Fonds PF39 - Paul J. Lawrence fonds

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Paul J. Lawrence fonds

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CA ON00311 PF39

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  • 1985-2001 (Creation)
    Lawrence, Paul J.

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65,974 photographs : b&w and col. negatives ; 35 mm and 6 x 6 cm
93 photographs : col. slides ; 35 mm
3 photographs : b&w transparencies ; 30.4 x 23.8 cm and 20 x 25.2 cm
3 photographs : col. ; 25 x 20.5 cm or smaller
2 cm of textual records

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Paul J. Lawrence is a photographer based in Toronto, Ontario. Since 1983, Lawrence has served as a freelance photographer for "The Lawyers Weekly", originally "The Ontario Lawyers Weekly".

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Fonds consists of photographs created and accumulated by Paul J. Lawrence while a freelance photographer for The Ontario Lawyers Weekly and The Lawyers Weekly from 1983 to 2000. The photographs depict individual lawyers and judges from across Canada, most of whom are from Ontario although a substantial number are from British Columbia. Also depicted are various legal events from across the country, such as Canadian Bar Association conferences and Canadian Bar Association - Ontario events. The fonds also includes an index to the photographs.

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The fonds was acquired by The Law Society of Upper Canada from Paul J. Lawrence in October of 2001.


The fonds has been arranged in four series:
PF39-1 Photographs of lawyers, judges and events
PF39-2 Photographs of Canadian Bar Association conferences
PF39-3 Miscellaneous photographs
PF39-4 Index.

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No restrictions on access.

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Copyright to photographs in the fonds taken by Paul J. Lawrence has been transferred to The Law Society of Upper Canada. For all other photographs, copyright is held by the creator.

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