Finding Aid of Old Mission Peninsula School records, 2013

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Title

Finding Aid of Old Mission Peninsula School records, 2013

Subject

Traverse City (Mich.)
Schoolhouses--Michigan.

Description

Finding aid of Old Mission Peninsula School records, 1860-1992. Details the collection of records of Old Mission Peninsula School, donated to and collected by the Peninsula Community Library staff. Series include: Annual Reports, Publications, Reminiscences, Student Work, Treasurer Records, Patents, School Inspectors, Student Records.

Creator

Barritt, Amy, 1984-

Source

Local History Collections, Peninsula Community Library, Traverse City (Mich.)

Publisher

Traverse Area District Library, Traverse City (Mich.)

Date

2013

Contributor

None

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Relation

Old Mission Peninsula School records, 1860-1992

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Text

Identifier

LHC002pcl.pdf

Coverage

Peninsula Township, Grand Traverse County, Michigan

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Peninsula Community Library
Local History Collections
Old Mission Peninsula School records, 1

LOCAL HISTORY COLLECTIONS
PENINSULA COMMUNITY LIBRARY
2699 Island View Road Traverse City, MI 49686

Creator: Staff and Students of Old Mission Peninsula School
Title: Old Mission Peninsula School records
Inclusive dates: 1860­1992
Bulk dates: 1890s, 1920s
Extent: 1 linear foot
Call number: LHC 002 Pcl

Language: Material is in English.
Acquisition: Reassigned to archive at end of primary use; some of the
collection acquired through anonymous donation.
Accruals: Periodic additions to the collection are expected.
Access: The collection is open without restriction.
Photographs: Volume 1.
A­V Material: None.
Digital Material: None.
Copyright: Copyright is held by the Peninsula Community Library.
Processed By: Amy Barritt, 2013

Peninsula Community Library
Local History Collections
Old Mission Peninsula School records, 2

Abstract
Records of Old Mission Peninsula School, donated to and collected by the Peninsula
Community Library staff. Series include: Annual Reports, Publications,
Reminiscences, Student Work, Treasurer Records, Patents, School Inspectors,
Student Records.

History
Old Mission Peninsula School was founded after a township vote passed to consolidate
the 7 one­room schoolhouses in the various districts of Old Mission in the Spring of 1954.
The original one­room schoolhouses were: Old Mission, Bowers Harbor, Ogdensburg,
Stoney Beach, Mapleton, McKinley and Maple Grove. Prior to 1893, Stoney Beach and
Maple Grove were one school known as Archie School which was housed in a log cabin.
When the log cabin burned down, Stoney Beach and Mapleton were built.
In 1955, residents supported the new school by passing a $300,000 bond issue to build
the current school building. The School opened in September 1956, and educated
students from kindergarten through the eighth grades. In 1968, new state law required that
public education must be offered through the twelfth grade, and the School was annexed to
Traverse City Area Public Schools. Today, the School educates students from
kindergarten through the sixth grade.
The Peninsula Community Library has long been tied to the School, hence many of the
donations that make up this collection were donated to the Library for safe­keeping. The
Library was opened in the Summer of 1957, on the stage in the gym at the School, and has
remained a popular fixture in the School ever since. The Library also works closely with
Traverse City Area Public Schools to offer services and support to the School and
students.

Scope and Content Note
Pupil records maintained by the public school operating in District 7 of Peninsula
Township, Michigan. Contains pupil’s names, grades and attendance records. Records
are largely incomplete with a creation date of pre­1920, and the Library has therefore
decided to make the records open to the public. Series include: Annual Reports,
Publications, Reminiscences, Student Work, Treasurer Records, Patents, School
Inspectors, Student Records and Scrapbook.

Peninsula Community Library
Local History Collections
Old Mission Peninsula School records, 3

Container No.

Description

Annual Reports [series]:
Box 1

Statistics, 1898­1901, 1923­1924, 1926

Box 1

Bond and Retirement Fund Records, 1891­1932

Box 1

Teacher’s Contracts, 1930­1932
Publications [series]:

Box 1

“Getting to know us at Old Mission Peninsula School: a handbook for student
teachers at Old Mission School,” compiled by Liz Tousain and
Marie Grassa, 1971

Box 1

“Guide to the Old Mission Peninsula School Outdoor Laboratory and Karyl
Tompkins Memorial Trail”, 1992
Reminiscences [series]:

Box 1

Various dates and authors
Student Work [series]:

Box 1

ca. 1895

Box 1

Kitchi­Wik­We­Don­Sing (La Grand Traverse in Chippewa Indian Language)”,
Old Mission Peninsula School’s eighth grade class, ca. 1964 (4 copies)

Box 1

“Si Quarus Peninsula Amceman Circumspice” (a history of Old Mission),
Old Mission Peninsula School’s seventh grade class, 1970­1971
Treasurer Records [series]:

Box 1

1903­1906
Yearbooks [series]:

Box 1

The Wildcat 1953

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Local History Collections
Old Mission Peninsula School records, 4

Patents [series]:
Box 2

Copy of original land patent for school grounds
School Inspectors Board Minutes [series]:

Box 2

School District 5, 17 November 1860­September 1884

Box 2

Peninsula Township, 9 December 1865­24 September 1910
Student Records [series]:

Box 2

Peninsula Township School District 7, 1918­1920
Scrapbook [series]:

Volume 1

Early history of Old Mission Peninsula School

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