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CBC

Series consists of records related to film and television productions that Duke was involved in when employed by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). Records include drafts of screenplays, scripts, publicity, administrative documents, and other records related to the creation and production of Duke's projects. This series contains records related to the following projects:
• Zero Base Broadcast (1984)
• Eye Level (1987-1988)
• Les Crane Show (1964-1965)
• Quest (ca. 1962)
• The Insiders (19-)
• Wojeck (1990)

Friends of Canadian Broadcasting

Series consists mainly of textual material pertaining to Duke's involvement with the Friends of Canadian Broadcasting. This series includes business correspondence and personal information regarding Duke's role within the organization.

Vancouver Awards Show

Series consists mainly of textual material pertaining to Duke's involvement in organizing and scripting the Vancouver Awards Show. This series includes business correspondence, personal notes, draft scripts, publicity and information regarding Duke's contributions to the show’s production.

Personal correspondence

Series consists of records related to Duke’s personal and administrative affairs. This series includes:
• Personal notes and memos written by Duke for family, friends and staff
• Correspondence received by Duke from family, friends and business associates
• Administrative correspondence received by Duke from agents, publishers and other associates
• Miscellaneous ephemera collected by Duke
• This series also contains records relating to Duke’s administrative affairs

Among those who Duke received correspondence from are the following:
• Anne-Marie Duke (1985-2000)
• Brian and David Duke (1986-2001)
• Cliff Robertson (1960-1969)
• David Darriff (1951)
• Don Erickson (1951-1952)
• Eve Duke (1961-1981)
• Henry Miller (1961-1962)
• Jeremy Geidt (1965-1966)
• Mordecai Richler (1961)
• Norman Klenman (1966)
• Sir Fitzroy Maclean (1962)
• Yu Hong (2001-2004)

Personal notes

Series consists of notes, notebooks/journals, and press clippings that are both specifically related to projects and also those not directly linked to a specific project. Topics include:
• Autobiography (19-)
• Savary Island (1981-2004)
• BC Film (1995)

Ephemera

Series consists of items such as bank books, report cards, pay stubs, receipts, architectural blueprints, press passes, event ticket stubs and house design notes.

Business operational files and related records

Series consists of correspondence with professional organizations, governmental departments or ministries, and service providers dealt with in the course of normal business. Records include: internal communications, external correspondence, reports, grant applications and awards, contracts, minutes, notes, trade publications, contracts, memorandum, and invoices.

Sales figures records

Series consists of balance sheets detailing book sales by title per month, grouped by year. The reports visibly grow more complex over the years as computerization and software allowed for greater detail in accounting. Records include: balance sheets, both handwritten and printouts.

Payroll and taxes records

Series consists of financial records relating to payroll, taxes and employment forms. Records include: financial statements, printouts, balance sheets, notes, tax statements and receipts.

No press

Series consists of the chapbooks and editorial records generated from the publishing activity of No press since its founding. Series contains the following sub-series: No press publications (2005–2015); Editorial files (2005–2014).

No press

General business correspondence

Series consists of records related to Duke’s personal and administrative affairs. This diverse series includes:
• Personal notes and memos written by Duke for family, friends and staff
• Correspondence received by Duke from family, friends and business associates
• Administrative correspondence received by Duke from agents, publishers and other associates
• Receipts, bills and other financial records
• Personal and administrative faxes

Personal journals

Series consists of notebooks, journals, notes and press clippings. From about 1945 to 2005 Duke made nearly daily entries in notebooks. These notebooks contain Duke’s thoughts, observations and concepts for future projects ranging from articles to screenplays, legal proceedings, housing plans and travel accounts.

Photographs

Series consists of various production, personal and publicity photographs as well as photographs used for legal purposes.

Author correspondence

Series consists of correspondence between the publisher and various authors regarding current and future projects, editorial discussions and decisions, revisions, biographical information, book tour information, financial estimates and payments, and press coverage. Records include: correspondence, invoices, orders, receipts, notes, contracts, trade publications, photographs and newspaper clippings.

For related materials, see also: Series 5: Editorial correspondence and related records and Series 8: Royalties and related correspondence

Editorial correspondence and related records

Series consists of correspondence between the publisher, sub-contractors, vendors, promoters and authors. Most files contain instructions and drafts as to editorial layout, typesetting, artwork, etc. Records include: correspondence, style sheets, contracts, invoices, grant applications, editorial copy, galley proofs, newspaper clippings, magazines, cartoons, photographs and a poster.

For related materials, see also Series 2: Author correspondence and Series 8: Royalties and related correspondence.

housepress

Series consists of the publications and other records generated from the publishing activity of housepress over its seven-year existence. Series contains the following sub-series: housepress publications (1997–2007), Editorial files (1997–[before 2005]), Administrative files (1998–2004), Financial records (1999–2007), Electronic file backups ([ca. 1999]–[ca. 2003]), and Objects ([between 1997 and 2004]).

housepress

Agendas

Series consists of 8 Economist hard-bound agendas. These agendas outline Duke’s personal and professional schedules during this time period.

Speeches

Series consists of records relating to Duke’s public appearances. The records include speaking notes and research related to these events. Includes records relating to the following speaking events and interviews:
• CRTC hearings (1980)
• Variety Club Celebrity Roast: Hy Aisenstat (1980)
• Harvey Heart Memorial (1990)
• Langara College Speech (1995)
• "Save the CBC Rally" (1997)
• Leo Awards (1999)
• CRTC Appearance (1999)
• Sing Tao School of Journalism (1999)
• "Redefining English Canada" (2000)
• Lifetime Achievement Award (2003)
• SFU Convocation (2004)

Audio recordings

Series consists of audio recordings made by Duke including personal musical compilations, family voice recordings, interviews with Duke and various production themes.

Videocassettes

Series consists of video recordings including copies of Duke’s cinematic productions, interviews and award presentations.

Administrative records

Series consists of correspondence, legal and financial records, notes, manuals, plans, agreements, project files, customer survey research and other materials generated or used by Celia Duthie, as president of Duthie Books, Ltd.

Accounts correspondence and invoices

Series consists of accounts payable and received by various vendors, distributers, professional organizations and service providers dealt with in the course of normal business. Records include: correspondence, balance sheets, invoices, orders, receipts, contracts, trade publications, and newspaper clippings.

Book reviews and related records

Series consists of correspondence related to the marketing, reviews and sales of New Star publications. The majority of the series are news clippings of various book reviews. Records include: correspondence, photocopies of articles, newspaper clippings and cartoons, and trade publications.

CKVU

Series consists mainly of textual material pertaining to the business transactions, staffing, and programming of CKVU-TV Vancouver. Due to the takeover of the station by Global TV and the subsequent litigations, this series also contains various legal records including transcripts of court proceedings, settlement contracts, affidavits and subpoenas. This series also includes business correspondence and personal information regarding Duke's role within the organization.

Banff Television Festival

Series consists mainly of textual material pertaining to Duke's involvement with the Banff Television Festival. This series includes business correspondence, personal notes and information regarding Duke's contributions to adjudications and presentations within the organization.

Essays and articles

Series consists of drafts, final versions, correspondence, notes and clippings related to Duke’s work as an essayist.

Personal publicity

Series consists of magazines, newspapers, clippings and photocopies of articles about Duke or his various projects. Clippings were either set aside by Duke himself, or received from professional press clippings companies.

Film and television works

Series consists of records related to film and television productions that Duke was involved with. Records include drafts of screenplays, scripts, publicity, call sheets, administrative documents, shooting scripts, itineraries and other records related to the development and production of Duke’s cinematic projects. This series contains records related to the following projects:
• "A Cry For Help" (1975)
• "An Ill Wind" (1988)
• "The Angel of English Bay" (1988)
• "A Sparrow Falls" (1993)
• "A Tale From Bali" (1988)
• "Citizenship" (1952)
• "Close Up" CBC (1958)
• "Columbo: Smokescreen" (1990)
• "Dance of Shiva" (1990)
• "Hard Feelings" (1980)
• "I Heard the Owl Call My Name" (1973)
• "Memory of a Murder" (1992)
• "Nude" (1987-1990)
• "Pauline" (1997)
• "Payday" (1973)
• "Silent Partner" (1982)
• "Stock Exchange" (1989-1990)
• "Sunday" (1966-1967)
• "Tai-Pan" (1985-1986)
• "The China Story" (1991)
• "The Heritage Minute" (1990)
• "The Insiders" (1991)
• "The Nightingale Saga" (1984)
• "The Raincoast Chronicles" (1989-1994)
• "The Thorn Birds" (1982)
• "When We Were Young" (1989)
• "Wojeck" (1989-1990)

Research

Series consists of notes, notebooks/journals, and press clippings that are not directly linked to a specific project. These notes contain Duke’s thoughts, observations and concepts for future subjects. This series also contains material related to:
• Brian Boru (1999)
• CBC (1993-1994)
• Pramoedya Anata Toer (1999)
• Vancouver Institute (1998-1999)
• Vancouver Television (1998)