Fonds F2896 - Jean Gauld fonds

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Jean Gauld fonds


  • [ca. 1916]-1984 (Creation)

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27 photographs

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Biographical history

Jean Helen Gauld, 1902?-1984, moved to Calgary, Alberta with her father around 1914. She won many awards for her Highland dancing, and by the age of 14 established herself as a professional dance instructor. She expanded her range to include ballet, ethnic, and modern styles. Later in her career she taught at Mount Royal College and the Montessori School of Calgary.

Archival history

The fonds was acquired by Harold Shaer of Chinook Coin Shop Ltd. of Calgary.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Purchased from Chinook Coin Shop Ltd., 1989.

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The fonds consists of portraits of Jean Gauld in various dance costumes, and snapshots of her later in life.

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No restrictions on access.

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      The material is in English.

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      Jean Gauld's medals, trophy, and Highland dance costume are held in Glenbow's Cultural History collection.

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      Dates of creation revision deletion

      Tuesday, May 15, 2018




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