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OISE's Ontario Historical Education Collections (OHEC)

Introduction to the Historical Textbook Collections at OISE

Since 1846, the Government of Ontario has reviewed and authorized textbooks used in elementary and secondary public schools in Ontario. The authorized textbooks lists covered most texts used in classrooms, with the exception of literature textbooks (poetry, plays and novels), some second language texts, and some commercial subjects.

The OISE library has two historical textbook collections:

Photography credit: Marcos Armstrong 2015