Series VPRS 15770
Register of Photographic Images, Single Number, PB prefix, SECV 2 and SECV 4
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Date Range: Series 1960 - ? 1982
  Series in Custody 1960 - 1982
  Contents 1960 - 1982
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1960 - 1982 State Electricity Commission of Victoria I (previously known as the Electricity Commissioners) VA 1002
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1994 - cont Office of the Administrator VA 4086
Description of this SeriesDescription of this Series
  • How to use the Records
    This series provides a sequential listing of negatives in VPRS 15786, SECV 0037, Photographic Images, Film Negatives, Single Number, PB prefix. It is partially indexed (for some subjects up to November 1973 only) by VPRS 15776, Subject Index to Photographic Images, Single Number, PB prefix, SECV 0008.

    To select a negative from VPRS 15786, SECV 0037, consult the list of negatives in these volumes.

    Negatives relating to some subjects, up to November 1973 only, can be selected by consulting the index to the series at VPRS 15776, SECV 0008.

    * Note: Duplicate copy of the Register is located in unit 2 of P1 consignment and in the P2 consignment of this series.

  • Function / Content
    This series provides a sequential listing of negatives in VPRS 15786, SECV 0037. For each negative in SECV 0037 this series provides the "PB" negative number, the subject, and the date.

    The subject matter appears to be for PR and general administrative, rather than for technical or engineering purposes, for example 11 370 Easement violation, Thomastown, and 11 379 Color - group at dinner at RACV.

    The series comprises a master copy and a partial duplicate. There are two original typescript volumes and a folder to comprise the complete sequence. These are all in unit 1. The duplicates are of the first two volumes. These are in unit 2 of the P1 consignment. The P2 consignment contains a manuscript version of this series, VPRS 15770, SECV 2.

  • Recordkeeping System
    The other records in this record keeping system are:

    - VPRS 15786, SECV 0037, Photographic Images, Film Negatives, Single Number, PB prefix; and

    - VPRS 15776, SECV 8 Index to Photographic Images, Single Number, PB prefix.

    The first volume (both original [Unit 1] and duplicate [Unit 2] is labelled "Photographic Index January 1960 -". However, the folder is labelled "Negative file master copy".

    Pages in the first two original volumes have an index number in the top right corner. In the folder the index [page] number appears in the top left corner of each page. In each case the index numbers are sequential.

    Pages are divided into three columns: Negative number / Particulars [subject] / Date. Entries in the left column comprise a single number sequence with a "PB"prefix. Some have an alphabetical suffix; for example 8598 AB, 8608 ABCD, 8670 A-N, 8670 A-C, and 8740 A. This occurs when an entry refers to more than one negative of a particular subject. Another way of indicating the existence of multiple negatives is in the second column; for example 12 418 Lighting fixtures (4 negs), and 11 368 Copies - Jeeralang Inquiry - sketches.

    The middle column gives the subject, for example 9113 North face of Monash House from William and Collins Streets. Most also give the format of the negative and/or its use; for example 8600 Copy negs - boiler and cable (McCarthy, power), 9110 Color - ski shots - Fall's Creek, 9320 Jenny Grave - Bikini Girl January News, and 9868 Portrait - Harcourt, Snr appointment. (Note that portrait prints were kept separately within the SECV's Melbourne Plan and Photographic Section.)

    In most cases the date in the right column is month and year only. However "SEC News" sometimes appears with the date - presumably indicating the issue of SEC News in which the negative was used. If this is so then most entries refer to negatives reproduced in SEC News.

    In a few cases the right column gives an exact date; for example, 12 762 Color - Dartmouth Dam Project 12/2/80.

    Pages in the first third of the first duplicate volume (Unit 2) have been annotated with a red pencil in the top right corner. This mostly coincides with the pages that are out of sequence (except for the first two pages). Perhaps they were annotated as they were being checked, perhaps against a computer data base.

    The fifth extant volume is labelled "13299 - ". Since there is no final number this may be the last volume in the series.

    This series duplicates SECV 0004, P2 consignment of this series. The first and third volumes of SECV 0004 indicate that some or all of the series was on a computer data base.

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1960 - 1973 Subject Index to Photographic Images, Single Number, PB prefix, SECV 8 VPRS 15776
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1960 - ? 1982 Photographic Images, Prints, Subject Headings, PB and EE prefix, SECV 11, 28, 33, 34, 35, 38, 39, 40, 42, 47, 48, 53, 55, 70 VPRS 15785
1960 - 1982 Photographic Images, Film Negatives, Single Number, PB prefix, SECV 37 VPRS 15786
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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0001 1960 - 1982 Open 2
P0002 1960 - 1970 Open 1
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1960 - 1973 Subject Index to Photographic Images, Single Number, PB prefix, SECV 8 VPRS 15776
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