Sub-series PR0003.001SF.0001.0006 - Publishing Companies sub-series

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Publishing Companies sub-series

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    • 1911-2005 (Creation)

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    1.11 m of textual records
    5 photographs
    6 plans

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    This sub-series consists of administrative records created or acquired by the Oblates in dealing with various publishing companies or in the course of the administration of its publishing companies in Grandin Province.

    The publishing companies allowed for access to the various Francophone communities served by the Congregation. The records include administrative correspondence related to the personnel, operation, sales and maintenance of Compagnie la Bonne Presse limitée, Imprimerie Canadienne, the La Survivance building and Le Franco-Albertain.

    This sub-series specifically contains records related to dealings with the Western Canadian Publishers, which was originally known as the Canadian Publishing Company. It was responsible for publishing the Western Canada Weekly, founded by German Oblates in 1907 as well as other papers. In 1925 financial difficulties pushed the Oblates to purchase the property and equipment and reconstructed the company as Canadian Publishers Ltd. The records include texts and publishing files, bylaws, correspondence, contracts, agreements, annual reports, administrative council records, executive committee records, distribution, advertising and financial material. There are conference records and material related to the Colloque Histoire des OMI Conference and the Histoire des oblats dans l’Ouest Conference.

    In addition, there are records for La Survivance, a weekly newspaper publication of l'Association canadienne-française de l'Alberta (ACFA) which was first published in 1928. From 1967 to 1979, it ran under the title Le franco-albertain and from 1979 onward, it has been run under the title Le franco. The records relate to the administration of the newspaper, and also to the building maintained by the Oblates and include building, structure and property appraisals, plans, blueprints, tax assessments, and records of maintenance repairs.

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        The records are in English and French.

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        Permission for use required. Subject to the Copyright Act.

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