CA ACU GBA F2807
- [ca. 1950s-1970s] (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
ca. 1900 photographs. -- 4 cm of textual records
Name of creator
William P. Lander, 1931-1983, was born in Regina, Saskatchewan and grew up in Weyburn. He lived in Regina, Moose Jaw and Saltcoats before moving to Calgary, Alberta in 1951. After working in the oil industry, Lander started a portrait, commercial and fashion photography business in about 1961. He also established the House of Glamour Model Agency. During the 1960s, he was in charge of the Miss Outdoor Pageant held in conjunction with Sportsmen’s Shows at the Stampede Corral. Lander was also involved the Calgary music scene for many years. He and his wife Betty had one daughter, Terry (Vandenbrun).
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Gift of Betty Lander and Terry Vandenbrun, 2007.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
The fonds consists of photographs taken by the photographic studio, including views of Calgary events, personalities, businesses, etc.; photographs of Bill Lander and family; and a small amount of correspondence and newspaper clippings related to his businesses.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
No restrictions on access.
Conditions governing reproduction
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
The material is in English.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title based on contents of records.
Place access points
Name access points
- W.P. Lander Photo Studio (Subject)