Collection - CNE Archives Photograph Collection

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CNE Archives Photograph Collection

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  • 1841-1995 (Creation)

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8,876 photographs: b&w, col. print; 51 x 60 cm and smaller
3,240 photographs: b&w, col. negative, safety and unknown film; 20 x 96 cm and smaller
10 albums: 2,949 print, negative, slide

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Custodial history

The provenance and original order of the photographic images comprising the CNE Archives Photograph Collection, C 1, are unknown. In order to make these images accessible to researchers, the CNE Archives imposed a logical arrangement at the file and series level. This project was undertaken during the period July 1994 to October 1994.
No documentation is available regarding the time or circumstances of the acquisition of the photographs from their donors to the CNE Archives, the transfer of legal custody to the Archives or the acceptance of the material by the Archives.

Scope and content

The CNE Archives Photograph Collection, C 1, consists of approximately 4.5 m of photographic records, or 15,049 photographic images. The provenance and original order of the photographic images comprising this collection are unknown. This artificial collection was created in an attempt to make these photographs accessible to researchers. To accomplish this, the CNE Archives imposed a logical arrangement on the material at the file and series levels.
The first series, Print Subject Files, C 1-0-1, consists of approximately 8,569 photographic prints organized in files and arranged alphabetically by subject. The second series, Negative Subject Files, C 1-0-2, consists of approximately 3,240 negatives also organized in files and arranged alphabetically by subject.
Series C 1-0-3, Albums, consists of four albums containing approximately 928 colour photographic images pertaining to the Canadian National Exhibition for the years 1976, 1978, and 1981.
Series C 1-0-4, CNE Photo Contest, consists of six albums containing a total of approximately 2,021 photographic images, and 291 loose prints in file folders. Five albums contain colour prints, and one contains colour slides of photographs taken by the public during the 1985 CNE (August 14 to September 2) for the Toronto Star's "A Day in the Life of the Ex" photo contest.

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Researchers are advised that citation of the CNE Archives is required in publications and essays. Please consult with archivist regarding reproduction requests.
The recipient of photographic reproductions is responsible for determining whether the material is subject to copyright and for acertaining the name of the person or organization holding the copyright.

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