Title and statement of responsibility area
General material designation
- Photographic materials
- Records in electronic form (digitized)
Other title information
Title statements of responsibility
- Source of title proper: Title supplied by the archivist based on contents of the series.
Level of description
Edition statement of responsibility
Class of material specific details area
Statement of scale (cartographic)
Statement of projection (cartographic)
Statement of coordinates (cartographic)
Statement of scale (architectural)
Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)
Dates of creation area
Physical description area
ca. 255,100 negatives
ca. 13,000 photographic slides
ca. 8500 contact sheets
ca. 1900 prints
ca. 270 GB of photographs: tiff (preservation copies), pdf, jpg (access copies)
Publisher's series area
Title proper of publisher's series
Parallel titles of publisher's series
Other title information of publisher's series
Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series
Numbering within publisher's series
Note on publisher's series
Archival description area
Name of creator
Scope and content
Series consists of photographs created by the staff photographers of LIDC and its predecessors. Negatives and contact sheets were systematically maintained, organized by year-based serial numbers (see sub-series 4 for description of the system). Two groups of subject-based files were also maintained, organized alphabetically: a set of slides (sub-series 2) and a set of unnumbered prints and negatives (sub-series 5. Subjects include SFU's architectural competition and design, interior and exterior architecture; opening ceremonies, presidential installations, Convocation and other special events; faculty portraits and images of students, faculty and staff in classroom and campus settings. Photographers whose works are represented in the series include Chris Hildred, Ron Long, Eddy Chan, Greg Ehlers, and Fred Kyba. Record types include negatives, contact sheets, slides and prints.
The series is arranged into three sub-series; note that there is no sub-series 1 or 3 (retired; see note on Arrangement).
Immediate source of acquisition
Former sub-series 1 (Contact sheets and negatives) and sub-series 3 (Prints) were retired in 2022. The contact sheets and negatives were reorganized in an arrangement based more closely on the creator's control numbering system as sub-series 4. The 3 folders of prints in sub-series 3 were consolidated into a single file (F-18-1-5-0-29) and moved into a new sub-series 5, Unnumbered prints and negatives.
Language of material
Script of material
Location of originals
Availability of other formats
Materials in sub-series 4 are in the process of being digitized; see Availability of other formats note in sub-series description.
Restrictions on access
Records are open with no restrictions.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Copyright in the bulk of these records belongs to SFU (materials made in the course of employment). The Archives provides access to these materials under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial license (CC BY-NC). There may be some exceptions where photos included in the series were created by non-SFU third parties; these will be noted in file-level descriptions where applicable.
Uploaded finding aid
For other large sets of university-related photographs, see series F-61-1 in the University Communications and Marketing fonds and series F-17-1 in the Peak Publications Society fonds.
No further accruals are expected. Born-digital photographs transferred by IMC/ LIDC's successor body will be placed in the University Communications and Marketing fonds (F-61) in series F-61-1-5, Digital photographs.
Standard number area
Subject access points
Place access points
Name access points
- Hildred, Chris (Subject)
- Long, Ron (Subject)
- Chan, Ed (Subject)
- Ehlers, Greg (Subject)
- Kyba, Fred (Subject)
Genre access points
Description record identifier
Rules or conventions
January 2023: minor revisions to series description.
October 2022: series re-organized and re-described.
Level of detail
Dates of creation, revision and deletion
Language of description