Fonds MG4063 - Family Herald and Weekly Star Fonds

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Family Herald and Weekly Star Fonds

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  • approximately 1920-1968 (Creation)
    Montreal Star (Firm)

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1.5 m of textual records and photographs

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The Montreal Star was an English-language newspaper. Montreal Star owned and published the Family Herald from 1869 until 1968. Subtitled "Canada's National Farm Magazine," the Family Herald published articles on farming subjects as well as fiction and poetry. A memoir about the Family Herald and its last days was published by its last editor, Peter Hendry: Epitaph for Nostalgia (Montréal 1968).

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Included are administrative files with financial and circulation data, correspondence with readers, and subject files, mostly approximately 1950-1968. There is a scrapbook containing examples of printed circulars, brochures, calendars, envelopes, order forms, Christmas cards and special announcements. Also included are photographs taken in conjunction with the magazine articles.

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