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DESCANT SERIES ENTRIES

DESCANT SERIES ENTRIES

 

MsC 304.1 – 304.10

Descant.

            Correspondence series.

            1976-1996.

            1.25 m.

            Series consists of correspondence with authors, artists, literary agents, printers, editors, government officials, subscribers, advertisers and others in the literary, publishing and magazine fields; newspaper clippings; manuscripts; gallery notices; resumés; subscription cards.  Series consists of two sub-series: general correspondence and authors and artists.  The first sub-series is arranged chronologically by file.  The second is arranged alphabetically by author’s last name.

Title based on contents of series.

 

MsC 304 304.11 – 304.22

Descant.

            Financial series.

            1973-1993.

            1.5 m.

            Series consist of correspondence relating to financial matters with granting agencies, subscribers, writers, mailing houses and others in the literary, publishing and magazine fields; financial statements; subscription cards; grant applications; writers’ reserve applications; census materials; and promotion.  Series consists of three sub-series: general financial, subscription records, and grants and granting agencies.  Files are arranged chronologically.

Title based on contents of series.

 

MsC 304.23 – 304.39.7

Descant.

            Administration series.

            Pre-summer 1974-1997.

            2.0625 m.

            Series consists of correspondence with writers, editors, Descant staff, conference /workshop organizers; and others in the literary, publishing and magazine fields; authors’ cards, publishing information, resumes, curriculum vitae, awards, intra-office memos and materials, job descriptions, submission logs; files on potential ideas, agendas, editors’ rejection files, manuscripts; readership surveys; traveling consultants; and Canadian Periodical Publishers Association (CPPA)/Canadian Magazine Publishers Association (CMPA) information.  Series consists of eight sub-series: general administration, potential ideas, agendas, general rejection files, editors’ rejection files, submission records, conferences/workshops/awards, Canadian Periodical Publishers Association/Canadian Magazine Publishers Association.  All the sub-series are arranged chronologically by file, except for potential ideas, which is arranged alphabetically by file title.

Title based on contents of series.

 

MsC 304.39.8 – 304.43.6

Descant.

            Promotion and marketing series.

            1977-1995.

            0.5 m.

            Series consists of promotional, marketing, advertising and distribution materials, including correspondence, for specific Descant issues, as well as general information; Descant newsletters; exchange advertisements; press releases; fundraising; and book fairs.  Files are arranged chronologically.

Title based on contents of series.

 

MsC 304.43.7 – 403.45.10

Descant.

            Manuscripts and artwork series.

            [19--]; 1982-1992.

0.45 m of textual records.

0.82 m of graphic records.

Series consists of correspondence with writers; editors’ notes; unsolicited manuscripts; rejected manuscripts that writers did not wish returned; manuscripts accepted but never published; manuscripts held for self-addressed, stamped envelopes; and artwork could not be attributed to specific issues.  Series consists of two sub-series: manuscripts and artwork.  Files are arranged chronologically.

Title based on contents of series.

 

MsC 304.45.11 – 304.92

Descant

            Production files series.

            1971-1998.

            5.6 m.

            Series consists of production files for Descant issues, including correspondence with writers, printers, agents and others in the literary, publishing and magazine fields; contributors’ notes; biographies; newspaper clippings; promotion; advertisements; manuscripts; cover design; galleys; vandykes; linotronic outputs; proofs; mock ups; and artwork. Series also includes correspondence, manuscripts, editors’ notes; and promotion for Descant’s first novella competition.  Series consist of two sub-series: issues and novella competition.  The first sub-series is arranged chronologically by issue.  The second is arranged alphabetically by file title.

            Title based on contents of series.


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