Series F-18-1 - Photographic material

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Title and statement of responsibility area

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Photographic material

General material designation

  • Photographic materials
  • Records in electronic form (digitized)

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  • Source of title proper: Title supplied by the archivist based on contents of the series.

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Statement of scale (cartographic)

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Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

Dates of creation area


  • 1963-2006 (Creation)

Physical description area

Physical description

Analog originals:
ca. 255,100 negatives
ca. 13,000 photographic slides
ca. 8500 contact sheets
ca. 1900 prints

Digitized copies:
ca. 270 GB of photographs: tiff (preservation copies), pdf, jpg (access copies)

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Scope and content

Series consists of photographs created by the staff photographers of LIDC and its predecessors. Negatives and contact sheets were systematically maintained, organized by year-based serial numbers (see sub-series 4 for description of the system). Two groups of subject-based files were also maintained, organized alphabetically: a set of slides (sub-series 2) and a set of unnumbered prints and negatives (sub-series 5. Subjects include SFU's architectural competition and design, interior and exterior architecture; opening ceremonies, presidential installations, Convocation and other special events; faculty portraits and images of students, faculty and staff in classroom and campus settings. Photographers whose works are represented in the series include Chris Hildred, Ron Long, Eddy Chan, Greg Ehlers, and Fred Kyba. Record types include negatives, contact sheets, slides and prints.

The series is arranged into three sub-series; note that there is no sub-series 1 or 3 (retired; see note on Arrangement).

  • Slides, 1967-2003 (F-18-1-2).
  • Numbered contact sheets, negatives and prints, 1963-2001 (F-18-1-4).
  • Unnumbered prints and negatives, 1967-1999 (F-18-1-5).

Notes area

Physical condition

Immediate source of acquisition


Former sub-series 1 (Contact sheets and negatives) and sub-series 3 (Prints) were retired in 2022. The contact sheets and negatives were reorganized in an arrangement based more closely on the creator's control numbering system as sub-series 4. The 3 folders of prints in sub-series 3 were consolidated into a single file (F-18-1-5-0-29) and moved into a new sub-series 5, Unnumbered prints and negatives.

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Availability of other formats

Materials in sub-series 4 are in the process of being digitized; see Availability of other formats note in sub-series description.

Restrictions on access

Records are open with no restrictions.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Copyright in the bulk of these records belongs to SFU (materials made in the course of employment). The Archives provides access to these materials under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial license (CC BY-NC). There may be some exceptions where photos included in the series were created by non-SFU third parties; these will be noted in file-level descriptions where applicable.

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Associated materials

For other large sets of university-related photographs, see series F-61-1 in the University Communications and Marketing fonds and series F-17-1 in the Peak Publications Society fonds.

Related materials


No further accruals are expected. Born-digital photographs transferred by IMC/ LIDC's successor body will be placed in the University Communications and Marketing fonds (F-61) in series F-61-1-5, Digital photographs.

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January 2023: minor revisions to series description.
October 2022: series re-organized and re-described.



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  • English

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