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John Henry Evans Studio fonds [graphic material]. 


1962-1994, predominant 1965-1985

Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

35,000 photographs b&w and col.

Scope and content

Fonds consists of photographs taken by John Evans (and others employed by him) during the period 1962-1994 during which time he operated the John Evans Studio in Ottawa, Ontario. The photographs include the following major groups: photographs taken of the construction of the National Arts Centre, and of events there during the 1960s and 1970s; photographs taken for Government House and the Department of External Affairs (Foreign Affairs), including such events as the presentation of letters of credence, visits of state, etc., during the 1970s and 1980s; presentation of medals, orders, and awards such as the Order of Canada, Medal of Merit, etc. at Rideau Hall from 1972 to 1985; portraits of individuals connected with government or with the public service, or nationally notable for other reasons; documentation of meetings, governmental departmental activities, etc., for the Government of Canada in Ottawa, during the 1960s to the 1980s; some views of organizations, companies, etc., located in the National Capital Region, but whose activities are or were national in scope; a portrait session with Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. As the majority of the photographs in the fonds were portraits of individuals not of national importance, selection criteria focused on work done for institutions of government, activities at Rideau Hall, and individuals, corporations and associations of national importance.

Graphic (photo)
90: Open
from 07368 to 07388
from 07390 to 07419
SC 0704
TCS 01347
from TCS 01351 to TCS 01352
TCS 01355
from TCS 01358 to TCS 01361
TCS 01363
TCS 01365
from TCS 01371 to TCS 01372
from TCS 01374 to TCS 01384
90: Open
Archival reference no.

Terms of use

Photographs: No restrictions on use. Copyright: National Archives of Canada. Credit: John Evans - Ottawa / National Archives of Canada / copy negative number.

Alphabetical index to names of persons and institutions, file level; chronological assignment books, file level. (Paper)

Biography / Administrative history

John Henry Evans (1925- ) began his photographic career in Britain in 1940; moved to Canada 1948 where he worked with various firms, including Rapid Grip and Batten in Ottawa where in 1962 he set up his own commercial and portrait studio, John Evans Photography. The studio was closed at the end of 1994.

Additional information

Received in 1994 from John Henry Evans and Doris Marie Evans, Ottawa, Ontario.

Arrangement note
Arranged sequentially by assignment number file.

Associated material note
Related material held by the University of Ottawa Archives and by the Ottawa City Archives.


Related control no.

1. 1994-453 DAP
2. 123-040277-2