NeWest Press:

An Inventory of Its Records at the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections

Inventory prepared by Don Kroeker
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
Winnipeg, Manitoba
(1996)

Finding aid encoded by Julianna Trivers (November 2002)
Finding aid written in English.

Revision History

  • July 26, 2005 - MSS 117, PC 119, TC 81 converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by v1to02.xsl (sy2003-10-15).


Collection Summary

Repository:
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
Elizabeth Dafoe Library, Winnipeg MB R3T 2N2

Creator:
NeWest Press

Title:
NeWest Press fonds

Dates:
1975-1993

Quantity:
8.4 m of textual records

Identification:
MSS 117, PC 119, TC 81

Language
English.

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Administrative History of NeWest Press

NeWest Press grew out of the NeWest Review , a monthly journal of opinion and reviews focusing on Western Canadian culture. The Review was founded in 1975 by George Melnyk, a freelance writer and former university philosophy instructor who wanted to establish a Western alternative in a field dominated by publications from Ontario.

The idea of a literary press was first conceived at a 1977 party attended by Melnyk and several members of the faculty of the English Department at the University of Alberta. Its initial funding consisted of a $500 loan from the poet Douglas Barbour. The first book published by NeWest Press was Getting Here , an anthology of short stories by seven Albertan women that was edited by Rudy Wiebe. It made its debut on 8 March 1977, International Women's Day. Getting Here was followed by Of the Spirit , a collection of essays by the noted architect Douglas Cardinal.

NeWest Press, at the outset, was "a small gathering of people who used to meet in various living rooms." Melnyk and an editorial board consisting of his friends from the University decided which books to publish and how to raise the necessary funds. All of the day-to-day chores required to keep the Press operating were performed by Melnyk and his wife, Julia Berry.

NeWest Press made a strong debut, publishing a total of five books in its first year of operation. A lack of funds, however, resulted in a reduced output of three titles in 1978 and only two titles in 1979. An early demise was averted by a three-year grant from Nova Corporation that allowed NeWest to expand to four titles in 1980 and eight titles in 1981, including Blood Relations by Sharon Pollock, the recipient of a Governor General's Award for Drama. By 1982 the Canada Council and Alberta Culture were providing the Press with regular funding and at least a semblance of financial security.

The expansion of NeWest's productive output stemmed from Melnyk's desire to establish a general publishing house that would reflect the full range of Western history and culture in a variety of disciplines. In addition to promoting regional fiction and poetry, Melnyk wanted to publish books on history, current affairs, and the fine arts. NeWest's influence was to extend beyond Alberta's insular literary and academic communities and provide a populist forum where vital social and cultural issues could be addressed from a left-of-centre perspective. Melnyk's ultimate goal was to make NeWest the third-ranked press in the region, after Hurtig and Western Producer Prairie Books.

The NeWest Institute of Western Canadian Studies, incorporated by Melnyk in 1979, was at least partially designed to offset the failure of the Press itself to make any significant inroads among the West's political and social establishment. The Institute organized a series of retreats and seminars on a variety of cultural and social issues and collaborated with the Press in the publication of a number of books, including one of its first big sellers, Rain of Death , an expose of the effects of acid rain in western Canada. The Institute's ambitious agenda, however, went largely unrealized; a lack of funding and an inability to extend its influence past a narrow segment of academia prevented it from having any real impact on Western Canadian society as a whole.

In 1982 George Melnyk announced his decision to withdraw from the Press; he, Julia Berry and Sam Gersonowicz, the three original partners in NeWest Press, transferred their shares to a new group of eighteen shareholders, most of whom were academics from the University of Alberta. In recognition of the Press's expanded mandate, the new owners of NeWest Publishers Limited included not only prominent literary figures such as Rudy Wiebe, Aritha van Herk and Robert Kroetsch but also people like journalist Myrna Kostash, sculptor Joe Fafard and political scientist Larry Pratt.

The new owners held their first meeting in September 1982; they adopted a new constitution and elected a new president, Diane Bessai of the University of Alberta English Department. All shareholders were expected to take an active part in soliciting manuscripts and choosing the titles to be published.

By the end of the decade NeWest Press was putting out eight or more books a year on a wide variety of topics. In November 1989 it published its seventy-fifth book, a lavishly illustrated volume on the architecture of Douglas Cardinal, who had recently been thrust into the national spotlight with the construction of the Museum of Civilization in Hull, Quebec. One of NeWest's most ambitious and, ultimately, frustrating, undertakings, the book aroused some controversy when Cardinal, upset over co-author Trevor Boddy's critique of his work, disassociated himself from the finished product.

NeWest's bestsellers have included Susan Haley's A Nest of Singing Birds , which was filmed for television by CBC; Eva Brewster's holocaust memoir Vanished in Darkness ; and the short story anthology Alberta Bound . Since its inception NeWest's literary division has directed its efforts toward the publication of first novels and short story collections by Prairie writers. It has also made significant contributions to the Canadian literary scene through the Western Canadian Literary Documents Series, the Prairie Play Series and various other anthologies of poetry, fiction and literary criticism. In 1989 NeWest Press introduced the Nunatuk Series, which was designed to promote fiction by new Western Canadian authors.

Although George Melnyk's original vision has not been fully realized, NeWest has nonetheless established itself as one of the country's most enduring and respected small presses with an impressive catalogue of literary and non-fiction titles.

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Scope and Contents of the Records

The papers of NeWest Press document the activities of a small regional press that has concentrated on producing quality works of literary fiction, poetry and drama as well as non-fiction works on a wide variety of topics.

The first seven series of the collection contain administrative and business records and correspondence which have been divided into seven series. Four of these series document the administrative, business, accounting and marketing activities undertaken by the Press itself while a fifth contains general correspondence. The last two series are devoted to two related organizations, the NeWest Review and the NeWest Institute. (For more information on the Review or the Institute, consult the Administrative History.)

The eighth, and largest, series is made up of manuscripts and related files that document the publishing output of NeWest from its inception in 1977 to the early 1990s. The records relating to specific books are organized alphabetically by author or, in the case of an anthology, by title. Most, but not all, of the books published by NeWest are represented by some sort of documentation, ranging from manuscripts and corrected drafts to correspondence and promotional files.

The ninth series contains files regarding proposed book projects that were not completed by NeWest and the tenth series is made up of unsolicited manuscript proposals and their accompanying rejection letters.

The final series consists of electronic records, including manuscripts, office file backups and systems disks. Since the Archives lacks the technological resources to access all of these records, they have only been partially processed.

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Organization of the Records

These records are organized into 13 series

  • I. Administrative Records 1978-1987
  • II. Business Records and Correspondence 1978-1992
  • III. Accounting Records 1979-1991
  • IV. Marketing and Promotional Records and Correspondence [19-?], 1977-1992
  • V. General Correspondence 1977-1990
  • VI. NeWest Press 1975-1987
  • VII. NeWest Institute 1977-1993
  • VIII. Individual Books 1977-1993
  • IX. Book Proposals 1979-1992
  • X. Unsolicited Manuscripts and Replies 1980-1992
  • XI. Electronic Records [1980s-1990s]
  • Photograph Collection (PC 119) 1979-1991
  • Tape Collection (TC 81) 1979-1988

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Restrictions on Use

The NeWest Press Collection is open to all researchers on the condition that they abide by all copyright laws and regulations as passed by the Parliament of Canada and exercise proper care of all papers and books contained therein. Any excerpts or quotations from the Collection must not be used without acknowledgment and source attribution.

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Custodial History

The initial instalment of the NeWest Press archival collection was purchased by the University of Manitoba Libraries in March 1990; the second instalment was purchased in August 1993.

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Detailed Description of the Records

I. Administrative Records 1978-1987
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11 Literary Advisory Board Meetings 1978-1981
2 Legal and Shareholder Records 1979-1982
3 Board of Directors Meetings 1979-82
4 Editorial Board - Minutes and Correspondence 1981-1987
5 Executive Meetings and Correspondence 1982-1986
6 Board Meetings - Minutes and Agendas 1982-1987
7 Shareholders' Business 1982-1987
8 Annual Shareholders' Meetings - Agendas - 1984-1986
9 Daytimer for Production Person 1987

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II. Business Records and Correspondence 1978-1992
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21 Canada Council Grant Applications and Correspondence 1978-1984
2 Canada Council Correspondence and Forms 1983-1987
3 Correspondence With Nova 1980-1982
4 Distribution and Sales Agreements 1980-1989
5 General Business Correspondence 1983-1985
6 Cariad Limited (Publisher's Rep.) - Correspondence and Sales Statistics 1983-1989
7 Altabits - Papers and Correspondence - 1984-1987
8 Correspondence with Distributors and Book Fairs 1985-1990
9 University of Toronto Press - Contracts 1987-1992
10 Correspondence with B.C. Sales Rep. 1988-1989

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III. Accounting Records 1979-1991
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31 NeWest Press Ledger 1981
2 Financial Statements 1979-1986
3 Monthly Statements 1981-1985
4 Financial Statements (Unaudited) 1982-1988
5 Ledger 1984-1985
6 Payroll Records 1984-1986
7 Monthly Statements 1985-1986
8 Ledger Records 1986
9 Financial and Sales Statistics 1989
10 Book Publication Budgets 1991

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IV. Marketing and Promotional Records and Correspondence [19-?], 1977-1992
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41 NeWest Press - Press Releases and Announcements
2 Launch Invites
3 Media Coverage 1977-1978
4 "Five Tuesdays in May" Reading Program 1978-1979
5 National Book Week 1979
6 Edmonton Book Fair 1986-1987
7 Press Releases and Clippings Concerning Change in Structure 1982
8 NeWest Catalogues 1979-1989
9 Catalogue Copy 1982-1984
10 NeWest Advertisements 1988-1989
11 Press Kits - Up to 1988
12 Promotions - 1989 List
13 Nunatuk Series - Promotion - 1989
14 Friends of NeWest Project 1989
15 Buck-a-Book Project 1990
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51 Catalogue Proofs 1990-1991
2 Promotional Material - General - 1990-1991
3 Press Kit 1992
4 Catalogue 1992
5 Jack Lewis - Notes on Promotions 1983
6 Correspondence with X-Press Promotions and Arsenal Pulp Press 1985-1986
7 Correspondence With X-Press Promotions 1985-1988
8 Jane Hillson - Promotional Activities - 1986
9 Promotional Correspondence 1990-1991

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V. General Correspondence 1977-1990
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61 Prairie Play Series - Correspondence - 1977-1982
2 Correspondence 1977-1979
3 Correspondence 1980-1982
4 Correspondence 1980-1982
5 General Correspondence 1986
6 Correspondence, Minutes and Reviews 1986-1987
7 General Correspondence 1989-1990
8 Correspondence - Editorial Assistant and Office Manager 1989
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71 Diane Bessai - Correspondence and Minutes 1978-1983
2 Diane Bessai - Correspondence and Minutes 1984-1986
3 Rudy Wiebe - Correspondence and Reviews 1978-1982
4 Rudy Wiebe - Correspondence and Minutes 1981-1984
5 Rudy Wiebe - Correspondence and Minutes 1985-1987
6 Rudy Wiebe - Correspondence, Book Proposals and Minutes 1987-1988
7 Jack Lewis - Papers and Correspondence 1987-1988

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VI. NeWest Press 1975-1987
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81 NeWest Review Correspondence - Jan.'75 - Aug.'76
2 NeWest Review Correspondence - Sep.'76 - May '77
3 NeWest Review Correspondence - May '77 - Aug.'78
4 NeWest Review Correspondence - March '78 - Sep.'79
5 NeWest Review Correspondence - March '80 - June'81
6 NeWest Review and Theatre West - Correspondence and Minutes 1976-1984
7 NeWest Review and Theatre West - Correspondence and Minutes 1985-1987
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91 NeWest Review and Theatre West - Correspondence and Minutes 1985-1987
2 NeWest Review Financial Statements and Ledger Records 1986-1987
3 NeWest Review Financial Statements and Minutes 1986-1987
4 Logos and Advertisements
5 Sample Issues (January 1977; October 1985; April 1987)

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VII. NeWest Institute 1977-1993
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96 Conference on the Radical Tradition in Western Canadian Politics 1979
7 Summer Conference "Towards an Indigenous Form" 1979
8 Application for Charitable Number 1980
9 Correspondence Regarding Inaugural Lecture by George Woodcock 1980
10 Woodcock Lecture Manuscript 1980 - "The Meeting of Time and Space"
11 Proposed Energy and Economic Development Conference 1980
12 Financial Statement and Annual Report 1980
13 Income Tax Return 1980
14 Correspondence 1980
15 Correspondence 1980-1982
16 Board of Directors Meeting 1980
17 Board of Directors Meeting 1981
18 Third Annual NeWest Forum on the Arts 1982

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VIII. Individual Books 1977-1993
Alberta Bound -- ed. Fred Stenson (1986)
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101 Original Stories (Part I)
2 Original Stories (Part II)
3 Manuscripts
4 Correspondence
5 Reviews
Alberta ReBound -- ed. Aritha van Herk (1990)
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106 Manuscripts Part I
7 Manuscripts Part II
8 Promotional Campaign
Baldwin, Beulah -- The Long Trail (1992)
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111 Proofreader's Copy
2 Final Proofread - Edited Version
Barbour, Douglas -- Visible Visions (1984)
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113 Original Manuscript
Barclay, Bryna -- Summer of the Hungry Pup (1981)
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114 Original Manuscript Part I
5 Original Manuscript Part II
Barclay, Byrna -- The Last Echo (1985)
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121 Original Manuscript
2 Correspondence and Promo Material
Barclay, Byrna -- Winter of the White Wolf (1988)
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123 Original Manuscript Part I
4 Original Manuscript Part II
5 Original Manuscript Part III
6 Promotional Campaign
Beyond Tish -- ed. Douglas Barbour (1991)
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127 Promotional Campaign
Blodgett, E. D. -- Da Capo (1990)
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128 Promotional Tour
Boddy, Trevor -- The Architecture of Douglas Cardinal (1988)
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131 Manuscript Copy #1
2 Manuscript Copy #2
3 Draft #1
4 Draft #2
5 Boddy's Final Essay
6 Cardinal's Promotional Brochures
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141 Records of Production and Design Committee
2 Correspondence and Grant Information
3 Correspondence and Promo Material
4 Production Notes and Correspondence
5 Promotional Campaign and Reviews
6 Correspondence Regarding Legal Issues
7 Correspondence Regarding Book Design
Bowering, Angela -- Figures Cut in Sacred Ground (1989)
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151 Galley Pages
2 Correspondence and Promo Material
Bowering, George -- The Imaginary Hand (1988)
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153 Original Manuscript (Part I)
4 Original Manuscript (Part II)
5 Galley Pages
6 Promo Material
Brewster, Eva -- Vanished in Darkness (1984)
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157 Manuscript #1
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161 Manuscript #2
Brown, Carline ET. AL. -- Rain of Death (1981)
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162 Original Manuscript
3 Correspondence and Reviews
4 Reviews and Selected Clippings
Canada: What's Left? -- eds. John Richards and Don Kerr (1986)
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171 Conference Notes
2 Original Transcript
3 Revised Draft (Copy #1)
4 Revised Draft (Copy #2)
5 Biographical Profiles
6 Correspondence
7 Editor's Correspondence 1982-1986
Douglas Cardinal -- Of the Spirit (1977)
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181 Autographed Copy of Book
Joan Clark -- Notes from a High Thin Wire (1982)
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182 Manuscript
Clarke, Margaret -- The Cutting Season (1984)
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183 Original Manuscript
Clarke, Margaret -- Healing Song (1989)
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184 Original Manuscript (Part I)
5 Original Manuscript (Part II)
6 Correspondence and Promo Material
Crate Taylor, Joan -- Breathing Water (1989)
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191 Original Manuscript (Part I)
2 Original Manuscript (Part II)
3 M.A. Thesis with Correspondence
4 Promotional Campaign
Deverell, Rex -- Deverell of the Globe (1984)
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195 Proofreader's Copy
6 Editor's Correspondence and Notes
7 Promotional Campaign
Edwards, Caterina -- A Whiter Shade of Pale/Becoming Emma (1992)
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201 A Whiter Shade of Pale - Author's Revised Copy
2 Becoming Emma - Author's Revised Copy
3 Multiculturalism - Manuscript Part I
4 Multiculturalism - Manuscript Part II
5 Emma, Emma - Manuscript
Eight Plays for Young People -- ed. Joyce Doolittle
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211 Original Manuscript (Part I)
2 Original Manuscript (Part I)
Five From the Fringe -- ed. Nancy Bell with Diane Bessai (1986)
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213 Copy of Book
4 Correspondence and Publicity
5 The Betrayal -- Manuscripts
6 Cut! -- Manuscript, Reviews and Correspondence
7 The Land Called Morning -- Manuscript, Reviews and Correspondence
8 Life After Hockey -- Manuscript, Reviews and Correspondence
9 One Beautiful Evening -- Manuscript, Reviews and Correspondence
Glass Canyons -- ed. Ian Adam (1984)
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221 Original Manuscripts
2 Manuscripts, Editor's Notes
3 Correspondence with Andrew Suknaski
Gom, Leona -- Housebroken (1986)
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224 Original Manuscript, Part I
5 Original Manuscript, Part II
Goobie, Beth -- Could I Have My Body Back Now, Please? (1991)
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226 Manuscript
7 Initial Editor's Copy
8 Rewrites of "Peripheral Vision"
9 Promotional Campaign
Gowan, Elsie Park -- The Hungry Spirit (1992)
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231 Manuscript (Part I)
2 Manuscript (Part II)
Haley, Susan -- Nest of Singing Birds (1984)
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233 Original Manuscript Part I
4 Original Manuscript Part II
5 Promo Material and Correspondence
Hume, Stephen -- Ghost Camps (1989)
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241 Manuscript (Part I)
2 Manuscript (Part II)
3 Promotional Campaign
Huser, Glen -- Grace Lake (1990)
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244 Manuscript
5 Proofreader's Copy
6 Promotional Campaign
Kerr, Don -- Saskatoon: First Half Century (1982)
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251 Original Manuscript Part I
2 Original Manuscript Part II
3 Original Manuscript Part III
Kleiman, Ed -- The Immortals (1980)
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254 Correspondence and Publicity Material
Kleiman, Ed -- A Newfound Ecstasy (1988)
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255 Original Manuscript
6 Corrected Manuscript and Reader's Comments
7 Promotional Tour
Kostash, Myrna -- All of Baba's Children (2nd Ed.) (1987)
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258 Copy of Revised Edition
9 Revised Forward and New Introduction
Kroetsch, Robert -- The Crow Journals (1980)
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261 Original Manuscripts
Kroetsch, Robert -- Alberta (1993)
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262 Preliminary Edit, Part I
3 Preliminary Edit, Part II
4 Final Edited Copy, Part I
5 Final Edited Copy, Part II
6 Afterword
7 Author's Questionnaire
Ladha, Yasmin -- The Lion's Granddaughter (1992)
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268 Manuscript
9 Manuscript #2
Lysenko, Vera -- Yellow Boots (1992 2nd Ed.)
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271 Photocopy of Original Ed. with Editor's Notes
2 Hard Copy of New Edition Part I
3 Hard Copy of New Edition Part II
Mandel, Miriam -- Station 14 (1978)
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274 Correspondence and Reviews
Marlatt, Daphne -- Ghost Works (1993)
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275 First Draft
6 Author's Proofs
Meili, Dianne -- Those Who Know (1991)
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281 Submitted Manuscript with Evaluation Record
2 First Edited Version
3 Promotional Campaign
Mitchell, Ken -- Davin the Politician (1979)
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274 Original Manuscript
Mitchell, Ken -- Rebels in Time (1991)
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275 Introduction and Preface
6 Initial Edit
7 Final Edit
8 Promotional Campaign
Morrissette, George -- Prairie Howl (1977)
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289 Correspondence and Promo Material
Murphy, Sarah -- The Measure of Miranda (1988)
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291 Original Manuscript Part I
2 Original Manuscript Part II
3 Promotional Material
4 Promotional Material
Murphy, Sarah -- Comic Book Heroine (1990)
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295 Manuscript (Part I)
6 Manuscript (Part II)
7 Promo Material
Murray, David and Robert Murray -- Prairie Builder (1984)
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298 Original Manuscript
NeWest Plays by Women -- eds. Diane Bessai and Don Kerr (1987)
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301 Original Manuscripts (Part I)
2 Original Manuscripts (Part II)
3 Promo Material
4 Correspondence
Nikiforuk, Andrew ET. AL. -- Running on Empty (1987)
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305 Original Manuscript (Part I)
6 Original Manuscript (Part II)
7 Additional Chapters with Corrections and Additions
8 Promo Material and Correspondence
9 Promo Material and Correspondence
Nixon, Rosemary -- Mostly Country (1991)
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311 Manuscript
2 Promotional Campaign
3 Correspondence
O'Callaghan, William John -- How I Flew the Forties (1984)
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314 Original Manuscript
5 Final Edited Manuscript
Pollock, Sharon -- Blood Relations (1982)
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316 Reviews and Publicity Material
Potvin, Elizabeth Ann -- White Lies (For My Mother) (1992)
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321 Manuscript
Ride Off Any Horizon -- eds. Lorne Daniel and Peter Christensen (1983)
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322 Original Manuscript
Ride Off Any Horizon II -- eds. Lorne Daniel and Peter Christensen (1987)
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323 Original Manuscripts
Riskin, Mary Walters -- The Woman Upstairs (1987)
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324 Copy of Layout Sheets
5 Promotional Tour
Roe, Frank -- Getting the "Know-How" (1987)
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331 Original Manuscript ( Homesteader to Hogger )
2 Original Edited Manuscript (Part I)
3 Original Edited Manuscript (Part II)
4 Index, Credits and Correspondence
Rosta, Helen J. -- In the Blood (1982)
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335 Original Manuscripts
Rowe, Stan -- Home Place (1990)
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336 Manuscript Part I
7 Manuscript Part II
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341 Bibliography
2 Promotional Campaign
Scobie, Stephen -- Signature, Event, Cantext (1989)
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343 Manuscript (Part I)
4 Manuscript (Part II)
5 Corrected Proofs
Sherman, Martin -- Elephant Hook (1992)
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346 Final Draft
7 Proofs
Shorten, Lynda -- Without Reserve (1991)
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351 Manuscript (Part I)
2 Manuscript (Part II)
3 Manuscript for "Cougee" Chapter
4 Author's Edits
5 Promotional Campaign
Showing West -- eds. Diane Bessai and Don Kerr (1982)
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356 Original Manuscript and Layout Notes
7 Original Manuscript of "Medicare!"
8 Original Drawings by Anne Anglin
Showing West -- eds. Diane Bessai and Don Kerr (1982)
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356 Original Manuscript and Layout Notes
7 Original Manuscript of "Medicare!"
8 Original Drawings by Anne Anglin
Stenson, Fred -- Last One Home (1988)
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361 Corrected Proofs
2 Correspondence and Promo Material
3 Promotional Tour
Sternberg, Charles H. -- Hunting Dinosaurs (1985 3rd Ed.)
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364 Photocopy of Second Printing (1932)
5 Intro., Index and Bibliography
Stobie, Margaret -- The Other Side of the Rebellion (1986)
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366 Original Manuscript (Part I)
7 Original Manuscript (Part II)
8 Promo Material
Suknaski, Andrew -- The Land They Gave Away (1982)
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371 Original Manuscripts (Uncollected Poems)
2 Intro. and Dedication (Prelim. Drafts)
3 Layout Sheets with Author's Corrections
Three Times Five -- ed. Douglas Barbour (1983)
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374 Original Manuscripts 4
A Toast to Baldy Red -- eds. Sid Holt and George W. Lyon (1991)
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375 Manuscript
6 Revised Draft
7 Publicity and Correspondence
Uher, Lorna -- Black Joy (1978)
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378 Correspondence and Reviews
Van Herk, Aritha -- In Visible Ink (1991)
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381 Original Manuscript
2 First Edit
3 First Proofs
4 Promotional Campaign
Watson, Wilfred -- Plays at the Iron Bridge (1989)
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385 Promo Material
Watson, Wilfred -- Baie Comeau Angel (1993)
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386 Original Stories
7 Author's Master Copy
West of Fiction -- eds. Leah Flater, Aritha van Herk and Rudy Wiebe (1983)
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391 Original Copies of Stories
2 Original Manuscripts
3 Correspondence
4 Correspondence and Editor's Notes
5 Correspondence and Author's Bios
6 Biographical Information
Wiebe, Rudy -- As Far as the Eye Can See (1978)
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397 Correspondence and Promo Material
Wiebe, Rudy -- A Voice in the Land (1981)
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401 Original Manuscript Part I
2 Original Manuscript Part I
3 Editor's Notes and Original Artwork
Wiebe, Rudy -- Playing Dead (1989)
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404 1987 Trinity College Lectures
5 Copy #1
6 Copy #2
7 Promotional Campaign
Wiseman, Christopher -- The Upper Hand (1980-1981)
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408 Correspondence and Promo. Material
Writing the Circle -- eds. Jeanne Perreault and Sylvia Vance (1990)
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411 Manuscript #1 (Part I)
2 Manuscript #1 (Part II)
3 Manuscript #2 (Part I)
4 Manuscript #2 (Part II)
5 Promo Material
6 Promo Material

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IX. Book Proposals 1979-1992
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421 Project Proposals and Rejections 1979-1989
2 Barry, Dr. P. S. - The Canol Project - 1981
3 Dorsey, Candas Jane - The Best of the Bullet - Proposal 1989
4 Foggo, Cheryl - Pouring Down Rain 1988
5 Freeman, Minnie - Life Among the Qualunaat - 1989-1990
6 Hustak, Alan - First Stages - Proposal and First Four Chapters 1985
7 Hustak, Alan - First Stages - Correspondence
8 Johnston, Joan - Feast or Famine - Submission, Evaluation and Correspondence 1992
9 Morris, Mark - Book on Ranching - Proposal and Vote 1988
10 Riches, Brenda - Correspondence - 1983-1986
11 School Poetry Anthology 1982 - Correspondence
12 Schreiber, Ilse - Correspondence Concerning Translation of Her Novel 1980-1981
13 Snow, Kathleen - The Art of Maxwell Bates - 1988-1991
14 Snow, Kathleen - The Art of Maxwell Bates - Correspondence and Production Notes
15 Spalding, Andrea - Alberta's World of Stories 1985
16 Spiess, Brent - Henry Wise Wood Book Proposal 1982
17 Stewart, Sally - We Remember

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X. Unsolicited Manuscripts and Replies 1980-1992
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431 1980-1984
2 1983-1987
3 Correspondence for Manuscripts Rejected by Literary Advisory Board 1984-1987
4 Correspondence Regarding Manuscripts Accepted for Evaluation 1984-1988
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441 Requests to Submit Manuscripts 1988-1990
2 Asked Not to Submit Manuscripts 1986-1988
3 1988
4 1989 January - May
5 1989 June - August
6 1989 September - November
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451 December 1989 - January 1990
2 1990 February - March
3 1990 April - July
4 1990-1991 A-C (Author's Last Name)
5 1990-1991 D-J
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461 1990-1991 K-N
2 1990-1991 N-S
3 1990-1991 T-W
4 1991-1992 A-D
5 1991-1992 E-H
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471 1991-1992 J-L
2 1991-1992 M-N
3 1991-1992 O-R
4 1991-1992 S-W
5 Longspoon Press 1990-1992
6 Record of Manuscript Submissions 1984-1986

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XI. Electronic Records [1980s-1990s]
Manuscript Disks Accessible Through Word Perfect:
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481 Winter of the White Wolf Winter of the White Wolf
2-3 Blodgett, E. D. - Da Capo

(2 disks)

4-8 Boddy, Trevor - The Architecture of Douglas Cardinal

(5 disks)

9 Bowering, George - Imaginary Hand
10-12 Clarke, Margaret - The Cutting Season

(3 disks)

13-14 Crate Taylor, Joan - Breathing Water

(2 disks)

15-17 Hume, Stephen - Ghost Camps

(3 disks)

18 Huser, Glen - Grace Lake
19-20 Murphy, Sarah - Comic Book Heroine

(2 disks)

21-22 Nikiforuk ET AL - Running on Empty

(2 disks)

23-27 Rowe, Stan - Home Place

(5 disks)

28-30 Scobie, Stephen - Signature, Event, Cantext

(3 disks)

Partially Accessible Manuscript Disks
Unreadable Manuscript Disks
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49 Macintosh Disks - Manuscripts on Microsoft Word
Backup Office Files
Systems Disks
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50 Backup Office Files
Systems Disks

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Photograph Collection (PC 119) 1979-1991
Boddy, Trevor -- The Architecture of Douglas Cardinal (1988)
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1 Cover Photo of Museum of Civilization
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1 photos of Museum of Civilization under construction
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1 b&w portrait of Cardinal as a youth
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1 b&w portrait of Cardinal as a youth
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1 Contact sheet of color portraits from 120sq. negs.
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1 Karsh portrait of Cardinal
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1 Stony Plain Studios
Brown, Caroline ET AL -- Rain of Death (1981)
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2 photo of authors
Crate Taylor, Joan -- Breathing Water (1989)
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3 cover transparency
Edwards, Caterina -- The Lion's Mouth (1982)
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4 photo of author
Goobie, Beth -- Could I Have My Body Back Now, Please? (1991)
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5 2 photos of author
Haley, Susan -- Nest of Singing Birds (1984)
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6 author photo
Hecht, Armin -- Prince Rupert (1985)
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7 4 photos of harbor under construction
Meili, Dianne -- Those Who Know (1991)
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8 colour portrait of author
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8 5 photos of author
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8 slide of Maggie Black Kettle (Cover Photo)
Mitchell, Ken -- Rebels in Time (1991)
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9 Three performance photos from Vancouver Sun
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934-39 5 performance photos of "Davin the Politician" with accompanying note
Murphy, Sarah -- The Measure of Miranda (1988)
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10 author photo
Nison, Rosemary Deckert -- Mostly Country (1991)
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11 3 author photos
Rosta, Helen J. -- In the Blood (1982)
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12 author photo
Showing West -- eds. Diane Bessai and Don Kerr (1982)
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13 mock-up of cover
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13 photos of "The West Show"
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13 photos of "As Far as the Eye Can See"
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13 photos of "Medicare!"
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13 archival photos of 1962 Medicare controversy
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13 photos of Theatre Passe Muraille theatrical company
Stenson, Fred -- Last One Home (1988)
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14 photo of author
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14 slide and print of cover painting
A Toast to Baldy Red -- eds. Sid Holt and George W. Lyon (1991)
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15 Photos of the editors
Uher, Lorna -- Crow's Black Joy (1979)
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16 photo of author
Wiebe, Rudy -- A Voice in the Land (1981)
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17 large portrait of author
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17 photo of author
Miscellaneous Photos
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18 launch party for Scorched Wood People by Rudy Wiebe, Nov. 1979
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18 1979 Conference on the Radical Tradition in Western Canadian Politics (15 photos with negatives)
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18 Towards An Indigenous Forum: First NeWest 91-100 Forum on the Arts 1979 (4 large prints and 6 layout sheets)
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18 Group Photo of Original 1982 Shareholders
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18 Photo of Kathleen Snow, author of proposed book on Maxwell Bates
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18 Slide of Maxwell Bates self-portrait

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Tape Collection (TC 81) 1979-1988
NeWest Institute 1979 Summer Conference "Towards an Indigenous Form" - proceedings of conference and interviews by Stephen Scobie
"The Today Show" interview with Diane Bessai about change in structure of NeWest Press, 1982
"Fine Lines" interview with Sarah Murphy; includes excerpt from The Measure of Miranda , 1988
"Book Bits" promotional tape - Side 1 includes interview with Andrew Nikiforuk, one of the authors of Running on Empty

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