Series 10 - Film

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Reference code

UTA 1052-10

Title

Film

Date(s)

  • ca. 1926-1960 (Creation)

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13 rolls of 16mm film: b&w and colour; 400 ft or less
37 rolls of 16 mm film: b&w and colour; 50ft. or less

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(1875-1964)

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Over several decades, Clara Benson took numerous rolls of 16 mm film documenting her family, her trips, as well as life in Toronto especially during World War II, the University of Toronto and various events. Her collection includes some unique footage of women’s sports at the University of Toronto, convocation ceremonies in the 1940s, and skating shows, one of which identified Barbara Ann Scott. From her trips, there is interesting footage of Egypt and Greece in the late 1920s, the New York World Fair and South America in 1939 as well as Atlantic City in the late 1940s. There are several small rolls of film documenting military parades on the streets of Toronto as well as the Royal Visit of 1939 and 1959.

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For access to film, contact Special Media Archivist.

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