Collection consists of digitized photographic prints, photographic negatives, as well as associated textual documentation from the Toronto Telegram newspaper photo archives. Digitization sponsored by patron request as well as grant-funded projects aimed at preserving objects suffering from severe vinegar syndrome. Digitized material represents approxamitely 1% of the total collection. What follows is a summary of digitization projects that draw upon the collection. In 2001, a pilot project was established to digitize a sample of 1,000 images (of Toronto's waterfront as well as ethnic groups within the city) to examine and evaluate techniques, procedures, and costs for digitizing collections. The outcome of the project resulted in a better understanding of the resources required of such a project while providing an opportunity for York University Libraries to develop expertise in digitization and the mounting of locally produced databases. From about 2000 to the present patron-driven requests to digitize material related to historical events or institutions has led to the predominence of topics such as bank robberies in the 1960s, the Woodbine Racetrack, the counterculture scene in Yorkville, Elvis Presley, The Beatles, and The King Edward Hotel. Since 2010, images related to the Mariposa Folk Festival have been digitized as part of an ongoing collaboration with the Mariposa Folk Foundation. Since 2010, York University Libraries has sponsored ongoing digitization of boxes of photographic negatives suffering severe vinegar syndrome, resulting in the preservation of images categorized under the following subject headings of: animals, dogs, cats, Armistice Day, Biafra, banks, flowers, food, Hamilton, Hallowe'en, Hairdressing, Haliburton, Hong Kong, Cyprus, Cuba, and Saigon among others. Since 2010, images related to the Portuguese Canadian community have been digitized as part of an in-kind partnership with the Porgutuese Canadian History Project (PCHP). Since 2012, images related to the Greek Canadian community have been digitized as part of an in-kind partnership with the Greek Canadian History Project (GCHP).