The North Bay Normal School opened in 1909 and continued as the North Bay Teacher’s College between 1953 and 1973 when it was incorporated into Nipissing College as the Faculty of Education. The yearbooks for the Normal School are a great resource for those looking for more information on the life of their family members who attended. Each yearbook lists the name of all the students and where they were from. As well, there are articles and photographs which reveal many of their activities during the year they spent as “Normalites” as they were called.
Operetta (At Home) from 1934 Yearbook
Archives and Special Collections – Nipissing University and Canadore College, holds a complete collection of these yearbooks, extending from 1909 to 1953 as well as North Bay Teachers’ College yearbooks, from 1954 to 1973. Later yearbooks (1953 on) had different titles: “Polaris,” “Aurora Borealis,” and “Vox Borealis”.
There are also PDF copies of these yearbooks available. They are currently online at the ICSOH webpage. An index of names and of locations is available.