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Register and account book

  • GR-2055
  • Series
  • 1861-1865

Register of Victoria District School, 1861-1865, and school account book, 1862-1864. The Register shows the names and attendance of students at the school. "Accounts" include supply list of food staples, etc., showing prices and custom...

Victoria School District

Register of Attendance

  • GR-2070
  • Series
  • 1862-1865

Register of Attendance, Nanaimo "Colonial" School, 1862-1866. The Register, showing the names of pupils attending the second public school in British Columbia, was maintained by Cornelius Bryant, schoolmaster from 1856-1870. Also inclu...

Nanaimo School District

List of schools in British Columbia

  • GR-2081
  • Series
  • 1934-1946

List of schools in British Columbia, with names and addresses of school principals (city and municipal schools), of teachers (rural schools), and school board secretaries: 1934-1935; 1936-1937; 1937-1938; 1944-1945; & 1945-1946.

British Columbia. Dept. of Education


  • GR-2566
  • Series
  • 1934

"Peace River School Directory, May-June 1934." A bound, typescript volume compiled by School Inspector William Plenderleith. It was compiled to assist J.L. Watson, Department of Education Registrar, in making appointments to schools in ...

British Columbia. Dept. of Education


  • GR-1111
  • Series
  • 1949-1967

This series contains curriculum circulars containing announcements, changes, directives and rulings from the Division of Curriculum. These circulars were sent to all school principals with instructions that they should be kept on file and made av...

British Columbia. Division of Curriculum

Department of Education correspondence and other records

  • GR-1477
  • Series
  • 1913-1929

Correspondence Inward to J.W. Gibson, Director of Elementary Agricultural Education. Includes reports on "Caring for School Gardens" [1913] and notes on correlation of rural science with manual training. Also includes "Remittance ...

British Columbia. Dept. of Education

Directories of School Inspectorates

  • GR-1492
  • Series
  • 1937-1946

Directories of School Inspectorates, showing names of school inspectors, names of schools and number of teachers within inspectorates. Directories also list schools closed in various school districts. This unit may be used in conjunction with GR-...

British Columbia. Dept. of Education

Samples of various report cards and other material

  • GR-1814
  • Series
  • 1966 -1980

Samples of various report cards and instructions on their completion, progress reports, pupil attendance records etc. 1966-1980 (most 1980).

British Columbia. Educational Programs Dept.

Ministry of Education correspondence inward with regard to restraint programme

  • GR-1788
  • Series
  • 1984-1985

Correspondence (letters and petitions) to the Minister dealing mainly with the "Restraint Programme in Education". In April, 1982 the Social Credit Government passed the Education (Interim) Finance Act. The main effects of this Act w...

British Columbia. Ministry of Education

Royal Commission on Education (1987-1988)

  • GR-1917
  • Series
  • 1987-1988

The Royal Commission on Education was initiated on 14 March 1987 "to inquire into and report on education in the Province from kindergarten through grade 12." Barry M. Sullivan, Q.C. was appointed commissioner. He worked with an adminis...

British Columbia. Royal Commission on Education (1987-1988)

Jericho Hill School operational records

  • GR-0885
  • Series
  • 1918-1920, 1949-1967

Correspondence, minutes, reports, memoranda, etc. relative to the operation of the Jericho Hill School for the Deaf and the Blind, Vancouver, B.C. The collection includes the daily diary and staff attendance book, 1918-1919; minutes of meetings an...

British Columbia. School for the Deaf and the Blind

Board of Education correspondence and other records

  • GR-1468
  • Series
  • 1872-1884

Records of the provincial Board of Education, including: [Box 1] minute book of Board meetings, 1872-1878; [Box 2] register of teachers' certificates, 1872-1883; correspondence regarding Victoria School Reserve, 1875-1876 and [Box 3] diaries ...

British Columbia. Board of Education

Elementary School Agricultural Education reports

  • GR-0172
  • Series
  • 1915-1924

The series consists of records created by the Dept. of Education between 1915 and 1924. The records include teachers' "Reports on Instruction Given in Rural Science," submitted to J.W. Gibson, director of Elementary Agricultural In...

British Columbia. Dept. of Education

Dept. of Education statistics and school assessments

  • GR-2096
  • Series
  • 1953-1970

The series consists of records created by the Dept. of Education between 1953 and 1970. There are two files of collected statistical reports on B.C. schools, 1953-1964 and 1965-1970. The statistics gathered cover the following subjects: adult ed...

British Columbia. Dept. of Education

Records relating to the 1988 Royal Commission on Education

  • GR-3641
  • Series
  • 1987-1991

The series consists of press releases, memos, correspondence, agendas, committee meeting minutes, speeches, cabinet submission records, draft reports, and implementation plans that were created by the Ministry of Education’s Policy and Planning Br...

British Columbia. Ministry of Education (1979-1996)


  • GR-1202
  • Series
  • 1951-1958

This series contains a circular entitled "Departmental Circular for Inspectors, Directors, and other Officials."

British Columbia. Dept. of Education

Circulars and brochures pertaining to patriotic activities and special events

  • GR-0176
  • File
  • 1930-1937; 1976

The file consists of circulars and brochures pertaining to patriotic activities and special events, created by the Dept. of Education, dating mainly from the 1930s. It includes "Instructions to Teachers Regarding the Use of the Flag on Schoo...

British Columbia. Dept. of Education

Frontier College report

  • GR-1715
  • Series
  • 1953-1954

Report on the work of Frontier College in British Columbia for 1953. Frontier College was a voluntary organization designed to promote citizenship and education among migratory workers in isolated camps and settlements. The College was founded i...

British Columbia. Dept. of Education

Speech by G.M. Weir to BCLA

  • GR-1716
  • Series
  • 1946

Typescript of speech given to British Columbia Library Association convention by Minister of Education, Dr. G.M. Weir, 13 May 1946. Weir's speech, given in Nanaimo, provided a general review of the government's educational policies and ...

British Columbia. Dept. of Education

Draft resolution

  • GR-2053
  • Series
  • ca. 1864

Draft resolution of the Legislative Assembly, urging the establishment of a nonsectarian public school system for the Colony of Vancouver Island; also a petition from a committee of citizens of Victoria, advocating a central location for the city&...

Vancouver Island. Legislative Assembly


  • GR-2082
  • Series
  • 1869

Correspondence from J.W. McKay, chairman of Yale School Board, concerning boundaries of Yale School District, school taxes, and pupils' fees as per Common School Ordinance, 1869. Draft replies to McKay's queries are included.

British Columbia. Board of Education

"Home Economics in British Columbia." Typescript

  • GR-2562
  • Series
  • 1941

Typescript of article by Home Economics Branch director, Jessie L. McLenaghen, giving brief survey of the development of Home Economics in B.C. schools from 1895 to 1941. The article was intended for publication in "The School".

British Columbia. Home Economics Branch

Department of Education executive records

  • GR-1561
  • Series
  • 1972-1975

Associate Deputy Minister's files. Includes correspondence and reports dealing with schools, colleges, teachers, curricula, libraries, and various other education-related topics.These records consist of subject files arranged alphabetically ...

British Columbia. Ministry of Education

Education policy records

  • GR-1768
  • Series
  • 1978-1982

Education policy records. Minutes and agenda of policy committee meetings comprising Deputies Committee 1978-1982, Management Operations and Education Finance Committee 1981-1982, Policy and Resource Allocation Committee 1981-1982, Post-Secondary...

British Columbia. Ministry of Education

Board of Examiners letterbook

  • GR-0455
  • Series
  • 1917-1919; 1939

Letterbook containing correspondence outward from Board of Examiners, March 1917 to July 1919 (on reel B11360); further correspondence outward dealing with, appointment of examiners and staging and marking of 1939 examinations; also includes misce...

British Columbia. Dept. of Education. Board of Examiners

Audio-Visual Services photographs

  • GR-3395
  • Series
  • 1965-1981

Includes black and white copy proofs and negatives depicting activities of the Division of Audio-Visual Services in the Department of Education. Images include portraits of staff, images of educational programming and other activities at locations...

British Columbia. Audio-Visual Services Branch

Correspondence and other material

  • GR-0899
  • Series
  • 1954-1970

Correspondence, minutes, briefs, memoranda, etc., of the Council of Public Instruction. Most of the records in this unit date from the 1967-1970 period. Included are records relating to Indian schools, private schools, universities and colleges,...

British Columbia. Council of Public Instruction

Assistant Superintendent of Education correspondence

  • GR-0134
  • Series
  • 1965-1968

The series consists of correspondence files created by the Assistant Superintendent of Education between 1965 and 1968.The files deal with a broad range of topics, including teachers' conferences, data processing, school inspectorates and sta...

British Columbia. Dept. of Education

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