Item - Bud Case fonds

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Bud Case fonds

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  • Textual record
  • Graphic material
  • Cartographic material

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  • 1960’s - (Creation)
    Case, Bud

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over 800 photographs
over 62 negatives/contact prints
5 m of textual records (including maps and plans)
2 rolls of negative film (Double-X Aerographic Film 2405 ESTAR Base)

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(17 October 1923 - 15 March 2009)

Biographical history

Gordon Russell (Bud) Case was born in Woodstock, Ontario on October 17, 1923. A graduate of Woodstock Collegiate Institute, Bud was a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1940 to 1946, serving as an Airframe Mechanic at several RCAF stations in southern Ontario in support of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. Upon leaving the armed forces in 1946 he underwent training as a draftsman, and worked in such a capacity throughout his civil career. Bud worked for Ure & Smith of Woodstock (a land surveying company) until the mid-1970s, and thereafter the City of Woodstock Engineering Department until his retirement in 1984. At the same time he pursued his lifelong passion, photography. Bud was a member of the Oxford County Camera Club for much of his adult life, and served as the Club’s president for several years. It was in recognition of his photographic talent that Bud’s employers asked him to record several major projects, one of which was the construction of the Pittock Dam in the mid-1960s. Bud Case died in Woodstock in his 86th year on March 15, 2009.

Custodial history

The records associated with this fonds were created or collected by Bud Case and were in his family’s possession until his wife, Betty Case, passed away in April 2010. His sons, Gordon Christopher Case and Timothy Mark Case, donated the records to the County of Oxford Archives in July of that year.

Scope and content

The fonds consists of various materials relating to the history of Oxford County and is broken down into the following Series and Subseries:

Series 1: Photographs
a) Gordon Pittock Dam Project (+ contact prints and negatives)
b) John Meathrell Bridge Project
c) Water Pollution Control Plan Ext No. 3, Admiral Street, Woodstock (contact prints and negatives)
d) Aerial photographs

  • Conservation Authorities/Dams
  • Gordon Pittock Dam
  • City of Woodstock and surrounding areas
  • Road/Bridge Construction work
  • e) General

  • Bridges
  • C.P.R. Main line relocation Pittock Dam
  • Drainage Maps
  • Kelsey-Hayes Canada
  • Miscellanous
  • Oxford County/City of Woodstock
  • Woodstock Fairgrounds

Series 2: Plot plans / Building site plans

  • for farms and properties in Oxford County and other Ontario Counties

Series 3: Maps and Plans
a) Drains
b) General (including a City of Woodstock map dated 1907)
c) Reference Plans
d) Roads

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Physical condition

Materials are in good condition.

Immediate source of acquisition

The fonds was acquired in 2010, by the County of Oxford Archives from the family of Bud Case following his wife’s passing.


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  • English

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The fonds is open to public research. However, please contact the archivist responsible for the records regarding access, as some materials may be too fragile to handle. The Archives will make every effort to supply reference copies where feasible.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Copyright is held by the archives. Researchers are responsible for observing copyright regulations that may apply to the publication of their research. If you wish to publish any of this material, please contact the archivist responsible for the records.

The Archivist has the right to restrict reproduction if the material is in a fragile condition.

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Please contact the Archivist for further information.

Associated materials

RG2 – County of Oxford fonds
COA19 – Baker and Benedict Survey fonds
COA36 - Oxford Camera Club fonds

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No further accruals are expected

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Some materials originally donated with this fonds did not fit within the County of Oxford Archives’ collection mandate. All efforts were made to ensure that those materials were transferred to the appropriate archives or museum.

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