Fonds RC0878 - The Book Society of Canada Ltd. fonds

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The Book Society of Canada Ltd. fonds

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  • Textual record
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  • 1936-1987; 1946-1987 predominant (Creation)
    Book Society of Canada Ltd.

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24 m of textual records and graphic material.

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The fonds consists of business and administrative papers for the company, including manuscripts, correspondence, editorial decisions and promotion. It also includes files related to the Belford Distributing Company Ltd.

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The fonds was acquired from General Publishing in 1996.


The fonds (21-1996) has been arranged into the following series: executive (boxes 1-49); production (boxes 50-4); permissions (boxes 55-56, file 9); editorial (boxes 56 file, 10- box 63); promotion (boxes 64-8); manuscripts and typescripts (boxes 69 -73); The Belford Distributing Company Ltd. (box 74); addendum to editorial series (boxes 75-77).

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Some material is stored offsite. Advanced notice of use is required.

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No further accruals are expected.

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