Accession 2003.004 - 2003.004 accrual

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Reference code

CA ON00349 2003.004


2003.004 accrual


  • 1977 - 2006 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

31 m of textual records

1484 photographs
320 prints
12 contact sheets
900 photocopies (col.)
180 slides
72 negatives

155 graphic materials
93 animation cells
39 paintings (backgrounds, handpainted ties)
13 drawings
10 posters

10 audio recordings
6 audio cassettes (ca. 7 hrs.)
4 optical discs : CD ; audio (ca. 3 hrs.)

456 video recordings
3 video cassettes : ½ in. Beta (ca. 3 hrs.)
4 video cassettes : ½ in. BetacamSP ( ca. 1 hrs. 40 mins.)
449 video cassettes : VHS (ca. 280 hrs.)

Context area

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(1948 -)

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Scope and content

Accession 2003.004 is divided into 2 series according to format. These are: Textual Materials and AudioVisual Records.

The first series, Textual Materials, relates to Hirsh’s activities as CEO of Nelvana Ltd. It is divided into 7 subseries: Development, Legal, Business Affairs, Accounting, Production, Publicity & Distribution, and Photographs. This section also includes 117 pieces of original production artwork (storyboards, animation cels, backgrounds, etc.)

The second series, AudioVisual Records, includes 456 videocassettes and 10 audio documents related to the donor and Nelvana Ltd. Productions. The videos are primarily screening copies, though some document the various stages of production (producer’s cuts, alternative edits, demo reels) and others reflect Hirsh’s interest in animation from outside Canada.

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Preservation concerns may limit access, consult archivist.

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Media Commons does not own copyright of collection materials. Consult rights holder for reproduction(s).

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  • English

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University of Toronto Media Commons

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Created on April 27, 2015


  • English



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