ACT Heritage Library Manuscript Collection

HMSS 0188 Reid Preschool Records

Scope and content notes

 

Call Number

HMSS 0188

Collection 

Reid Preschool Parents Association Records

Date Range

1945 - 2002

Quantity

0.64 m  (4 manuscript boxes + 1 oversize volume)

Access Conditions

open with exception of enrolment records for 20 years from date of creation

Copying Conditions

with attribution 

Related Collections

HMSS 0141 Canberra Preschool Society Incorporated Records

Reid Preschool opened in October/November 1945. The first preschool in Canberra, Reid was the second early childhood education centre, opening 18 months after the Canberra Nursery School at Acton. Initially known as a Play Centre, its design and function became the standard. It was made an annexe of Ainslie Primary School in 2008.

The collection consists mainly of minutes of various committees and action groups, correspondence, and background papers and documents relating to the challenge the Association mounted against partial closure in 1999. It also includes digital recordings of two films made of the Preschool in 1959, and of the 60th anniversary celebrations in 2005.

Box List

BOX
NO.

DESCRIPTION

QTY

DATE RANGE

 

Preschool Committee Minutes

 

1945-1994

1

June 1945 – December 1962
March 1974 – 1988

7 vols

1945-1962,
1974-1988

2

Preschool Committee minutes

2 vols

1989-1994

 

 

 

 

 

Annual General Meeting Minutes

 

1949-1969

2

Annual General Meeting minutes July 1949 – February 1968
Preschool Committee minutes 4 March 1968 – 3 February 1969

1 vol

1949-1968
1968-1969

 

 

 

 

2

Teachers’ Reports
August/September 1978 – ca 1981

1 vol

1978-1981

 

 

 

 

2

Parents Association Meeting and AGM Attendance Register
5 March 1975 – 19 May 1984

1 vol

1975-1984

 

 

 

 

 

Chronological Files

 

1945-2000

2 – 3

Chronologically arranged files of minutes, annual reports, correspondence, constitutions, inventories, papers and newsletters. Correspondence for 1986 in separate file.

11 files

1945-2000

 

 

 

 

3

Treasurers’ Reports

1 file

1956-1970

 

 

 

 

3

Constitution

1 file

1961-1993

 

 

 

 

 

Architectural Drawings

 

1999

3

Copies of 5 sheets of plans for Reid Preschool refurbishment stage 1, November 1999

1 set

1999

 

 

 

 

 

“Historical” Material – Items Kept for Their Historical Interest

 

1959-2005

3

Canberra Parents’ Bulletin May 1967, containing articles and artwork

1 item

1967

3

Reid Preschool newsletter 21 November 1957 and 2 invitations to Christmas events, in original envelope
Notice of contributions 1959 and invitation to 2 events

1 file

1957-1959

3

DVD digital recording of two films of Reid Preschool made in 1959, and of the 60th anniversary celebrations 23 October 2005

1 disc

1959, 2005

 

 

 

 

 

Enrolment Records [RESTRICTED ACCESS]

 

1972-2002

3

Enrolment lists 1972, 1976, 1979
Class rolls 1999-2002

1 file

1972-2002

3

Waiting lists

1 vol

1984-2002

 

 

 

 

 

Opposition to Change of Status of Reid Preschool

 

1989-1999

4

Minutes of lobbying

1 file

1999

4

Reports, newsletters and correspondence re previous proposals to change status

1 file

1989, 1992, 1997

4

Fight File, including chronology 1998-1999

1 file

1999

4

Submission by Ainslie (Baker Gardens) Preschool Parents Association to ACT Legislative Assembly re closure

1 item

ca 1999

4

Papers and correspondence re obtaining documents under Freedom of Information Act, and copies of documents

1 file

1999

 

 

 

 

5

Record of Financial Contributions

1 vol

1960-1975