Title and statement of responsibility area
Makara Magazine fonds
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- Source of title proper: Title based on provenance of the fonds.
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Dates of creation area
1975 - 1979 (Creation)
- Makara Magazine
Physical description area
75 cm of textual records
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Name of creator
The Pacific Women's Graphic Arts Cooperative, in co-operation with Press Gang Publishers (a feminist press in Vancouver), produced Makara magazine from 1975 to 1978. The magazine was billed as "The Canadian magazine by women for people," and sought to explore alternatives to traditional journal structures and work toward positive social change. Makara is a general interest magazine that reflects a wide range of interests and philosophies, and contains fiction, articles, interviews and dialogue, features, and children's section. The Co-operative, consisting of ten women, controlled the majority of production, with printing and four-colour layout done by Press Gang. Makara stopped publishing after 13 issues because it was not self-supporting; sales and advertising revenues did not cover printing costs or salaries.
The records of Makara were given to Margo Dunn when the magazine ceased to publish. They were retained in Ms. Dunn's custody until donated to the Simon Fraser University Archives.
Scope and content
Fonds consists of records created, received and collected in the process of publishing Makara magazine. Records reflect general operation, correspondence, production, and advertising. Includes correspondence, notes, distribution lists, articles, clippings, surveys, manuscripts, lay-out roughs, illustrations, press releases, contracts, promotional material and notes.
Immediate source of acquisition
The fonds was donated by Margo Dunn to the Simon Fraser University Archives in a series of accessions from 1997 to 1999.
The materials were arranged by the Archivist.
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Restrictions on access
Some files may contain personal or confidential information. Access to these files may be restricted as stipulated by Archives policy or the donor. Files marked 'pending review' must be reviewed by an archivist prior to release, and as a result of the review access restrictions may apply. Please see the file lists and consult the archivist for more details.
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Series descriptions and file lists are available.
All accessions have been processed as of September 2002. No further accruals are expected.
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Finding aid prepared by Krisztina Laszlo, Frances Fournier, Enid Britt (December 1999).
Reprinted August 2005.
Updated by Richard Dancy (March 2006).