Fonds MG 513 - Christopher Chapman fonds

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Christopher Chapman fonds

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  • Graphic material

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MG 513

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  • ca. 1930-2007 (inclusive); 1977-1983 (predominant). (Creation)

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Physical description

36 cm of textual records;
ca. 65 photographs (b&w), 150 col. Images (contact sheets), 19 b&w images (contact sheet and negatives), ca. 150 colour slides;
ca. 10 hours of video and film footage:
ca. 97 film reels and sound followers (16 mm)
1 video cassette (VHS)
1 video cassette (3/4”);
ca. 40 hours of sound recordings:
24 audio reels (5”, 3 ¾ ips)
7 audio reels (5”, 7 ½ ips)
3 audio reels (5”, 15 ips?)
12 audio cassettes.

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The fonds includes film footage and audio recordings created during Christopher Chapman’s film project relating to Richard St. Barbe Baker; photographs of the film shoot in British Columbia; correspondence, drafts, proposals, notes, etc. documenting the film project, including correspondence between Chapman and St. Barbe and between Chapman and others; photographs taken and collected by St. Barbe; letters sent to St. Barbe care of Chapman during his extended visit to Canada; articles and other resource material compiled by both Chapman and St. Barbe, especially relating to forestry and the environment, and about St. Barbe; and related material including slides of the Findhorn Community in Scotland.

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Donated to the University of Saskatchewan by Barbara Glen Chapman in 2015. Further accruals are not expected.


The arrangement of the textual records and photographs was largely established by the archivist. The arrangement of the film and audio uses Chapman’s existing organization/numbering system.
The fonds has been organized into the following series:
1. Textual records
2. Photographs and Slides
3. Film and Video
4. Audio Recordings
An appendix to the finding aid provides a summary of the audio and film as well as highlights from available filming notes.

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There are no restrictions on access.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Copyright, where applicable, has been transferred to the University of Saskatchewan. Reuse of the film footage for public dissemination requires the permission of University Archives & Special Collections in consultation with the literary executor for Richard St. Barbe Baker.

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