The Doug Kermode fonds consists of 1973 photographs and 946 photographic negatives, produced by local photographer Doug Kermode from ca.1928-1992. Includes 2067 b&w, 124 colour and 6 hand-tinted photographs that chronicle the City of Vernon from the early 1930's to the late 1980's, covering every aspect of the community's development. From the fads and fashions of the time, to the people and events that make up the area's history, the fonds includes portraits, commercial documentation, news coverage, and aerial photographs. The portraits, which consist of both individual and group photos, include pictures of civic dignitaries, sports teams, military groups, local business staff, and fraternal organization members. The commercial photos consist of city views, city buildings, street scenes, the agricultural landscape, emerging industries, and institutions such as the Vernon army camp. The news coverage photos capture special events that made the local headlines, such as visits of royalty and heads of state, political events and natural or man-made disasters. They also chronicle many of the everyday community activities such as sporting events, civic functions, theatrical productions and holiday celebrations. Of particular note are the aerial photographs, which document the changing topography throughout the Okanagan, ranging from north of Salmon Arm, east to the Arrow Lakes and south to Osoyoos.