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A.01-39

Title: The Winnipeg Tribune Printing Plates and Newspapers Collection

Dates: 1924-1969

Extent: .75 m printing plates and printed newspapers

Historical Note: The Winnipeg Tribune flourished as a lively alternative to The Winnipeg Free Press from 1890 until it ceased publication in 1980. Following the newspaper's demise the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections was able to acquire the clipping "morgue" and much of the photographic collection of the paper. The University of Manitoba's Tribune collection has become a valuable resource for researching Winnipeg, Manitoba and Western Canadian topics. The printing plates of this collection illustrate one aspect of printing technology used by the Tribune during its almost century of publication - "hot-metal" typesetting represented by artifacts already held by the Archives another. Developed around the turn of the century, the lithographic process, represented by the plates in this collection, had, by the late 1960s, come to dominate the newspaper printing technology of North America. The process has since been replaced by digital methods.

Custodial History: Arnold Ross donated these printing plates and newspapers to the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections in 2001. Mr. Ross had been employed by the The Winnipeg Tribune before it ceased publication.

Scope and Content: The Winnipeg Tribune Printing Plates and Newspapers Collection consists of lithographic printing plates from a December 1, 1969, morning and afternoon edition, and three newspapers dated 1924, 1939, and 1950.

Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to this material.

Accruals: No other accruals are expected.

Finding Aid: Finding aid does not exist.