One black-and-white negative photograph featuring Aldona Gaidauskas, on November 4, 1976.
R12 S1 Sh5 B2 53 was published in the West Lorne Sun on November 4, 1976, with the caption: "Aldona Emilija Gaidauskas graduated at the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Science degree at the recent Autumn Convocation. She is continuing her education in Language Arts at Western."
1_2487 was published with article in St. Thomas Times-Journal on June 7, 1948, page one.
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Photographs of the gradulating class of Alma College walking to Central United Church.
Captions from St. Thomas Times-Journal: "Alma College Graduates Parade to Church."
1_2487: "Heading the parade of the members of the graduating class and other students of Alma College on their way to Central United Church Sunday were Principal Bruce Millar and Very Rev. J. R. P. Sclater, D.D., LL.D., of Toronto, former Moderator of the United Church in Canada, who preached the baccalaureate sermon. Behind them are Dr. P. S. Dobson, Principal Emeritus, and Rev. E. W. Brearley, pastor of First United Church, under whose direction the services at Central Church were held; W. F. Thomas, chairman of the College Board, and W. W. Turnbull, secretary of the Board; Forbes Raven, Haggert Cochrane, Frank Marlatt, Miss Wilhelmina Graham and Miss Stella Venning (London, Ont.), all members of the Board. The picture is taken as the procession approached the College gates, and the graduates are shown marching out of the College and through the double line of students on either side of the walk. (See story on page five.)"
1_2505, 1_2506, and 1_2523 were published with article in St. Thomas Times-Journal on June 9, 1948, page eleven.
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Photographs of Alma College convocation service.
Captions from St. Thomas Times-Journal: "Recieve Diplomas at Alma College Commencement."
"Hundreds at Alma College Graduation: Diplomas and Special Awards Presented; Dr. G. E. Hall, President of University of Western Ontario, Speaks."
1_2505: "Twenty-two white-frocked, flower-laden students received their diplomas at Commencement ceremonies held in the amphitheatre at Alma College on Tuesday afternoon. Ten countries were represented in this class, with the largest number, fifty-six, being from Canada, including fifty-two from Ontario, two from British Columbia, one from Alberta and one from Saskatchewan. Four were from the United States, including three from Michigan and one from Florida. Three were from Jamaica, one from Trinidad, two from Cuba, one from Cuatemala, in Central America, one from the Dominican Republic, one from Colombia in S. America, two from Porto Rico, one from Peru."
1_2506: "An interesting group photographed at Alma College following Commencement on Tuesday afternoon. From left to right, they are: Dr. G. E. Hall, Ph.D., D.D., President of the University of Western Ontario, with which the College is affiliated, who gave the address to the graduates; Miss Marion Mann, of London, Ont., the valedictorian; Miss Margarete A. L. Emminghaus, of New Liskeard, who was awarded the bronze medal in senior matriculation, the gift of His Excellency, the Governor-General of Canada; Miss Marjorie Kelly, of Courtland, winner of the Sisk Memorial Award given by the Alma College Alumnae in memory of their founder, Miss Emma Sisk, for progress in music; and Principal Bruce Millar."
1_2523: "The commencement ceremonies at Alma College, Tuesday afternoon, were followed by many farewells as a large number of the students left for the long summer vacation. Pictured above is Principal Bruce Millar bidding good-bye to four girls leaving for their homes in Trinidad. From left to right, the students are: Jocelyn Soodeen, of San Fernando; Ursula Rodrigues and Monica Rodrigues, of Port of Spain; and Jacqueline Soodeen, of San Fernando. They left the College early in the evening for New York, from where they will fly to Miami and then on to Port of Spain. They will return in September to resume their studies at Alma College."
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_2195, 2_2196, 2_2198, and 2_2199 were published with article in St. Thomas Times-Journal on June 11, 1947, page twenty.
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Photographs of commencement ceremonies at Alma College.
Caption from St. Thomas Times-Journal: Brilliant Scene at Alma College Convocation: Lieut-Governor Lawson Emphasizes to Graduates the Vital Need of Purpose in Life: President Sherwood Fox Also Present for Alma College Commencement; Corner Stone of New Chapel Laid."
2_2195: "A Cosmopolitan Group - The fifty-six students of the graduating class at Alma College, wearing graceful white frocks and carrying colorful bouquets, made a beautiful picture as they occupied the West Terraces of the Garden Theatre for the ceremonies. They are a cosmopolitan group, representing nine countries."
2_2196: "Presents Governor-General's Medal - The Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario presenting the major award at the Alma College Commencement, the bronze medal in Senior Matriculation, the gift of His Excellency the Governor-General of Canada, to Mildred Ann Thomas, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Newton Thomas, of New Hamburg, Ont."
2_2198: "The Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario, the Hon. Ray Lawson, LL.D., and Mrs. Lawson were distinguished guests at the Commencement ceremonies at Alma College on Tuesday. The former is shown at the left with the Principal, Rev. P. S. Dobson, M.A., D.D., and Lieut-Col. H. F. Medcalf, Officer Commanding the Elgin Regiment, who attended the Lieutenant-Governor during his visit to St. Thomas."
2_2199: "Well and Truly Laid - Miss Ella D. Bowes, former lady principal of Alma College, laying the corner-stone of the new chapel, the Ella D. Bowes Chapel, which is being erected on the West Lawn, Beside Miss Bowes is Richard Davis, mason, who with Charles Ludy, foreman, assisted in the laying of the stone."
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.”