Fonds RC0079 - Garamond Press Ltd.

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Garamond Press Ltd.

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  • 1962-2006 (Creation)

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3.75 m of textual records

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Garamond Press was founded in 1981 and was the first independent Canadian publisher to specialize in books in the post secondary market. The original company directors were Peter Saunders, Errol Sharpe, Brenda Roman, Lois Pike, Richard Swift, and Michael Kelly. The press began as a collaboration between two independent Canadian collective presses, Between the Lines and Women's Press and a sales agency representing Canadian publishers in the college market, Fernwood Books, another founding partner was the owner of a print shop known as Muskox Press. The founders were conscious of the need for a progressive, critical and Canadian-controlled sector in college level publishing. Books were published in subjects such as globalization, social work, communication studies, cultural studies, history, labour studies and women's studies. In 2005 Garamond Press was sold to Broadview Press of Calgary. In 2008, University of Toronto Press (UTP) officially purchased the Broadview Press publishing lists in Anthropology, History, Politics, and Sociology, as well as the Garamond imprint. A new division called UTP Higher Education continued publishing in 2009.

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The fonds consists of business records of the Garamond Press.

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The fonds (15-2009) was acquired from Peter Saunders in November 2008.


The fonds is divided into 3 series: Administrative, Editorial and Network Foundation for Educational Publishing. The Editorial series is divided into the following sub-series: author projects; editorial correspondence; editorial rejects; and book reviews.

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