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Sig Gerber fonds
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50th anniversary : general file

File pertains to "Inside Information", a three-part television program produced by Gerber to commemorate the 50th anniversary of CBC TV news.

Audiovisual materials

Series consists of moving image recordings accumulated by Gerber. These materials are primarily clips of major 20th century news events as well as CBC television programs on which Gerber worked as a producer. Also included is an audio cassette of a Marshall McLuhan interview.

Bosnia training

File consists of training materials and notes for Gerber's trip to Bosnia-Herzegovina to teach an investigative journalism workshop.

CBC history of investigative journalism

Item is a videocassette comprised of video clips used by Gerber in his television training workshops. These clips are taken from the following CBC TV shows: "Mills of the gods", "This hour has seven days", "The fifth estate", "Air of death", "The way it is", and "Connections".

CBC promotional material

File consists of press releases and issues of the broadcaster's magazine for producers and directors.

CBC training clips

Item is a videocassette comprised of video clips used by Gerber in his television training workshops. These clips are taken from CBC TV shows "Canada now" (same-sex marriage) and "The National" (B.C. forest fires).

CBC training clips

Item is a videocassette comprised of video clips used by Gerber in his television training workshops. These clips are taken from the following CBC TV shows: "This hour has seven days", "Witness", "The fifth estate".

CBC training clips : "Big picture day"

Item is a videocassette comprised of video clips used by Gerber in his television training workshops. These clips are taken from the following CBC TV shows: "Life & times: Barbara Frum", "Inside information: stories from the war zone", "Town hall: CBC journalism: University of Regina, School of Journalism".

CHUM material

File consists of memoranda, letterhead, promotional materials and ephemera collected by Gerber during his employment at 1050 CHUM Radio in the early 1960s. Included are photographs of Dick Clark and Annette Funicello in Toronto on a promotional tour, with CHUM radio hosts Mike Darrow, Bob McAdorey, Brian Skinner, Bob Laine, Dave Johnson, John Spragge, Al Boliska and Larry Solway, as well as station ephemera and pamphlets, including copies of the "CHUM chart" of weekly top 40 songs (1961-1964), and a 1960 CHUM progress report. A programme for a 1964 production of Hamlet, starring Richard Burton, at the O'Keefe Centre for the Performing Arts, is also included in the file.

Colour television training

File consists of a manual by C.P. Oliphant and Verne M. Ray published in 1965, which was studied by Sig Gerber in his capacity as a coordinating producer in preparation for a test before the introduction of colour television by the CBC. The manual is accompanied by Gerber's handwritten notes and an assignment for a course on broadcast equipment.

Ernest P. Willie : 61-2-2002-0015 : Oct. 19/70

File consists of records for an episode on Rev. Willie, a member of the Kwatiutl Indian Band of British Columbia, Anglican priest, and social worker with the Squamish Indian Band in North Vancouver.

European Journalist Tour of USA 1972

File consists of correspondence, forms, itineraries, guest lists and background materials pertaining to Gerber's participation in this tour, sponsored by the United States government, conducted from 14 February to 17 March 1972. Included are John Lindsay for President promotional materials.

For the record production files

Series consists of records that pertain to the production of "For the record" television drama series. Records include correspondence, memoranda with CBC officials and colleagues, reports regarding the series' objectives and mandate, analysis of audiences and feedback ratings broken down by age and gender, meeting notes, handwritten script ideas and notes, copies of scripts, story proposals, press releases, promotional material and newspaper clippings. The series also includes files for several episodes that contain background research into production subjects, correspondence from viewers about episodes, budget estimates and resource requisition forms, various production-related schedules, and call sheets. Series also contains one file with photographs and six videocassettes of fourteen episodes.

Gabriel Award 1973, 1975

File pertains to the UNDA-USA's 1973 Gabriel Award won by the episode "Life before birth" and the 1975 Gabriel Award won for the episode "To be truly human". Included is a photograph of Gerber with one of the awards.

General CBC files of Sig Gerber

Series consists of records created by Sig Gerber as a result of his work as a producer with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). These records include training manuals, booking calendars, show run-downs, production files, reports on broadcasting policy, press releases, producers' and directors' magazines, internal CBC memoranda and correspondence, program outlines, reports, promotional materials, scripts, photographs, and newspaper clippings about programs produced by Gerber. Also included in this series is a file of ephemera and photographs from Gerber's time at CHUM radio station in Toronto, where he worked before he joined the CBC.

Genetics : TC Mar. 20/72

File consists of records for an episode on efforts by science to control evolution and human reproduction.

Hide and seek

File consists of a script, contract, commentary notes, story outline and budget outline.

I am not what you see : T/C Jan. 13/75

File consists of records for an episode on the life of Sondra Diamond, a woman born with cerebral palsy, and her successful struggle to overcome physical disabilities and become a practicing psychologist.

In this corner

File consists of episode script, budget and expenses summary, design contact, correspondence, meeting minutes, notes, and outline drafts.

Investigative journalism : history

File consists of resource materials pertaining to the history of investigative journalism, used by Gerber for preparing the CBC's investigative journalism workshops.

Life before birth : show #1

File consists of records for an episode on reproduction in the context of the question, "When does human life begin?"

Man alive

File consists of a document giving the title, producer's name, and numbers for audience.

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