Fonds F49 - Guelph Tribune fonds

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Guelph Tribune fonds

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  • Graphic material

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CA ON00126 F49

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  • [1986?] - [2003?] (Creation)
    Guelph Tribune

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Physical description

ca. 20,000 photographs

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(1986 -)

Administrative history

Established by the Motz family the Guelph Tribune, originally known as the Royal Tribune, came into operation in August 1986. At that time, the newspaper operated under the umbrella of the Fairway Press which included the Kitchener - Waterloo Record, to which the Motz family held the majority of shares. The goal of the Motz family was to introduce a community paper to rival the Guelph Mercury.

Eventually the Motz family sold their ownership of the Tribune. In fact, it was purchased, sold, and owned by a number of companies during the paper’s existence including a period of ownership by Conrad Black's Hollinger Company. Today the newspaper operates under the Torstar Corporation umbrella and publishes twice a week although it started out as a weekly.

The Guelph Tribune, originally located at 40 Cork Street, moved to 27 Woodlawn Road West in 2005. Today the Tribune is based at 367 Woodlawn Road West.

Custodial history

Prior to their transfer to the Guelph Public Library, the Guelph Tribune had unbroken custody of these records.

Scope and content

Fonds consists primarily of photographs including negatives, prints, and contact sheets created by the Guelph Tribune in the course of their journalistic activities. In addition to images that appeared in the newspaper, this fonds also includes other images that were taken for newspaper stories but were never actually used.

The photographs are arranged into three series by format.

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Restrictions on access

These records have not been fully processed and may be closed for conservation reasons. Please contact the archivist for more information on accessing this collection.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Donor-held copyright in these records has been transferred to the Guelph Public Library. Permission of the Guelph Public Library is required for publication.

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See series descriptions for more details on available listings for these records.

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No further accruals of records are expected.

General note

In July of 2017 the paper was renamed the Guelph Mercury Tribune.

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Revised June 2019.

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