Collection 045 - West Vancouver School District 45 collection

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West Vancouver School District 45 collection

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WVAN 045

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4.36 m of textual records and other material

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The West Vancouver School District began in 1912 with the founding of the municipality, when the residents of the District of West Vancouver elected their first Council and school board. Today, the school district is governed by a Board of Trustees and is managed by the Superintendent of Schools. Currently School District 45 encompasses fourteen primary and elementary schools, and three secondary schools in the District of West Vancouver, the Village of Lions Bay, and Bowen Island.

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Scope and content

The collection consists of records relating to West Vancouver School District 45 and schools in West Vancouver. The material includes formal class portraits, staff portraits, individual student portraits, school construction photographs, photographs of school activities, documents, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, school publications, and badges.

The collection is arranged into the following series and sub-collections:
Series 1: West Vancouver School District 45
Series 2: General school material

Sub-collection 1: Caulfeild Elementary School
Sub-collection 2: Ecole Cedardale Elementary
Sub-collection 3: Cypress Park Primary School
Sub-collection 4: Dundarave School
Sub-collection 5: Eagle Harbour Primary School
Sub-collection 6: Gleneagles Elementary School
Sub-collection 7: Glenmore Elementary School
Sub-collection 8: Hillside Middle School
Sub-collection 9: Hollyburn Elementary School
Sub-collection 10: Inglewood Junior High School
Sub-collection 11: Irwin Park Elementary School
Sub-collection 12: Ecole Pauline Johnson Elementary
Sub-collection 13: Ridgeview Elementary
Sub-collection 14: Sentinel Secondary School
Sub-collection 15: West Bay Elementary School
Sub-collection 16: Westcot Elementary School
Sub-collection 17: West Vancouver Secondary School

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The majority of the material was collected by the West Vancouver Historical Society in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Parts of the collection were donated to the West Vancouver Archives by former students and teachers.


The collection was originally described as a fonds, but due to the artificial nature of the aggregation was renamed as a collection in 2008. The arrangement was provided by the archivist. The collection is arranged into sub-collections by school. Each sub-collection is arranged into seven possible series, based on the nature and content of the materials. The sub-collections are arranged in the the following series: Class photographs, Staff photographs, Facilities photographs and plans, School activities photographs, Newspaper clippings, Documents and ephemera, Publications.

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  • English

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Includes: 7642 photographs, 337 photocopies, 2 scrapbooks, 10 contact pages, 3 patches, 1 ribbon, 72 scrapbook pages, 1 technical drawing, 1 transparency, and a 7 panel wall display.

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West Vancouver School District 45



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Created March 29, 2010

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