Atlantic Provinces Book Review and Service fonds

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    • 1974-2003 (Creation)
      Atlantic Provinces Book Review and Service (Halifax, N.S.)

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    1.69 m of textual records
    7 audio cassette tapes
    24 photographs : b&w ; 12 x 18 cm

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    The Atlantic Provinces Book Review and Service was founded through grants and the authorization of the Canada Council, at Halifax, Nova Scotia. It consists of representatives from the following: the Writers' federation of Nova Scotia, the Atlantic Publishers' Association, the Atlantic Booksellers' Association, the Atlantic Librarians' Association, and members of the newspaper community. The Atlantic Provinces Book Review was published as a community service by Saint Mary's University, in cooperation with the Writer's Foundation of Nova Scotia and the Atlantic Publishers Association and reported to the Vice-President Academic and Research of Saint Mary's University. Known editors are: Terry Whalen (1982-1990), David Pigot (1990-1991), and Elizabeth Eve (1991-1992). Only one Board chair is known: Ken MacKinnon (1982-1984). The Service made copies of book reviews available for reprint in other publications. The Review was also made available to newspapers as an insert or "supplement."

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    Fonds consists of documents related to the activities of the Atlantic Provinces Book Review Society and the production of its periodical Atlantic Books Today (formerly Atlantic Provinces Book Review). Fonds includes information concerning editor's reports, business manager reports, treasurer's report, reviewers' contracts, Board of Directors meeting minutes, budgets, review issues, and correspondence.

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    Fonds was donated by Atlantic Provinces Book Review Society.


    Arranged alphabetically. Issues of the "Atlantic Provinces Book Review"/"Atlantic Books Today" have been separated from the fonds for conservation purposes.

    Some of the records were received with no apparent order. Fonds arrangement reflects the activities of publishing APBR and ABT.

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        1998.8 and 2005.016.1 merged with 2002.47.

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