Robert H. Abbott Collection: - - 1966-1985 - - 12 cm of textual records,


Robert Abbott came to Powell River in 1966 to work with School District #47. He was hired as the District Librarian and was charged with setting up a library programme within the School District. He and the Elementary Supervisor thought that by pooling resources for the schools, that money could be saved and the teaching staff could have a broader range of materials to use. They developed the Teacher’s Resource Centre in 1967. Over the years the Teacher’s Resource Centre proved to be a valuable asset to the School District as a myriad number of materials could be purchased in bulk.
Mr. Abbott retired in 1986 and the Teacher’s Resource Centre closed in 1999.

The fonds consists of records of Robert Abbott when he was the District Librarian and the head of the Teachers Resource Centre. Includes correspondence, speeches, lists, reports, surveys, ephemera and a scrap book.

Title based on contents of collection.

Series description available.


Series:

1 Series:
Correspondence. - - 1965-1988/ - - 1 cm of textual records.

The series consists of a letter from Encylopedia Britannica congratulating winning a set of encyclopedias and letters from Abbott to the Board of School District #47

Title based on contents of series.


2 Series:
Speeches. - - 1968-1985. - - 2cm of textual records.

The series consists of speeches that Abbott made to various organizations.

Title based on contents of series.

3Series:
Reports - - 1968-1985. - - 2cm of textual records.

The series consists of reports to the School District.

Title based on contents of series.

4Series:
Surveys, Reports and Memos. - - 5cm of textual records

The series consists of surveys of books, visual education material that each school in the district had.

Title based on contents of series.

5Series:
Emphera . - - 1970-1983. - - 1cm of textual records

The series consists of programmes of the official openings of J.C.Hill School and Gordon Park Elementary and invitations to events.

Title based on contents of series.

6. Series:
Scrapbook. - - 1966 – 194. - - 1cm of textual records

The series consists of a scrap book with newspaper clippings, some photographs that cannot be removed as the paper will tear, cards and notices of events.

Title based on contents of series.

ACCRUAL:

Series:

Lists – 1968-1978 -4.5 cm of textual records

The series consists of lists of teachers in the Powell River School District # 47.

Title based on contents of series.

Fonds 149

Accession number 2011.37
2012. 71

Updated: 2012-Aug-07