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Karsh studio photographic records [graphic material, textual record]. 

Series consists of



Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

c. 325,924 photographs
0.6 m textual records index cards.

Scope and content

Series contains nine sub-series comprising the professional photographic portraiture records of Yousuf Karsh from 1933 to 1993 when he retired. Also included in the series are the original indexes and registers created by Karsh. Access to these indices is restricted. Other projects including publishing can be found in the Special Projects Series.

Textual records
18: Restricted
Graphic (photo)
90: Open
from 83 to 340
from 07234 to 07255
from 2/X1 to 2/X2
from 3/X1 to 3/X2
from 4/X1 to 4/X2
from 5/X1 to 5/X2
from 6/X1 to 6/X2
from 7/X1 to 7/X2
from 8/X1 to 8/X2
from 9/X1 to 9/X2
from 10/X1 to 10/X2
from 11/X1 to 11/X2
from 12/X1 to 12/X2
from 327.1 to 330.1
from 331.1 to 331.2
from 332.1 to 332.4
from 333.1 to 333.2
from 334.1 to 334.2
from 335.1 to 335.2
from 336.1 to 336.2
from 337.1 to 340.1
from PF 0055/X4 to PF 0055/X8
from PF 0081/X1 to PF 0081/X9
from PF 0082/X1 to PF 0082/X9
from PF 0083/X1 to PF 0083/X3
from PF 0084/X1 to PF 0084/X9
from PF 0085/X1 to PF 0085/X9
from PF 0086/X1 to PF 0086/X9
from PF 0087/X1 to PF 0087/X5
from PF 0088/X1 to PF 0088/X21
from PF 0089/X1 to PF 0089/X22
from PF 0090/X1 to PF 0090/X15
from PF 0091/X1 to PF 0091/X8
SC 0449
SC 0451
SC 0675
from KAR 741 to KAR 795
KAR 797
KAR 741.1
from TCS 00662 to TCS 00722
from TCS 00819 to TCS 00821
from TCS 00851 to TCS 00853
TCS 01425
TCS 06006
from TCS 06020 to TCS 06021
from TCS 10020 to TCS 10045
TCS 10074
90: Open
Graphic (photo)
90: Open
from 2M/X1 to 2M/X2
90: Open
Graphic (photo)
90: Open
from 2000925299 to 2000925302
90: Open
Graphic (photo)
90: Open
90: Open
Graphic (photo)
90: Open
from A 583/X1 to A 583/X2
from A 584/X1 to A 584/X4
INT 011
INT 023
INT 010/X1
90: Open
Graphic (photo)
90: Open
from KAR 653 to KAR 661
90: Open
Graphic (photo)
90: Open
from KAR 662 to KAR 724
90: Open
Graphic (photo)
90: Open
RV2 001
from RV2 003 to RV2 174
RV2 002/X2
from RV2 020.1 to RV2 025.1
90: Open
Graphic (photo)
90: Open
RV2 180
90: Open
Graphic (photo)
90: Open
from TCS 00645 to TCS 00656
from TCS 00658 to TCS 00661
90: Open
Archival reference no.

Terms of use

Copyright varies. Please see individual subseries descriptions for more information. Access is restricted only to original indices and registers. Special requirements for viewing the Five Hundred Series material - see the record for this subseries.
In all other cases:Access: No restrictions on access for purposes of private study.
Restrictions on use: For items in copyright: for private study and research purposes, Library and Archives Canada will provide only colour or black and white photographs up to an 8x10 in. format. The photographs will be blindstamped or embossed. For exhibition loans, contact: Director General, Preservation Branch, 395 Wellington St., Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0N4. For public, commercial, or other for profit uses contact: in Canada and the United States: Julie Grahame,, 917-361-9791. International: Camera Press, 21 Queen Elizabeth St., London, England, SE1 2PD, tel: 44 (0)20 7378 1300.

This finding aid is only for the material from accession 1987-054. F.A. 197 (Paper)

Additional name(s)

Additional information

Custodial history
Yousuf and Estrellita Karsh