The GULF ISLANDS GUARDIAN fonds – Summer 1991 – Winter 1997 – 3.0 cm. of textual records

(A.18.74) – Loc.A-H-7  –  The Gulf Islands Guardian was published by the Islands Trust Senior Writers on a quarterly basis starting with the Summer 1991 issue. It was founded to be a forum for issues concerning the islands under the governance of the Islands Trust. It was an outgrowth of the book Islands in Trust.

The Guardian was published until Winter 1997 (Vol. 6, No. 3) for a total of 23 issues. The Archives holds 16 of these. Vol. 1, No. 1,2,4; Vol. 2, No. 1,2,3,4; Vol. 3, No. 1; Vol. 4, No. 1,2,3; Vol. 5, No. 4; Vol. 6, No. 1,2,3.

The Guardian was a letter size, 24 to 40 pp. folded and stapled magazine with colour covers. It sold for between $2.95 and $3.50.

The Gulf Islands Guardian contained primarily non-fiction articles on the natural environment of the Gulf islands accompanied by black and white photos, but also touching on political issues as well as publishing some poetry. Ads and community notices were also accepted.

The first editor was Louise Bell of Denman Island.

The Guardian (GIG) issues in the Archives were in the existing Museum collection.