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Macleod Gazette fonds


Physical Description:
150 posters. -- 25 cm of textual records

The first newspaper in Fort Macleod, the Fort Macleod Gazette, began publication on July 1, 1882, under editor C.E.D. Wood. It ceased publication in 1907, but was reincarnated in 1931 by Ralph C. Jessup, under the name Macleod Gazette. As well as being engaged in the newspaper business, the Gazette was in the general printing business, and served an area including Fort Macleod, Granum, and Nanton.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of examples of printing jobs undertaken, including business cards, raffle tickets, letterheads, menus, programs, prize lists, and political pamphlets; posters for political meetings, auction sales, and sports, theatrical and social events; and a small amount of business correspondence and draft editorials.
RECORDS RELATED TO THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS ARE ALSO IN THIS FONDS. SEE INVENTORY FOR DETAILS: Communist party, Conservative party, Maj. C.H. Douglas, Enterprise Show Print (Rouleau, Sask.), hockey, Liberal party, rodeos, Social Credit party, United Farmers of Alberta (UFA), wrestling, and Second World War (recruiting).

Source of Acquisition:
Gift of the Fort Macleod Gazette, 1962, 1970.

The material is in English.

No restrictions on access.

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

View finding aid / scanned documents:

The Fort Macleod Gazette and Macleod Gazette newspapers are available on microfilm at Glenbow.

Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-778, M-1634, M-2593, NA-3561

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