Fonds MG 121 - University of Saskatchewan Film Society Records

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University of Saskatchewan Film Society Records

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MG 121

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  • 1960-1986 (Creation)

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50.8 cm of textual records, 5 film reels, ephemera; plus oversize

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On 31 October 1960, the University of Saskatchewan Graduate Student Society wrote the Canadian Film Institute, seeking advice on establishing a film society. Their initiative was successful, and in February 1963, the Graduate Student Society changed its name to the "University of Saskatchewan Film Society." Membership was open; several members of faculty eventually served on the executive. During the 1960s and 1970s film series shown by the Society were well-attended, but by the mid-1980s membership had declined to the point that the Society no longer appeared feasible.

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Material in this fonds was collected by Film Society member George Kovalenko; it includes files created or maintained by various members of the Executive, including Kovalenko. AE Krause, as Treasurer, maintained the early “accounts” files.

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This fonds contains minutes, financial reports, lists of the Society's membership and its constitution; together with advertising, clippings, posters and brochures concerning the films shown; as well as questionnaires documenting members' reactions to the films.

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This fonds has been arranged into 4 series:
A. Executive
B. Society
C. Film Series
D. Film

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