Collection CA UWA 21.01 - Robert Barrow Collection

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Robert Barrow Collection

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  • Graphic material

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3,345 photographs : col. slide ; 35 mm

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(1951 -)

Biographical history

Robert Leslie Barrow was born at Swan River, Manitoba to Tom and Elsie (Hogg) Barrow on January 20, 1951. He received his early education at Swan River and completed a photographic technician certificate program at Red River Community College in 1975.

Barrow was employed as a photographic technician with the Government of Manitoba's Information Services Photo Lab (1975-1976), as a photographer with the University of Winnipeg's Western Canada Pictorial Index project (1977-1979), and as a photographer with the Manitoba Museum's (formerly known as the Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature) audio/video department (1980-2003). Since 2003, Barrow has been self-employed as a freelance photographer. Included among Barrow's photographic exhibitions and creative projects is A Doukhobor Camera which was presented at the Manitoba Museum in 1994.

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The material was purchased at a CBC auction in the 1980s following the closure of the in-house photo lab at CBC Manitoba. Barrow purchased 2 cabinets filled with slides along with an enlarger. Barrow then donated the slides to the Archives.

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3,345 slides comprised of graphic representations of news stories/topics, weather slides, station identifications and public service announcements used in CBC Manitoba news broadcasts

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There are no restrictions on accessing the fonds.

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Users must abide by copyright legislation. CBC retains copyright on this material.

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Finding aid created by Tanya Wiegand 20 December 2022

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