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Prairie Immigration Experience: Winnipeg Tribune fonds


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Institution: University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections

Collection Identifier: MSS 24, PC 18

Title: Winnipeg Tribune fonds

Dates: ca. 1930s-1980

Extent: 243 m of textual records and graphic materials

Administrative History: The Winnipeg Tribune, one of western Canada's oldest newspapers, was founded in 1890 by L.R. Richardson and D.L. McIntyre who scraped together $7000 to take over the press and premises of the old Winnipeg Sun. Struggling under the restraints of outdated equipment and no telegraph service, the new paper survived and with the aid of Winnipeg's growing population and economic boom fast became a viable alternative to the rival Winnipeg Free Press. While primarily regarded as an independent liberal paper covering local events and personalities, the Tribune also reported on national and international news. After 90 years of operation, the Winnipeg Tribune ceased publication unexpectedly in August of 1980 as a result of negotiations between competing newspaper chains.

Digitized Material: The digitized material from the Winnipeg Tribune fonds consists of newsclippings and photographs pertaining to refugees, immigration policy, and immigration among Czechoslovaks, Hungarians, Chinese, Japanese, English, Mennonites, Portugese, and Vietnamese.

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