Fonds 002 - UTSC Photographic Services fonds

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UTSC Photographic Services fonds

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  • [ca. 1960]-2010 (Creation)

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ca. 39 423 photographs (slides, negatives, prints).
4 transparencies.
1 cd-rom.
4 books.
3 artifacts.
1 poster.

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Administrative history

The University of Toronto Scarborough Photographic Services is a department within the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus. The campus was established in 1964 with construction beginning that same year.

The Photographic Services department was formerly known as the Photography and Graphics department. In 1998, the department was housed in Room AC286 in UTSC’s Academic Resource Centre (ARC), along with UTSC’s Library. As of 2013, the services of the department fall UTSC’s Communications & Public Affairs department.

The department has been staffed by two staff photographers over 5 decades, first David Harford and then Ken Jones. David Harford worked for UTSC from the 1970s until 1994. Ken Jones joined UTSC as the University’s Staff Photographer in 1994. The UTSC Photographic Services mandate is to "complete professional-quality custom photographic and imaging services to meet the teaching, research, publication and promotional needs of the UTSC campus" which is reflected in the records within the collection.

Custodial history

Prior to the transfer to UTSC Library, the records were maintained on UTSC campus by Mr. Jones from 1994 until 2012. Mr. Jones’s predecessor, David Harford, maintained the records prior to 1994.

Scope and content

The UTSC Photographic Services fonds covers the years of approximately 1964 and 1966 to 2008. The collection represents an invaluable visual history of the University of Toronto Scarborough campus and is made up almost entirely of photographic materials – negatives, contact sheets, slides, and prints.

Photographs in the collection from the 1970s to 1994 are attributed to David Harford and photographs from 1994 onward are attributed to Ken Jones. Photographs cover a broad range of subjects, such as the buildings and grounds of UTSC, campus events, faculty, staff, students, and much more.

Material is arranged into the following series:
• Series A: Slides
• Series B: Negatives and Contact Sheets
• Series C: Photographic Prints

Subject terms include:
Academic Resource Centre Actors
Aerial photographs
African Studies program Alumni
Alumni and alumnae Alumni Association Andrews, John, 1933- Anthropology
Applied Microbiology program Architectural models and drawings Architecture
Architecture and recreation
Art History program
Arts and Administration Building
Arts and crafts movement
Arts Management program
Athletics and recreation
Award ceremonies
Baird/Sampson Associates, Architects Ball, John L.
Band (Instrumental group)
Biodiversity, Ecology & Evolution program Biology program
Birgeneau, Robert
Bissell, Claude Thomas, 1916-2000 Bladen Library
Bladen Wing
Bladen, Vincent Wheeler
Building damage
Business Administration program Campbell, D. R. (Ralph)
Canadian 20th century Catalogs
Cellular and Molecular Biology program Centre for French and Linguistics Ceremonies and celebrations
Certificate in Business program Chancellor
Chemistry program
Choir (Musical group)
City Studies
Classical Studies program
Co-Op Management program
Computer Science program
Computers and technology
Concrete construction
Conferences and symposia
Contemporary architecture
Department of Arts, Culture and Media Department of Biological Sciences Department of Computer and Mathematics Department of English
Department of Historical and Cultural Studies
Department of Management
Department of Philosophy
Department of Physical & Environmental Sciences
Department of Psychology
Department of Social Sciences
Diamond and Schmitt Architects
Diaspora & Transnationalism Studies Diefenbaker, John G., 1895-1979 Donations
Doris McCarthy Gallery
Economics program
Educational television
English program
Environmental Science program Equestrian
Events - Performances
F.B. Watts Memorial Lecture
Foley, Joan
French program
Glass construction
Global Asia Studies program
Governing Council
Governing Council
Greene, Edward Brodhead, 1855-1950 Ground breaking ceremonies
Health Studies
Highland Creek Valley (Ont.)
History program
Humanities Wing
Instructional Centre
Integrative Biology program
International Development Studies International Studies
Journalism program
Kung, Hans, 1928-
Kuwabara, Payne, McKenna, Blumberg Architects
Languages program
Laurence, Margaret, 1926-1987
Lewis, Stephen, 1937-
Library architecture
Library buildings
Lieutenant Governors--Ontario Linguistics program
Literature and film studies program MacKay-Lyons, Brian
MacKenzie, Lewis, 1940- Management Wing
Mathematics program
McCarthy, Doris, 1910-2010
Media Studies program
Meeting Place
Mental Health Studies program Microbiology
Miller-Lash House
Mirvish, Ed, 1914-2007
Montgomery Sisam Architects Moriyama & Teshima
Music & Culture program
New Media Studies program
Old Biology Building
Onley, David C.
Open house
Opening ceremonies
Paramedicine program
Pearson, Lester B., 1897-1972 Performances
Phase 2
Philosophy program
Physics and Astrophysics program Plumptre, A. F. W. (Arthur FitzWalter Wynne), 1907-1977
Pritchard, Robert
Psychology program
Public Policy
Recreation Wing
Religion program
Residential architecture
Scarborough (Ont.)
Scarborough College
Scarborough College Council Scarborough College StudentCouncil
Scarborough College. Gallery Science Wing
Social Sciences Building Sociology
Stantec Consulting
Statistics program
Student Centre
Student government
Student groups
Student residences
Student unions
Students and libraries
Students and teachers
Students--Athletics and recreation Students--Drama
Students--Literary collections Students--Music
Students--Political activity Students--Scholarships, fellowships, etc. Students, Graduate
Students, part time
Studio program
Sustainable architecture
Suzuki, David, 1936-
Television studio
Temporary buildings
Theatre & Performance Studies program Thompson, R. Paul, 1947-
Toronto Transit Commission Transportation
Trudeau, Pierre Elliott, 1919-2000 University Buildings
University of Toronto at Scarborough. Gallery
University of Toronto. Scarborough Campus.
Women's and Gender Studies program UTSC Library
Vernacular architecture
Women's and Gender Studies program

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Physical condition

The materials within the collection are in good condition. Some photographs are bent.

Immediate source of acquisition

The records contained within the collection were transferred to UTSC Library when Ken Jones moved out of his former office in AC286.


Original order, as established by David Harford and Ken Jones, is maintained with the exception of a few miscellaneous folders and slide cases for which original order had been lost. Arrangement was imposed on items for which original order was lost. Series arrangement reflects the original order of the collection, as organized by Ken Jones in his AC286 office.

Miscellaneous records that were not arranged in any way or had lost their place in the original order of the fonds were arranged by the archivist and distributed appropriately by medium into the three series. It should be noted that many of the colour photographs found in the collection may be surrogate prints of digital photographs or otherwise prints of negatives or slides within the collection.

Additional subject/keyword access to records is given through the transcription of notations on photographs, recorded in Media/Contents notes of the UTSC Photographic Services fonds box list

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  • English

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Restrictions on access

Access to the fonds is open and available to researchers at the archivist’s discretion. All records are subject to the Access to Information and Privacy Act.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

All photographs are copyright of the University of Toronto. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission to publish any part of the collection by contacting UTSC Library.

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For a complete archival description of the material please visit:

Researchers may also find a digital timeline, produced by UTSC’s Advancement Department, of use in accessing materials in the collection:

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Future accruals expected. Note that the collection is comprised of print photographs, negatives, and slides only at this time. Digital photographs of the UTSC Photographic Services department are currently managed by Ken Jones with plans for future transfer to UTSC Library.

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Preferred Citation University of Toronto Scarborough Library, UTSC Photographic Services fonds, [Series Name - Box # (File #)].

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