Pottersfield Press

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Pottersfield Press

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1 m of textual records and other material

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Pottersfield Press was founded in 1978 by its managing editor, Lesley Choyce, and grew out of the literary annual Pottersfield Portfolio. The Press is committed to promoting work written by Maritime and Newfoundland writers and first-time authors, and publishes a wide range of fiction and non-fiction about Atlantic Canada, including biography, history, health and the environment.

Pottersfield Press books have received numerous awards, including the Milton Acorn People's Poet of Canada Award, Air Canada Award, Dartmouth Book Award, and the Evelyn Richardson Award for best nonfiction book. Many of Pottersfield's children's books have been selected for the "Our Choice" list by the Canadian Children's Book Centre. The press is based in Lawrencetown Beach, Nova Scotia, and its books are distributed in Canada and the United States by Nimbus Publishing.

Custodial history

Records were in the custody of the donor (Lesley Choyce) until they were received by the Archives in June 2013.

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This accrual primarily contains book typescripts, page proofs and cover proofs illustrating various stages of the editorial process. There is a limited volume of correspondence relating to both the editorial process and administrative functions such as permissions and sales.

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Records were refoldered and labelled, but files remain in the order in which they arrived from the donor, with the exception of miscellaneous loose correspondence, which was ordered chronologically by the archivist.

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  • English

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See Lesley Choyce (MS-2-598) and Pottersfield Press (MS-2-684).

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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Pottersfield Press, MS-4-254.2013-041, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives and Special Collections, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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This series description comes from the Dalhousie University Archives Catalog. The complete, original description is available there.

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