Circular Letters

Circular Letters


Title Proper pr1073 MS2119 BOX 1 FILE 05
Date(s) 1946
General material designation
This file contains a textual record.
Scope and content
This file contains a letter from Winnifred Awmack describing her experience at Tashme as a teacher. She relates the hardships of living in a world with no material wealth available to either the high school or the students’ families. The second document is a handwritten jotting, ostensibly of students’ impressions on seven subjects: the BC Security Commission; Shinwakai; schools; churches; RCMP; movies; and other recreation.
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.



Circular Letters
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