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Inuit syllabics
M 8366, file 24

Susan B. Peters fonds

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Table of Contents

Series 1 Family histories and writings. - 1976-2010
Series 2Education. - 1931-1960
Series 3Reindeer Station / Fort McPherson. - 1956- 1965
Series 4Miscellaneous records. - 1942- 1973
Series 5Photographs. - 1900-1970, predominant 1935-1965
Series 6Slides. - 1956-1960
Series 7Films. - 1950-1960
Series 8Audio recordings. - 1957- 1963

Inventory

Series 1

Family histories and writings. - 1976-2010

M-8336-1Daisy S. Megli, "Life at Reindeer Station and Fort McPherson, 1956-1963". - 1993. - Consists of biography of Susan B. Peters for the years she taught in the NWT, based largely on the correspondence in M-8336-9-17.
M-8336-2Photos reproduced for use in the above biography. - 1993
M-8336-3

David G. Klassen, "The History of the David G. Klassen Family". - 1976

Arnie Neufeld, editor, "A Family Portrait: Stories and Adventures of the Klassen / Peters Family". - 1993. - David G. Klassen married Mary Peters, the sister of Susan B. Peters.

"The Rudolph and Carmel Klassen Family Story". - 2008. - Rudolph Klassen was the son of David G. Klassen.

M-8336-43 Rudolph Waldemar Klassen, "Autobiographical Sketch of a Son of the Canadian Prairie". - July 2010
M-8336-44 "Poèmes & Poems by/par Carmel Despins-Klassen"
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Series 2

Education. - 1931- 1960

M-8336-4Letter from Department of Education. 1931. - Outlining high school courses needed for admission to Normal School.
M-8336-5Certificates. - 1934-1954. - Consists of high school diploma and various teachers' certificates.
M-8336-os boxBEd degree, University of Alberta. - 1956
M-8336-6Calgary Normal School Annual, "The Chinook". - 1934- 1935
M-8336-7Inspectors' reports. - 1953-1960. - Consists of reports about her teaching at Elba SD No. 2537, Alberta and at Reindeer Station.
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Series 3

Reindeer Station / Fort McPherson. - 1956-1965

M-8336-8Diary. - December 1, 1957-June 25, 1958. - Includes some curriculum planning and first aid notes in the front.
M-8336-9Correspondence. - 1956
M-8336-10Correspondence. - 1957
M-8336-11Correspondence. - 1958
M-8336-12Correspondence. - 1959
M-8336-13Correspondence. - 1960
M-8336-14Correspondence. - 1961
M-8336-15Correspondence. - 1962
M-8336-16Correspondence. - 1963
M-8336-17Correspondence regarding banking, salary, and pension matters. - 1956-1963
M-8336-18School project: "Reindeer Station, A Community Survey". - 1957. - Includes photographs from 1935-1954.
M-8336-19Notes and drafts for "Reindeer Station, A Community Survey". nd
M-8336-20School notebook - Vivian Nancy Smith, Reindeer Station. - 1958
M-8336-21Notebooks - Supplies shipped in and supplies used. - 1958- 1959
M-8336-22Notebooks - food supplies used and groceries accounts. - 1960-1961
M-8336-23List: "Rations for S.B. Peters, teacher, Reindeer Station, NWT". - nd
M-8336-24Inuit word list. - nd
M-8336-25News clippings about Susan B. Peters and Reindeer Station. - 1956, 1959
M-8336-26NWTTA (NWT Teachers' Association) Newsletter. - 1959
M-8336-27Pacific Western Airlines - certificates for passengers crossing Arctic Circle. - 1960-1962
M-8336-28"Sam's Delta Press" newspaper. - March and April 1965
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Series 4

Miscellaneous records. - 1942-1973

M-8336-29Grocery accounts. - 1942. - Includes some 1984 Linden accounts.
M-8336-30Letter from Holland friend. - 1953
M-8336-31Correspondence re teaching in Jordan. - 1965
M-8336-32Notebook - grocery and car accounts. - 1966-1971. - Includes a student's handwriting samples in the front, 1962.
M-8336-33Notebook - grocery and car accounts. - 1971-1973
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Series 5

Photographs. - 1900-1970, predominant 1935-1965

M-8336-34Family members in Russia. - 1900-1918. - 8 photographs : b&w.
M-8336-35Vancouver. - 1931. - 17 photographs : b&w. - Consists of views of Susan B. Peters and friends.
M-8336-os boxVancouver. - 1931. - 1 photograph : b&w. - Consists of group shot of Mennonite women, including Susan B. Peters.
M-8336-36Calgary Normal School. - 1934-1935. - 6 photographs : b&w. - Consists of views of the school building, Susan B. Peters on the steps,and friends.
M-8336-37Rempels and others. - [ca. 1930s-1950s]. - 8 photographs : b&w. - Consists of views of the Rempels and other relatives. Tina Peters, Susan B. Peters' sister, married a Rempel.
M-8336-38Reindeer Station and Fort McPherson, 1957-1965. - 66 photographs : b&w. - Consists of views of the communities, schools, and pupils.
M-8336-39Reindeer Station and Fort McPherson. - 1959-1965. - 58 photographs : col. - Consists of views of the communities, schools, and pupils.
M-8336-40NWT Store. - 1950s (?). - 1 photograph : b&w. - Consists of a view of the interior of a store.
M-8336-41Mennonite Central Committee. - 1946-1949, 1964 and nd. - 11 photographs : b&w and col. - Consists of views of Susan B. Peters and colleagues while working for MCC.
M-8336-42Miscellaneous. - [ca. 1926-1970]. - 11 photographs : b&w and col. - Consists of views of various activities of Susan B. Peters.
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Series 6

Slides. - 1956- 1960

M-8336-os boxReindeer Station. - 1956-1960. - 2 binders (556 slides). - Consists of views of the community, school, and pupils.
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Series 7

Films. - 1950- 1960

F-162-1"Gumbo School and Bremer Hafen". - 1950 (processed June 26, 1950). - 1 film roll (50 ft.) : si., col.; 8 mm. - Consists of views of school children playing in the snow at Gumbo SD No. 1646, near Swalwell, Alberta, and views of a passenger ship departing with refugees from the German port of Bremer Hafen [Bremerhaven]. Much of the film is double exposed.
F-162-2"Aunt Margaret's visit". - 1958 (processed September 1958). - 1 film roll (50 ft.) : si., col.; 8 mm. - Consists of views of a family gathering, probably at Linden, on the occasion of a visit by Margaret Peters Rempel Reimer, the oldest sister of Susan B. Peters. Includes shots of her plane leaving.
F-162-3"Winter Sports, Reindeer Station". - 1959-1960 (processed April 6, 1960). - 1 film roll (50 ft.) : si., col.; 8 mm. - Consists of views of native peoples, primarily children, skating, playing hockey, cutting snow blocks, dog sledding and skiing.
F-162-4"Catching a R'deer for Animal F..." "Carnival". - 1960 (processed May 3, 1960). - 1 film roll (50 ft.) : si., col.; 8mm. - Consists of views of a reindeer herd, sleds, a camp in the snow; carnival decorations, crowds and activities.
F-162-5Reindeer Station. - 1960 (processed July 5, 1960). - 1 film roll (50 ft.) : si., col.; 8 mm. - Consists of views of Reindeer Station, moving a log cabin on rollers, boats on shore next to Mackenzie River, native children and dogs. Only half of the film is used.
F-162-6Reindeer Station. - 1960 (processed July 5, 1960). - 1 film roll (50 ft.) : si., col.; 8mm. - Consists of views of native children in playground, the school building, and native women.
F-162-7"Rocky Mts, not too bad". - 1960 (processed August 31, 1960). - 1 film roll (50 ft.) : si., col.; 8mm. - Consists of views of mountain scenery, taken from a moving vehicle, probably a train.
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Series 8

Audio recordings. - 1957- 1963

RCT-883-1 Reindeer Station School Christmas concerts. - 1957-1959. - 1 audio reel. - Consists of recordings of children's Christmas concerts.
RCT-883-2 Reindeer Station. - 1960. - 1 audio tape reel. - Consists of part of a service held in the school, December 26, 1960, a wedding, followed by Silas Kangegana speaking in Inuit.
RCT-883-3 Fort McPherson. - 1962-1963. - 1 audio tape reel. - Consists of Grade four Indian children, and adults visiting the teacherage.
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