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AMBA Newspaper Collection
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AMBA Newspaper Collection
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Acquisition Source
Newspapers belonging to various individuals have been donated to the Arnprior & McNab/Braeside Archives (AMBA) since it opened in 1993. The Arnprior District Museum transferred various newspaper editions since 1999. The Arnprior Chronicle-Guide donated its collection to the AMBA in 1995.
Scope and Content
This collection includes several different area newspapers, which were published on a weekly basis. Most newspapers in the collection were published in Arnprior or contain content related to the Arnprior area, with the exception of the Scottish American Journal.
The collection has been digitized up to 1975 and is available on our website. Ripped, missing and yellowed pages make it impossible to search every page of the digitized collection, so it is also worth browsing issues of interest. A link to the finding aid is below.
Microfilm copies of most of the collection are also available for viewing in the AMBA. In some cases, the microfilm copy is the only remaining copy. Contact the Archives for more information for specific dates as there are significant gaps in the holdings described below:;
Arnprior Chronicle (1885-1986). The early years contain many missing years and gaps.
- 1888, 1893, 1905, 1907, 1909, 1916 - only a few issues for these years.
- 1890, 1912, 1914 - years are fairly complete
- 1917 - 2 issues only
- 1924 - 6 issues only
- 1925 - 1 issue only
- 1926 - 3 issues only
- 1927 - 15 issues
- 1928 - 15 issues
- 1929, 1930, 1931 - complete
- 1932 - complete except for pages 1 and 2 of Jan. 7, 1932
- 1933, 1934 - complete;
Arnprior Chronicle-Guide (1987-onwards). Please note that the AMBA holds electronic copies only for Arnprior Chronicle-Guide from 2008 onwards.;
Arnprior Guide (1965-1985);
Arnprior News (1874, 1879, 1897, 1899, 1992-1999);
Arnprior News & Quyon Quebec Times (1899);
Arnprior Review & South Renfrew Chronicle (1876,1877);
Arnprior Weekender (1997-2008)
Arnprior Weekly Review (1873, 1874);
Arnprior Semi Weekly News (1897);
Arnprior Watchman (1892 -1920). Many of these issues are on microfilm. The following are available:
- 1892, 1894, 1897-1899, 1905, 1907, 1913, 1915 - only a few issues for each year
- Jan 1916 to April 1920 - fairly complete with isolated missing issues;
Diamond Jubilee Herald (1897);
Neilson's Weekly Review (1869, 1874);
The Canadian Times (1865 – one issue) (published in Arnprior);
The Scottish American Journal (1863-1864 – 22 issues);
The Toronto Globe (1902 Arnprior feature);
The Valley Voice (1999);
The Weekly News (1906) (Margaret Stewart fonds, box G9.2);
Other miscellaneous publications include: Montreal Daily Star, Ottawa Journal, Ottawa Citizen, Almonte Gazette (1899-1901), Carp Review, Renfrew Mercury, Renfrew Journal, Deutsche Post (1908 photocopy) etc.;
Contact prints & negatives published in the Arnprior Chronicle and the Arnprior Chronicle-Guide are also contained in this collection from 1978-1999.
Newspapers in this collection contain language from the era in which it was written. This includes problematic wording, cultural references, and stereotypes that are no longer used or appropriate today, such as racist and sexist jokes or points of view.
Archives volunteers have extracted the following genealogical information from our newspaper holdings:
1. Birth, Marriage and Death information from 1888 to 1933.
2. Deaths from 2000 onwards.
Both indexes are available for research purposes in the Archives reading room and to purchase on CD. Contact the AMBA for more details.
Access Restriction
Clients must use digitized version or microfilm when possible. If microfilm is not available, hard copies may be restricted from use due to fragile condition.
Finding Aid
Related Material
See also Madawaska Highlander newspaper fonds (accession 2012-0296) for publications between 2003-2014
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