Accession 2016.011 - 2016 acquisition

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Reference code

CA ON00349 2016.011


2016 acquisition


  • 1940-2016 (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

B&W Negs: 67, 915
B&W Slides: 112
Colour Negs: 6388
Colour Transparencies: 5538
Colour Mounted 35mm Slides: 23, 517
Colour Prints: 2114
B&W Prints: 3227
Photocollages: 14
Foamcore Mounted Photographs Colour: 5
Foamcore Mounted Photographs B&W: 4
Matted Photographs Colour: 3
Matted Photographs B&W: 118
(Overall linear meters for photographs): 23.77 linear meters
Textual: 10 boxes, 3 linear meters
Objects: 54 items
Graphic Artwork: 13 items
Graphic Posters: 67 items
Exhibition Prints: 1811 prints (28 oversize boxes)

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Archival history

The Exhibition Print Series (Series 21) was donated separately from the rest of the collection, done in two separate donations. All are considered the same accrual.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated to the archive by Ling's brother, Edward Pong. Exhibition prints (Series 21) was donated by Dr. Ling herself.

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Scope and content

This acquisition is divided into the following 21 series:
Series 01: 4x5 & P55 Negatives
Series 02: 35mm Negatives
Series 03: 120mm Roll Film
Series 04: Contact Sheets
Series 05: 4x5 Positives
Series 06: 5x7 Negatives
Series 07: 4x3.5 Negatives
Series 08: 35mm Slides
Series 09: Prints
Series 10: Portfolios
Series 11: Books & Book Mock-Ups
Series 12: Personal Ephemera
Series 13: Press & Promotional
Series 14: Journals, Daytimes, Address Books
Series 15: Business Card Portfolios
Series 16: Personal Photographs, Albums, and Scrapbooks
Series 17: Darkroom Tools & Printing Notes
Series 18: Travel Postcard Collection
Series 19: Elaine Ling's Silver Gelatin Postcard Prints
Series 20: Polaroid P55 Contact Prints
Series 21: Exhibition Prints

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

The materials are arranged primarily based on Ling’s original order. Items were originally stored in binders which, for the most part, were arranged by project location and photographic material type. Attempts to preserve this have been made. Other series are based on material type.

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Preservation concerns may limit access, consult archivist.

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Language of material

  • English

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Created September 20, 2019 by Elizabeth Carroll.


  • English



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