Fonds 1042 - Una Shecter Fonds

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Una Shecter Fonds

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CA JPL-A 1042

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  • 1917 - 1987 (Creation)
    Shecter, Una, 1903-1987

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Contains 0.1m of textual records.

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Una Shecter was born April 30, 1903. She received her teaching diploma from McGill University's MacDonald College in 1918, a Bachelor of Science from Teachers College at Columbia University in 1932, and a Masters of Arts at McGill University in 1939. In her early days of teaching, she hosted English classes for refugees at the Congregation Shaar Hashomayim. She became a member of the Protestant Board of School Commissioners and taught at the Jewish People's School in Montreal from 1942 until her retirement in 1966. She returned to the schoolboard in the early 1970s to help improve and update the English curriculum. Shecter passed away in 1987.

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The fonds primarily contains records pertaining to Una Shecter's teaching career, including her own academic records, diplomas and certifications, and correspondence with and letters of recommendation from Jewish People's Schools and the Protestant School Board. It also contains a number of letters of thanks and well-wishes from Shecter's students, dating back to her English-teaching stint with immigrants at Congregation Shaar Hashomayim. A few personal documents, like medical records and receipts, are also contained in the fonds.

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  • English
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    This description was produced by Processing Archivist Kate Moore on September 20, 2022.

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