Fonds P101 - The Record fonds

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The Record fonds

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    CA ETRC P101

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    • 1839-1997 (Creation)

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    Physical description

    1,35 m of textual records. - 188 photographs. - 6 artefacts.

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    Biographical history

    The Sherbrooke Daily Record was founded 9 February 1897 in Sherbrooke by Leonard S. Channell. The newspaper became The Record in November 1979. From its beginning, this anglophone daily newspaper had a regional interest which offered readers a variety of columns. In 1904, it absorbed the Sherbrooke Examiner and in 1906 the Sherbrooke Gazette. When Channell died in 1909, the ownership of the newspaper was transferred to his wife. In 1930, the paper was purchased by Alfred Wood and, from 1936 to 1968, it was owned by the Bassett family. In August 1968, the newspaper was sold to Ivan Saunders and Robert Stafford of Progressive Communications. At the time, Saunders had been in charge of the Sherbrooke Daily Record since 1948. In June 1969, the newspaper was sold again to Conrad Black, Peter White, and David Radler; it was renamed ''Sherbrooke Record'' in July of the same year. In 1977, the newspaper was sold to George McLaren and associates of Townships Communications. It was to reflect better the entire area that the newspaper served that they rebaptised it ''The Record'' eliminating the word ''Sherbrooke". Ten years later, Pierre Péladeau, owner of Éditions Québécor, acquired The Record. In 1999, Conrad Black, Peter White, and David Radler re-acquired the newspaper for Hollinger Corporation.

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    Scope and content

    The fonds contains source material on the circulation, distribution, production, and advertising of The Record from 1839 to 1997. It provides information on the subscribers in Sherbrooke and in the region; on carriers and dealers; and on service copies, number of produced and spoiled copies, pounds of paper used. The fonds consists of carriers' draw sheets and account summaries; newsdealers' draw sheets; carriers' route lists; circulation records; press room report of production; reports from the Audit Bureau of Circulation, photographs, buttons, a handbook for correspondents, a petition and a survey. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Newspaper Management (1932-1997), Newspaper Delivery (1956-1984), News Dealers (1936-1967), Public Relations (1914-1997), Special Events (1925-1997), Souvenirs (1839-1992), Photographs (1958-1997), and Human Resources (1960).

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    Physical condition

    Dry Methods for Surface Cleaning of Paper was done in December 2001 by Francine Godbout.

    Immediate source of acquisition

    The documents were loaned by Townships Communications (then owner of the paper) in 1980 and donated in 1997 by The Record on the occasion of a second acquisition.


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    • English

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      The documents are in English.

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      Associated materials

      Researchers may also consult the Grant Simeon fonds (P122), which includes photographs taken by Grant Simeon, photographer for The Record, between 1985 and 1995.

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      Further accruals are expected.

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      Finding aid prepared using Rules for Archival Description (RAD).


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      Dates of creation, revision and deletion

      28 janvier, 2016

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