Fonds F 4704

John McNeill fonds

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John McNeill fonds
Dates of Creation
Physical Description

215,126 photographs : black and white negatives

1603 photographs : colour negatives

2846 photographs : black and white prints

14 photographs : colour prints

71 photographs : colour transparencies

3 albums (319 photographs : black and white prints)

16 centimeters of textual records

130 volumes of textual records

2 paintings : colour prints

1 painting : acrylic on paper

4 sketches : ink on paper

3 sketches : pencil on paper

1 sketchbook

1 postcard

Scope and Content

Fonds consists of the professional and personal records of press photographer, John M. McNeill.

Fonds includes photography created by McNeill for the North Bay Nugget, North Bay, Ontario, as a freelance and staff photographer, as well as photography created as a staff photographer with The Globe and Mail in Toronto, Ontario.

Fonds also includes textual records maintained by McNeill to record details of photography assignments and maintain his schedule and appointments.

Fonds also includes family and other personal photography created and maintained by McNeill.

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Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

John M. McNeill was a press photographer who worked for the North Bay Nugget in North Bay, Ontario and The Globe & Mail in Toronto, Ontario.

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McNeill, John M. (1928-1993)
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Terms For Use and Reproduction
Copyright has been transferred to the Archives of Ontario by the donor. Fonds may also contain materials owned by various other copyright holders. There are no restrictions on reproduction for research and private study. 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 fonds was donated to the Archives of Ontario by Alene M. McNeill and Karen McNeill Taylor in 2017.
Related Material

Additional photography taken by John McNeill that was maintained among the photo library of the Globe & Mail may be found among The Globe & Mail fonds, F 4695.


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Further accruals are expected.

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Records series that make up this fonds

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Reference Code Series Title
F 4704-1 John McNeill photography files
F 4704-2 John McNeill photo albums and printed photography
F 4704-3 John McNeill's notebooks, address books, correspondence, invitations and other records
F 4704-4 McNeill family and personal photography
F 4704-5 John McNeill's photography for the Royal Conservatory of Music