Accession 2008.008 - 2008.008 acquisition (Riverdale)

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CA ON00349 2008.008


2008.008 acquisition (Riverdale)


  • 1996 - 2000 (Creation)

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12.64 m of textual records

12, 550 photographs
8,290 transparencies : 35mm slides
2,663 medium format transparencies
83 Polaroid prints
606 negatives
890 prints (col. and b&w)
18 contact sheets

2,982 video recordings
40 video cassettes : BetacamSP (ca10 hrs.)
2, 265 video cassettes : Digital Betacam (ca.1, 485 hrs.)
534 video cassettes : Hi8 (ca. 357 hrs.)
22 open reel : ¾ in. U-matic (ca. 7 hrs.)
115 video cassettes : VHS (ca. 7 hrs.)
1 cassette : MiniDV (ca.1 hr.)
5 optical discs (ca. 4 hrs)

649 audio recordings
404 audio cassettes : DA88 (ca. 66 hrs.)
72 audio cassettes : DAT (ca. 38 hrs.)
103 open reels : audio multitrack (ca. 55 hrs.)
19 audio cassettes (ca. 21 hrs.)
2 open reels : ¼ in. ; audio (ca. 1 hrs.)
36 audio cassettes : 8mm data discs (ca. 67 hrs.)
13 optical discs : CD-R ; audio (ca. 13 hrs.)

53 electronic materials
· 53 diskettes

281 graphic materials
· 68 posters
· 213 blueprints

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Fonds consists of material pertaining to three seasons of production of the 1hour television series Riverdale. The show ran from 1997 – 2000, and all 47 episodes were broadcast on CBC television. The collection consists of 207 boxes of material spanning all three seasons of the show. The fonds is divided into two series: Corporate Records and Post-Production Records.
The first series, Corporate Records, consists of 49 boxes. These include correspondence/memos, fan mail, budgets, scripts, promotional materials, financial and banking records, sponsor files, production and continuity stills, character files, legal documents, insurance documents, music cue sheets, and architectural drawings.
The second series, Post-Production Records, consists of 158 boxes. These include raw shoot tapes, raw audio tapes, audio stems, voiceovers, music, master mix audio, edits, various masters, interview tapes and promo reels. There is also a complete set of both VHS and DVD screening copies of each episode. Textual documents include sound notes/charts, editing/mix notes and credits.
The material has retained its original arrangement.

This fonds includes textual material relating to the following productions:

Riverdale (Television, 1997 – 2000)
This fonds also includes audiovisual material relating to the following productions:

Riverdale (Television, 1997 – 2000)

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One of four accruals.

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

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University of Toronto Media Commons

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Created on August 26, 2015




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