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Alberta Weekly Newspapers Association fonds


Physical Description:
2.5 m of textual records. -- 21 photographs

The Alberta Weekly Newspaper Association had its origins in the Alberta and Eastern British Columbia Press Association, which was formed in 1904. In 1912 this organization affiliated with the Canadian Press Association. In 1920, when the CPA split into separate organizations for weeklies and dailies, the 94 Alberta weekly newspapers formed the Canadian Weekly Newspapers Association, Alberta Division. The present name was adopted in 1956. AWNA acts largely as a lobby group to ensure favourable government legislation regarding newspapers and journalism. It has also helped raise the physical and editorial standards of Alberta's weeklies. Ken Patrige served as secretary and president of AWNA for many years. For further information on the early history of the AWNA see The Story of Alberta Division, Canadian Weekly Newspapers Association / Leonard D'Albertanson. -- Wainwright : Wainwright Star-Chronicle, 1955.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of constitution and bylaws, minutes, correspondence and circulars, and convention proceedings.

Source of Acquisition:
Gift of Barbara Patrige, 1977,1981.

The material is in English.

No restrictions on access.

Finding Aids:
Inventory available. Please consult before requesting material.

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Further additions expected.

Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-1669, M-6081, PA-2025

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