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XV Olympic Winter Games, Olympic Photograph Collection fonds
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- Source of title proper: Title based on contents of the fonds.
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CA ccg ccg-2081
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1977-1988, predominant 1981-1988 (Creation)
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5.0 m of graphic material
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The photo images described in this inventory form part of the OCO'88 Communications Group fonds; they are a semi-artificial fonds drawn from the Communications Group. The administrative history for that Group, particularly the part dealing with the Information Services Division, will be applicable to these records. The parts dealing with the Community Relations Division and the Products and Advertising Division will be of some use as well.
The records of OCO'88 were formally acquired by the City of Calgary Archives through an agreement signed 1990 January 22 between The City of Calgary, the Calgary Olympic The custodial history of these records is relatively straightforward. Photo images were initially the responsibility of the Information Services Division, which hired a photographer (Larry Fisher) on an hourly basis, and then in 1986 on a yearly retainer. Also in 1986, the responsibility for cataloguing and filing the photo images was transferred to the Products and Advertising Division. In 1987 Information Services again took on the work associated with producing, storing and referring to the images. This work was done in the Information Office in the Main Press Centre. Two more photographers (Mike Ridewood and Pat Price) were hired during the Games themselves. The photo images were used by the media and for the Official Report to the International Olympic Committee, as well as by other organizations and individuals.
Scope and content
The fonds consists of approximately 40,000 photo images (prints, transparencies and negatives) created or commissioned by the Communications Group, one of the six Groups which made up OCO. Most of them are from the Information Services Division. Some, mostly duplicates of those from Information Services, are from Products and Advertising and from Community Relations. All of this material is in English. Most of the images are in colour, the transparencies are 35mm and enclosed in slide cases, and photo prints are 8 x 10" or smaller. Some of what are referred to as negatives are in fact internegatives made from transparencies. This material is in very good physical condition. These photo images were commissioned and created for the purposes of publicizing the 1988 Olympic Winter Games before they occurred, of educating people about the Games, and of documenting preparation for the Games and the Games themselves. OCO'88 used them as research material and as a record of its activities. For more information regarding the XV Olympic Winter Games, Olympic Photograph Collection scope/content information, please link to the City of Calgary Archives homepage and click on the "fonds level descriptions" link.
Includes 24,468 photo negatives, 11,550 transparencies, 5639 contact prints, 1303 photo prints
Immediate source of acquisition
Records were transferred directly from OCO'88.
Language of material
- The material is in English.
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Restrictions on access
In accordance with The City of Calgary's policy on Access to Municipal Information, records more than twenty-five years old are available for public use unless otherwise restricted. Records which are less than twenty-five years old are available for public use unless otherwise restricted by legislation. Please see the City of Calgary Archives Policies and Procedures Manual for further infomation regarding access to records.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
A descriptive finding aid is available at the City of Calgary Archives.
Accruals are not expected.
Information on OCO'88 may also be found in the Olympic Hall of Fame at Canada Olympic Park, Calgary; at the Canadian Olympic Association offices in Montreal and Ottawa; and at the headquarters of the International Olympic Committee in Lausanne, Switzerland. Subject indexes and organizational charts may be found at the back of each of the printed inventories. The City of Calgary Archives may have reference material which may be associated to the fonds. All textual records are in closed storage. To view records please contact the City of Calgary Archives.<br><br>
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- Olympic Photograph Collection (Subject)