Completed Projects


North Bay Normal School

Association for Community Living

North Bay Ski Hill

Name, Year and Place Search:
(searching for multiple terms may not narrow your results, as the search operand is OR not AND)


Photo Memories of...
» Collected from 1950 Reunion

Video Memories of...
» Mary Buissinne: Clip 1 | 2 | 3
» Marg Mason: Clip 1 | 2 | 3
» Joyceln Millard: Clip 1 | 2 | 3

Please note:
Videos require Windows Media Player to play. You can download it for free.

Full interviews with the following persons are available for research purposes. They can be consulted on site or a copy can be purchased for $20. plus shipping.

Class of 1949-1950

Mary Buissinne
David Powell
Jocelyn Millard
Beth Carbone
Mary Levis
Mike and Theresa Chochla
Wilma Anderson

Class of 1952-1953

Margaret Mason

Class of 1959-1960

Liz O'Neill
Diana Scott
Anna May Shpuniarsky
Dianne Wear


NBNS Yearbooks
Currently Available

North Bay Normal School (NBNS)

The North Bay Normal School opened in North Bay in 1909. Later the North Bay Teachers' College, it is now the Faculty of Education at Nipissing University. The students of both the Normal School and the Teachers' College produced an annual year book which provides a fascinating glimpse into the life of the students while in North Bay as well as into the world events such as the depression and the world wars which formed the backdrop to their education. Many of the former teachers who were educated at the North Bay Normal School are still alive, living across the country.

This project had two major goals. The first was to collect information about the students who attended the Normal School. Reunions organized by the Alumnae Association provided us with the opportunity to interview some former students and to collect pictures and other memorabilia of their year in North Bay in an electronic format. The second goal was to digitize the yearbooks of the NBNS and to make them available to researchers. Since the names of the graduating class are included in the year books this will be an important resource for geneologists as well as historians.

The yearbooks have all been scanned and can be consulted as pdf files using the links below. The students who attended with the year and their place of origin have been indexed. That index can be searched using the search bar opposite. Once you have the year of the person you are looking for, you may consult the relevant pdf file to see what information on them appears in the yearbook.

1914 1931 1948 1965  
1915 1932 1949 1966  
1916 1933 1950 1967  
1917 1934 1951 1968  
1918 1935 1952 1969  
1919 1936 1953 1970  
1920 1937 1954 1971  
1921 1938 1955 1972  
1922 1939 1956 1973  
1923 1940 1957  
1924 1941 1958  
1925 1942 1959  
1926 1943 1960  
1927 1944 1961  
1928 1945 1962  
1929 1946 1963    
1930 1947 1964