Fonds 0661 - Beaverlodge Advertiser fonds

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Beaverlodge Advertiser fonds

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CA GPR 0661

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  • 1956-2013 (Creation)
    Beaverlodge Advertiser

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55.5 cm of textual records
290 photographs
1 slide
41 negatives

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Administrative history

The first newspaper in Beaverlodge was called the Beaverlodge Herald Tribune and was purchase by father and son team Peter and Trevor Harris in 1956. The Harris' changed the name to The Beaverlodge Advertiser. In 1959 a newspaper was also started in Grande Prairie and was Grande Prairie Advertiser. The Grande Prairie newspaper was in operation from February until June of 1959 with Peter acting as Editor.
In 1959 Trevor and his wife became the sole owners of the Beaverlodge Advertiser which they ran for the next 52 years.
The Beaverlodge Advertiser reported on local events, people and items of interest to people in the community and surrounding area. One popular feature of the newspaper was the hospital report, which listed members of the community who were ill and in hospital. The Advertiser was relied on for many years by people of the area to share their news and information with their friends.
In 2008, the Beaverlodge Advertiser was sold and in 2012 Trevor passed away at the age of 78 years.

Custodial history

The records were donated by Jean Gray, a niece of Peter Harris, over three accessions in 2014. Additional issues of the Beaverlodge Advertiser from (2003-2007) were donated by Grace Wideman in 2014 and additional issues by Elaine Baker (1996-2013) in 2015.

Scope and content

The fonds consists of records from the running for the newspaper including office records, submissions to the newspaper, issues of the Beaverlodge Advertiser from September 1956 to December 2007 (not a complete set), issues of the Grande Prairie Advertiser from February to June of 1959, photographs taken for use in the Beaverlodge Advertiser and personal records of Trevor Harris owner of the newspaper.

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Files in the newspaper submissions for wedding, death, estate notices were placed in alphabetical order.

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  • English

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A complete set of receipts for business ads were kept for the year 1984, other years were discarded.

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South Peace Regional Archives

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  • English

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