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Thomas and Lena Gushul, photographers
Thomas and Lena Gushul, photographers
NA-4279-2

Gushul Family fonds

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Table of Contents

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Series 1 Personal correspondence with friends and organizations. -- 1915-1967
Series 2 Personal legal records. -- 1920-1951
Series 3 Personal financial records. -- 1920-1966 and n.d.
Series 4 Gushul Studio cashbooks and customer records. -- 1910-1947
Series 5 Customer and business correspondence. -- 1920-1968 and n.d.
Series 6 Financial records - Invoices, bills, receipts. -- 1917-1963 and n.d.
Series 7 Price lists, catalogues, manuals, pamphlets and information booklets for photographic supplies. -- 1915-1971 and n.d.
Series 8 Catalogues and magazines - Not related to photography. -- 1912-1969
Series 9 Magazines re photography. -- 1921-1970
Series 10 Advertisements. -- n.d.
Series 11 Photography directories. -- 1945-1948
Series 12 Newspaper clippings. -- 1920-1959 and n.d.
Series 13 Miscellaneous. -- 1906-1962 and n.d.
Series 14 Recorded interviews. -- 1981
Series 15 Photographs. -- [ca. 1913]-1962

Inventory

Series 1 Personal correspondence with friends and organizations. -- 1915-1967
M-6163-1Personal correspondence with friends and organizations. -- 1915-1937
M-6163-2Personal correspondence with friends and organizations. -- 1938-1939
M-6163-3Personal correspondence with friends and organizations. -- 1940-1941. -- Includes letters from Evan Gushul to various businesses.
M-6163-4Personal correspondence with friends and organizations. -- 1942-1949. -- Includes letters from Evan Gushul to various businesses.
M-6163-5Personal correspondence with friends and organizations. -- 1951-1967, and n.d.
M-6163-6Correspondence re subscriptions to newspapers and magazinesl. -- 1924-1963 and n.d.
Series 2 Personal legal records. -- 1920-1951
M-6163-7Legal papers. -- 1920-1951. -- Includes summons, regulations, Automobile Accident Indemnity Act, ministerial order, etc.
Series 3 Personal financial records. -- 1920-1966 and n.d.
M-6163-8Financial records. -- 1951-1966. -- Includes audited financial statements.
M-6163-9Financial records. -- 1924-1931. -- Includes assessment notices for Coleman School District.
M-6163-10Financial records. -- 1921-1955. -- Includes tax notices and receipts for the Town of Blairmore.
M-6163-11Financial records. -- 1920-1949. -- Includes assorted receipts (medical, car repair, etc.)
M-6163-12Financial records. -- 1950-1953. -- Includes assorted receipts (medical, car repair, etc.)
M-6163-13Financial records. -- 1947-1961. -- Includes assorted receipts (medical, car repair, etc.) and income tax return.
M-6163-14Financial records. -- 1952-1961. -- Includes receipt books.
M-6163-15Financial records. -- n.d. -- Includes investment material.
Series 4 Gushul Studio cashbooks and customer records. -- 1910-1947
M-6163-16Customer invoices - loose. -- 1912-1958
M-6163-17Customer cashbooks. -- 1928-1933
M-6163-18Customer cashbooks. -- 1910-1947
M-6163-19Customer cashbooks. -- 1938-1945
M-6163-20Customer cashbook. -- 1930
M-6163-21Customer cashbook. -- 1935-1937
M-6163-22Customer invoices - loose. -- [ca. 1910-1947]
M-6163-23Customer invoices - loose. -- [ca. 1910-1947]
M-6163-24Customer invoices - loose. -- [ca. 1910-1947]
Series 5 Customer and business correspondence. -- 1920-1968 and n.d.
M-6163-25Customer and business correspondence. -- 1920-1929
M-6163-26Customer and business correspondence.. -- 1930-1937
M-6163-27Customer and business correspondence -- 1938-1939
M-6163-28Customer and business correspondence. -- 1940
M -6163-29Customer and business correspondence. -- 1941
M-6163-30Customer and business correspondence. -- 1941
M-6163-31Customer and business correspondence. -- 1942-1943
M-6163-32Customer and business correspondence. -- 1944-1945
M-6163-33Customer and business correspondence. -- 1946
M-6163-34Customer and business correspondence. -- 1947
M-6163-35Customer and business correspondence. -- 1948-1949
M-6163-36Customer and business correspondence. -- 1950-1954
M-6163-37Customer and business correspondence. -- 1955-1959
M-6163-38Customer and business correspondence. -- 1960-1968
M-6163-39Customer and business correspondence. -- n.d.
M-6163-40Customer and business correspondence. -- n.d
Series 6 Financial records - Invoices, bills, receipts. -- 1917-1963 and n.d.
M-6163-41Financial records - Invoices, bills, receipts. -- 1917-1939
M-6163-42Financial records - Invoices, bills, receipts. -- 1940-1945
M-6163-43Financial records - Invoices, bills, receipts. -- 1946
M-6163-44Financial records - Invoices, bills, receipts. -- 1947
M-6163-45Financial records - Invoices, bills, receipts. -- 1948-1949
M-6163-46Financial records - Invoices, bills, receipts. -- 1950-1951
M-6163-47Financial records - Invoices, bills, receipts. -- 1952
M-6163-48Financial records - Invoices, bills, receipts. -- 1953
M-6163-49Financial records - Invoices, bills, receipts. -- 1954
M-6163-50Financial records - Invoices, bills, receipts. -- 1955-1963 and n.d.
Series 7 Price lists, catalogues, manuals, pamphlets and information booklets for photographic supplies. -- 1915-1971 and n.d. -- Re cameras, lenses, chemicals, printing papers, etc.
M-6163-51Price lists. -- 1915-1939
M-6163-52Price lists. -- 1941-1949
M-6163-53Price lists. -- 1950-1959
M-6163-54Price lists. -- 1960-1968
M-6163-55Price lists. -- n.d.
M-6163-56Catalogues and manuals. -- 1939-1953
M-6163-57Catalogues and manuals. -- 1954-1959
M-6163-58Catalogues and manuals. -- 1960-1962
M-6163-59Catalogues and manuals. -- 1963-1964
M-6163-60Catalogues and manuals. -- 1965-1971
M-6163-61Catalogues and manuals. -- n.d.
M-6163-62Pamphlets and information booklets. -- 1924-1938
M-6163-63Pamphlets and information booklets. -- 1941-1946
M-6163-64Pamphlets and information booklets. -- 1952-1962
M-6163-65Pamphlets and information booklets. -- n.d.
M-6163-66Pamphlets and information booklets. -- n.d.
M-6163-67Pamphlets and information booklets. -- n.d.
M-6163-68Pamphlets and information booklets. -- n.d.
M-6163-69Pamphlets and information booklets. -- n.d.
M-6163-70Pamphlets and information booklets. -- n.d.
M-6163-71Pamphlets and information booklets. -- n.d. -- Re various topics including health, religion, travel, fruits and vegetables, etc.
Series 8 Catalogues and magazines - Not related to photography. -- 1912-1969
M-6163-72Catalogues. -- 1912-1945. -- Re: fashion, gardening, books, musical instruments, record albums, writing materials and instruments, photographic apparatus and supplies, automobile apparatus and supplies.
M-6163-73Catalogues. -- 1946-1969. -- Re automobile apparatus and supplies, fashion radio apparatus and supplies, giftware, etc.
M-6163-74Catalogues. -- n.d. -- Re: giftware, books, guns, etc.
M-6163-75Magazines - A-B. -- 1912-1928. -- Not related to photography.
M-6163-76Magazines - C. -- 1946-1964. -- Not related to photography.
M-6163-77Magazines - E-M. -- 1927-1934, and n.d. -- Note related to photography.
M-6163-78Magazines - S-W. -- 1928-1963. -- Not related to photography.
M-6163-79Atlas of the World at War. -- 1940
M-6163-os4Miscellaneous magazines and newspapers. -- 1927-1942. Consists of:United Church Observer. -- 1940 issues; United Labour News, Winnipeg, Manitoba. -- 1927, 1928; The New Country (Czechoslovakian). -- 1942; The Calgary Daily Herald. -- 1936; Prairie Farmer Free Press. -- 1939; The Creston Valley Advance. -- 1958; Alberta Social Credit Chronicle - Supplement. -- 1935; Calgary Albertan. -- 1928; The Lethbridge Herald. -- 1927-1960; The Blairmore Enterprise. -- 1927; The Coleman Journal. � 1927-1966; The New York Times. -- 1927-1939
Series 9 Magazines re photography. -- 1921-1970
M-6163-80 The Agra Diamond. -- 1939-1942.
M-6163-81 The Ansconian. -- 1958-1963
M-6163-82The Ansconian. -- 1952-1960
M-6163-83The Ansconian. -- 1944-1961
M-6163-84The Ansconian. -- 1951-1963
M-6163-85The Ansconian. -- 1950-1956
M-6163-86The Ansconian. -- 1953-1955
M-6163-87The Ansconian. -- 1945-1956
M-6163-88The Ansconian. -- 1944-1954
M-6163-89The British Journal of Photography. -- 1926
M-6163-90The Bulletin of Photography. -- 1925
M-6163-91The Bulletin of Photography. -- 1925
M-6163-92The Bulletin of Photography. -- 1924-1925
M-6163-93The Bulletin of Photography. -- 1924-1925
M-6163-94The Bulletin of Photography. -- 1925
M-6163-95The Bulletin of Photography and Canadian Photography. -- 1925-1954
M-6163-96Cine-Kodak News , Canadian Photography and Commercial Photofinisher. -- 1940-1954
M-6163-97The Commercial Photographer. -- 1945, 1946
M-6163-98The Commercial Photographer. -- 1944-1946
M-6163-99The Commercial Photographer. -- 1944-1945
M-6163-100The Commercial Photographer. -- 1946-1947
M-6163-101Developments, The Gevaert Sensitizer and Graflex. -- 1933-1945
M-6163-102In Focus. -- 1958-1968
M-6163-103In Focus. -- 1959-1967
M-6163-104Kodak Photo Magazine and Kodak Movie News. -- 1946-1967
M-6163-105Kodak Professional Newsletter. -- 1945-1965
M-6163-106National Photo Dealer. -- 1944-1947
M-6163-107New Developments, The Photo Finisher and Photographic AgeMagazines. -- 1929-1958
M-6163-108Photolec, Pho-Topics and The Professional Photographer. -- 1944-1953
M-6163-109The Professional Photographer. -- 1944-1947
M-6163-110The Professional Photographer. -- 1944-1951
M-6163-111The Professional Photographer. -- 1944-1946
M-6163-112PPOC (Professional Photographers of Canada, The Rangefinder and Rexo Bulletin. -- 1953-1970
M-6163-113Studio Light. -- 1921-1929
M-6163-114Studio Light. -- 1929-1930
M-6163-115Studio Light. -- 1930
M-6163-116Studio Light. -- 1930-1931
M-6163-117Studio Light. -- 1931-1936
M-6163-118Studio Light. -- 1932-1940
M-6163-119Studio Light. -- 1933-1937
M-6163-120Studio Light. -- 1938-1953
M-6163-121Studio Light. -- 1940-1957
M-6163-122Studio Light. -- 1953-1958
M-6163-123Studio Light. -- 1958-1961
M-6163-124Studio Light. -- 1959-1967
M-6163-125Studio Light. -- 1959-1966
M-6163-126Studio Light. -- 1962-1966
M-6163-127The Tasope. -- 1939-1941
M-6163-128The Tasope. -- 1939-1940
M-6163-129The Tasope. -- 1939-1941
M-6163-130Trade Bulletin and The Western Photographer. -- 1931-1952
Series 10 Advertisements. -- n.d.
M-6163-131Advertisements for photographic supplies. -- n.d.
M-6163-132Advertisements for photographic supplies. -- n.d.
M-6163-133Advertisements for photographic supplies. -- n.d.
M-6163-134Advertisements for photographic supplies. -- n.d.
M-6163-135Advertisements for photographic supplies. -- n.d.
M-6163-136Advertisements for photographic supplies. -- n.d.
M-6163-137Advertisements for photographic supplies. -- n.d.
M-6163-138Advertisements. -- n.d. -- Re: Gardening, travelling, writing apparatus and supplies, etc.
M-6163-139Advertisements. -- n.d. -- Re: Fashion, travelling food, etc.
Series 11 Photography directories. -- 1945-1948
M-6163-140Directory of the photographic industry. -- 1945
M-6163-141Directory of members of the Photographers� Association of America. -- 1945-1946
M-6163-142Directory of the photographic industry. -- 1946
M-6163-143Directory of the photographic industry. -- 1947
M-6163-144Directory of the photographic industry. � 1948
Series 12 Newspaper clippings. -- 1920-1959 and n.d.
M-6163-148Newspaper clippings. -- 1920-1937. -- Re: CPR matters, assorted local Crowsnest Pass news.
M-6163-149Newspaper clippings. -- 1938-1939. -- Assorted local Crowsnest Pass news.
M-6163-150Newspaper clippings. -- 1940-1947. -- Assorted local Crowsnest Pass news.
M-6163-151Newspaper clippings. -- 1948-1949. -- Assorted local Crowsnest Pass news.
M-6163-152Newspaper clippings. -- 1950-1952. -- Assorted local Crowsnest Pass news.
M-6163-153Newspaper clippings. -- 1952-1953. -- Assorted local Crowsnest Pass news.
M-6163-154Newspaper clippings. -- 1954-1959. -- Assorted local Crowsnest Pass news.
M-6163-155Newspaper clippings. -- n.d. -- Assorted local Crowsnest Pass News.
Series 13 Miscellaneous. -- 1906-1962 and n.d.
M-6163-156Miscellaneous. -- 1918-1958. -- Includes licenses, membership cards, registrations of Thomas Gushul. Includes his One Big Union membership card [this has been missing since 2005].
M-6163-157Miscellaneous. -- 1939-1962 and n.d. -- Includes photographers� conventions material and photography instruction sheets.
M-6163-158Miscellaneous. -- 1919-1947. -- Includes music festival programs and Election ballots.
M-6163-159Miscellaneous. -- n.d. � Includes wedding and death write-ups, postcards, etc.
M-6163-160Miscellaneous. -- 1906-1930. � Includes Gulliver�s Travels (in Ukrainian), first aid book, etc.
M-6163-161Miscellaneous. -- 1932-1944. -- Includes souvenir booklet re the King�s Jubilee.
M-6163-162Miscellaneous. -- n.d. -- Includes Medical Record book.
M-6163-os-boxMiscellaneous. -- Including advertisements, Christmas greeting sign, map of Southern Alberta, Canada Northwest Land Regulations. -- 1913
M-6163-146Almanacs. -- 1926-1959
M-6163-147Maps. -- 1925, 1940. -- Of Crowsnest Pass, British Columbia, CNR routes in Canada.
M-6163-145Calendars. -- 1934, 1953/1954, 1955/1956, 1965 and 1966
M-6163-os1Calendars. -- 1937-1946
M-6163-os2Calendar of Taras Schevchenko (Ukrainian poet) with following inscription (in Ukrainian): �Native Children who have grown up in chains/shackles have forgotten [of] heaven and that they are on earth�.
M-6163-os3Photographic reproductions of Brotherhood of Maintenance of W. E. Convention, Boston (1910); The March to the Battlefield or Canada�s Men on the Way (1914-1916); and The March of People.
Series 14 Recorded interviews. -- 1981
RCT-355Interview with Lena Gushul. -- July 22, 1981. -- 1 audio cassette. -- Consists of a recorded interview by Tom Kirkham on behalf of the Glenbow Archives, in Blairmore, Alberta. Topics discussed include her emigration from the Ukraine in 1914, her family life, pride in her photographic studio work, and sources of photographic materials.
RCT-356Interview with Evan Gushul. -- July 22, 1981. -- 1 audio cassette. -- Consists of a recorded interview by Tom Kirkham on behalf of Glenbow Archives, in Blairmore and Lethbridge. Topics discussed include the story of his father, Thomas Gushul, use of photography at the Lethbridge Research Station, and his own life and accomplishments.
Series 15 Photographs. -- [ca. 1913]-1963. -- 5051 photographs

Many of these photographs have been scanned. View now.
NC-54 and NA-4279Gushul Studio. -- [ca. 1913-1962]. -- 5051 photonegatives. -- Consists of the professional output of the Gushul Studio, including views of the Crowsnest Pass, local personalities, immigrants, labour groups, weddings, funerals, social and cultural events, sports, and the Gushul family.
PA-2293, PA-2311, PB-558Proof prints from the Gushul Studio. -- [ca. 1913-1962]. -- These are unidentified.
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