UTSC Photographic Services Collection
UTSC’s Photographic Services Collection boasts an impressive array of photographs that illustrate UTSC’s long and diverse history. The collection consists of slides (Series A), negatives (Series B) and photographs (Series C) taken by UTSC’s two campus photographers David Harford (1965-1994) and Ken Jones (1994-Present). This web exhibit is a representative sample meant to highlight the 7000 plus images present in the the collection. The exhibit covers the initial construction of UTSC in 1964 and 1965 to around 2002.
Due to the wide variety of materials covered in the collection this exhibit is divided into five series; Student Life, Academic Life, Campus, Faculty and Staff and Community. Each is meant as a loose category to represent some of the facets of life at UTSC. Some aspects represented are: student theatre, student events, construction of the buildings on campus, graduation events, lectures, Faculty, staff and student portraits, summer camps and more.
Each photo is accompanied by a description. The information provided is as detailed and accurate as possible given the resources available. The title is meant to provide context for understanding the image as a part of a larger collection. Each photograph was selected because of it’s evidential quality and how it serves as an example of life at UTSC.
The digital collection was curated by Rachel-Ann Pisani with assistance from Vrishti Dutta and Mary-Ellen Brown.
Finding aid: The finding aid for the UTSC Photographic Services Collection is available for download here. For more information or to schedule a research appointment, please contact us.
Please note that the collection is comprised of print photographs, negatives and slides at this time. Digital photographs are currently managed by the UTSC Photographic Services Department.
ca. 39 423 photographs (slides, negatives, prints). 4 transparencies. 1 cd-rom. 4 books. 3 artifacts. 1 poster.
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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.