Fonds P991.9.1 - Prince George Citizen fonds

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Prince George Citizen fonds

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CA FFG P991.9.1

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  • 1958-1968 (Creation)
    Prince George Citizen

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50,000 photographs: negatives

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The Citizen was published May 17, 1916. Between 1909 and 1916 the Tribune, the Herald, the Post, the Daily News, and the Star all began publications. Some folded almost as fast as they began. By 1917 the Star had been amalgamated with the Citizen, followed by the Leader a short time later. For more than thirty (30) years, the Citizen continued as the sole newspaper in the community. The Prince George Echo made a brief appearance in 1958, followed by The Prince George Progress, which continued to publish until 1970. In the spring of 1963 the Citizen became the first daily newspaper in Canada to switch to offset print technology. The late Ben Ginter launched the North Star, which ceased publication a year later. Other short lived publications include the Prospect in 1975, and the Spruce Needle, in August 1982. The Citizen embraced the new newspaper technology and computerized in 1982, circulation swelled to 24,000 compared to the weekly circulation in 1954 of 2,300.

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The fonds consists of photographic images depicting the economical, industrial; commercial; retail; educational; organizational; political; social events and recreational developments within the City Of Prince George and the surrounding regional areas as special events unfolded through the course of a ten (10) year period in the Northern Interior of British Columbia. These images were taken in the format of news articles, advertisements and special events.

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BCAUL control number: FFG-3689

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