Collection Number: 40055

Collection Title: Library Photographic Services of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1948-1984

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the World Wide Web. See the Duplication Policy section for more information.


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Size 1.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 1500 items)
Abstract The Library's photoduplication program began in 1938, when a microfilm camera was purchased for filming legislative journals in the Documents Department. The volume of filming increased rapidly, and more equipment was purchased. By 1952 the Photoduplication Service was established as a separate unit in the Library; its name soon changed to Photographic Services. In 1982 Photographic Services was reorganized and placed under the direction of the North Carolina Collection. Correspondence, financial and equipment records, and other files relaitng to the administration and work of the Library Photographic Services.
Creator University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Photographic Services.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Library Photographic Services of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records #40055, University Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Periodic transfer from the offices that create these records.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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The following terms from Library of Congress Subject Headings suggest topics, persons, geography, etc. interspersed through the entire collection; the terms do not usually represent discrete and easily identifiable portions of the collection--such as folders or items.

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The Library's photoduplication service originated in January 1938, when a photorecord portable microfilm camera was acquired. The camera, set up in a small closet, was used to copy legislative journals. The Librarian's annual report for 1938-1939 noted the creation of a Microphotography Division under the supervision of the Documents Department. By 1945, the workload of the microfilming operation had increased to the point that a separate Photographic Trust Fund was established. In June 1952, Samuel M. Boone was appointed head of a separate Photoduplication Service; its name soon changed to Photographic Services.

Under Mr. Boone's leadership, Photographic Services gradually expanded its capabilities. Eventually, in addition to negative microfilm production, it performed still photography, positive microfilm printing, xerographic copying, and copyflo duplication for the University Library and other North Carolina libraries. In 1982 Photographic Services was reorganized and placed under the supervision of the North Carolina Collection. Jerry W. Cotten, the Collection's Photographic Archivist, then became head of it.

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The archival records of the Photographic Services, contained in a single box, include administrative memoranda and correspondence, equipment records, financial records, files on photocopying and copyright policies, and materials related to special microfilming projects.

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Box 1

Administrative Files: Administrative Correspondence, 1950-1979 #40055, Series: "Library Photographic Services Records, 1948-1984." Box 1

Administrative Files: Annual Reports, 1951-1976; 1978-1980; 1983-1984 #40055, Series: "Library Photographic Services Records, 1948-1984." Box 1

Administrative Files: Microfilming Manual, undated #40055, Series: "Library Photographic Services Records, 1948-1984." Box 1

Administrative Files: Microform Committee (Library), 1973-1979 #40055, Series: "Library Photographic Services Records, 1948-1984." Box 1

Administrative Files: Procedural Manual (Billing), 1980-1981 #40055, Series: "Library Photographic Services Records, 1948-1984." Box 1

Administrative Files: Public Service Department Heads Meetings, 1975-1977 #40055, Series: "Library Photographic Services Records, 1948-1984." Box 1

Equipment Records: Graflix Photorecord Camera, 1972 #40055, Series: "Library Photographic Services Records, 1948-1984." Box 1

Equipment Records: Hinman Collator, 1972 #40055, Series: "Library Photographic Services Records, 1948-1984." Box 1

Equipment Records: K-884 Cutter, 1973 #40055, Series: "Library Photographic Services Records, 1948-1984." Box 1

Equipment Records: Recordak Prostar Microfilm Processor, 1966 #40055, Series: "Library Photographic Services Records, 1948-1984." Box 1

Equipment Records: Readex Model D Reader, 1964 #40055, Series: "Library Photographic Services Records, 1948-1984." Box 1

Equipment Records: Xerox Copyflo 11, 1964-1969 #40055, Series: "Library Photographic Services Records, 1948-1984." Box 1

Equipment Records: Xerox 914 Copier, 1961-1966 #40055, Series: "Library Photographic Services Records, 1948-1984." Box 1

Equipment Records: Xerox 720 Copier, 1966-1970 #40055, Series: "Library Photographic Services Records, 1948-1984." Box 1

Equipment Records: Xerox 3600 Copier, 1968 #40055, Series: "Library Photographic Services Records, 1948-1984." Box 1

Equipment Records: Xerox 4000 Copier, 1979-1982 #40055, Series: "Library Photographic Services Records, 1948-1984." Box 1

Equipment Records: Xerox 4500 Copier, 1979-1982 #40055, Series: "Library Photographic Services Records, 1948-1984." Box 1

Financial Records: Petty Cash Fund, 1977-1978 #40055, Series: "Library Photographic Services Records, 1948-1984." Box 1

Financial Records: Photo Trust Fund: Analysis of Revenue/Expenditures, 1976-1979 #40055, Series: "Library Photographic Services Records, 1948-1984." Box 1

Financial Records: Photo Trust Fund: Print-outs, 1968-1971; 1978-1979; 1979-1983 #40055, Series: "Library Photographic Services Records, 1948-1984." Box 1

Financial Records: Price Lists, 1946-1979 #40055, Series: "Library Photographic Services Records, 1948-1984." Box 1

Financial Records: Records of Transactions: Volume 1, 1948-1954 #40055, Series: "Library Photographic Services Records, 1948-1984." Box 1

Financial Records: Records of Transactions: Volume 2, 1954-1956 #40055, Series: "Library Photographic Services Records, 1948-1984." Box 1

Financial Records: Records of Transactions: Volume 3, 1956-1957 #40055, Series: "Library Photographic Services Records, 1948-1984." Box 1

Financial Records: Travel Authorizations and Reimbursements, 1978-1980 #40055, Series: "Library Photographic Services Records, 1948-1984." Box 1

Photocopying and Copyright Policies: Copyright: General Correspondence, 1950-1974 #40055, Series: "Library Photographic Services Records, 1948-1984." Box 1

Photocopying and Copyright Policies: Copyright: North Carolina Library Association Copyright Liaison Committee, 1976-1979 #40055, Series: "Library Photographic Services Records, 1948-1984." Box 1

Photocopying and Copyright Policies: Copyright: SLA Special Committee on Copyright, 1974-1977 #40055, Series: "Library Photographic Services Records, 1948-1984." Box 1

Photocopying and Copyright Policies: Photocopying Policies: American Library Association Reproduction of Library Materials Section, 1970-1973 #40055, Series: "Library Photographic Services Records, 1948-1984." Box 1

Photocopying and Copyright Policies: Photocopying Policies: Task Force (Library) on Commercial Use of Library Materials, 1971-1980 #40055, Series: "Library Photographic Services Records, 1948-1984." Box 1

Special Projects: Catalog Card Production, Piedmont University Center, 1961-1973 #40055, Series: "Library Photographic Services Records, 1948-1984." Box 1

Special Projects: North Carolina Union Catalog, 1968-1979 #40055, Series: "Library Photographic Services Records, 1948-1984." Box 1

Special Projects: Psychological Abstracts, Microfilm Publication, 1970-1971 #40055, Series: "Library Photographic Services Records, 1948-1984." Box 1

Special Projects: Union Republican, Microfilm Publication, 1948-1950 #40055, Series: "Library Photographic Services Records, 1948-1984." Box 1

Special Projects: University Microfilm, Doctoral Dissertation Program, 1954-1980 #40055, Series: "Library Photographic Services Records, 1948-1984." Box 1

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