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LEVEL OF DESCRIPTION: Series
No.: PR1004.0002
TITLE: SEE, VUE and Edmonton Bullet series
CREATOR: Melnycky, Peter J
DATE RANGE: 1983-2018
EXTENT: 8m of textual records.
ADMINISTRATIVE
HISTORY/BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH:

Peter Melnycky was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He earned his MA in Social Sciences form the University of Manitoba where his thesis, "A Political History of the Ukrainian Community Manitoba, 1899 – 1922," was awarded the Manitoba Historical Society's Margaret McWilliams Medal for outstanding work on Manitoba History.

Since 1982 he has been a historian with Alberta Historic Sites and Museums, part of the Provincial Government of Alberta. Melnycky is also a researcher, historian, and is the author of Shelter, feed and dray: a structural history of the Radway Livery Barn and A veritable Canaan: Alberta's Victoria Settlement, is co-editor with Bohdan S. Kordan of In the Shadow of the Rockies: Diary of the Castle Mountain Internment Camp, 1915–1917, and contributor to Re-imagining Ukrainian Canadians: History, Politics and Identity. He has particular interest in fur trade, settlement, and military history.

SCOPE AND CONTENT:

The series consists of Edmonton, Alberta weekly publications SEE Magazine #16-913 (1992-2011), VUE Magazine #1-1205 (1995-2018) and the Edmonton Bullet (1983-1993).

SEE Magazine was a free alternative weekly newspaper published in Edmonton, Alberta between 1992-2011. In 1994, SEE merged with the Edmonton Bullet, a tabloid format bi-weekly newspaper originally founded by Reg Silvester, Candas Jane Dorsey, Judith Haiven, Stuart Hertzog and Janet Bliss in 1983 to help artists garner attention for their work. Soon after the merge, SEE was acquired by its publisher, Gazette Press, due to outstanding debts. In 1995, several of the original SEE staff left the newspaper to found the rival VUE Magazine. In 2011, both SEE and VUE were purchased by a British Columbia publisher who merged the two publications under the VUE Weekly banner. In 2018, VUE ceased publication. Each of the three newspapers (SEE, VUE and Bullet) played a significant role in promoting, sponsoring and documenting the Edmonton arts scene between 1983-2018.

LANGUAGE NOTE: The material is in English.
GENERAL NOTE: Magazine histories included in Scope and Content taken from the collection, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/See_Magazine and https://www.albertaonrecord.ca/edmonton-bullet [accessed August 5, 2020].
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