Collection F 2008.004 - Spira 19th and 20th century foreign language photography publications

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Spira 19th and 20th century foreign language photography publications

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F 2008.004

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  • 1866-1975 (Creation)
    Creator
    Spira, Jonathan
  • 1880-1930 (Creation)
    Creator
    Spira, Fred, Mr., 1924-2007

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4.57 m of published material

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The books were originally part of the Spira Collection's library, collected by Fred Spira in support of his photographic ephemera collection.

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The collection contains books and bound periodicals on the subject of photography. Subjects include instructional guides, process descriptions, art photography, early photographic chemistry and product catalogues. Some publications include tipped in photogrpahs. TThe primary language of the collection is German, with a few Spanish, Russian, Czech, and Japanese publications.
Periodicals include:
Allgemeine Photographische Zeitung (January 1924-December 1926)
Photofreund (1924)
Photofreund Jahrbuch (1924-1934)
Photographische Archiv (1866, 1871-1891)
Photographische Correspondenz (1878, 1889-1908, 1928, 1932, 1947-1951)

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The collection was acquired by Ryerson University Library and Archives from Jonathan Spira, son of collector Fred Spira.

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The primary language of the collection is German, with a few Spanish, Russian, Czech, and Japanese publications.

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Open. Records are available for consultation without restriction.

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Associated materials

The Spira Collection: http://www.spiracollection.com
Photographic Technology Collection: Qatar Museums Authority http://www.qma.com.qa/en/collections/photography/photographic-technology

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