Fonds 457

Title: Anson House Auxiliary fonds

Creator: Anson House Auxiliary, Peterborough ON

Dates of Material: 1988-2003.

Physical Description: 20 inches; 50 cm

Scope and Contents:
Files related to the activities of the Anson House Auxiliary, such as news reports of their activities, work on the history of Anson House book (produced by Elwood Jones and the Trent University History 475 class on Everyday Life in the Past; some items related to the history of Anson House, including one copy of the Heritage Gazette of the Trent Valley. The bulk of the collection relates to snapshots of Auxiliary events and activities.

Access Conditions:
Open to researchers.

None expected.

Custodial History:
Donated to the Trent Valley Archives, 2012 by Barb Ketchabaw, president of the Anson House Auxiliary.

Biographical Sketch/ Administrative History
Anson House Auxiliary was founded in 1959, and operated until Anson House ceased, and its work was absorbed into St. Joseph’s at Fleming nursing home. They provided social and 44 years of caring and sharing and bringing extra comforts to the residents of Anson House.

Access points
F35, 455, 456 Anson House
St. Joseph’s at Fleming nursing homes, Peterborough
F48 Anson House Project ; Records of the History 457 class, and the editors of the book [Elwood Jones and Brendan Edwards]

File Listing

vol 1
1    Anson House Project
Manuscript of the project by History Canadian Studies 474 2000-2001
2    News clippings and photo copies, 1978, 1983
3    Photo copies of news clippings around Anson House
4    News clippings 1974 to 1989, not all dated
5    Plaque dated November 1996, Successful fundraising efforts
6    Clippings and 2 photos, Sadie Graham and Francis Douglas
7    Anson House History in the making, Millennium project, clippings, invitation to book launch
8    Scrapbook of news paper clippings around Anson House
9    Clippings, copies of clippings, copy of Heritage Gazette of the Trent Valley
10  Reports, clippings pertaining to Anson House and Auxiliary
11  Photo Album 1982-1994, photos of activities at the House
12  Printed photos, July 2001-May 2002
13  Printed photos June 2002-Dec 2002

vol 2
14  Printed photos Mar 2003-Mar 2004
15  Photos 1982-1987, first Fashion Show, Sod Turning 1987 for extension for new kitchen
Dignitaries include John Turner and Mayor Sylvia Sutherland
16  Photos sod turning for new elevator 1990, include Peter Adams and Sylvia Sutherland
17  Photos of residents at outdoor events, picnics, visit to the zoo, tea parties
18  Photos, presentation photos to Sandy McGregor, photos of 90th birthday with John Turner attending
19  Photos of last tea and bazaar 2003 at Northminster church, photo of concept drawing and floor plan of the new St. Joseph’s at Fleming
20  Photos of unknown residents except 2 of Annie Foucher, name on back of photos
21  Photos of unknown residents
22  Photos of unknown residents
23  Photo Album #1, resident photos, a few of construction of St. Joseph’s of Fleming
24  Photo Album #2, over 90’s birthdays 1996, picnic Lake Catchecoma 1996, Rose Marie Bullock’s retirement party 1997, Family fun day 1997, Family Christmas Dinner 1997

vol 3
25  Photo Album #3, over 90’s party 1995, Family night 1995, Seniors picnic 1995, Garden Party 1995
26  Photo Album #4, 2000 dancers from Coyote Cave, Laurel and Hardy show 1999, Volunteer Appreciation 2000, 0ver 90 Valentine party 2004, Christmas 2003
27  Photo Album #5, assorted photos of residents at various activities
28  Photo Album #6, Family Fun Day 1994, Halloween 1994 staff Five Counties Children , Board Christmas Party 1994
29  Photo Album #7, unknown residents, assorted activities
30  Photo Album #8, unknown residents, assorted activities

vol 4
31  Photo Album #9, Christmas party 1974 compliments of Peterborough Medical Secretaries Association
32  Photo Album #10, Last Auxiliary Tea and Bazaar 2003, plus other activities
33  Photo Album #11, Golden Years Fashion Show,1986