Building Education – Public schools in Edmonton: 1881-1918

This bibliography is designed to situate the records used in the Building Education virtual exhibit in their larger context. It shows where these disparate records come from by grouping them by creator rather than by subject.

Wherever possible, links to catalogue entries in the City Archives’ online catalogue have been included. There is also further catalogue information in the reference rooms at the City of Edmonton Archives and the Edmonton Public Schools Archives and Museum.

For an explanation of terms and acronyms, see our Virtual Exhibit Glossary.


Edmonton Public Schools Archives and Museum

Record Number Description
P85.11.3 Children in sandbox at King Edward School, ca. 1915
P86.15.41  Bennett School
P89.2.10 Highlands School

Textual Records
Record Number Description
84.2.276 George Turner’s paper on the design of grade schools, presented to the Alberta Association of Architects, January 1914
P86.15.41, Book 1 March 1885 minutes from the first official meeting the Edmonton Public School Board

Published Material
Record Number Description
93.121.156 Happy 75th Anniversary McCauley 1912-87, 1987


City of Edmonton Archives

MS Fonds (Private Records)
Fonds Number Record Number Title
MS-56   Northern Alberta Pioneers and Old Timers Association fonds
  EA-10-602 Donald Ross Homestead
  EA-10-927 Oliver School
  EA-10-934 Strathcona Collegiate Institute
  EA-10-949 Westmount Public School
  EA-10-2939 First Edmonton Public School Board
  EA-43-62 McCauley School
  EA-43-67 Edmonton’s First School
  EA-43-76 College Avenue School
  EA-43-77 Schools
MS-155   Edward Bell fonds
  EA-281-1 Bennett School – Temporary Classroom
MS-206   Jean & Hector C. Thompson fonds
  EA-246-13 Norwood School
MS-244   William P. Wagner fonds
MS-267   Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre fonds
  EA-364-2 Some Strathcona Schools
MS-1026   Doreen Miller fonds
  EA-481-3 North Delton School
MS-1037   Edmonton Chamber of Commerce fonds
  EA-500-106 McKay Avenue School

RG Fonds (City of Edmonton Records)
Fonds Number Record Number Title
RG-17   City of Edmonton. Planning Department fonds.
  MP-1912-418 McKay Avenue School Proposed Additions

Published Material
Record Number Description
371 KOS Michael Kostek, Looking Back:  A Century of Education in Edmonton Public Schools, Edmonton, Alberta: Edmonton Public School Board, 1982.
371.71 KIN King Edward Elementary and Jr. High School, 66 Years of Youth Education, 1967.
371.8 INN Duncan R. Innes, Strathcona High School 1907-1967, in retrospect, 1967.
371.8 INN Terry Butler, Strathcona High Schools 75 Years 1907-1982, Edmonton: Strathcona Triunion Association, 1982.
371.8 PAR 1982 Parkdale History Committee, Parkdale School 70th Anniversary, 1912-1982, 1982.
371.8 RUT Rutherford School Booklet Committee, Rutherford School 1910-1967 Centennial Open House, 1967.
372.9 THO Ray Thompson, 1906-1967, The ‘Queen’s’ Story (being a brief account of some of the happenings at Queen Alexandra School), 1967.
917.1233 EDM 1914 Edmonton: Alberta’s Capital City, Edmonton, Alberta: The Esdale Press Limited and McDermid Engraving Co. Limited, 1914.
971.233 GOY Linda Goyette and Carolina Jakeway Roemmich, Edmonton In Our Own Words, Edmonton, Alberta: Edmonton Public Library Board, 2004.
971.233 KIN Dorothy May King, “Childhood Memories of Edmonton, Alberta 1902-1911”
971.233 MEN Men and Makers of Edmonton, n.d.