Fonds fonds 305 - Sam Wynn fonds

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Sam Wynn fonds

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fonds 305

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  • 1904-1982, predominant 1920-1960 (Creation)

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32 cm of textual records
17 photographs

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SN Wynn was born in 1885 in Palmerston, Ontario. He began his career at the West Toronto Tribune, where he learned to operate the monoline, a forerunner of the linotype machine. That skill provided him with the opportunity to move west, and in 1904 he accepted a printer's job in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. A year later, the owner of the Yorkton Enterprise offered him the position of editor, and in 1928 he became that paper's publisher. Under his direction, the Yorkton Enterprise won numerous honours in provincial and national weekly newspaper competitions. Wynn was exceptionally active in both publishing and community service, serving on various boards and associations. In 1955 the University of Saskatchewan awarded him an honorary degree.

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This fonds contains materials relating to the Yorkton Enterprise and the newspaper business in Canada, including early minute books, correspondence, association materials and advertising. Also included are materials relating to Sam Wynn's extensive community service.

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