At the Crista Dahl Media Library & Archive
Satellite Video Exchange Society
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.
How to Research Our Collection
Highlighted text below directs you to online finding aids.
Fonds link you directly to the home page of specific fonds. Not all fonds are online at this time.
Projects link you to the home page of special projects.
Finding Aids link to you to finding aids on this website or at Memory BC
External Links take you to partner websites with additional materials
The SVES fonds include the organizational history of the Society created by the SVES or its pre-incorporation activities. These include:
The internal records of The Satellite Video Exchange Society (1973-)
MATRIX International Video Exchange Conference & Festival (1973)
The International Video Exchange Network (1971-1978)
Video Guide Magazine (1978-1992)
Legacy technology and technical manuals (1971-)
Programming documentation (1973-)
Files related to 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 (detailed below)
Special Collections include the print and video collections instituted at our founding and central to our originating mandate, the Video Out Distribution video collection, other Vancouver media organizations, and the personal archives of artists and activists. These include:
Media Centres, Collectives & Initiatives
1973 Matrix International Video Conference & Festival – M-P-T
Canada Dance – M
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
Key to Content Scope in Special Collections
M – Media (video, film or photographs – analogue and/or digital)
P – Publications (books, periodicals, catalogues, posters, promotional materials, zines)
T – Textual Records (correspondence, CVs, other paper records)
E – Ephemera (objects)
To in-person or remote access contact:
Archivist (Syr Reifsteck) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Archive Manager (Karen Knights) – email@example.com