Grief Point Sunday school fonds. - - 1948 – 1981. - - 19cm of textual records: 7 photographs.

The non-denominational Grief Point Sunday School was started in 1947 by teenager Patsy McAndrew. As the pupils increased the school was forced to move into Edith Jones’s newly built garage. Concerned parents determined that a permanent structure be built. The land was leased from William McAndrew and the Powell River Company donated two bunkhouses. In May 1949 the Sunday School was officially opened. In 1956 a Kindergarten, operated by Mrs Florence Padgett, used the building during the week. In 1965 both the Sunday School and Kindergarten closed. The building was then used as a nursery school for three to four year olds until 1977. In 1981 the owners decided that they would like to use the building for storage purposes.

The fonds consists of records of the Grief Point Sunday School. Includes legal papers, minutes, correspondence, financial records, reports, notices, attendance records, newspaper clippings and photographs.

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Series description of Grief Point Sunday School fonds:

  • Legal. - - 1949. - - 1cm of textual records.

The series consists of the lease of William McAndrew’s property for the use of the Sunday School and permits for building.

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  • Minutes.. - - 1948-1950. - - 1cm of textual records.

The series consists of minutes of the first meeting of concerned parents and
formation of a governing body to administer the organization as well as subsequent meetings.

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  • Correspondence. - - 1948-1956. - - 4 cm of textual records

The series consists of correspondence between St. Paul’s Church in Townsite, Powell River Company, Maitland Soliciters, to parents and to the children.

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  • Financial Records. - - 1948 – 1976. - - 2cm of textual records

The series consists of financial records including that of the building fund and receipts from fund raising efforts.

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  • Annual reports. - - 1947 – 1959. - - 1cm of textual records.

The series consists of annual reports of the Sunday School.

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  • Notices. - - 1949-1959. - - 2cm of textual records.

The series consists of notices sent to parents regarding baptisms, fund raising, picnics and concerts.

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  • Attendance Records. - - 1948-1967. - - 5cm of textual records.

The series consists of attendance records.

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  • Directory. - - 1951. - - 1cm of textual records.

The series consists of a directory of the parents of the children of the School.

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  • History. - - 1950 – 1960. - - 1cm of textual records

The series consists of the history of the Grief Point Sunday School.

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  • Newspaper Clippings. - - 1949,1981. - - 1cm of textual records.

The series consists of newspaper clippings.

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  • Photographs. - - 1948-1964. - - 7 photographs.

The series consists of 7 black and white photographs.

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