File RG 657.13 - Videotapes: RCC Construction/Opening

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Videotapes: RCC Construction/Opening

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RG 657.13

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  • 1989-1992 (Creation)

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6 VHS tapes ; durations unknown.

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Six betacam videotapes dubbed onto six VHS format documenting the development of the RCC, beginning with the sod-turning ceremony, stages of construction, to the opening/dedication ceremonies. The originals were 3/4" tapes, but because machines became unavailable, they were transferred to betacam and copies dubbed onto VHS. The 3/4" tapes were disposed of.An information sheet/document, provided by the donor, briefy lists the content of each tape.The following is a brief point-form outline prepared by the Archives staff after reviewing each tape:
RG 657.13.1:--sod-turning ceremony--campus scenes...intersection Gould/Church--Ryerson campus parkette--construction scenes
RG 657.13.2:--construction (believed to be filmed by faculty member Elvino Sauro)
RG 657.13.3:--construction--intersection of Gould/Church--interview with an unidentified Ryerson alumnus (reference made to working for Rogers)--interior--sod-turning ceremony
RG 657.13.4:--construction (brief intro)--interview with Ted Rogers--interview with Ron Keast (RTA)--scenes with Daryl Williams (Director RCC)--interior clips of TV monitors--Rogers Cable telemarketer--exterior shots with Alex Au Yong (RTA student)
RG 657.13.5:--interior (individual at controls watching monitors)--clips on history of Ted Rogers/radio tubes/old TVs/radios--exterior clips (campus, RCC, Toronto bldgs/CN Tower--clip of individuals (students setting up for a taping)
RG 657.13.6:--clip of individuals (student setting up for a taping in studio)--RCC staff touring building/empty rooms--Eatons Lecture Theatre (RCC) (meeting of RCC faculty/staff)--"Celebration of Progress" - RCC opening/dedication ceremony

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Restricted due to format. Original records are not accessible/viewable using the equipment in the reading room.

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