Duke Street Records

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Duke Street Records
Founded 1984 (1984)
Founder Andrew Hermant
Status Defunct
Genre Various
Country of originFlag of Canada.svg  Canada
Location Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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In 1995, Hermant donated his entire archive of Duke Street material to the Music Archives at the National Library of Canada. This 24-year collection includes over 2,100 audio tapes, and a 30 cm stack of textual records, including promotional material and photographs. [2]

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