Series F-299-2 - Audiovisual materials related to Arthur Erickson

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Audiovisual materials related to Arthur Erickson

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  • Moving images
  • Records in electronic form (digitized)

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

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  • 1961 - 2005 (Creation)

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Physical description

Analogue originals:
99 moving images (70 original, 29 copy) : 8mm film, 16mm film, super 8 film, betacam, U-matic, VHS
1 sound recording : audiocassette

Digitized copies:
4 moving images (271.61 GB) : mkv (preservation copy), mp4 (access copy)

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Name of creator

(14 June 1924 - 20 May 2009)

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Scope and content

Series consists of analogue and digitized motion picture documentaries, exhibitions, TV programs, news reels, interviews, Architectural Institute of America meetings, and aerial footage. The subject of these motion pictures includes Erickson, the Erickson/Massey Architects firm, and specific buildings and designs by Erickson.

Note that a number of the motion pictures include duplicates stored on different mediums (e.g. Betacam, U-matic, and VHS), so total item numbers do not correspond with total objects.

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The archivist arranged the items according to date of creation. Items with unknown dates of creation are listed at the end.

A second accrual was added after the first accrual of this series. This accrual was also arranged chronologically by the archivist, but with the earliest dates beginning after the first accrual.

Language of material

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese

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Language and script note

Two French language moving images are located in F-299-2-0-0-0-11 and F-299-2-0-0-0-65. One German and one Japanese language moving image are located in F-299-2-0-0-0-64 and F-299-2-0-0-0-40 respectively.

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Availability of other formats

Several analogue motion picture and audio items within this series have not yet been digitized. Items on older physical media may not be accessible in their original format for preservation reasons; access will be provided through digitization of the original. Consult the reference archivist for more information.

The series includes 4 film reels that have been digitized. The analog originals have been retained, but the Archives will typically provide access only to the digital surrogates. Digitized materials may or may not be directly available from the associated description in SFU AtoM, depending on copyright restrictions. Some materials not directly available online may be delivered by off-line methods. Consult the reference archivist for more information about access to offline digital materials.

Restrictions on access

Access is open with some restrictions due to the preservation needs of older physical media formats. See the "availability of other formats" note for more information.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

The series includes copyright-protected materials for which the donor did not own copyright. For these materials, the Archives makes copies available for private study or research purposes under the fair dealing provisions of Canada's Copyright Act. Use for any other purpose may require the permission of the copyright owner. SFU Archives can assist researchers in attempting to identify copyright owners, but it is the users' responsibility to contact owners and secure any permissions.

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Physical description

Analogue moving images include two (1) super 8 film reel, (2) 8 mm film reels, four (4) 16 mm film reels, nine (9) betacam videocassettes, forty (40) u-matic videocassettes, and forty-three (43) VHS videocassettes.

Sound recordings include one (1) Sony C-60 audiocassette.

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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

June 2022: arrangement and description of first accrual completed (Dayna Fleming). April 2023: arrangement and description of second accrual completed (Dayna Fleming).

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