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Association of Canadian Publishers fonds Sub-series
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Subseries consists of records relating to the Canadabooks project. Documented are its endeavors to increase the sale of members' titles in the educational field through salespersons and production of joint catalogues. Included are bylaws, minutes and papers of the Board of Governors and general meetings, correspondence, financial statements, contracts, reports and catalogues.

Policy files

Subseries consists of records relating to the subject of government policy in the fields of copyright, foreign investment, co-publishing, cultural industries and book tariffs. Also documented is the Tariff Monitoring Work Group, a joint government/industry endeavour under the auspices of the Book and Periodical Development Council set up to monitor the effects of zero-rating the import tariff on books. Included are articles, briefs, minutes and papers.

Foreign Investment Review Act

Subseries consists of records relating to the federal Foreign Investment Review Act (FIRA) and on the ownership changes of particular publishing companies, control within the North American publishing industry, and the public response to the threatened closure of Macmillan Publishing in 1980. Included are legislation, correspondence, annual and other reports, clippings, newsletters, memoranda and news releases.

Foreign fairs

Subseries consists of records relating to ACP and Canadian publishers attendance and book displays at major international book fairs such as London, Frankfurt and Bologna. Included are correspondence, memoranda, telegrams, lists, notes, clippings, business cards, brochures, programs, floor plans and photographs.

Canadian Book Information Centre

Subseries consists of records of the Canadian Book Information Centre prior to its restructuring in 1976. Also documented is the Library Information Project, a survey of libraries intended to enhance the services offered by publishers and suppliers. Included are minutes and papers of the management and executive committees, correspondence, brochures, catalogues, reports and budgets.

Fulfillment Working Group papers

Subseries consists of records of the Fulfillment Working Group. Chaired by James Lorimer, the group researched the viability of organizing a co-operative publishers warehouse. The group commissioned studies from Rien Hennephof and Haskin and Sells and drew up a proposal which was never implemented. Included are correspondence, papers, surveys, and proposals.


Subseries consists of records relating to the IPA/ACP work with Statistics Canada to improve and refine the federal governments' annual statistics on the book publishing industry. Included are a draft and final versions of the survey questionnaires, survey booklets, draft reports, statistical tables, correspondence and clippings.

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