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Lumby Productions Ltd. fonds
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Lumby Productions Ltd. fonds

  • BF 7
  • Fonds
  • 19-?, 1905-[1984] (predominant: 1960-1980)

The fonds consists of records created, accumulated and used by Lumby Productions Ltd. during its period of operation in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan from the early 1960s through to the mid- 1980s. Also included are certain records belonging to Lumby Productions' Regina office which operated between 1970 and 1974.

The records include correspondence dealing with the making, distribution, sales, and promotion of sound recordings and with the purchase of equipment and supplies; files pertaining to the production of radio and television commercials; films; brochures for various companies, organizations and government agencies; scripts; copy; photographs; posters; mock-ups; film edge numbers; storyboards; printed material; notes; artwork; animation drawings; animation cells; administrative office files dealing with copyright, export information, film library lists and financial matters; production order files including billing information, and copies of works including films, audio tapes and photographs.

Also included are personal files of John and Helen Lumby; as well as additional photographs, moving images and sound recordings not found in client or production files. These consist of finished films, production elements, out-takes, videotapes, negatives, photographic prints, slides, audio discs, tapes and reels.

Certain records in this fonds pre-date Lumby Productions Ltd. and relate to John Lumby's earlier work as a photographer with the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix.

The records in this fonds also consist of a small amount of records created by Size Small Productions Inc., formed in 1981 when the operations of Lumby Productions Ltd. were beginning to wind down. These records remained with the fonds during the initial arrangement of the records in 1988.

The fonds has been arranged into ten series over two periods of description in 1988 and 2003. These series are as follows: General Correspondence In; General Correspondence Out; Client/Project Files, Miscellaneous Files; Production Orders; Personal Files - John Lumby; Personal Files - Helen Lumby; Moving Images; Sound Recordings; Photographs.

Lumby Productions Ltd., 1965-1988

General Correspondence In series

This series consists of general correspondence, chiefly from suppliers, retailers, musicians and members of the public concerning the making, distribution, sales and promotion of phonographic records. Also included are inquiries from amateur singers, musicians, songwriters and groups regarding Lumby Production's custom recording services and advice on how to become successful in the music business. The correspondence of 1962 and 1963 deals primarily with the sale of "Miss Helen's Kindergarten Party" records, while later files contain more correspondence concerning photographic and film work.

Lumby Productions Ltd., 1965-1988

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