Accession 2006.011 - 2006.011 accrual

Identity area

Reference code

CA ON00349 2006.011

Title

2006.011 accrual

Date(s)

  • 1941 - 1987 (Creation)

Level of description

Accession

Extent and medium

12.5 m of textual records

7,835 photographs
· 3,288 prints
· 500 composite/retouched packages
· 2,889 (2,795 acetate/polyester negatives, 94 glass negatives)
· 1,158 slides/transparencies

64 audio recordings
· 49 – ¼ in. tapes
· 15 audiocassettes

337 video recordings
· 12 – 1 in. reels (ca. 33 min.)
· 217 – ¾ in. cassettes (ca. 44.8 hrs.)
· 74 VHS cassettes (ca. 42.8 hrs.)
· 6 Betacam SP cassettes (ca. 2.3 hrs.)
· 26 Digital Betacam cassettes (ca. 26.5 hrs.)
· 2 CVC videocassettes (ca. 20 min.)

153 cinefilms
· 10 reels 8 mm col. production elements (ca. 5 min.)
· 9 reels 16mm b&w release print (ca. 79 min.)
· 1 reel 16mm b&w duplicate negative (ca. 30 min.)
· 2 reels 16mm col. negative (ca. 27 min.)
· 1 reel 16mm col. duplicate negative (ca. 27 min.)
· 3 reels 16mm col. interpositive (ca. 75 min.)
· 1 reel 16mm col. workprint (ca. 22 min.)
· 84 reels 16mm col. release print (ca. 32.73 hrs.)
· 3 reels 16mm magnetic soundtrack (ca. 100 min.)
· 1 reel 35mm col. interpositive (ca. 11 min.)
· 38 reel 35mm col. release print (ca. 44 min.)

1,945 sets of cinex strips
· 865 sets of 35mm b&w Cinex strips
· 400 sets of 35mm col. Cinex strips
· 680 strips 16mm Cinex (col., b&w)

115 graphic materials
· 102 unframed items
· 13 framed items

artifacts
books (266 titles)
periodicals (38 titles)

Context area

Name of creator

(1925 - 1998)

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Content and structure area

Scope and content

This fonds includes six series, divided by format. These are: Textual Material, Photographic Material, Audio Material, Video Material, Cinefilm/Cinex, and Artifacts.

The first series, Textual Material, is chiefly made up of scripts, storyboards, production files, research files, correspondence, meeting notes, equipment files, technical drawings, bylaws, cast/crew lists, contracts and proposals.

The second series, Photographic Material, represents all periods of Spiess’ career, from his early portraiture and fine art images to his industrial/commercial work to production stills documenting his cinematographic work. This series is divided into two subseries: PH.1239 & PH.610977 and PH.240609.

The third series, Audio Material, includes soundtrack production elements and music.

The fourth series, Video Material, includes high quality dubs of the various versions of the finished commercial productions, as well as production elements for those commercials shot on video.

The fifth series, Cinefilms/Cinex, includes finished release prints of the various commercials as well as a number of short films by Spiess.

The sixth series, Artifacts, consists of examples of the tools that Spiess used to teach his students, as well as mementos of his involvement with the CSC.

This fonds includes 1,635 examples of Spiess’ commercials with most of the major local
and national clients represented. Clients/Products advertised include:

7Up
AT&T
Avon
Bank of Montreal
The Bay
Black Magic Chocolates
Black and Decker Tools
Buick
Canada Post
Canada Savings Bonds
Canadian Tire
Carling Brewery
Coca-Cola
Continental Bank
Dairy Queen
Dial Soap
Canada Homes
Chrysler
CIBC
CNCP
Dare Cookies
Eastern Sound
Eaton Centre
Ford Motor Co.
General Motors Canada/GMC
Great West Life
Gulf Oil
GWG Jeans
Hitachi
HIV/AIDS prevention PSA
Imperial Oil/Esso
International Nickel
Jello
Kelloggs
Kotex
Lipton Teas
Maclean’s
Mattel Toys
McDonalds Restaurants
Micron Skates
Miracle Food Mart
Molson Breweries
Monarch Cakes
Oldsmobile
Ontario Hydro
Ontario Lottery
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources
Oscar Myer Wieners
Panasonic
Pontiac
Rustoleum
Sears
Sherwin Williams paint
Timex
Uniroyal
Xerox
As well there are AV materials relating to his full length film

Die Thomaner (1941)
Don’t Hurry Past: Cerebral Palsy

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Accruals

System of arrangement

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

Preservation concerns may limit access, consult archivist.

Conditions governing reproduction

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

Language of material

  • English

Script of material

Language and script notes

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

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Notes area

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Name access points

Description identifier

2006.011

Institution identifier

University of Toronto Media Commons

Rules and/or conventions used

Language(s)

  • English

Script(s)

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