Series MS-2905 - Miscellaneous negatives

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Miscellaneous negatives

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  • graphic material

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  • Source of title proper: Title based on the contents of the series.

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  • [ca. 1966-1995] (Creation)

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49,331 photographs : negatives

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Series consists of 49,331 black and white and colour photographs in negative form, taken by Jim Ryan between ca. 1966 and 1995. About half of the photographs are filed in envelopes marked as “The Greater Victoria Shopper” and “Victorian” with Ryan's own subject headings written on the front. These photographs were probably taken to illustrate news stories for the Victoria newspapers Ryan worked for. The rest of the negatives are filed in various envelopes with subject headings written on them or are unsorted and unidentified and still in the commercial processing envelope.

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No access restrictions apply.
Conservation restriction: material in cold storage is not available.

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Copyright assigned to the BC Archives - RBCM in 2006 by Donna Ryan
All reproductions must credit Jim Ryan

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No further accruals are expected.

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Accession number(s): 93-4627


Negatives have been placed in cold storage.

Physical description

45,987 photographs : b&w ; negatives, 3344 photographs : col. ; negatives

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  • Box: 002334-0028
  • Box: 002334-0029
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  • Box: 002334-0031
  • Box: 002334-0032
  • Box: 002334-0033
  • Box: 002334-0034
  • Box: 002334-0035
  • Box: 002334-0036
  • Box: 002334-0037
  • Box: 002334-0038