Fonds uofc-1237 - Department of Communications Media fonds

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Department of Communications Media fonds

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UOFC uofc-1237

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  • 1960-2002 (Creation)
    University of Calgary. Department of Communications Media

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24.57 m of graphic records and other material

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The Department of Communications Media provides media support for the teaching and research programs of the University and maintains the central inventory and control of media equipment. Since 1988-1989, the Department's Director has reported to the Director of Information Services in the Vice-President (Academic) area. The Director of Communications Media is a member of the General Faculties Standing Committee on Communications Media and works with this committee and the Director of Information Services in establishing appropriate policies. The Director also advises departments planning new and revised spaces on matters related to communications media, and cooperates with various units such as Continuing Education to extend the resources of the University to the community. After University autonomy, matters related to communications media were the responsibility of a Director of Audio-Visual Services who was advised by an Audio-Visual Services standing committee. By 1968 Audio Visual Services was under the Department of Buildings and Grounds, but in 1969 it was again reporting to the VP(Academic) and headed by a Director of Communications Media. In 1970 or 1971 the Director was re-designated as Head, Communications Media, a Department of the newly-created Division of Information Services. In October 1974 the Division of Information Services was dismantled. In 1975, the Board of Governors approved the Department of Communications Media. The mandate had been broadened somewhat to include cooperation with other educational organizations in communications media matters. Programs by this time included distributing and operating media equipment and materials, photography, graphics, film and videotape library, program development and technical services. By 1995, the Department included the following units: Office Systems, Technical Services, Multimedia Development, Media Services and Central Services (Photography and Media Library Services).

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Deposited by Department of Communications Media and Dr. H.J.A. Goodman.

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Fonds consists of sound recordings relating to University activities, including "In Concert" Department of Music concert series, Nickle Arts Museum lectures, Town and Gown lectures, CKUA news clips, Olympic update interviews, Distinguished Lecture series, staff training tapes, panel discussions (1970-1987). Also consists of Photography Services photographs (1965-2002) including University events, staff members, student activities, construction and renovation of buildings, sporting events and clubs (see item list 84.005); Media Operation videocassettes of "Reaction" series (1978-1985) including Fireside chats with Grant MacEwan and W.O. Mitchell, convocations, opening ceremonies, nursing, social work and management (see file list of 86.039), accompanying documentation (1974-1986); Television and Radio Committee minutes and correspondence regarding project proposals for the production of films and videos (1976-1978); minutes, correspondence and annual reports of the Instructional Methodology and Development Committee (1978-1982). Includes Audio Visual Centre office files of budgets, inventories, correspondence and the blueprints for the AV Centre (1960-1967); project files for Com/Media productions, which include financial reports of the cost of production, invoices, correspondence, letters of agreement between the University and the contractor for the production of the program at issue, contracts with actors, and other material (1988-1991); pamphlets; issues of Media Method (1976-1984); films removed from the Media Library collection dealing with university life, etc. administrative files; office files; architectural drawings; records of A. Robertson and B. Sivertson.

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Includes 9.06 m of video and sound recordings, 2.63 m of textual records, and ca. 50 architectural drawings.

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  • English

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Some records, particularly audio-visual records are UNRESTRICTED. Administrative records of The University of Calgary are restricted for a period of twenty-five years. Access requires permission from originating office. All records must be screened for personal information.

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Photography Services photographs are indexed in the archives database in Gencat; a paper copy of the same index is filed under "Communications Media". File list for videocassettes available.

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For other photographs of University activities, events and personalites during this period see Calgary Herald Photographic Collection and Public Affairs Office fonds, UARC 82.009.

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Further accruals of photographs expected.

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Full name of Photography Services photographers J.P. and J.S. are Jim Peacock and June Scheffel<br><br>Record No. UARC 82.011, 84.005, 85.020, 86.039, 87.026, 91.005, 92.046, 93.021, 93.031, 94.024, 95.039, 96.001, 96.014, 96.025, 97.057, 98.075, 99.027<br><br>

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