Fonds A-2007.1 - Humboldt Journal fonds

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Humboldt Journal fonds

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  • 1905 - present (Creation)

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6.0 cm textual records
500 photographs
67 microfilm reels

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The Humboldt Journal published its first issue on October 19, 1905. The company was established by Robert Telfer and his brother William joined him in the business in 1907. William retired from the business in 1942. Robert's son Walter, became editor in 1946. Alice Telfer published the paper following her husband Robert's death in 1953, until her passing in 1956. Walter assumed the position of publisher at this time. Walter's son Don entered the business in 1967. The Journal continued to be a family run business until 1988 when Prairie Publishing Ltd. bought into the paper. The Telfers were partners in the paper until 1994 when Don Telfer sold his shares

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This fonds contains the weekly newspaper on microfilm from 1905 to present, black and white photographs taken by the Humboldt Journal staff that were published in the newspaper of Humboldt and surrounding area. It also includes promotional material and business material printed by the commercial printing side of the Journal operations

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