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filling Station fonds
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- Source of title proper: Title based on contents of fonds.
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- filling Station Publications Society
Physical description area
73 cm textual records
28 floppy disks
10 optical discs (9 CD-Rs; 1 CD)
6 audio cassettes
1 video cassette
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Archival description area
Name of creator
The filling Station Publications Society formed in 1993 in Calgary, Alberta, for the purpose of publishing a literary arts magazine for the city of Calgary. Founding members include Tom Muir, Rob Brander, Brad Harris, Russ Ricky, Nicole Ethier, Theresa Smalec, Doug Steedman, Stephanie Rogers, Annette Perry and Laura Authier. The filling Station Publications Society is a registered non-profit society whose volunteer members publish "filling Station" magazine approximately three times a year. The first issue of "filling Station" appeared in 1994 under a mandate to promote innovative and original Canadian poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. "filling Station" magazine circulated 500 copies per issue circa 1995 under Managing Editor Blaine Kyllo. Derek Beaulieu was Co-Managing Editor from 1998–2001, Managing Editor and Poetry Editor from 2004–2008, and served on the board of directors of the filling Station Publications Society from 2003–2008.
The filling Station Publications Society also hosts events and fundraisers, and publishes stand-alone literary chapbooks. It is funded by granting organizations such as the Canada Council for the Arts, the Alberta Ministry of Culture and Community Spirit (formerly Alberta Foundation for the Arts), and the Calgary Arts Development Authority. Their website, fillingstation.com, was launched in 2001. In 2003, members of the society established a monthly reading series, flywheel, held at Pages Books on Kensington in Calgary. "filling Station" magazine is available by subscription and distributed to bookstores and libraries by Magazines Canada. As of 2017, the Managing Editor is Nikki Sheppy and Marc Lynch is President of the Board of Directors.
Records were in the custody of Derek Beaulieu prior to their acquisition by SFU Library Special Collections and Rare Books in 2005, 2011 and 2015.
Scope and content
Fonds consists of records documenting the establishment of the filling Station Publications Society in Calgary, Alberta, in 1993, and its ongoing business editing and publishing "filling Station" magazine, individual chapbooks and hosting literary events. Fonds is arranged into the following six series: Administrative records (1993–2008); Financial records (1993–2008); Marketing files (1993–2002); Editorial files (1995–2004); Event files (1993–2001); and Chapbooks (1993–2006).
Fax paper is fading.
Immediate source of acquisition
Arrangement based on original groupings of records.
Language of material
Script of material
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Availability of other formats
Digitized audio materials are available for research in SFU Digitized Collections: https://digital.lib.sfu.ca/spokenweb-collection/unarchiving-margins
Restrictions on access
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Works in this fonds, e.g. poetry, music, essays, and other written material, are under copyright. Researchers are required to secure permission from the copyright holder(s) for uses of this material other than those covered by fair dealing.
File listing is available.
Generated finding aid
Issues 1-62 of "filling Station" magazine are available in SFU Library Special Collections’ CLC Serials.
Further accruals are expected.
BCAUL control number: SFL--2388
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- filling Station Publications Society (Subject)
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Canadian Rules for Archival Description (RAD), 2008 edition.
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Dates of creation, revision and deletion
Created May 14, 2014, LZ. Revised February 2017 to include series and file-level descriptions, SS.
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Script of description
filling Station website: http://www.fillingstation.ca/