- 1972-1977, 1993 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
4,660 b&w negatives
59 contact sheets
3 cm of textual records
Name of creator
Greg Fitz was a student at the University of Toronto Scarborough (then called Scarborough College) in Arts & Science from 1971-1976. Fitz was active in many student groups, including the International Student Association. At a time on campus when student clubs and activities were expanding, Fitz began taking photographs as a way to remember their activities by posting photographs on the campus bulletin board or publishing his photographs in the school newspaper. He was the Executive of Scarborough College Student Darkroom from 1973-1975, photographer for Balcony Square from 1973-1975, Vice-President of Cinescar from 1971-1973, designed and printed the first Student Handbook, and organized the first Scarborough College Oktoberfest. Fitz graduated in 1976 and pursued a career in direct mail marketing.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Greg Fitz donated the fonds between June and August 2021.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
The fonds contains photographs taken and developed by Greg Fitz and document a first-hand account of student life on campus from 1972-1976, including campus and residence social life, student and campus events and dances, staff photographs, class registration, and the surrounding grounds of the Scarborough campus. The fonds includes photographs of many events at the St. George campus as well, including the annual downtown Homecoming Parade, and other events with the Engineering Society, including Lady Godiva Memorial Band events, as what had previously been a rivalry between the Scarborough campus and the society later became an alliance. The fonds also includes textual material such as U of T songbooks, stationery, and magazines mentioning Greg Fitz.
The Scarborough College Student Council Darkroom opened in 1972 when Greg Fitz, together with the student council, proposed a budget to Scarborough College administration to build the darkroom. The darkroom was located one floor under the Meeting Place in room S-203, next to CKSR, the campus radio station office. The darkroom was used for black and white processing but was also equipped for colour work and Cibachrome. During some years, in order to use the free facilities of the darkroom, students were required to provide Balcony Square, the student newspaper, with at least two photographic prints to be published in the newspaper.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
The photographs have been arranged chronologically with exception to the undated photographs, which are arranged thematically.
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Conditions governing reproduction
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Physical characteristics and technical requirements
File list is available.
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Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Citation of the material should include the following elements:
University of Toronto Scarborough Library, Archives & Special Collections, Fonds/Collection title, Series Name - Box # File # - Item # (if applicable).