Fonds F 559 - A. Clare Hume fonds

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A. Clare Hume fonds

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F 559

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  • 1928-1974 (Creation)
    Hume, Allan Clare, 1909-2004

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3 cm of textual records
3 photographs

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Allan Clare Hume was born on April 9, 1909 in Bloomfield, Missouri to Dr. R.A. and Mary Ann Hume. He moved with his family to Ontario in 1912 and to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in 1921. Hume attended King George School, Bedford Road Collegiate and the Saskatoon Normal School. He earned Bachelor of Arts (1940); Bachelor of Education (1943) and Master of Education (1946) degrees from the University of Saskatchewan.

After graduating from the Saskatoon Normal School, Hume taught in rural Saskatchewan until 1929, when he was employed by the Saskatoon Board of Education. He taught at Beuna Vista; Albert and Sutherland schools before serving as Superintendent of the School of the Deaf (1948-1952). In 1952, Hume became an administrator of Saskatoon elementary schools and served in that position until his retirement in 1971.

An avid photographer, Hume was a member of the Saskatoon Camera Club. During his professional career, he was involved with the Saskatchewan Boys' Work Board, an organization that provided church based activities to boys as an alternative to the Boy Scout program.

Hume died in Saskatoon on December 12, 2004.

Hume and his wife, Clara, had three children: Lorraine; Valerie-Jean; and Gordon.

Custodial history

A. Clare Hume donated these records to the Regina office, Saskatchewan Archives in three accessions in 1974 and 1978: 563 (R) (November 5, 1974); 1281 (Photo R) (November 1, 1974) and R78-316 (July 27, 1978).

Scope and content

This fonds consists of records created, accumulated and used by A. Clare Hume of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan relating mainly to his involvement with the Saskatchewan Boys' Work Board. The fonds includes "Group Games for use in church, school and home", published by the National Boys' Work Board of the Religious Education Council of Canada; a letter written to the Saskatchewan Archives Board by Hume with information on the Saskatchewan Boys' Work Board (1974); and "A Brief History of Teacher Education in Saskatchewan. A Review of Teacher Training in Saskatchewan with Special Reference to the Needs and Interests of the Education Review Committee of 1973", compiled by Hume in March 1973. The fonds also includes photographs relating to the Sixth Tuxis Boys' Parliament (1928) and Wakonda Camp operated by Saskatchewan Boys' Work Board (1929).

No series assignment has been applied to the records in this fonds.

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Records are open for research use.

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Use, publication and/or reproduction of records subject to terms and conditions of the Copyright Act. Please consult reference archivist for assistance.

Finding aids

SAFA 461 consists of a fonds description and item descriptions of photographs. Item descriptions of photographs are also available in Threshold.

Associated materials

Related material: R-E 3026: obituary for A. Clare Hume, Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, December 31, 2004.

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No further accruals are expected.

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Other codes: Textual records: R-E240, R-E3026; Photographs: R-A12330, R-A12331, R-D801

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