Title and statement of responsibility area
Seneca College Media Production fonds
General material designation
- Graphic material
- Textual record
Other title information
Title statements of responsibility
- Source of title proper: Fonds/Collection name derived from the now defunct department that originally produced the collection.
Level of description
Edition statement of responsibility
Class of material specific details area
Statement of scale (cartographic)
Statement of projection (cartographic)
Statement of coordinates (cartographic)
Statement of scale (architectural)
Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)
Dates of creation area
1967-07-17 - 2002-06-30 (Creation)
- Department of Media Production
Physical description area
Fonds consists of 108, 958 graphic and textual records.
Publisher's series area
Title proper of publisher's series
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Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series
Numbering within publisher's series
Note on publisher's series
Archival description area
Name of creator
This was the first accession to be acquired by Seneca Archives and Special Collections. The Media Production Department produced official physical photographs for Seneca events for many years. The photos, taken for marketing and posterity purposes, cover a large span of the College's history (1967-2001). Many of the images featured in this fonds were used by internal staff and student publications as well as external publications, and can thus be cross referenced with such writing. These records were boxed and sent to the archives after being shuffled around between departments, including the Department of Marketing and Communications, eventually finding their way to Seneca's Markham Campus library under the care of Carolyn Lam, Associate Director of Information Resources and Digital Services Management. Before being accessioned by Seneca Archives and Special Collections the materials were frequently accessed by staff and faculty of the college for promotional material, campaigns, and for use in the student, faculty, and alumni newspapers.
Scope and content
Fonds consists of photographs taken by various Seneca photographers such as John Telford, George Suzuki and others, working for the Department of Media Production between 1967-2001. Many of the images featured in this fonds were used by internal staff and student publications as well as external publications, and can thus be cross referenced with such writing. The photos were taken for promotional purposes, and to act as a photographic documentation of the development of Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology. Photographs depict numerous events and people throughout the College's history, and the collection serves as one of the strongest visual documentations of Seneca's history.
Immediate source of acquisition
Transfer from the Department of Marketing and Communications.
Collection is arranged chronologically, in series, by format, maintaining the original order the material was produced by the College Photographers as closely as possible.
Language of material
Script of material
Location of originals
Availability of other formats
Restrictions on access
Open. No restrictions.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
See College Archivist.
Further accruals are expected.