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  • Title
    ACP Magazines Ltd. photographic archive including Pix magazine negatives, 1930s-1980s
  • Creator
  • Call number
    ON 388
    PXD 1133
    ON 407
  • Level of description
  • Date

  • Type of material
  • Reference code
  • Physical Description
    approx. 235000 photonegatives and 8,344 contact prints

    In September 1987, ACP Magazines Ltd. (formerly Australian Consolidated Press) purchased Fairfax Magazines. Pix Magazine and its extensive photographic archive was included in the acquisition. Fairfax Magazines had in turn taken over Associated Newspapers and its subsidiary, Sungravure Pty Ltd, in the 1950s. The collection of historic photonegatives was presented to the State Library of NSW in September 2008 under the Taxation Incentives Scheme for the Arts Cultural Gifts Program.
  • Scope and Content
    Photonegatives, chiefly cellulose acetate negatives from Pix Magazine. Also includes 35 mm. negatives, some colour slides and a small number of glass plate negatives. Illustrated magazines represented include Pix, People, Woman, Woman's day and Sporting Life, with some negatives from the Sun newspaper. Approximately a dozen boxes of reference contact prints correspond to negatives by serial number. The later portion of the archive comprises colour negatives of Woman's Day, Belle and Dolly magazines.
  • System of arrangement
    By year within periodical title, except where negatives have previously been arranged in thematic categories; these are catalogued separately. Negatives for which no date is given are in an undated listing within the appropriate publication. Negatives for which neither a date nor a publication is given are catalogued separately.
  • Access Conditions

    This material is held in cold storage and requires 3 working days notice to retrieve. Please submit your request through Ask a Librarian
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