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Arc Magazine fonds. - 1969-1994. - 5 m of textual record.

Administrative History

Arc Magazine was established in the spring of 1978 with a commitment to publish Canada's cutting-edge poetry and criticism. The literary magazine was edited by Chris Levenson, poet and professor of English literature at Carleton University. The Arc Reading Series preceded the founding of the magazine and brought many Canadian, and other, writers to Ottawa. Although the Arc Reading Series ended in 1994, Arc Magazine continues under new editors.

Scope and Content

The Arc Magazine fonds includes business correspondence covering 1981 to 1987; evaluation sheets for poems submitted to Arc Magazine for the period 1978-1987; business records covering 1981 to 1987; minutes of meetings of editorial board, 1981 to 1987; records of the Arc Reading Series, 1969 to 1985. The second accession of the Arc Reading Series fonds, received in 1994, contains correspondence, financial records and publicity material.

Immediate Source of Acquisition: Acquired from Chris Levenson and Lorna Knight in 1990 and 1994. [1990-19, 1994-18]

Language: material in the fonds is in English.

Restrictions: none.

Finding Aid: preliminary list available for first accession.

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