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Margaret Eaton School Digital Collection: Our Collection

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The Margaret Eaton School Collection:

This collection contains materials relating to Margaret Eaton School includes letters, pamphlets, postcards, yearbooks, scrapbooks, books, financial records, correspondence, newspaper clippings, textbooks, photographs, a school sweater, student files and notes, photographs, and photo albums.

Introduction to the Margaret Eaton School Digital Collection, by John Byl

The Margaret Eaton School (1901-1942) was a Toronto post-secondary school for women, with an emphasis on physical education. Dr. John Byl, Professor Emeritus of Physical Education at Redeemer University College, has gathered 17,500 archival materials from alumnae. In this video, Dr. Byl introduces visitors to The Margaret Eaton School Digital Collection, the online platform for these archives.


Scholarship on Margaret Eaton School

Canadian Adaptations of Shakespeare Project.The Margaret Eaton School of Literature and Expression. Retrieved from

Byl, J. (1992). The Margaret Eaton School, 1901-1942: Women's Education in Elocution, Drama and Physical Education.  

Byl, J. (1993). Why Physical Educators Should Know About the Margaret Eaton School. CAHPER Journal, 59/1, 10-13.

Byl, J. (1996). Directing Physical Education in the Canadian YWCAs: Margaret Eaton School's Influence, 1901-1947. Sport History Review, 27/2.

Lathrop, A. (1997). Elegance and Expression, Sweat and Strength, Body Training, Physical Culture and Female Embodiment in Women's Education at the Margaret Eaton Schools, 1901-1041. National Library of Canada.

Lathrop, A. H. (1999) Portrait of "A Physical": A Case Study of Elizabeth Pitt Barron (1904-98). Historical Studies in Education/Revue d'histoire de l'éducation 11:2.

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