Collection PA - Collection Porcupine Advance

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Collection Porcupine Advance

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  • Textual record

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Reference code

CA ON00402 PA

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Dates of creation area


  • 1912-1950 (Creation)
    Porcupine Advance
    Timmins, City of

Physical description area

Physical description

15 microfilms. This collection contains an incomplete series of the Porcupine Advance journal in microfilm format. The microfilms are all in a box.

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Administrative history

Founded by George Lake, the Porcupine Advance was the first newspaper published in the Porcupine and Timmins area. Its first issue appeared on March 25, 1912, and cost $ .05. It began as a weekly but was later published twice a week. The last copy of the newspaper appeared in July 1950.

Custodial history

Scope and content

This collection includes 15 microfilms. Except for the numbers published in 1914, it contains all the issues from founding of the newspaper in March 1912 until 1938. The numbers published in 1950 are also available.

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Physical condition

Immediate source of acquisition

The collection, a donation from la Bibliothèque Maurice-Saulnier, was acquired in 2013.


The documents, once acquired, were organized by the archivist.

Language of material

  • English

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    Location of originals

    Availability of other formats

    Restrictions on access

    No restriction imposed by the donor.

    Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

    Copyright Act applies. Reproduction permitted depending on the condition of the microfilms.

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    Associated materials

    Collection journaux et revues de la Grande Zone argileuse.

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    No further accruals expected.

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    Language of description

    • English
    • French

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