Fonds F 1058

Pollution Probe Foundation fonds

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Pollution Probe Foundation fonds
Dates of Creation
Physical Description

2.21 metres of textual records

323 photographs : slides and prints

8 audio cassettes (ca. 6 hours, 45 minutes)

7 audio reels (ca. 4 hours, 30 minutes)

6 audio discs (ca. 36 minutes)

6 film reels (ca. 1 hour, 30 minutes)

3 video reels (ca. 1 hour, 20 minutes)

4 technical drawings

4 posters

Scope and Content

Fonds consists of records created and accumulated by members of Pollution Probe Foundation in the course of their research, advocacy, and lobbying around environmental issues between 1969 and 1981.

The fonds includes minutes of meetings, correspondence, reports, financial statements, advertisements, project and program files. The records focus on transportation and transit, politics, water quality, waste management, recycling, pesticides, and related subjects.

The fonds also contains photographs documenting Pollution Probe activities; slides used in presentations on population growth, recycling, and overpackaging; print and television advertisements that promoted Pollution Probe's activities; and various films, videos, and audio recordings created by or about Pollution Probe on issues such as pollution, waste, resource depletion, urban development, and noise.

Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

Pollution Probe Foundation was established in 1969 in Toronto, Ontario to investigate the issue of pollution. Originally formed as an ad hoc committee of students and faculty at the University of Toronto, it eventually became a independent citizen's lobby and research group.

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Restrictions on Access
No restrictions on access.
Terms For Use and Reproduction
Copyright primarily held by Pollution Probe Foundation. There are no restrictions on reproduction for research and private study. These materials cannot be published without the permission of the donor. If you wish to use other than for research and private study any of this material, submit a Request for Permission to Publish, Exhibit or Broadcast Form.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The records were acquired by the Archives of Ontario in 1981 from Brian Marshall of Pollution Probe.
Related Material

For the records of Energy Probe, which began as a project of Pollution Probe Foundation, see fonds F 1057.

Availability of Other Formats

Some of the films and videos are available as DVD reference copies. Beta preservation copies of the videos have been made.
Physical Condition

The records are in good physical condition.


No further accruals are expected.

Former Codes

Accession Number: 14630.

Former SMI collection number: AV 196.

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