Accession 87-0024 - Graphic Services fonds

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Graphic Services fonds

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  • Source of title proper: Title from content of the fonds.

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Physical description

ca. 120, 000 negatives

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Negatives taken between 1960 and 1994 by staff photographers at the University of Waterloo. The images provide a historical overview of the development and growth of the University and documents campus events and activities, buildings and construction, teams, clubs, and associations as well as faculty, staff, and students.

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The negatives were transferred to the University of Waterloo Archives over several years.


Negatives are arranged in cabinets by year, then by file number.

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Negatives are scanned on a case by case basis for preservation and access purposes.

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Copyright is held by the University of Waterloo Library.

Preferred citation: University of Waterloo Archives. Graphic Services fonds.

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General note

Some of the negatives appeared in campus publications such as the Gazette, The Chevron and the Waterloo Quarterly Report. Information about published images and related captions are provided at the file level when available.

General note

Some of the content in fonds includes examples of problematic wording, cultural references, and stereotypes that are no longer used or appropriate today. The content has been shared here in keeping with Special Collections & Archives’ approach to language in archival descriptions. This approach, while potentially upsetting, allows for the critical assessment and questioning of historical material by contemporary researchers. Where possible, these records have been identified at the file level.

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