Decks Awash Photographs Coll-154

Decks Awash Photograph Collection Coll-154
Decks Awash was a popular interest magazine with a sociological outlook that was published by Memorial University's Extension Service from 1968 to 1993. It developed out of an earlier Extension Services ETV program of the same name. Its articles were authored by university employees and freelance writers, who travelled all around the province. Decks Awash can function as a history of Newfoundland and Labrador society from the late 1960s to the early 1990s. The multifarious work of Extension Services, including its Fogo Island Process Project and Decks Awash, is considered a high point in Memorial University's contributions to the community.

This collection consists of the photograph, negatives and contact prints that were used in the magazine. Each photograph usually has a variety of annotations and can include a caption for the photograph to be published, a more detailed description, and measurements for the layout of the photograph in the article. A proportional scale wheel was used to make the image sizing calculations. The percentage amount that is noted on each photograph is for the amount of reduction or enlargement for reproduction in the magazine. All these annotations are included in each photograph.

The collection of photographs, negatives and contact prints was transferred to the Archives and Special Collections in 1991 after MUN Extension Services closed. Each issue of the magazine, Decks Awash, is available online at:

Each article of the magazine is indexed and annotated in the Newfoundland Periodical Article Bibliography (PAB),