Fonds 08-019 - Elaine Goselin collection

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Elaine Goselin collection

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  • 1976-1992 (Creation)
    Goselin, Elaine

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25 scrapbooks

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Biographical history

Elaine Goselin (1941- ) was born in Trenton Ontario. She moved to Peterborough in 1959 and trained as a nurse at Peterborough Civic Hospital. Graduating in 1962, she worked in Obstetrics in the newborn nursery until 1992. She has been active in volunteer work and, as a founding member of Arbor Theatre, served as Archivist. Ms. Goselin is a member of the Peterborough Historical Society, the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario, Peterborough Theatre Guild, Canadian Canoe Museum, Probus, Women's Art Association, Art Gallery of Peterborough and MUSE film series.

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Scrapbooks were created by and in the possiession of Elaine Goselin until donated to Trent University Archives.

Scope and content

This collection is a series of 25 scrapbooks. Twenty-three of the books chronicle the history of Arbor theatre and 2 relate to the youth theatre company Acorn. The collection was amassed by Ms. Elaine Goselin, longtime volunteer with Arbor. Goselin collected all play bills, donor and membership material, newspaper clippings, play reviews, biographies of performers and so forth. Arbor theatre Company was started in Peterborough Ontario in 1976. John Plank was the first Artistic director.

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Scrapbooks consist of acid paper. Contents have been mounted with regular photograph mounting corners.

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Ms. Elaine Goselin


Collection of scrapbooks is chronological.

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A detailed listing of all Arbor holdings was generously created and supplied by Ms. Goselin and is shelved with the scrapbooks. It contains a complete history of Arbor Theatre.

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