Fonds MSS 520 (A2017-118) - Border Crossings, Meeka Walsh and Robert Enright fonds

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Border Crossings, Meeka Walsh and Robert Enright fonds

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  • Textual record
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MSS 520 (A2017-118)

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  • 1977-2017 (Creation)
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    Border Crossings

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26.42 m of textual records and graphic material including manuscripts, unpublished content, photographs, negatives and 35mm slides, 4 posters & 2 oversized folders.

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(1982-)

Administrative history

Border Crossings is a Winnipeg-based arts magazine that was founded in 1982 by Robert Enright, the magazine’s first Editor-in-Chief. It first began publishing under the title Arts Manitoba in the mid-1970s, with the intention of being a bi-monthly arts and culture magazine. Beginning in 1978, financial troubles almost put an early end to the publication, but in 1982 it was re-invigorated with the help of a small board of directors which included Meeka Walsh. In 1985 it began publishing under its current name, a title which was more in-line with Enright and Walsh’s shared vision of a magazine which transcended borders, both artistically and physically. Walsh took over as Editor-in-Chief in 1993, a position which she continues to occupy as of 2017.

Border Crossings features a wide range of arts and culture topics such as artist profiles, theatre reviews, interviews, photography portfolios and editorials, from both a Canadian perspective and an international one. Its content is “more curated than edited” and it stands alone as Canada’s premier arts magazine.

Custodial history

The materials of this fonds were collected and organized originally by Robert Enright and Meeka Walsh on behalf of Border Crossings Magazine. It was then donated to the University of Manitoba Archives and Special Collections in 2017. The original order has been kept.

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The fonds are divided into 6 series: Manuscripts & unpublished content, miscellaneous correspondence, Board of Directors files, financial records, photography portfolios & other content and oversized.

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The original order has been kept.

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  • English

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Box 80, File 12 has been restricted for copying. Please consult the archives with any questions.

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A finding aid can be downloaded from the fonds-level description by clicking on the “Download’ link under “Finding Aid” on the right hand side of the screen.

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Draft

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Partial

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Finding aid created by Alexandra Moreau (July 2019). Revised by N. Courrier (July 2019).

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