1_646 was published in St. Thomas Times-Journal on September 12, 1950, page one.
1_647 was published in St. Thomas Times-Journal on September 12, 1950, page ten.
647 was posted on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: September 7, 2021.
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Photographs of staff and students of Alma College getting ready to go back to school.
Caption from St. Thomas Times-Journal on September 12, 1950, page one: “New Teacher on Staff at Alma College.”
1_646: “Grouped around the piano in the attractive drawing room of Alma College are the four new teachers joining the college staff this year. Seated at the piano is Miss Mary Elizabeth Bell, of Amherst, N.S., who has been appointed assistance head of the department of music, with Dr. Lillian M. Hunter, center who is to teach science; Miss Joanne Nichol, B.A., Of Blenheim, left , a 1950 graduate of the University of Western Ontario, who is to teach French and Spanish; and Miss Muriel Georgina Berner, formerly of the Isle of Wight, right, who will teach the pre-Collegiate classes. A graduate of Salisbury Training College for Teachers, the latter taught in England before coming to Canada two years ago.
Dr. Hunter, who is a graduate of University Collage, University of Toronto, received her degree of Ph.D. from Radcliffe College which is in affiliation with Harvard University. She comes to St. Thomas from Whitby, where she has been on the staff of the Ontario Ladies’ College.
Miss Bell took postgraduate work at Mount Allison Conservatory of Music and also studied wit Ernest Hutcheson, in New York, with Leonid Kreutzer in Berlin, Germany, and with Reginald Stewart and Alberto Guerrero in Toronto. She taught at St. Mary’s Junior College at Raleigh, North Carolina, and recently has been on the staff of her alma mater, the Mount Allison Conservatory of Music.”
Caption from St. Thomas Times-Journal on September 12, 1950, page ten: “Students Return to Alma College.”
1_647: “Students from many distant points as well as from throughout this province come by car and train and many by plane for the opening of the new term at Alma College, this week. Classes opened today and the above picture shows three of the students who arrived on Monday. From left to right, they are: Lorna McGough, a third year student retuning after vacation at her home in Havana, Cuba; Barbara Scott, coming from her home in Peru for her second year at the college; and Thelma Farris, of Sarnia, a new student. Social function for getting acquainted with staff, fellow students, the school, and its lovely campus are surroundings are part of the events of the opening week at the college, and the Student Council, clubs, and special interest groups will also be organized shortly.”
File contains a program for "Fashions for Lilac Time", a production presented at McLachlin Hall, Alma College, by the Alma College Sewing Department, on Tuesday, April 5, 1949. Louise Lyle provided commentating. File also contains a newspaper clipping, likely from the St. Thomas Times-Journal, that reviews the production.
Summary of the Home Economics course offered at Alma College, leading to the Diploma in Home Economics offered by the Univerity of Western Ontario. Includes a list of subjects, instructors and course credits.
A copy of correspondence, dated October 31, 1997, that was distributed to the residents and businesses in the vicinity of Alma College regarding the filming of Mr. Headmistress on the school grounds on Moore Street.
An essay written by Louise Sifton, likely for a course taken at the University of Western Ontario, dated November 10, 1988. The essay is titled "A Ritual From One Cultural Community" and discusses the Alma College "May Day" traditional ceremony and rituals.
File contains programs and invitations collected by Louise Lyle, a student at Alma College. File includes the following items:
-Alma College Commencement Program (2 copies), Tuesday June 7, 1949
-Alma College Baccalaureate Service Program, June 5, 1949
-Invitation, Alma College Senior Prom, February 6, 1948
-Invitation, Alma College Commencement Exercises, June 8, 1848. Includes original envelope addressed to Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Lyle.
File contains photographs collected by Louise Lyle during her time as a student at Alma College. Includes photographs showing Prom in 1948 and Lyle's graduation ceremony in 1949. Item-level description is available.
Photograph showing the 1949 Alma College graduation ceremony. From left to right, the following individuals are identified: Louise Lyle, Sally McCallum and Mary Porteus, students from the University Home Economics course.
Photograph showing Alma College students attending the 1948 Prom. The following individuals are identified, from left to right:
Front Row: Donna Davidson and Susan Thompson.
Back Row: Shirley Edwards, Principal Bruce Millar, Paisley Maxwell, Mrs. Millar, Margaret Robb-Dean, Louise Lyle and Nancy Gillies.
Photograph showing Alma College students and staff at the 1948 Prom. The following individuals are identified, from left to right:
Front Row: Doris Deneau and Louise Lyle.
Back Row: Pat de Passe, Principal Bruce Millar, Mrs. Millar, and Dean Helen Hardy.
Photograph showing Alma College prom committee members, including Donna Davidson (sitting at left), Sue Thompson (sitting at right), Paisley Maxwell (standing at elft) and Louise Lyle (standing at right).