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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.
|Size||17.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately Approximately 11,000 items)|
|Abstract||The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library's Photographic Services unit existed from the early 1950s through 2006 and specialized in photographic processes (copy negatives and photo prints), microfilm and microfilm duplication, still photography, positive microfilm printing, and other services for the University Library and other North Carolina libraries. The collection dates from 1977 to 2006 and consists of copy negatives created by Photographic Services staff members as part of the photographic reproduction process.|
|Creator||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Photographic Services.|
|Curatorial Unit||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives.|
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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library's Photoduplication Service was founded in the early 1950s with the primary objective of making the holdings of the University Library more readily available to scholars and researchers. The unit's name soon changed to Photographic Services, which specialized in photographic processes (copy negatives and photo prints), microfilm and microfilm duplication, and a relatively new technical process called "xerography." Eventually, in addition to negative microfilm production, it performed still photography, positive microfilm printing, and other services 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, with Jerry W. Cotten (then the Collection's Photographic Archivist) at its head. Through the 1970s and 1980s, one of the primary services of the unit was the duplication and printing of duplicate library catalog cards. Near the end of the 1990s, with the increase in digital technology and an industry trend that was moving away from conventional analog processes, the unit upgraded its name to Imaging and Photographic Services. By 2006, the Library phased out all of its previous analog photoduplication methods (including conventional photographic processes) and created the Digital Production Center, a subunit of the Carolina Digital Library and Archives.Back to Top
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library Photographic Services Copy Negatives materials date from 1977-2006 and consist of copy negatives (mainly black-and-white 4x5 sheet film negatives) created by Photographic Services staff members. The photographic services department created the copy negatives as part of its photoduplication services.
Physical organization of the collection is as follows: Black-and-white Film Boxes 1-26: Black-and-white sheet film negatives
There is no identification on most individual items other than a three- to six-digit number (eg. 77-001) that identifies the year in which it was created. These numbers were used (by researchers and in-house) as reference identifiers during the years that the Photographic Services unit was in operation.Back to Top
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|Duplicate Film Box 02|
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|Duplicate Film Box 08|
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|Duplicate Film Box 10|
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|Duplicate Film Box 12|
|Duplicate Film Box 13|
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|Duplicate Film Box 15|
|Duplicate Film Box 16|
|Duplicate Film Box 17|
|Duplicate Film Box 18|
|Duplicate Film Box 19|
|Duplicate Film Box 20|
|Duplicate Film Box 21|
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|Duplicate Film Box 23|
|Duplicate Film Box 24|
|Duplicate Film Box 25|
|Duplicate Film Box 26|
Processed by: Patrick Cullom, July 2011
Encoded by: Patrick Cullom, July 2011
Updated by: Nancy Kaiser, October 2020Back to Top