Joseph Vincent Jacobson and family fonds [multiple media]
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Joseph Vincent Jacobson and family fonds [multiple media]Hierarchical level:FondsDate:1938-1983.Reference:R4922-0-3-E, MG31-D153Type of material:Textual material, Photographs, Sound recordings, Objects (including medals and pins), Moving imagesFound in:Archives / Collections and FondsItem ID number:103974Context of this record:
Record Information – DetailsFonds includes:61 lower level description(s)View lower level description(s)Date(s):1938-1983.Place of creation:No place, unknown, or undeterminedExtent:70 cm of textual records.
1,370 photographs chiefly col.
4 buttons bronze.
10 audio reels.
4 audio discs.
1 film reel (4 min, 13 s).Language of material:EnglishScope and content:Fonds consists of textual records related to Joseph Vincent Jacobson's career as an educator and to Natalie Jacobson, née Rattai, with files on Northern education, Language School Centennial Towers, personnel training courses, and personal papers of Joseph Jacobson, and a copy of Looking back: Lydia (Buckholts) Rattai, by Natalie Jacobson.
Fonds also contains 1,370 photographic positives and negatives, ca. 1950-1973, related to education and training in the Indian and Inuit schools of northern Canada, Alaska and Greenland; views of Mount Edgecombe; a picture of Mr. and Mrs. J.V. Jacobson with Governor-General and Mrs. Roland Michener. photographs by UPI, Studio Marcel and Yellowknife Photo Studio.
Fonds also contains sound recordings of French and German language lessons; English writing lessons; Yellowknife Curriculum Broadcast; German language course manuals.
Also included is a film of Northwest Territories Summer School for Teachers, 1953.
Fonds also contains four buttons emblazoned with the crest of the Northwest Territories, taken from the jacket worn by John Vincent Jacobson as Superintendant of Education in the Northwest Territories from 1951 to 1960. A Macmillan school atlas by Ronald C. Daly is also included.Provenance:Biography/Administrative history:Jacobson, Joseph Vincent, (1913-1983) family : Joseph Jacobson (1913-1983), born in Iowa, immigrated to Alberta with his parents while still a child. He attended the universities of Alberta and Syracuse graduating with the degree of Master of Education. He taught for 20 years in Alberta as a teacher, principal and assistant superintendant. He was appointed Superintendent of Education in the Northwest Territories in 1951 and served in the post until 1960. He had previous experience in the North during World War II while working on the Canol Project. During his term of office as Superientendent he travelled over Northern Canada inspecting schools. He also visited schools in Greenland and Alaska to study their systems as 80% of his students were Inuit or Indian. During the summer he operated a summer school for teachers in Yellowknife. In 1960 he was appointed Personnel Research Officer in the Department of Indian and Northern affairs. From 1963 to 1967 he was Principal of the Department's Language school where he helped to establish methods of language training for adults. He has written 3 books on such topics as teaching in the North and on adult education, including The Eskimo: a unit for elementary grades, ca. 1961, Adapting the school curriculum to the community, 1962, and Community Schools: Northern style, 1960. Natalie Rattai (b. 1922) married Mr. Jacobson in 1940. Her family emigrated from the Ukraine to Mannville Alberta in 1910. She wrote a family history entitled "Looking Back" which concerns her family's life as pioneers in Alberta. In 1966 she was awarded a C.K.P.M. Citizen of the Week award by the Mayor of Ottawa for her help to foreign students in Ottawa.Finding aid:Additional information:General Note:Received in 1983 from Mrs. J.V. Jacobson of Ottawa, Ont.Associated material note:Publications on education in the Canadian North, the Philipines, etc.; language education, personnel manuals, etc.; courses in how to answer a phone, write a letter, etc. were transferred to Government Documents.Subject heading:
- Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc., - Yukon Territory, [1951-1973] Summer School for Northern Teachers (Yelowknife, N.W.T.), 1951-1973
- Education - Yukon Territory, [1951-1973] Canada. Dept. of Indian and Northern Affairs, 1964-1966
- Education - Northwest Territories, [1951-1973] Dealing with People, 1969-1970
- Indians of North America - Northwest Territories - Schools, 1951-1973 Meeting the Public by Telephone, 1969-1970
- Indians of North America - Northwest Territories - Education, 1951-1973 University of Alberta (Edmonton, Alta.), [1938-1968]
- Indians of North America - Yukon Territory - School, 1951-1973 Ottawa (Ont.), [1938-1968]
- Indians of North America - Yukon Territory - Education, 1951-1973 Looking Back: Lydia (Buckholts) Raltai, 1983
- Inuit - Yukon Terrritory - Schools, 1951-1973 Kiev (Ukraine), n.d
- Inuit - Yukon Territory - Education, 1951-1973 Ukraine, n.d
- Inuit - Northwest Territoties - Schools, 1951-1973
- Inuit - Northwest Territories - Education, 1951-1973
- Teachers - Canada, 1938-1983
- Educators - Canada, 1938-1983
- Manville (Alta.) - Farms, n.d
- Manville (Alta.) - Farmers, n.d
- Jacobson family, 1938-1983
- Raltai, Natalie - Manuscripts, 1983
- Baptismal records - Ukraine, n.d
- Lutheran Church - Ukraine, n.d
- Teachers - Training of - Northwest Territories, [1951-1973]
Sound recordings and moving images: reproduction and use in any form requires the written permission of the copyright holder.
Buttons: No restrictions. Copyright is unknown. Credit: National Archives of Canada.
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