Collection RC0601 - Dianne Woodman interviews

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Dianne Woodman interviews

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  • 1987-2001 (Creation)

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7 audio cassettes
2 cm of textaul records
1 video cassette.

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Dianne Woodman began her work in the publishing industry in 1964 when she was hired as the Edmonton representative for McClelland & Stewart. From 1972-1974 she worked as their publicity director in Toronto, before becoming the Western rep for Stanton, MacDougall and Hunt. In 1976 she opened Village Bookshop and Volume Two in Edmonton.

Beginning in 1984, she began to record interviews with authors and others in the industry in an effort to preserve their memories and experiences.

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This collection consists of the following audio recordings of Dianne Woodman’s interviews with leading figures in Canadian publishing.

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The first accrual (2013-042) was acquired November 2013 and the second accrual (2014-011) was acquired March 2014 both from Dianne Woodman.


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For preservation reasons access to the original audio cassettes is restricted. Digital copies are available.

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First Accrual
Box 1
Audio Cassettes

  1. Jim Douglas. 12 December 1987. Part 1.
  2. Jim Douglas. 12 December 1987. Part 2.
  3. Mel Hurtig. December 1987.
  4. Jim Munro. 11 April 2001.
  5. Gladys Neale. 31 January 1988.
  6. Bernie Ruth. 27 June 1988.
  7. Barney Sandwell. 23 September 1987.

Second Accrual
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Box G020
F.1 Material related to the Book Industry in Canada. Primarily clippings as well as proofs of a report for McClelland and Stewart on the book industry. 1975-2006.

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Box xx
“Paper on history of book trade in Canada presented at International Booksellers Conference, Victoria, 1990.” 1990.

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Further accruals are not expected.

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