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The Tartan and SF View: issues

Sub-series consists of issues of the two student newspapers at SFU that merged to form The Peak. The Tartan published six issues from September 17 to October 4, 1965; one issue of SF View appeared on October 4, 1965. This sub-series includes four copies of each issue: two hard-copies stored in separate bound volumes and two on microfilm (positive and negative film).

Peak Publications Society fonds

  • F-17
  • Fonds
  • 1965 - 2016

Fonds consists of records created or received by the Peak Publications Society primarily in the course of publishing The Peak, the student newspaper of Simon Fraser University. Activities and topics documented include the establishment and organization of the Peak Publications Society; developing sources of funding; the production of the newspaper, including the taking of photographs required to illustrate stories published; the hiring and duties of Peak staff members; and other publishing ventures of the Peak Publications Society. Includes a complete run of The Peak newspaper from 1965 and other published material such as the Terminal City Express, The Dic (student course guide), and The Peak Handbook. Also includes certification of incorporation, constitution, agendas, minutes, financial records, correspondence, and other documents, as well as contact sheets, prints, negatives, and microfilm reels.

Peak Publications Society


Series consists of records relating to the administration of The Peak by the Peak Publications Society Board of Directors. Includes the constitution, certificate of incorporation, minutes from both Annual General Meetings and regular meetings, correspondence and records about the Peak Publication Society's relations with the Simon Fraser Student Society.


Series consists of publications produced by The Peak Publications Society. It includes a complete run of the two Peak predecessors, SF View, and The Tartan (sub-series 2); an ongoing run of The Peak, both in hard copy and microform (sub-series 3); the Peak Student Handbook (sub-series 4); and a separate run of The Tartan, resurrected as a magazine in 2015. Also includes other one-off or short-lived publications produced by the Society (sub-series 1), including a run of 12 issues of the Terminal City Express (1972-73), a newspaper relating to culture and politics in the Lower Mainland.

The Peak: issues

Sub-series consists of issues of The Peak student newspaper. Includes a complete set of hardcopy bound volumes and two microfilm copies (positive and negative film). The Peak publishes 13 issues each semester, starting a new volume with each semester. The microfilm sets include The Tartan and SF View, and begin with The Peak volume 1 (1965) and end with volume 98 (April 1998). The bound volumes of paper hardcopies continue past this date and regularly accrue.


Series consists of photographic materials created by Peak journalists and photographers in the course of publishing the student newspaper. Photos depict SFU students, faculty, staff and administrators in a variety of settings, as well as the physical environment and grounds of the university. Record types comprise contact sheets, prints, and negatives.

The series has been arranged into one sub-series. Future accruals may be organized into new sub-series, depending on format or the ways in which they were maintained by The Peak:

Publications: general

Sub-series consists of single-issue or short-lived publications produced by The Peak Publications Society. Includes an early student directory (1967), student course guides and anti-calendars, Compass (1967), issues 1-12 of Terminal City Express (1972-1973), SNAFU Review (1978), cartoons, and an issue of Westword: Literature at Simon Fraser University (1996).

Peak staff

Series consists of records relating to the hiring, duties and activities of staff members who produced The Peak student newspaper. Includes minutes, staff lists, correspondence and other documents.


Series consists of records relating to the funding of the Peak Publications Society. Includes several files from the fonds of the Vice-President, University Services that had been removed by the previous archivist and intermingled with the Peak Publications Society files. The Vice-President's files contain records relating to a proposed loan to the Society. Series contains correspondence and various financial documents such as statements and balance sheets.

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