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Description found in Archives

Donald Benjamin Marsh fonds [moving images, graphic material]. 

Date(s)

[ca. 1920-1970]

Place of creation

Canada

ca. 1054 photographs b&w, col.
4 film reels (1 h, 33 min, 21 s).

Scope and content

Fonds consists of silent and sound films including documentaries on Bishop Donald Marsh and his expeditions in the Arctic, and on life among the Inuit. Also included is a short documentary film entitled Oolaryoo, about a Christian Inuit girl. Also included in fonds are photographs depicting Inuit life in and around Baffin Island, Arctic Bay, Eskimo Point, Whale Cove, Spence Bay, Tuktoyaktuk, and other locations in the Canadian Arctic. Photos by D,B. Marsh.

Moving images (film)
90: Open
Graphic (photo)
90: Open
Box
06232
90: Open
Graphic (photo)
90: Open
Box
INT 021
90: Open
Graphic (photo)
90: Open
Box
RDV 017
90: Open
Graphic (photo)
90: Open
Box
RV4 171
90: Open
Graphic (photo)
90: Open
Box
TCS 00480
90: Open
Archival reference no.

Terms of use

Moving images: Reproduction and use in any form requires the written permission of the copyright owner and donor.
Graphic material (accession 1981-238 NPC): Reproduction with written permission of Winnifred Marsh. Credit: Donald Marsh fonds.
Graphic material (accession 1978-039 NPC): No restrictions on use. Copyright expired. Credit: Name of photographer / National Archives of Canada / Copy negative number.

Moving images: Refer to MINISIS for item-level descriptions. (Electronic)

Graphic material: Refer to MINISIS for item-level descriptions. (Electronic)

Biography / Administrative history

Donald Benjamin Marsh was born in Enfield, Middlesex, England in 1903. Marsh served as an Anglican Bishop in the North West Territories between 1926 and 1950. In addition to his clerical work, Marsh was also an amateur photographer. His work was published in several periodicals including The Beaver, Sports Afield, and Popular Photography. Marsh died 5 February 1973 in London, England.

Additional information

Material was acquired between 1976 and 1981 from Winnifred Marsh of Ontario.

Location of originals note
Works located in: National Archives of Canada; private collection.

Location of duplicates note
Photographs (1981-238 NPC): Black and white nitrate negatives were, under Mrs. Marsh's instructions, given over to Mr. Keith Packwood of the National Film Board of Canada, Montreal, in order to assist in making some films on Bishop Marsh. They have not been returned to the National Archives.

Exhibitions note
Exhibition: 1983, Private Realms of Light, Ottawa, Ont. (group).

Private

Related control no.

1. 1976-0229 MISA
2. 1978-039 NPC
3. 1981-238 NPC