Fonds MsC 138 - Douglas & McIntyre fonds

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Douglas & McIntyre fonds

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MsC 138

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  • 1971-2010 (Creation)
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    Douglas & McInytre

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ca. 305 m of textual records and graphic material

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(1971-)

Administrative history

Douglas & McIntyre was incorporated in 1964 as J.J. Douglas Limited, as Canada’s first B.C.-based library wholesaler. Scott McIntyre joined its founder Jim Douglas as a partner in 1971 and they began publishing books focused on western Canadian writers. In 1978, the company was renamed Douglas & McIntyre; it went on to publish over 2,000 adult trade, children's trade, and educational titles in the fields of art and architecture, Canadian literature, First Nations issues, politics, food and wine, and current affairs. At one time, Douglas & McIntyre was the largest English-language book publishing in Western Canada. Authors include Robert Bringhurst, Wade Davies, Emily Carr, Douglas Coupland, Will Ferguson, Fred Herzog, Jeff Wall, Bill Reid, Farley Mowat, Vikram Vij and Wayson Choy. The Douglas & McIntyre backlist and contracts were sold to Harbour Publishing in 2013, which continues to publish under the Douglas & McIntyre imprint.

Custodial history

Records were in the custody of Douglas & McIntyre before their acquisition by Simon Fraser University Library Special Collections and Rare Books in 1998 and 1999. Further materials were acquired in 2000, 2004 and 2010.

Scope and content

Fonds consists of records relating to the activities and management of the publishing company, including correspondence, financial documents, administrative files, rejection letters, educational materials, edited manuscripts, page proofs, printer proofs, production graphics, design mockups, teacher accompaniments, newspaper clippings, catalogues and sales reports. Fonds also contains Scott McIntyre's records from his work with the Canadian Pacific Publishing Society, and books published by Douglas & McIntyre, including the imprints Greystone Books, Groundwood Books, and Western Producer Prairie Books.

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  • English

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This fonds has not been processed. Restrictions on access may apply; please consult staff for more information. Permission from the donor is required to access files designated “restricted”.

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Printed inventories are available.

Associated materials

Related materials found in Western Producer Prairie Books fonds at University of Regina Archives. http://www.uregina.ca/library/assets/docs/pdf/finding_aids/89_58.pdf

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Created December 16, 2015. SS
Revised January 11, 2018. MH

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