Fonds CAUP - Canadian University Press fonds

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Canadian University Press fonds

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  • 1937-2013 (Creation)
    Canadian University Press

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  • 13.35 m of textual records and other material

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Canadian University Press is a national, non-profit co-operative that was formed in 1938. Their mandate is to unite, strengthen and support the Canadian student press. It is owned and operated by student newspapers across Canada, and is a vehicle by which those newspapers exchange stories and ideas. Although once English only, it is now a bilingual organization: its French language branch is Presse universitaire canadienne. It provides a news wire service comprised of original content (contributed by member papers and CUP staff), a graphics exchange, a national advertising agency, resource material, a style guide, listservs, membership newsletters, and various employment, internship, mentorship and networking opportunities, as well as discounted conferences. Content is edited by the national bureau chief, and is then made available for publication in member papers. The annual conference also constitutes the annual general meeting.
Canadian University Press is divided into six regions: WRCUP (Western, including B.C. and the Yukon); PNCUP (Prairies and Northern, including Alberta, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Saskatchewan); ORCUP (Ontario); CUPbeq (Quebec); ARCUP (Atlantic, including New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and P.E.I.); and PUC (Presse universitaire canadienne, including all French language members, regardless of geography).

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This fonds consists of 20 series that contain textual, graphic and audio material encompassing all aspects of the organization and its activities and records. They are as follows: National conferences, News service, Feature service, Atlantic region of Canadian University Press, Western Region of Canadian University Press, House organ, Subject files, Graphics exchange, Campus Plus, Quebec Region of Canadian University Press, Ontario Region of Canadian University Press, Youthstream, CUP history, John H. McDonald Foundation, National executive, Newspapers, Ephemera, Videocassettes, Audio cassettes, and Discs.

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Includes: 6 videocassettes, 199 audio cassettes, 15 plaques, 8 CD-ROMs, 2 zip discs, 13 posters, and 22 floppy disks.

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