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Stong family fonds
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1840-1998 predominant (Creation)
Physical description area
0.20 metres of textual records
ca. 80 photographs : b&w and col. ; 43 x 30 cm and smaller.
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Name of creator
Vernon Oliver Stong (1937-2005) was the son of Oliver Wellington Stong (1897-1993) and Verona Bowes (1904-?).
Materials transferred to the archives by staff at Stong College. Much of the material appears to have been acquired and accumulated by Vernon Stong assisted by Olga Cirak, President of the Stong Historical society.
Scope and content
Fonds consists of photographs, legal documents, correspondence and news clippings created and accumulated by members of the Stong family, and preserved by Vernon Oliver Stong.
Fonds also consists of photographs, news clippings and advertisements and promotional material regarding a branch of the Stong family that developed a chain of independent grocery stores in the Pacific Northwest, namely Vancouver, British Columbia and Seattle, Washington.
Immediate source of acquisition
Donated by the estate of Vernon Stong in 2005. Accession 2009-028 was transferred to the archives by Stong College staff.
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No restrictions on access.
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A .pdf finding aid for accession 2009-028 is attached to this description.
Generated finding aid
See also York University Historical Collection, Accession 1972-009 and 1980-027 for material relating to the Stong Family Historical Society and Stong Family Home located on York University's Keele campus.
Additional genealogical information can be found in Daniel Alexander Stong's "The Stong Genealogy of Canada and the United States 1800-1958" (1958) and Jean M. Constable's "Stong Roots & Braches" (2001).
The fonds comprises the following accessions: 2005-052, 2009-028. No further accruals are expected.
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- Stong (family) (Subject)
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Dates of creation, revision and deletion
2009/03/05 Anna St. Onge:. EAD v. 1.0 (Creation)
2009/03/05 Awaiting review by the Data Collection Archivist
2011/06/13 Added additional genealogical information re. Vancouver branch of family Added custodial information re. new transfer of records. Tried to link accession file list with fonds.
2018/03/28 J. Grant. Upload of 2009-028 file list.