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Dramatists' Co-op of Nova Scotia fonds
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- Textual record
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- Dramatists' Co-op of Nova Scotia.
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26 cm of textual records. - 80 printed scripts. - 34 manuscripts. - 54 newsletters. - 2 posters.
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The Dramatists' Co-op of Nova Scotia, an offshoot of the Nova Scotia's Writers' Federation, was founded in Halifax in 1976. Conceived by Christopher Heide, Andrew Wetmore, and John Culjak, the co-op's aim was to raise the profile of playwrights from Nova Scotia, and more broadly, the Atlantic Provinces and provide them with a publishing support network for their plays. Specifically, the co-op established a small publishing house intended to publish and thereby improve the circulation of regional writers' manuscripts. Additionally, the co-op promoted and served to legitimize regional writing which was often overlooked by major theatres when planning their annual schedules and engaged in political activism, representing members to such bodies as the Nova Scotia government, the Playwrights' Co-op of Canada, the Guild of Canadian Playwrights, and the Playwrights Union of Canada.
Fonds was donated to the Dalhousie Archives by James MacSwain of the Dramatists' Co-op of Nova Scotia in July 1989.
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Fonds includes minutes of meetings, correspondence, financial records, printed scripts, manuscripts of plays, materials pertaining to workshops, newsletters, and publicity records.
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All records are open.
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Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room.
Further accruals are possible, but not expected.
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- Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia. (Subject)
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