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Accession Number: 87-018


State of English Language Publishing in Canada Conference fonds. -- 1975. -- 30.5 cm of textual records.

Biography / History

The Conference on the State of English Language Publishing in Canada was sponsored by Trent University's Cultural Studies Program. Held in 1975 at the University on January 24 and 25 it had writers, teachers, publishers and librarians who attended, presented and discussed papers on a variety of subjects. Each delegate at the conference was assigned a student as a guide and host. Secretary of State, Hugh Faulkner gave the opening address and speech to the delegates. Out of the conference was the founding of the Canadian Book and Periodical Development Council. (Taken from: Cole, A.O.C. "Trent the Making of a University, 1957-1987." Trent University, 1992.)

Custodial History

This fonds was in the custody of John Wadland before it was donated to the Trent University Archives.

Scope and Content

This fonds consists of correspondence, accounts, notes, clippings and articles relating to the conference held at Trent University on January 24 and 25, 1975. There are also 3 copies of Journal of Canadian Studies edition with papers from the conference.


Title based on subject of fonds.

This fonds was donated by Professor John Wadland.

Restrictions: N

Finding aids: Y

Finding Aid

Binder 1: pre-confederation preparations; conference material; addresses by Hon. Hugh Faulkner; correspondence; budget

Binder 2: assorted clippings relating to the conference; 3 copies of May 1975 edition of the Journal of Canadian Studies which dealt with the conference