Fonds PR1869 - Alberta Systems, Teachers’ Agency Department fonds

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Alberta Systems, Teachers’ Agency Department fonds

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    PR1869

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    • 1908-1909 (Creation)

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    0.21 m of textual records

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    Alberta Systems, Teachers' Agency Department supplied teachers with suitable positions and assisted trustees to obtain competent teachers for their schools. The company's headquarters were in Strathcona, Alberta, where C.B. McKee was the manager; a branch office operated in Calgary, Alberta and was managed by G.A. McKee.

    The company posted advertisements in newspapers such as the Toronto Globe for teachers for western schools, primarily for Alberta, but also for Saskatchewan and British Columbia. The registration fee for their services was $1.00, and then a commission of 3% of first year's salary. They operated in accordance with the Canadian Teachers' Agency in Regina, Saskatchewan, which also provided schools with competent teachers and assisted teachers to obtain school placements.

    Alberta Systems' services were discontinued late in 1908, and interested parties were referred to the Canadian Teachers' Agency in Regina (this likely coincides with G.A. McKee's move to Strathcona to become principal of the Strathcona Collegiate Institute). It is unclear, but unlikely, that Alberta Systems was continued.

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    The fonds consists of the records of the Alberta Systems, Teachers’ Agency Department and includes correspondence from those interested in teaching in Western Canada (including registration forms and contracts), correspondence from School Boards interested in procuring teachers, and general information about the company.

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    Diane Coulthard, Harold Fletcher McKee’s granddaughter, deposited the records in the Provincial Archives of Alberta in 1989. Harold Fletcher McKee was Clayton B. McKee’s and George A. McKee’s brother.

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        The material is in English.

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        Use Conditions: Permission for use required. Subject to the Copyright Act.

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        This fonds was donated at the same time, and in the same accession as the following unrelated fonds: the Harold Fletcher McKee fonds (PR1868), the George A. McKee fonds (PR1872), the Edmonton Industrial Association fonds (PR1870) and the Straw Paper Company of Canada Limited fonds (PR1871).

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        Further accruals are not expected.

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        Information for the administrative history is taken from the records.

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        Includes accession PR1989.0438.

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