Fonds PR2352 - Elva Gouchee fonds

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Elva Gouchee fonds

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    • [1895 - 1960] (Creation)

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    0.07 m of textual records.

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    Biographical history

    Born in 1911, Elva Marion Polzin (fomerly known as Elva Swanson) married Clarence Gouchee (1903-1981) in Duhamel, Alberta in 1930. Together they had a child, Kathryn (Boere). They lived in Vegreville, Alberta.

    She died in Viking, Alberta in 1998

    Custodial history

    Elva Gouchee owned the music before it came into the custody of Carol Mock.

    Scope and content

    The fonds consists of music theory exercises completed by members of the Gouchee family. The fonds also includes copies of sheet music for the piano dating from the 1895 to 1960s of Canadian and Alberta folk songs and popular music as well as music written during the classical, romantic, and baroque periods.

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    In 1995, Carol Mock donated the music to the Provincial Archives of Alberta.


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        The material is in English.

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        Access Conditions: None

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        Use Conditions: Permission for use required. Subject to the Copyright Act.

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        Associated materials

        For more Canadian sheet music holdings, please see the Anne Rivet fonds at the Provincial Archives of Alberta. For more information on Carol A. Mock, please see the Carol A. Mock fonds at the Provincial Archives of Alberta.

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        Includes accession PR1995.0255.

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