Fonds 88-024 - Alternatives fonds

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Alternatives fonds

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    • 1970-1985 (Creation)

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    10 m of textual records.
    1 drawing : pen & ink ; 37 x 27 cm.

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    Administrative history

    Alternatives was an environmental policy magazine published at Trent between 1971 and 1983. In 1983 the University of Waterloo took over the publication. At Trent University it was published quarterly by the students and faculty. The purpose of the magazine was to confront the implications the environmental crisis had for economic structures, living habits and political processes etc. At the same time, the magazine wanted to pose and confirm the questions by offering imaginative and serious solutions.

    Custodial history

    This fonds was in the custody of Robert Paehlke, who was the first editor, before it was donated to the Trent University Archives.

    Scope and content

    This fonds consists of essay submissions, correspondence and financial records which relate to the Alternatives magazine when it was published at Trent. There are layouts, original artwork and subscriber information for several issues. Conserver Society Notes, which amalgamated with Alternatives, also has material in this collection.

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    This fonds was donated by Robert Paehlke.


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        Associated materials located at the University of Waterloo.


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