The fonds relates to the management and activities of the Société du 5 avril of Montreal, from its inception in 1990 through the cessation of operations in 1997. It primarily documents the Société's efforts to launch a self-managed artist's centre and the plan to acquire a building for that purpose.
The fonds is composed of feasibility studies, working files, correspondence, and promotional documents.
The fonds is arranged in the following series:
P170/A,1 Founding documents and histories
P170/A,2 General meetings
P170/B Financial administration
P170/B,5 Financial statements
P170/C Buildings, equipment and supplies
P170/C,1 Equipment and supplies
P170/D Communications and public relations
P170/E Feasibility studies
P170/E,1 Working documents
P170/E,2 Reference documentation
P170/E,3 Member files
P170/E,4 Lists of equipment required