Category Archives: Historical Collection

New OISE Web Exhibit: Canadian Public Figures on Tape

Calling all Canadian history buffs! This week the OISE Library is launching its first web exhibit, Canadian Public Figures on Tape. The online exhibit features ten audio interviews with famous Canadian politicians conducted in the early 1970s and published by … Continue reading

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From Our Historical Collections: Back to School in 1969

Have you ever wondered what it was like to go to school 50 years ago? Inspired by this recent time capsule recovery at a Vancouver elementary school, we browsed our 1969 textbooks to see what elementary school was like the … Continue reading

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Final Examinations in Ontario High Schools

The end of the school year has finally arrived! After all that you’ve learned this year, could you pass these provincial exit exams from our Ontario Historical Education Collections? The OHEC houses a collection of provincial exams administered between 1873 … Continue reading

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From our Historical Collection: Vernon G. Turner fonds

It seems in every classroom that there’s always one exceptional note-taker – whose handwriting is neat, whose attendance is spotless, and commitment to capturing every detail of a lesson fills page after organized page. At the North Toronto Collegiate Institute … Continue reading

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Holiday Music in Ontario Schools

For as long as Ontario schools have been celebrating the winter holidays, holiday music has made its way into the province’s elementary and secondary classrooms. This month’s OHEC display features Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s music found in Ontario textbooks. … Continue reading

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