Fonds 276

Title: Ruth Brummell Fonds

Creator: Ruth Brummell

Dates of Material: 1931-1932

Physical Description: 0.5 cm 1 book

Scope and Contents:

Ruth Brummel’s copy of The Peterborough Normal School Year Book, 1931-32.
The year book, with heavy cover stock, is complete but end pages showing some foxing. The book contains much information about the Normal School, as well as about the teachers and students. It contains some very useful photographs of student boards, some events. The class pictures are group portraits.
The book was published by the Literary Society of the school. The members of the year book staff were Lloyd Saunders, Dorothy Hicks, Arnold Noftall, George Turner, Mary McConkey, Luella White, Winnifred Rickard, Gordon Davis, Emmeline Bannister, Mr MacDonald, Lorene Adams, and Max Parnall.
There are two pages of autographs. The second page is devoted to the “Y” Girls who give contact addresses. A few of these give YWCA as their address, while others list their homes. This is a good sample of the reach of the Normal School.

Access Conditions:
Open to researchers.

Finding Aids:
Available on site.

Accruals:
None expected.

Custodial History:
This year book was donated by Libby Seekings, 809 Battell Court, Cobourg ON K9A 5R7, 23 February 2010.
Biographical Sketch/ Administrative History
Ruth Brummel was in Form 1 in 1931-32; altogether there were five forms. In one of the satirical articles on the Form 1 picnic there is a reference to a “RUTHless Beau BRUMMEL” (P 21) and her picture is on page 20, at the end of the centre row.

Access Points:
Peterborough Normal School
Peterborough YWCA
Peterborough businesses
Peterborough organizations

File 1-Peterborough Normal School 1931-32: Contains the 1931-32 Peterborough Normal School Yearbook published by “The Literary Society of 1931-1932.