Call Number: Mss 224 (A.05-29)
Title: Winnipeg Tribune Comic Book Collection.
Extent: 24 cm of textual records.
Historical Note: The Winnipeg Tribune,
one of western Canada's oldest newspapers, was founded in 1890 by
L.R. Richardson and D.L. McIntyre who scraped together $7000 to
take over the press and premises of the old Winnipeg Sun. Struggling
under the restraints of outdated equipment and no telegraph service,
the new paper survived and with the aid of Winnipeg's growing population
and economic boom fast became a viable alternative to the rival
Winnipeg Free Press. While primarily regarded as an independent
liberal paper covering local events and personalities, the Tribune
also reported on national and international news. After 90 years
of operation, the Winnipeg Tribune ceased publication unexpectedly
in August of 1980 as a result of negotiations between competing
newspaper chains. The paper would often publish comic books for
Scope and content: The collection consists of
Winnipeg Tribune Comic Books.
Custodial history: The fonds was donated to the
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections by Al
Simmons in 2005.
Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access
to this material.
Accruals: No further accruals to this fonds are
Finding aid: An electronic finding aid is available
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