Many Creeks School District 4593 fonds. — 1945-1951. — 3 cm of textual records.
The Many Creeks School opened in 1932 in a small log building on Alex Oliksuk’s homestead. Alex lived in another log house nearby and another was used as a teacherage. Mr. Mc Kitrick was the first teacher, followed by Miss Denmark, Miss Phillips, Miss Barnett and Miss Topping. Eventually a new school was built on Mike Sajtovich’s homestead and used until the consolidation of schools resulted in the students being bussed to Bonanza. School records beginning in 1945 record attendance of 20 children from the following families: Coyes, Kaftan, Kanda, Kut, Lopushinsky, Prime, Sajtovich, Sutherland, Tchoryk, Tomchak, Yanczura, and York.
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 the Daily Registers from 1945-1951, records of the following teachers: Nora Young, Mary Backer, B.I Armstrong, M.B. Archibald, B.M.Yanishewski, Robert Stuart, Eleanor Lake, Henry Pruss, and Mary Taylor.