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Clarke, Irwin & Company Limited

Clarke, Irwin & Company Limited fonds. -- 1930-1984. -- 32 m of textual records and graphic material.

Clarke Irwin was founded in 1930 by William H. Clarke, his wife Irene, and his brother-in-law, John Irwin. The company grew to become one of the chief publishing houses in Canada. In 1983 the publisher went into receivership, and the majority of its assets were purchased by the Book Society of Canada. For some time, Clarke Irwin was maintained as a separate entity, with its own name and imprint, operating as Clarke Irwin (1983) Inc. In the autumn of 1984, the Book Society of Canada changed its name to Irwin Publishing Inc.

The fonds consists of two accruals. The first accrual is arranged into the following series: executive, editorial, trade, education, rights and permissions, production, promotion and miscellanea. The second, much smaller accrual (21-1996) is arranged into the following series: executive, editorial, education, permissions, production, promotions, translations.

Title based on content of fonds.
The first accrual was acquired in February 1989; the second accrual was acquired in April 1996, both from General Publishing.
Finding aid available in hard copy and electronically.
There are no access restrictions.
Further accruals are not expected.

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