• Coqualeetza Institute
    Coqualeetza Institute
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Coqualeetza Institute
Coqualeetza Institute

Coqualeetza Institute
United Church of Canada Pacific Mountain Region Archives

[After 1923]
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Coqualeetza (BC)
Description
Exterior view of Coqualeetza Institute and grounds.
Curatorial Comment
A new, larger Coqualeetza Institute was built in 1924 after its predecessor was deemed inadequate for the student population. It had room for 200 students including some sitting rooms and semi-private bedrooms for the older students. The Institute housed individual shops for industrial arts (blacksmithing, motor mechanics, small boat building, shoe repair, manual training) and a printing press. The building also had on display some 800 pieces of Aboriginal artwork, all from Principal Raley’s personal collection. New to the curriculum were classes in wood carving for boys and basket weaving for girls. Although this was an attempt to encourage indigenous art and handicraft, none of the instructors at Coqualeetza was First Nations.

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Repository Object Identifier
BCCA4 -223
Commission Object Identifier
38f-c000150-d0001-001
Extent and Medium

1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Copyright status: public domain
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