Elaine Goselin Fonds F302

A A3

Date of the items: 1975 to 2010

Physical description: 50 cm; c. 2300 prints; c. 225 35mm slides

Title: Elaine Goselin Fonds

Creator: Elaine Goselin

Repository: Trent Valley Archives

Reference number: TVA Fonds 302

Scope and contents: Fonds consists of slides, 1975, and photo prints, 1989-2010, taken at public events held throughout the Peterborough Region. The slides for 1975 relate to the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Robinson settlers of 1825 and the Peterborough Exhibition, founded in 1843, marking belatedly its 100th anniversary.

The prints were taken at events connected with the Market Hall Clock Tower; the Santa Claus Parade; the Liftlock; Fourth Line Theatre; Festival of Trees; YWCA fire; Showplace; Special Olympics; Memorial Cup in Hockey; Lang Century Village; Havelock; Lakefield; Peterborough Airport; Nicholls Oval dog show; garden tours; road races; lawn bowling; Beavermead; Millennium Place; Canadian Canoe Museum; Pathway of Fame; Millennium Park; King Edward School; Memorial Centre; Alderville; Trent University; Artsweek; Lakefield Literary Festival; local churches; PCVS [Peterborough Collegiate and Vocational School]; Little Lake; Dragon Festivals; Peterborough Regional Hospital Complex [PRHC] and more.

Particularly large files include several with photographs related to King Edward School and Park; the construction of the new Peterborough Regional Hospital (336 prints); Trent University; and the Liftlock Centennial.

This is a remarkable collection because of the quality of the photography and the wide range of events she covered. Many of the events were covered by other photographers; but none had this range.

Access Conditions: No Restrictions

Finding aid: None, see file listing below

Accruals: No further accruals are expected

Custodial history: The photographs were donated by Elaine Goselin on July 18, 2018, and included a hand written list and count of the photographs contained in this collection. The photographs were placed in print preservers and filed in Hollinger boxes.

Biographical sketch: Elaine Goselin was born in Trenton, Ontario in 1941 and later moved to Peterborough, Ontario. She trained as a nurse at the Peterborough Civic Hospital and worked in Obstetrics in the newborn unit until her retirement in 1992. She has been an active volunteer within the Peterborough community including maintaining the records of the Arbor Theatre Company, and supporting Probus, the Peterborough Historical Society, The Canadian Canoe Museum, The Art Gallery of Peterborough and the Peterborough Theatre Guild.

Related fonds at TVA: See F50 Electric City and F340 Peterborough Examiner for more photographs related to the Peterborough area.

The scrapbooks (25) that Elaine kept for the Arbour Theatre are in the Trent University Archives.

The Trent University Archives also has Binder 6, Blue binder of approximately 480 slides received in 2015 via Elaine Goselin and Bill Kimball. Slides pertain to Trent University and are dated ca. 1967-1970s. Some slides are stamped “M.J. O’Brien.” Michael O’Brien was operations engineer at Trent from 1967 to 1979. Many of the slides are mechanical/electrical in nature and some portray workers, presumably of Trent, on the job. Also included are aerial images of the Nassau Campus, images of construction sites on the Nassau Campus and at Traill College, fall scenery, convocation ceremony during the Symons/Frost era, and workers either inflating or deflating the athletics “Bubble”.

Access Points:
Peterborough, Ontario
Peter Robinson Settlers
Peterborough Exhibition
King Edward School
Peterborough Regional Health Centre
Trent University
Peterborough Liftlock

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