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Fonds and Collection

At the Crista Dahl Media Library & Archive

Satellite Video Exchange Society fonds

VIVO Media Arts Centre was incorporated as The Satellite Video Exchange Society (SVES) in 1973. The SVES has been known to the public as Video Inn, Video In, and Video In Studios.

The SVES fonds include:

The organizational files of The Satellite Video Exchange Society

The Crista Dahl Library (publications, video)

MAAD (media artist and activist documentation files)

SVES Video Guide magazine

The International Video Exchange Directory

Video Out International Distribution collection.

SVES event documentation

Legacy technology and technical manuals

External membership organizations: Vancouver Artists League (VAL), Independent Film & Video Alliance (IFVA), Association of  National Non-Profit Artist-run Centres (ANNPAC), Coalition for the Right To View (CRTV).

Special Collections

Special Collections include the archives of media organizations and artists and activists. Below is a list of the major fonds at the CDMLA.

Key to Content Scope in Special Collections

M – Media   (video, vilm or photographs in analogue and/or digital form)
P – Publications   (books, periodicals, catalogues, posters, promotional materials, zines)
T – Textual Records  (correspondence, CVs, other paper records)
E – Ephemera  (objects)

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Media Centres, Collectives & Artists’ Initiatives

1973 Matrix International Video Conference & Festival  –  M-P-T

Canada Dance – M

CURRENT Feminist Electronic Art Symposium  – M-P-T

First Nations Access Program / First Nations Video Collective – M-T

Gayblevision Society  –  M-T

Metro Media Society – M-P-T

Pacific Association of Artist-Run Centres (PAARC) – T

Renegade Library    – P

Vancouver Status of Women Woman Alive TV Series  – M

Women In Focus Society – M-T-P

Artists & Activists Personal fonds

Crista Dahl – M-P-T

Sara Diamond– M-P-T-E

Margaret Dragu  – M-P-T

John Grayson  – P

Lenore Herb – M-P-T-E

Terry Ketler  – M-T

Mary Anne McEwen – M-P-T-E

Joe Sarahan – M-T

Meg Torwl  – M-P-T-E


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