “Puck” was one of the stars of the Commencement play this year, will accompany her mother home for the summer vacation and plays to return to Canada in the fall and take a pre-university course at McMaster University in Hamilton.”
2_1355: “From left to right: Principal Millar, Miss Mary wicks, of Cochrane, Ont., Winner of the coveted Governor-General’s award, the bronze medal in Senior Matriculation, which was presented by Cameron Calder, M.L.A., of London, Ont.; Miss Susan Thompson, of London, Ont., the valedictorian of the graduating class; and Prof. Fred Landon, vice-principal and Dean of graduate studies at the University of Western Ontario, who was the Commencement speaker.”
2_1356: “Dr. P.S. Dobson, M.A., D.D., Principal Emeritus, photographed at the reception following Commencement, chatting with Miss Margaret Grindell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H.M. Grindell, of Havana, Cuba. Miss Grindell, who graduated this year in dramatics, is one of the first group of students to come to Alma College some years who from Central and South America. She leaves this week to join her parents, who came to Canada recently, on a motor trip through Western Canada before retuning to their home in Cuba. Miss Grindell hopes to continues her dramatic studies in New York in the fall.”
2_3892, 2_3881, 2_3899, 2_3897, 2_3901, 2_3894 were published in St. Thomas Times-Journal on June 7, 1950, page one
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Photographs of the Alma College graduation ceremonies.
Caption from St. Thomas Times-Journal on June 7, 1950, page one: “Alma College Valedictorian.”
2_3892: “Miss Agnes Wright, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F.T. Wright, of Brantford, valedictorian of the graduating class at Alma College, who expressed the farewell of the big class at the Commencement exercises held in the Garden Theatre on Tuesday afternoon. Miss Wright, who is graduating in Upper School, was also the recipient of the highest award of the commencement ceremony, the bronze medal in Senior Matriculation, the gift of His Excellency, the Governor-General of Canada. This was presented by Dr. G.E. Hall, president of the University of Western Ontario, with which Alma College is affiliated. Miss Wright, who has ben a student at Alma College for the past year, previously attended the Collegiate Institute at Brantford. She place to continue her academic studies.”
Caption from St. Thomas Times-Journal on June 7, 1950, page one: “Commencement Ceremonies in Alma College Garden Theatre.”
2_3881: “ Picturesque view of the members of the 1950graduating class taken during the commencement ceremonies in the Garden Theatre at Alma Collage on Tuesday afternoon. The big natural amphitheatre with early summer flowers is a beautiful setting for this annual ceremony.”
2_3899: “ This photograph shows Principal S.J. Mathers, presenting the Albert Carman scholarships, the gift of the late Albert Carman, D.D, LL.D., for general proficiency, to the four winning students, who are from left to right: Martha Biggar, of Ridgeville, Grade XII; Judy Wicks, of Cochrane, Grade XI; Emily Newton, of Strathroy, Grade X; and Mary Ellen Turchan, of Dearborn Mich., Grade IX.”
2_3897: “ Miss Harriet Christie, B.A., Dean of the United Church Training School, Toronto, speakers at Commencement, photographed with Principal Re. S.J. Mathers, M.A., B.D., who presided for the graduation ceremonies.”
2_3901: “ A happy group photographed at the reception following Commencement. Front left to right, the three graduates are: Shizuya Sue Uyeda, Eileen Moritsugu, and Terry Teruya Yamashita. The first a daughter Mr. and Mrs. T. Uyeda, of New Denver, B.C., and a sister of Mrs. Robert Toyato, of Kitchener, the former Miss Fumi Uyeda, who before her marriage taught at Fingal and Copenhagen. Graduating in secretarial studies, she plans to take a position leading to this work at the close of term. Miss Moritsugu, who is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. Moritsugu, R.R. 5, St. Thomas., Graduating in the stenographic course, is taking a position as music librarian and part time secretary at CHLO. Miss Yamashita, is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Yamashita , of Toronto and at the close of the term will return to Toronto to take a stenographic position, graduating in Middle School and the stenographic course. All three girls received proficiency awards in the Commercial Course.”
2_3894: “It was by coincidence, but a very happy one, that the House Shield and the House Cup were presented to two roommates. Catherine Fingland, of Clinton, left, received the Shield as House captain of Lowe McLachlin, to which it was awarded; and Louise Waugh, of Windsor, received the cup as sports captain of Lower McLachliin, which won that coveted award also. Miss Fingland is one of the May Queen’s Counsellors this year.”
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds - Canadian Quakers file
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1 photograph : b&w ; 19.5 x 11.5 cm
1 photograph : b&w ; 19.7 x 16 cm
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3 newspaper clippings
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Four black and white photographs used in St. Thomas Times-Journal article published July 30, 1976 with captions:
"How Does It Feel - Elaine Bishop, a Quaker from the Kingston area, tries the inside of a mock jail cell set up at Alma College this week by Canadian Quakers at their annual yearly meeting here. Prison conditions are of major concern to Quakers and many visitors tried out the cell, which is built to the close proportions of a cell at the Don Jail in Toronto." (1a)
"Quaker From Kenya Speaks At Canadian Meeting - Salome Nolega David, of Kenya, head mistress at the Religious Society of Friends Lagula Girls' High School spoke to the Canadian yearly meeting of the Religious Society of Friends at Alma College Thursday evening. From left: Philip Martin, Ottawa, clerk of this year's annual meeting; Salome David; and LeRoy Jones, Toronto, who introduced the guest speaker." (1b)
"Visiting Traditional Meeting House - Russell Zavitz, standing centre on porch, a member of the Sparta Quaker meeting house, told international visitors Thursday some local history. The tour was part of the Canadian yearly meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) this week at Alma College. Listening from left, are Mr. and Mrs. Duncan Wood, who is director of Quaker United Nations Office, Geneva; Heinrich von Tucher of West Germany and Mrs. Elizabeth Wilson of England. All are Quakers. The Sparta meeting house, still used by local Quakers in the summer, was build in 1856." (1c)
"Quakers Take Time Out For Lunch - These five members of the Religious Society of Friends, (Quakers) enjoyed a picnic-style lunch Thursday behind Alma College, where the Canadian Quakers' yearly meeting is being held this week. Some members camped on the college property. From left, Ian Turner of Toronto, Laurelyn Barns of California, Bruce Dienes of Montreal, Mike Turner of California and Steve Bishop of Victoria, B.C. Laurelyn and Mike offered improvisational theatre between business meetings, worship and area historical tours." (1d)