Epitome Pictures Inc. (Degrassi Junior High accrual)

Degrassi Junior High group photo

A complete administrative history/biographical sketch of Epitome Pictures Inc. is available.

Accession No.
Dates of creation
1987 - 1989
Physical description

8.65 m of textual records and other material


15, 553 photographs

  • 2409 colour transparencies                 
  • 7952 colour negatives
  • 4,058 colour slides     
  • 481 Colour photographic prints
  • 161 Colour contact sheets                                          
  • 492 Colour Polaroids (Instant)                                  


216 cinefilms   

  • 176 rolls 16 mm. A/B/C (neg & interpos.)     
  • 40 rolls 16 mm. optical soundtracks                          



44 video recordings

  • 5 - 1 in. open reel videotape masters (109 mins. 55 secs.)
  • 1 betacam SP videocassette masters ( 24 mins. 21 secs.)
  • 38 digital Betacam videocassette masters (907 mins. 4 secs.)



72 audio recordings

  • 72 - 35 mm. magnetic soundtracks (1944 mins.)



19 diskettes (3.5 in.)  

5 posters                                                                     

12 architectural drawings                               

1 maps                                                            

17 awards                                                                                           


Scope and content

Fonds consists of material pertaining to three seasons of production of the half-hour television series Degrassi Junior High. The show ran from 1987 – 1989, and all 42 episodes were broadcast on CBC television. The collection consists of 148 of material spanning all 3 seasons of the show. The fonds is divided into 2 series: Corporate Records and Post-Production Records.

The first series, Corporate Records, consists of 29 boxes. These include correspondence/memos, fan mail, budgets, scripts, promotional materials, financial and banking records, sponsor files, production and continuity stills, character files, permits, legal documents, insurance documents, and music cue sheets.

The second series, Audiovisual Records, consists of 119 boxes. These include original negative, interpositive, A&B rolls, optical soundtrack, raw shoot tapes, raw audio tapes, audio stems, voiceovers, music, master mix audio, edits, various masters, and promo reels. Textual documents include sound notes/charts, editing/mix notes and credits.


The material has retained its original arrangement.


This fonds includes textual material relating to the following productions:


  • Degrassi Junior High (Television, 1987-1989)


This fonds also includes audiovisual material relating to the following productions:


  • Degrassi Junior High (Television, 1987 – 1989)
Rights and access

A) No access restriction.
B) Material is subject to copyright restrictions; please consult an archivist.