The Montreal Star fonds [graphic material]
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- Fonds includes:
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- Montreal, Quebec:
- Place of creation:
- Québec (Province)
- Montreal Star Limited,
ca. 7120 photographs : colour.
ca. 100,404 photographs : b&w.
83 photographs : photomechanical prints. 305 x 229 mm.
- Language of material:
- Scope and content:
Fonds consists of photographs taken by Montreal Star staff, or commissioned by the Star that document people and events in the news, mostly relating to Montreal and vicinity. The bulk of the photographs postdate the Second World War, but there is a substantial number of pre-1940 photographs of such subjects as the Tercentenary of Quebec, the Royal visits of the Prince of Wales in 1919 and King George VI in 1939; the depression in Montreal; as well as the First World War and its impact on the city. The majority of the photographs from the 1940s onwards relate to political affairs, inlcuding municipal, provincial and federal elections, accidents, fires and disasters, Expo 67, the 1976 Olympics, and other major events in the life of Montreal up to 1980. Also included in the fonds are portraits of clergy and political figures which were published in the portfolio "Portraits Historiques."
- Finding aid:
(Paper) 8 containers of index cards arranged by chronological order used by Star staff to locate photographs by date, 1971-1979. Containers call no: Montreal Star 1980-108 1/X1. Montreal Star 1980-108 2 to Montreal Star 1980-108 8. FA-113 (90: Open)
- Additional information:
- General Note:
- According to ex-staff photographer Peter Brousseau, the following individuals were on staff with the Star (not freelance): George Bird, John Daggett, Morris Edwards, Mac Juster, Allan R Leishman, Paul Lagacé, Bill Robson, Paul Taillefer, Armand Favreau, David Leggett, Adrain Lunny, and Gerry Davidson.
- Related material:
- Drawings done by Montreal Star illustrator Henri Julien and Star cartoonists Arthur Racey, Ed McNally, Doug Wright, Peter Pickersgill, and John Yardley Jones are held in LAC as well, in various fonds and collections.
- Container note(s):
1 : 4 glass plates (Fashion-Mode 1930s)
1 : 4 glass plates (Fashion-Mode 1930s). In March 2020 added 46 glass plates from same accession 1980-108 and 1980-227 found in container 2000774380.
2 : 66 nitrate negatives moved from container 2000774380 (acc. 1980-108;1980-227.
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- Conditions of access:
Staff photographs taken prior to and including 1961 Copyright: Expired.
Staff photographs taken after 1961 Copyright: The Woodbridge Company Limited.
Permission for all copies of items taken by staff photographers after 1961 must be obtained from: The Woodbridge Company Limited Suite 2400, 65 Queen Street West Toronto, ON M5H 2M8 The contact is: Rob Hamilton, Archivist The Woodbridge Company Limited firstname.lastname@example.org
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