Accession 2012.003 - 2012.003 acquisition (the Kids of Degrassi Street)

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CA ON00349 2012.003


2012.003 acquisition (the Kids of Degrassi Street)


  • 1979 - 1984 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

5.16m of textual records and other material

6, 024 photographs

652 prints
3315 negatives
1216 Contact sheets
489 slides
50 transparencies
302 Polaroid instant prints

64 video recordings

24 video cassettes : Betacam (ca. 12 hrs.)
34 video cassettes : - 3/4 in. U-Matic (ca. 15 hrs.)
6 video cassettes : VHS (ca. 3 hrs.)

104 cinefilms

23 reels : A/B rolls : 16mm (ca.22,940 ft.
1 reel : C rolls ; 16mm (ca. 1000 ft.)
23 reels : duplicate negative ; 16mm (23,705 ft)
28 reels : optical soundtrack ; 16mm (27,764 ft)
23 reels : interpositive ; 16mm (23,300 ft)
4 reels : internegative ; 16mm (4060 ft)
1 reel : release print ; 16mm (1090 ft)
1 reel : full coat magnetic soundtrack ; 35mm (2400 ft)

4 Architectural drawings

38 Postcards

11 award certificates

21 computer disks : magnetic ; 3.5 in. floppy (scripts/transcripts)

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Fonds consists of material pertaining to first four short films that grew into the series and the subsequent season of production of the half-hour television series The Kids of Degrassi Street. The show ran from 1979 – 1984, and all 4 short films and 22 episodes were broadcast on CBC television. The collection consists of 121 boxes of material spanning all episodes of the show. The fonds is divided into 2 series: Corporate Records and Post-Production Records.

The first series, Corporate Records, consists of 15 boxes. These include correspondence/memos, resumes and bios, fan mail, budgets, scripts, promotional materials, teaching aids, 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 20 boxes. These include 16 mm original negative, interpositive, A&B rolls, optical soundtrack, music, master mix audio, edits, various masters, and promo reels. 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:

The Kids of Degrassi Street (Television, 1979-1984)

This fonds also includes audiovisual material relating to the following productions:

The Kids of Degrassi Street (Television, 1979 - 1984)

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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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Dates of creation revision deletion

Created on August 26, 2015




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