Series VPRS 15769
Photographic Images, Film Negatives and Transparencies, Electrical Sales, Single Number, PBC Prefix, SECV 1
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Date Range: Series 1962 - ? 1989
  Series in Custody 1962 - 1989
  Contents 1962 - 1989
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
Agency which created this SeriesAgency which created this Series
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1962 - 1989 State Electricity Commission of Victoria I (previously known as the Electricity Commissioners) VA 1002
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1997 - cont Office of the Administrator VA 4086
Description of this SeriesDescription of this Series
  • How to use the Records
    This series is controlled by the "PBC" portion of VPRS 15773 Register of PBC and PBF Photographic Images (SECV 0005), The Register lists negatives in sequential order. Scan the Register to select the subject required, and then order the negative for that subject. Most items in the series carry no identification of subject or date; these must be obtained from the Register (SECV 0005).

    * Note that there are no negatives between PBC 788 and PBC 989.

  • Function / Content
    This series comprises black-and-white and colour film negatives and a few colour transparencies.The subjects covered are predominately electrical products, sales and promotional activities. Typical subjects include electrical products, associated show rooms and displays, portraits of agency staff, publicity events such as the agency's float in Moomba parades, promotional activities at agricultural shows, sporting events under floodlights, lighting installations, etc.

  • Recordkeeping System
    This series comprises a single sequence with a "PBC" prefix. The "PB-C" prefix might indicate it was created by or for the Publicity Branch; the meaning of "C" is unknown.

    In most cases there is more than one negative for each negative number; these comprise different images of one subject. In some cases these are identified by an alphabetical suffix. Thus, for example, there are negatives identified as PBC 462, PBC 462A, PBC 462B, PBC 462C and PBC 462D. More often, however, multiple negatives of a particular subject are not identified in any way. For instance, there are eight negatives in the bag numbered 473.

    Occasionally multiple negatives, whether they carry an alphabetical suffix or not, are identified in the controlling series, VPRS 15773 (SECV 0005). Where this occurs, it is indicated as either, for example, "462 A-D" or "473 (8 negs)". In most cases, however, there is no indication in the control record of the existence of multiple negative.

    Some negatives carry an addtional, single-digit number. This, however, was created by a device that recorded a sequential number on each frame in a cartridge of film, and has nothing to do with the control of items within the series.

    There are other sequences on some negatives. This appears to indicate top-numbering of the negatives concerned into this series from another, perhaps from a different photographic centre. For example, aperture card negatives numbered PBC 3225 (box 7) are also numbered 529, and some unmounted negatives are numbered 40756. There are no relevant series in these holdings arranged by a single number sequence. Other negatives carry a single number with a C prefix. Negatives 3252 (box 7) carry extra numbers from both sequences: 41351 and C1 to C10.

    The series' and contents' range of control symbols and date range were inferred from the controlling series, VPRS 15773 (SECV 0005). The extant portion of VPRS 15773 (SECV 0005) extends from PBC 1 (August 1962) to PBC 4373 (August 1989).

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1962 - 1989 Register of Photographic Images, Single Number, PBF and PBC prefix, (SECV 5) VPRS 15773
1962 - 1989 Register of Photographic Images, Single Number, PBF and PBC prefix, (SECV 5) VPRS 15773
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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0001 1962 - 1989 Open 14
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1962 - 1989 Register of Photographic Images, Single Number, PBF and PBC prefix, (SECV 5) VPRS 15773
1962 - 1989 Register of Photographic Images, Single Number, PBF and PBC prefix, (SECV 5) VPRS 15773
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