Fonds F 4528

William Stephen fonds


About these records

Title
William Stephen fonds
Dates of Creation
Reproduced [ca. 2005] (originally created [ca. 1895]-1986); 2005-2006
Physical Description

294 photographs : colour prints

355 photographs : colour negatives

91 photomechanical reproductions

Scope and Content

Fonds contains photographs created and collected by William Stephen, long time resident of Rondeau Provincial Park in Ontario. These images, comprising of a visual history of the residential and recreational areas of the Park, were used to illustrate Stephen's book Rondeau Forever: Our Home, Our Heritage, Our Memories, published in a limited run in 2006.

The first two series of records primarily consist of recent photographs of interiors and exteriors of the historic cottages within the Park, highlighting original details and unique craftsmanship. William Stephen took most of these photographs in 2005, in preparation for the publication.

The remaining series of records consist of photographs and photomechanical reproductions that William Stephen collected from current residents of Rondeau Provincial Park. These include standing and demolished public structures, views of Rondeau Bay and boating activities on the Bay, residents, signage and picnic sites. These photographs and reproductions are attributed to the original owner or creator.

Arrangement of this fonds is based on chapters created by William Stephen in Rondeau Forever: Our Home, Our Heritage, Our Memories.

This fonds consists of nine series.

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Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

William Stephen has been connected with Rondeau Provincial Park, Ontario, since 1948. Interested in recording history about the Park, he collected and photographed several aspects relating to the life and times of residents, in preparation for publishing a book on this area of Ontario.

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Stephen, William

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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Fonds was donated by William Stephen in 2007.
Related Material

William Stephen's books, Rondeau Forever: Our Home, Our Heritage, Our Memories (2006), Rondeau Forever: The Adventure Continues (2007) and Rondeau Forever: A Lifetime of Memories (2011), are available through the Archives of Ontario library.

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Records series that make up this fonds

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Reference Code Series Title
F 4528-1 William Stephen's photographs of cottage interiors in Rondeau Provincial Park, Ontario
F 4528-2 William Stephen's photographs of cottage exteriors in Rondeau Provincial Park, Ontario
F 4528-3 William Stephen's collection of images of commercial establishments in Rondeau Provincial Park, Ontario
F 4528-4 William Stephen's collection of photographs of public structures in Rondeau Provincial Park, Ontario
F 4528-5 William Stephen's collection of boating photographs in Rondeau Provincial Park, Ontario
F 4528-6 William Stephen's collection of picnic and campground photographs in Rondeau Provincial Park, Ontario
F 4528-7 William Stephen's collection of photographs of signage and printed material pertaining to Rondeau Provincial Park, Ontario
F 4528-8 William Stephen's collection of photographs of Rondeau Park, Ontario residents
F 4528-9 William Stephen's collection of photographic negatives of photographs from Rondeau Forever: Our Home, Our Heritage, Our Memories