- 1953-1995 (Creation)
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2881 photographs : b&w
2183 photographs : b&w negatives
54 photographs : col. slides
224 photographs : col. negatives
23 photographs : col. transparencies
205 photographs : col.
Name of creator
Personal Studio was founded by Robert T.G. Nicol and a friend, and officially opened for business on March 21, 1946. Nicol was the sole photographer and owner by the fall of 1946. For the next fifty years Robert Nicol documented the Waterloo Region through personal and commercial photography. He pioneered the concept of wedding albums in the local area. He had started flying in 1961 and from that time on took aerial photographs as well as studio and candid photography. In the course of his career he maintained memberships in professional photographers' organizations as well as completing continuing photographic educational courses offered by those organizations. He retired as a professional photographer in 1996.
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Fonds was acquired from Robert Nicol in 2003.
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The fonds consists of photographs and negatives depicting scenes of Waterloo College (later named Waterloo Lutheran University and Wilfrid Laurier University) and portraits of faculty, staff, and students.
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No further accruals are expected.
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