Gonsett, Robert Roman
Provincial Archives of Alberta
8555 Roper Road
0.03 m of textual records. – 12 photographs
Irene Stefanyna of Chipman, Alberta married Robert Roman Gonsett and in 1914 they settled in Edmonton, Alberta where Gonsett set up a laboratory to work on his numerous inventions. The family moved to California in 1916 and Gonsett established the Gonset Company in Burbank, California to manufacture electronic equipment. The Gonsett’s had one son, Faust Robert Gonsett. Irene Gonsett and her son donated $1000 to the University of Alberta in 1956 to establish the R.R. Gonsett Memorial Ukrainian Library, and also established a Bursary in his name, and together continued the family business until it was sold to L.A. Young Spring and Wire Corporation in 1958. Fonds consists of the personal records of Irene Gonsett and includes correspondence, postcards, newspaper clippings, and photographs depicting Gonsett family members and friends, various inventions of Robert R. and Faust R. Gonsett, and Gonsett Company buildings. Fonds also includes newspaper clippings about Robert R. Gonsett and Faust R. Gonsett and their inventions, including copied newspaper clippings from 1939, information about the R.R. Gonsett Memorial Ukrainian Library, various advertising flyers and catalogues for Gonset Company products, and Ukrainian magazines.