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CA UVICARCH -
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Dates of creation area
1932 - 1998 (Creation)
Physical description area
ca. 2 m of graphic material. -- 6 boxes of slides ; 16 x 30 cm.
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Scope and content
This series consists of photographic prints, negatives, and slides that Lyons created throughout his lifetime in his various roles as BC Parks employee, botanist, writer, travel guide, worldwide traveller, and father. Prominent subjects in Lyons' photos include travel, scenery, wildlife, and historic sites in British Columbia. Many photos also depict botanical specimens, undoubtedly used in Lyons' field guides. The largest number photographic images come from Lyons' international travels to India, Asia, Central and South America, and elsewhere. Some of these images were published in Lyons' monographs, newspapers, and magazine articles. This series is arranged by format into two subseries: 1) prints and negatives; and 2) slides.
Many of the negatives exhibit signs of deterioration, especially curling at edges. A-D strips in December 2008 indicate negatives under the 1.0 level.
Immediate source of acquisition
Many graphic materials are interspersed with textual materials throughout the fonds. The prints, negatives and slides in this series represent those maintained together by the creator, who stored them in a nine-drawer wooden file card sized drawer case or those Lyons maintained separately by media. Other graphic material has been left in its original location and places in archival enclosures.
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Some of Lyons' photographic images are in both print and slide format and some duplicates are present.
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Lyons appears to have reused many of his photographic images, so images are also related to several other records in the fonds. Some duplicates are evident.
Includes: 4 boxes of photographic prints, 24 cm of photographic prints, 2 binders of slides in slide sleeves, 1 box of slides in slide sleeves, 2 photograph albums, and 6 boxes of slides.