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Title Proper pr1073 MS2119 BOX 1 FILE 03
Date(s) 1945
General material designation
This file contains a textual record.
Scope and content
This file contains an essay, presumably written by Winnifred Awmack, on the experience of camp life and the difficulties students faced balancing manual labour and school work—with no government assistance buildings for schools were crude or non-existent. Also included is a letter of recommendation from Awmack for a student requesting admission to an Adult Education class. Awmack reiterates that the government refused to help and that the United Church stepped in to give students an education in difficult times with materials from correspondence programs. Exams were graded while students were being moved east or to Japan. The bulk of the file consists of class lists and grades, as well as a forwarding list for students who have left the camp before exam results were collected.
Name of creator
Awmack, Winifred J. , a teacher at Tashme High School, created this archive.
Immediate source of acquisition
The digital copies of the records were acquired by the Landscapes of Injustice Research Collective between 2014 and 2018.
This record was digitized in full.



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