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Dianne Longson – UBC Campus Photograph fonds
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- Photographic material
- Textual record
- Born-digital records
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- Source of title proper: Title based on the contents of the fonds
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Statement of scale (cartographic)
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Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)
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1994 - 2009 (Creation)
- Longson, Dianne
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1,750 35 mm. negatives.
6.5 cm. of textual material.
13 compact disks (digital images).
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Name of creator
Dianne Longson enjoyed a close connection with UBC for over four decades as an employee or student. In the mid-1970's she worked in accounting, Dean's Office, Faculty of Education. In the 1980s, Longson obtained a UBC Arts degree (English Literature). In the 1990s, she returned to campus as an Administrative Assistant to the VP, Finance and Administration. When the VP retired, she moved to the Treasury Department and remained there until her retirement in 2008.
Her long affiliation with the University Longson developed a deep appreciation for the Point Grey campus's beauty. She spent considerable time recording the details of the unique natural features and buildings in the various seasons through photography. Longson took considerable time honing her photographic skills, taking photojournalism courses at Langara University fine art photography during her undergraduate degree at UBC. She attended many seminars, fine art classes and workshops. Longson's work has been exhibited on and off-campus.
Scope and content
The fonds consists of approximately 1,750 35 mm. negatives of photographs taken between 1994 and 2008 by Longson. Over the years, several of her images were used to illustrate Christmas and other greeting cards for various University units. In addition, selective prints from the negatives have been scanned and added to the online photographic database. The fonds also includes some printed and electronic samples of the cards created from the Longson images and digital copies of a number of the photos stored on CDs.
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Some photographs have been digitized and are available through UBC Library's Open Collections UBC 175.1