Mary Saich fonds

Title Mary Saich fonds
Dates of creation 1940-[1942]
Physical description 10 cm of textual material
291 photographs : 146 b&w prints and 145 b&w and col. slides
Administrative history or biographical sketch Mary Saich was born in Quill Lake, Saskatchewan on November 26, 1913 to parents Dr. Alexander J. Saich and Alma T. Saich. She was educated at the University of Saskatechewan Normal School. In August 1940, she travelled on the S.S. Distributor to Aklavik where she had accepted a teaching position at All Saints Residential School. She taught in Aklavik for two years and returned to Biggar, Saskatchewan at the end of her teaching contract. Her career included the position of Assistant Superintendent in Kindergarten and Primary Education in the Greater Victoria School District, however she spent her last two years prior to retirement teaching in the classroom at View Royal Elementary School in Victoria, B.C. She died on July 29, 2002 in Victoria, B.C.
Scope and content This fonds consists of 291 photographs and 10 cm of textual material. There are images of Aklavik and the surrounding area, as well as images that document Mary Saich's trip to Tuktoyaktuk. In addition, there is one scrapbook compiled by Mary Saich; one notebook that includes historical and geographical notes on the Northwest Territories, her curriculum ideas and a copy of a manuscript entitled "A Year in Canada's North" which includes copies/originals of articles on the north and copies/originals of Mary Saich's correspondence with her parents.

Restrictions No access restrictions.
Copyright No copyright restrictions. Photographs are in the public domain.
Finding aids Finding aid available for N-1990-003 photographic material.
Reference # 112
Accessions list The fonds is comprised of the following accessions. Click any accession number below to see the accession description.
N-1990-003 N-1999-056