Waterloo Digital Library home to millions of newspaper’s photographic negatives – Oct. 19, 2018 Waterloo Regional Record

An Oct. 19, 2018 Waterloo Regional record article is entitled: “The Record’s visual history kept alive in digital archive: Waterloo Digital Library home to millions of newspaper’s photographic negatives.”

The opening lines of the article, by Terry Pender, read:

Nick Richbell walks among the stacks of rare books, manuscripts and papers at the University of Waterloo library and stops at a long row of metal cabinets containing the Waterloo Region Record’s collection of about three million photographic negatives.

“We love this collection, it is amazing, and when we do a tour this is pretty much always the highlight,” says Richbell, the head of special collections and archives for the university.

“For us, I think it is so important that we have this collection because of the stories that these photos tell,” says Richbell. “There is something for everyone in there.”

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