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Ontario Government Record Series RG 2-71

Photographs of the Audio-Visual Education Branch

About these records

Photographs of the Audio-Visual Education Branch
Dates of Creation
Dates of Accumulation


Physical Description

ca. 2500 photographs : black and white prints

Scope and Content

Series consists of photographs used by the Audio-Visual Education Branch of the Ontario Department of Education as visual aids in schools. The photographs were originally taken between 1910 and 1940, and later came into the custody of the Audio-Visual Branch, which applied a classification system to them.

The photographs cover a wide range of subjects including including historic sites in Ontario, Native people, health, school, transportation, the lumber industry, and the mining industry among many others.

The arrangement given to the photographs is by subject and geographic location. Each broad subject area has been assigned an alphabetical reference. Within many of the subjects the photographs have been arranged alphabetically by their geographic location. The first letter of the geographic location has been added to the subject reference.

Example: CO = Ontario, COG = Place names in Ontario beginning with the letter G

Many of the subjects have also been further subdivided by subject and an additional alphabetical reference added to the subject reference. All of the alphabetical references appear on dividers within each box and on the photographs themselves.

Example: Y = Agriculture, YH = Agriculture, Horticulture

Both the original order and alphabetical references used by the Audio-Visual Education Branch have been maintained. Within each broad subject area the photographs have been assigned a unique alphanumeric reference. The alphabetical portion refers to the subjects and geographic locations of the photographs. The number refers to the unique number that has been assigned to each photograph within the broad subject areas.

Below is a list of all of the broad subject headings and their alphabetical references:

New Ontario (CN)

Ontario (CO)

History (J)

Native People (JY)

Portraits (K)

Health (SH)

Technical Schools (T)

Schools (U)

Transportation (V)

Industries (W)

Agriculture (Y)

Ontario Agricultural College (Z)

Restrictions on Access
There are no restrictions on access.
Terms For Use and Reproduction
Copyright is primarily held by the Crown. There are no restrictions on reproduction. Permission of the Archives of Ontario is required for publication; submit a Request for Permission to Publish, Exhibit or Broadcast Form.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
These records were acquired by the Archives of Ontario from the Department of Education on October 5, 1960.
Availability of Other Formats

Some of the photographs from this series are available in digital format in the Archives of Ontario Visual Database. Search using reference code RG 2-71.

Many of the photographs in this series are believed to have been take by the Lantern Slides Branch of the Ontario Motion Picture Bureau between 1917-1934.

Finding Aid
A listing arranged by the subject reference code assigned by the creator is available for this series.

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Agency or agencies that created these records

These records were created by the following Ontario government agency or agencies. Click on the agency reference code for information about this agency and other records it created.

1945-1950 :

Department of Education (AA3) Audio-Visual Education Branch (CA1524)

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Online Images

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By Microfilm Interloan
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