Fonds consists of records reflecting Hoffer`s bookselling and publishing activities during the 1980s. Records include correspondence, fiscal files, client files, journals, book catalogues, galleys, proofsheets, critical pieces, articles, and review. The fonds is composed of the following series: Series 1. Correspondence, Series 2. Publication files, Series 3. Business files, Series 4, Miscellaneous.
Fonds consists of manuscripts, page proofs, editorial and general correspondence, contracts, promotional and biographical materials. Included in the fonds are archival materials for Vi Plotnikoff's Head Cook at Wedding and Funerals (1994), first collection of Doukhobor short stories published and the first widely published literary writings by a Doukhobor woman, and George Elliott Clarke's poem-novel Whylah Falls (1990), later adapted for the stage and film, along with materials related to the publication of other works in Polestar's catalogue.
The fonds consists of records created by Duke from approximately 1946 to 2006. They are related to all aspects of Duke’s life and career. Among other types of records, the fonds includes: • Drafts of Duke's articles, essays and speeches • Personal and production photographs • Annotated working scripts of various television and film productions • Personal and administrative correspondence • Legal records, personal and administrative correspondence pertaining to the takeover of CKVU-TV • Awards • Personal notes • Journals • Press clippings featuring work by and about Duke • Ephemera collected by Duke • Audio/visual material
Series have been determined during archival processing and are primarily based on the various activities that Duke engaged in over his life and working career (see the Arrangement note below for more details about series arrangement). The series are: • CKVU • CBC • Friends of Canadian Broadcasting • Banff Television Festival • Vancouver Awards Show • General business correspondence • Personal correspondence • Essays and articles • Personal notes • Personal journals • Agendas • Personal publicity • Film and television works • Speeches • Research • Ephemera • Audio recordings • Videocassettes • Photographs