- [ca.1960]-2010 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
ca. 39 423 photographs (slides, negatives, prints).
Name of creator
The University of Toronto Scarborough Photographic Services is a department within the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus. The campus was established in 1964 with construction beginning that same year.
The Photographic Services department was formerly known as the Photography and Graphics department. In 1998, the department was housed in Room AC286 in UTSC’s Academic Resource Centre (ARC), along with UTSC’s Library. As of 2013, the services of the department fall UTSC’s Communications & Public Affairs department.
The department has been staffed by two staff photographers over 5 decades, first David Harford and then Ken Jones. David Harford worked for UTSC from the 1970s until 1994. Ken Jones joined UTSC as the University’s Staff Photographer in 1994. The UTSC Photographic Services mandate is to "complete professional-quality custom photographic and imaging services to meet the teaching, research, publication and promotional needs of the UTSC campus" which is reflected in the records within the collection.
Prior to the transfer to UTSC Library, the records were maintained on UTSC campus by Mr. Jones from 1994 until 2012. Mr. Jones’s predecessor, David Harford, maintained the records prior to 1994.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
The records contained within the collection were transferred to UTSC Library when Ken Jones moved out of his former office in AC286.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
The UTSC Photographic Services fonds covers the years of approximately 1964 and 1966 to 2008. The collection represents an invaluable visual history of the University of Toronto Scarborough campus and is made up almost entirely of photographic materials – negatives, contact sheets, slides, and prints.
Photographs in the collection from the 1970s to 1994 are attributed to David Harford and photographs from 1994 onward are attributed to Ken Jones. Photographs cover a broad range of subjects, such as the buildings and grounds of UTSC, campus events, faculty, staff, students, and much more.
Material is arranged into the following series:
• Series A: Slides
• Series B: Negatives and Contact Sheets
• Series C: Photographic Prints
Subject terms include:
Academic Resource Centre
African Studies program
Alumni and alumnae
Andrews, John, 1933-
Applied Microbiology program
Architectural models and drawings
Architecture and recreation
Art History program
Arts and Administration Building
Arts and crafts movement
Arts Management program
Athletics and recreation
Baird/Sampson Associates, Architects
Ball, John L.
Band (Instrumental group)
Biodiversity, Ecology & Evolution program
Bissell, Claude Thomas, 1916-2000
Bladen, Vincent Wheeler
Business Administration program
Campbell, D. R. (Ralph)
Canadian 20th century Catalogs
Cellular and Molecular Biology program
Centre for French and Linguistics
Ceremonies and celebrations
Certificate in Business program
Choir (Musical group)
Classical Studies program
Co-Op Management program
Computer Science program
Computers and technology
Conferences and symposia
Department of Arts, Culture and Media
Department of Biological Sciences
Department of Computer and Mathematics
Department of English
Department of Historical and Cultural Studies
Department of Management
Department of Philosophy
Department of Physical & Environmental Sciences
Department of Psychology
Department of Social Sciences
Diamond and Schmitt Architects
Diaspora & Transnationalism Studies
Diefenbaker, John G., 1895-1979
Doris McCarthy Gallery
Environmental Science program
Events - Performances
F.B. Watts Memorial Lecture
Global Asia Studies program
Greene, Edward Brodhead, 1855-1950
Ground breaking ceremonies
Highland Creek Valley (Ont.)
Integrative Biology program
International Development Studies
Kung, Hans, 1928-
Kuwabara, Payne, McKenna, Blumberg Architects
Laurence, Margaret, 1926-1987
Lewis, Stephen, 1937-
Lieutenant Governors--Ontario Linguistics program
Literature and film studies program
MacKenzie, Lewis, 1940- Management Wing
McCarthy, Doris, 1910-2010
Media Studies program
Mental Health Studies program
Mirvish, Ed, 1914-2007
Montgomery Sisam Architects Moriyama & Teshima
Music & Culture program
New Media Studies program
Old Biology Building
Onley, David C.
Pearson, Lester B., 1897-1972
Physics and Astrophysics program Plumptre, A. F. W. (Arthur FitzWalter Wynne), 1907-1977
Scarborough College Council
Scarborough College Student Council
Scarborough College. Gallery Science Wing
Social Sciences Building Sociology
Students and libraries
Students and teachers
Students--Athletics and recreation Students--Drama
Students--Literary collections Students--Music
Students--Political activity Students--Scholarships, fellowships, etc. Students, Graduate
Students, part time
Suzuki, David, 1936-
Theatre & Performance Studies program
Thompson, R. Paul, 1947-
Toronto Transit Commission Transportation
Trudeau, Pierre Elliott, 1919-2000
University of Toronto at Scarborough. Gallery
University of Toronto. Scarborough Campus.
Women's and Gender Studies program UTSC Library
Women's and Gender Studies program
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
Future accruals expected. Note that the collection is comprised of print photographs, negatives, and slides only at this time. Digital photographs of the UTSC Photographic Services department are currently managed by Ken Jones with plans for future transfer to UTSC Library.
System of arrangement
Original order, as established by David Harford and Ken Jones, is maintained with the exception of a few miscellaneous folders and slide cases for which original order had been lost. Arrangement was imposed on items for which original order was lost. Series arrangement reflects the original order of the collection, as organized by Ken Jones in his AC286 office.
Miscellaneous records that were not arranged in any way or had lost their place in the original order of the fonds were arranged by the archivist and distributed appropriately by medium into the three series. It should be noted that many of the colour photographs found in the collection may be surrogate prints of digital photographs or otherwise prints of negatives or slides within the collection.
Additional subject/keyword access to records is given through the transcription of notations on photographs, recorded in Media/Contents notes of the UTSC Photographic Services fonds box list
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Access to the fonds is open and available to researchers at the archivist’s discretion. All records are subject to the Access to Information and Privacy Act.
Conditions governing reproduction
All photographs are copyright of the University of Toronto. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission to publish any part of the collection by contacting UTSC Library.
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
The materials within the collection are in good condition. Some photographs are bent.
A box list for each series is available.
Researchers may also find a digital timeline, produced by UTSC’s Advancement Department, of use in accessing materials in the collection: http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/~advancement/about/timeline.html
Generated finding aid
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Portions of the collection have been digitized and can be found on the Digital Scholarship Unit website: https://collections.digital.utsc.utoronto.ca/islandora/object/photoservices%3Aroot
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).