Broncho Creek School District 3910 fonds. — 1920-1949. — 14 cm of textual records.
The Broncho Creek School District was formed in 1920 with I A. White, chairman; A.J. Cox, secretary/treasurer; and Victor Young the third trustee. A temporary school house on NW 5-79-5 W5 was used at first. The school site chosen was SE 6-79-5 W5 and application was made to the Board of Public Utility Commissions of Alberta to borrow $2500 for building the school. In 1921, John Paul was engaged as the first teacher at a proposed salary of $1100.
The Broncho Creek school served the community until June 1949, when it was closed. Students on the west part of the district were bussed to Spirit River, and those on the eastern part were sent to Rycroft. The school house was purchased by the Ladies’ Community Club for $1.00 and was used for many years as a community center and more recently as storage for bee boxes for a honey company.
The records were preserved and given to the Spirit River School Division No. 47 sometime after it was formed in 1940. Peace Wapiti School Division assumed responsibility for this division in 1994 and the records were deposited in the Grande Prairie Regional Archives in 2003.
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of a minute book from 1920-1941. Daily registers from the years 1922-1949 contain records from the following teachers: M. H. Moore, Mamie Silverthorn, J. Stothers, P. Canning, Mary McLeod, Helen Dewar, K. Simmons, Audrey Barker, Ethel Akins (White), Helen Horne, Velma Keene, Anna Hanasik, Shirley Hardy, Betty Hopkins, Muriel Grime, Edward Rockarts.