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E.W. Coffin, Calgary Normal School office, [ca. 1940]
E.W. Coffin, Calgary Normal School office, [ca. 1940]
NA-5569-9

E.W. Coffin fonds

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Table of Contents

Series 1 Diaries. -- 1898-1957
Series 2 Speeches. -- [ca. 1930s]
Series 3 Normal School records. -- 1923-1940 and n.d.
Series 4 Psychology courses and exams. -- 1929-1943
Series 5 Photographs. -- 1915-1939
Series 6 Personal letter. -- n.d.

Inventory

Series 1 Diaries. -- 1898-1957. -- 53 volumes. -- The series consists of small personal diaries in which he briefly recorded the weather and his days activities, including both work and social events.
M-238-1 Diary. -- 1898
M-238-2 Diary. -- 1902
M-238-3 Diary. -- 1904
M-238-4 Diary. -- 1906
M-238-5 Diary. -- 1908
M-238-6 Diary. -- 1909
M-238-7 Diary. -- 1910
M-238-8 Diary. -- 1911
M-238-9 Diary. -- 1912
M-238-10 Diary. -- 1913
M-238-11 Diary. -- 1914
M-238-12 Diary. -- 1915
M-238-13 Diary. -- 1916
M-238-14 Diary. -- 1917
M-238-15 Diary. -- 1918
M-238-16 Diary. -- 1919
M-238-17 Diary. -- 1920
M-238-18 Diary. -- 1921
M-238-19 Diary. -- 1922
M-238-20 Diary. -- 1923
M-238-21 Diary. -- 1924
M-238-22 Diary. -- 1925
M-238-23 Diary. -- 1926
M-238-24 Diary. -- 1927
M-238-25 Diary. -- 1928
M-238-26 Diary. -- 1929
M-238-27 Diary. -- 1930
M-238-28 Diary. -- 1931
M-238-29 Diary. -- 1932
M-238-30 Diary. -- 1933
M-238-31 Diary. -- 1934
M-238-32 Diary. -- 1935
M-238-33 Diary. -- 1936
M-238-34 Diary. -- 1938
M-238-35 Diary. -- 1939
M-238-36 Diary. -- 1940
M-238-37 Diary. -- 1941
M-238-38 Diary. -- 1942
M-238-39 Diary. -- 1943
M-238-40 Diary. -- 1944
M-238-41 Diary. -- 1945
M-238-42 Diary. -- 1946
M-238-43 Diary. -- 1947
M-238-44 Diary. -- 1948
M-238-45 Diary. -- 1949
M-238-46 Diary. -- 1950
M-238-47 Diary. -- 1951
M-238-48 Diary. -- 1952
M-238-49 Diary. -- 1953
M-238-50 Diary. -- 1954
M-238-51 Diary. -- 1955
M-238-52 Diary. -- 1956
M-238-53 Diary. -- 1957
Series 2 Speeches. -- [ca. 1930s]. -- The series consists of miscellaneous speeches and readio broadcasts given by Coffin on topis related to the psychology of education.
M-238-54 Speeches. -- [ca. 1930s]. -- Consists of script for a radio broadcast re education for the mentally handicapped; typescript of speech or paper re educating young humans as opposed to laboratory animals; typescript of speech given to the Men's Educational Club re stages of development in pupils; and a typescript of a speech to "an important gathering of teachers in Manitoba" re Grade 12 as the new minimun for Normal School entrance.
Series 3 Normal School records. -- 1923-1940 and n.d. -- The series consists of monthly attendance records for students at the Calgary Normal School, which record the names of the students, and which days they were absent due to illness. Also consists of seating plans for Normal School classes, which record the names of the students and the towns they are from.
M-238-55 Normal School attendance registers. -- 1923-1929
M-238-56 Normal School attendance registers. -- 1929-1940
M-238-57 Seating plans. -- [ca. 1932-1937]
Series 4

Psychology courses and exams. -- 1929-1943. -- The series consists primarily of notebooks recording which topics he intended to lecture about on specific days. The series also includes suggested course outlines and exam questions, and notes from W.E.A. meetings he attended. [It is unclear what W.E.A. stands for.]

M-238-58 Psychology notebooks. -- 1929-1937. -- 5 volumes
M-238-59 Notebook. -- [ca. 1938-1943]. -- 1 volume. -- Consists of primarily of notes re W.E.A. meetings. Also includes notes about psychology books he read. The front of the book contains notes from an English class.
M-238-60 Course outlines and exams. -- [ca. 1930s]. -- Consists of psychology course outlines and sample exam questions.
Series 5 Photographs. -- 1915-1939. -- 37 photographs. -- The series consists of views of Calgary Normal School students and staff, and panoramas of Normal School and Summer School for Teachers groups.
PA-592-(1-7) Views of Calgary Normal School staff and students. -- [ca. 1930s]. -- 7 photographs. -- Includes photos of the staff room, basketball team, and a pageant with the students dressed up as sailors.
PB-166-(1-22)

Views of Calgary Normal School staff and students. -- 1919-1939. -- 22 photographs. -- Many of the photos are unidentified. The identified views include:

PB-166-5 Executive of the Good Times Club. -- n.d.

PB-166-9 Group shot of Normal School students and staff outside school. -- May 1919

PB-166-10 Executive of the Good Times Club. -- 1920

PB-166-11 Normal School class 1B. -- 1921

PB-166-13 Calgary Normal School Dramatic Society presents "A Hundred Years Old"

PB-166-14 Composite photo of Calgary Normal School students and staff. -- 1919-1920

PB-166-15 Composite photo of Calgary Normal School students and staff. -- 1921-1922

PB-166-16 Group shot of Normal School students and staff outside school. -- 1920-1921

PB-166-17 CNS basketball banquet. -- 1925

PB-166-18 Calgary Normal School Tumblers and Pyramid Builders. - 1927. -- Striking a pose on the lawn in front of the school

PB-166-19 "Peggy and the Pirate" musical operetta by Normal School students. -- May 1929. -- Staged and conducted by Madame Ellis-Browne.

PB-166-20 "H.M.S. Pinafore" production by the Normal School Glee Club. -- May 1936. -- Conducted by Madame Ellis-Browne.

PB-166-21 Group shot of Normal School students and staff outside school. -- 1938-1939

PB-166-22 View of the Provincial Institute of Technology and Art. -- n.d.

PE-20-(1-8)

Panoramas of Normal School and Summer School for Teachers groups. -- 1915-1930. -- 8 panoramic photographs. -- Consists of the following:

PE-20-1 Summer School for Teachers, University of Alberta. -- 1915

PE-20-2 7th Annual Convention, Alberta Educational Association, Edmonton. -- April 25, 1916

PE-20-3 Summer School for Teachers, University of Alberta. -- July 30, 1917

PE-20-4 Normal School students and staff, Calgary. -- March 1918

PE-20-5 Summer School for Teachers, University of Alberta. -- 1919

PE-20-6 Summer School for Teachers, University of Alberta. -- 1920

PE-20-7 Provincial Normal School students and staff, Calgary. -- 1928-1929

PE-20-8 Provincial Normal School students and staff, Calgary. -- 1929-1930

Series 6 Personal letter. -- n.d.
M-238-61 Letter to "Uncle Ern & Aunt Susie" from niece Miriam Toombs of Prince Edward Island. -- n.d.
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