Fonds consists of records created or accumulated by Derek Beaulieu through his personal and professional activities, primarily from the 1990s to 2015. Records document his work as publisher of housepress and No press, and his work as a writer, editor, art and literature student and creative writing instructor.
Fonds is arranged into the following eight series: housepress (1997–2007); No press (2005–2015); Writings (1991–2015); Correspondence (1994–2015); Artworks (1996–[before 2013]); Notebooks, sketchbooks and daytimers (1987–2015); Promotional records ([199-]–) and Personal records (1994–2007).
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
The fonds consists mainly of textual materials, including correspondence and diaries. Also present are photo albums, photographs and negatives. The fonds has been arranged into the following seven series: Personal correspondence (1934-1988), Diaries (1914-1973), Desktop diaries (1962-1973), Personal miscellaneous items (1937-1978), Photographs (1927-2002), and Outlawry of War (1921-1960).