Fonds MG 235 - Ad-Viser Publications fonds

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Ad-Viser Publications fonds

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RED MG 235

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5 cm of textual records and other material

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Ad-Viser Publications was a proprietorship established in 1946 in Red Deer, Alberta by Leslie Don Rideout, 1916-1986. The firm published bi-monthly and weekly newspapers and also did job printing and graphic design. Leslie's sons David and Keith were also involved in the business. It published the Red Deer Ad-Viser (1946-1977), Ad-Viser Shop-a-Scope (1976-1977), Weekender (1977-1979), Midweeker (1977-1979), Central Alberta Ad-Viser (1977- ), Red Deer Shopper (1979- ), Sunday Express, and Alberta Farm Life. In 1995 the publishing section of the business was sold to Red Deer Publishing, while the graphics section became Advisor Graphics under the presidency of Keith Rideout

Custodial history

Following the death of Leslie Don Rideout, part of the fonds came into the possession of his son and daughter-in-law, David Rideout and Sharlene Garden-Rideout

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The fonds consists of samples of posters printed by Ad-Viser Publications; and photographs of events, places, and personalities in Red Deer, including some cuts and a mat used for printing

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The fonds consists of 0.5 cm of textual records, 70 photographs, 6 cuts, and 1 mat

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Donated by Leslie D. Rideout, 1983; and Sharlene Garden-Rideout, 1997


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Record No. MG 235

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