A Voice of English-Montreal : The First Twenty Years of Véhicule Press, 1973-1993

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A Voice of English-Montreal : The First Twenty Years of Véhicule Press, 1973-1993
Abstract
Véhicule Press is a small book publishing company in Montreal that specializes in poetry, fiction, and social history and publishes in the English-language. Directed by Simon Dardick and Nancy Marrelli, the Press celebrated its forty-fifth-year anniversary in 2018. Drawing on data collected from the Véhicule Press and Véhicule Art (Montreal) Inc. fonds stored in the Concordia University Library Special Collections, the author explores the first twenty years (1973–1993) of Véhicule Press and follows the evolution of the company from a commercial printing operation in the back room of a gallery, Véhicule Art Inc., to a book publisher that has contributed greatly to the communities of Montreal. The author argues that, through the publication of poetry, artist books, and books on the history of Montreal and Quebec, a continual policy of inclusivity and diversity, and a gradually expanding outreach, Véhicule Press has sought to educate the world about the unique and diverse histories and peoples of Montreal and Quebec. The author also points out the impact that funding, especially from the Canada Council for the Arts, has had on the publishing house over the years, as well as various other events that helped shape the press into the company that it is today.
Type
Master's Thesis
University
McGill University
Place
Montreal
Date
2019
# of Pages
121p.
Language
en
URL
Citation
Hemond, Amy. “A Voice of English-Montreal : The First Twenty Years of Véhicule Press, 1973-1993.” Master’s Thesis, McGill University, 2019. http://digitool.library.mcgill.ca/R/-?func=dbin-jump-full&current_base=GEN01&object_id=167794.
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