Student Letters

Student Letters


Title Proper pr1073 MS2119 BOX 1 FILE 11
Date(s) 1945
General material designation
This file contains a textual record.
Scope and content
Many of the documents in this file are letters to Awmack from former Tashme High students. The letters were written by students who had left Tashme for the prairies and eastern Canada. A few students write about their experiences doing housework for room and board (or working on the farm) while they attend post-secondary school. There is a sense of nostalgia for Tashme and their days as students in a majority of the letters.
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.



Student Letters
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