Orphaned in the Archive: The Library and Archives Canada 28mm Film Collection
thesisposted on 08.06.2021, 14:52 by Andrew H. Watts
This thesis provides a spreadsheet of the 28mm films held at Library and Archives Canada (LAC). Consisting of 1,135 film spread over 34 fonds, the collection is one of the largest of both 28mm and government-produced films in the world. Despite LAC promoting the collection as an important part of its audiovisual holdings, current public-facing search options make it difficult for researchers to retrieve or view the 28mm films. With LAC’s mandate in mind, and in order to provide access to these materials, the thesis aims to fill a gap by creating a spreadsheet that acts as an easy access point to the collection Besides producing a comprehensive list of films the thesis briefly traces the history of 28mm film, its importance to early Canadian film, highlights particular films of interest and suggests paths for further research.
DegreeMaster of Arts
ProgramFilm and Photography Preservation and Collections Management
Granting InstitutionRyerson University
LAC Thesis TypeThesis
Library and Archives CanadaFilm archivesMotion picture film collection -- Collection managementMotion picture film collection -- Conservation and restorationMotion picture film collection -- DigitizationMotion pictures -- Canada -- History -- 20th centuryMotion picture film -- PreservationMotion picture film -- Canada -- HistoryMotion picture film -- Canada -- History -- 20th century