WILLIAM L. GOUGH. Photograph Album; 1915-1927. .2 cu. ft.
William L. Gough was a resident of Southern British Columbia, Canada. He served in the military during World War I, and later pursued a career in agriculture. Gough was the Secretary of the Cranbrook Agricultural Association in 1922. In the winter of 1922 to 1923, he stayed in Southeast Alaska, before working at the Premier Gold Mine in Premier, British Columbia, during the summer of 1923. From 1922 to 1926, Gough studied agriculture at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. In 1927, he visited relatives in England.
The collection consists of the personal photograph album of William L. Gough. The collection contains: a xerographic copy of the original 46-page album; 184 original black and white prints from the album; and the original album covers and pages containing written information. Subjects of the photographs include: William Gough, friends, family, classmates, and coworkers; various farms, towns, and other locations in Canada; locations in Southeast Alaska; and scenes of college life at the University of British Columbia. Locations in British Columbia depicted include: Premier Gold Mine (Premier), Salmon River, Okanagan Mission, Chilliwack, Vancouver, Fort Langley, Alert Bay, Prince Rupert, Stewart, Glacier, Cranbrook, and Kelowna. Locations in other parts of Canada include: Clarkson (Ontario), Capreol (Ontario), Regina (Saskatewan), Young (Saskatewan), Unity Cooperative Creamery (Unity, Saskatewan), Jasper (Alberta), and Chateau Frontenac (Quebec). Locations in Alaska include: Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Taku Glacier and Hyder. Of special note in the collection are images of the Premier Gold Mine from 1923, and buildings on the newly completed Point Grey campus of the University of British Columbia from 1925.
The collection was acquired by the archives in 2004.