Deep sea exploration involves diving at depths greater then humanly possible without a submersible vehicle, or greater than 1000 feet below the surface. In this series are moving images of hydrothermal vents, deep sea sharks, the sinking of the Russian nuclear submarine Komsomollets, and ocean floor ecology. Also featured are items that explore the process of both underwater exploration and underwater cinematography in deep sea settings. Recordings are of varying stages of production from raw footage to full productions. Some of the recordings are in Russian.
In this series are moving images of underwater explorations of lakes in Canada (Lake Huron, Lake Erie) and a Russia (Lake Baikal). Also featured are items that explore the process of both underwater exploration and underwater cinematography in lake settings. Recordings are of varying stages of production from raw footage to full productions and promotional videos.
Series consists of 7,278 photographic negatives or b&w prints created by Ryerson staff and students in the 1950's and 1960's. The photographs were taken for use in the student newspaper, "The Ryersonian" ; the academic course calendar ; the yearbook ; and other school publications. Contact prints for the majority of the collection are available for viewing in our reading room. Negatives are in the process of being scanned.
The photographic images are arranged according to subject :