Title and statement of responsibility area
The Record fonds
General material designation
Other title information
Title statements of responsibility
- Source of title proper:
Level of description
CA ETRC P101
Edition statement of responsibility
Class of material specific details area
Statement of scale (cartographic)
Statement of projection (cartographic)
Statement of coordinates (cartographic)
Statement of scale (architectural)
Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)
Dates of creation area
Physical description area
1,35 m of textual records. - 188 photographs. - 6 artefacts.
Publisher's series area
Title proper of publisher's series
Parallel titles of publisher's series
Other title information of publisher's series
Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series
Numbering within publisher's series
Note on publisher's series
Archival description area
Name of creator
The Sherbrooke Daily Record was founded 9 February 1897 in Sherbrooke by Leonard S. Channell. The newspaper became The Record in November 1979. From its beginning, this anglophone daily newspaper had a regional interest which offered readers a variety of columns. In 1904, it absorbed the Sherbrooke Examiner and in 1906 the Sherbrooke Gazette. When Channell died in 1909, the ownership of the newspaper was transferred to his wife. In 1930, the paper was purchased by Alfred Wood and, from 1936 to 1968, it was owned by the Bassett family. In August 1968, the newspaper was sold to Ivan Saunders and Robert Stafford of Progressive Communications. At the time, Saunders had been in charge of the Sherbrooke Daily Record since 1948. In June 1969, the newspaper was sold again to Conrad Black, Peter White, and David Radler; it was renamed ''Sherbrooke Record'' in July of the same year. In 1977, the newspaper was sold to George McLaren and associates of Townships Communications. It was to reflect better the entire area that the newspaper served that they rebaptised it ''The Record'' eliminating the word ''Sherbrooke". Ten years later, Pierre Péladeau, owner of Éditions Québécor, acquired The Record. In 1999, Conrad Black, Peter White, and David Radler re-acquired the newspaper for Hollinger Corporation.
Scope and content
The fonds contains source material on the circulation, distribution, production, and advertising of The Record from 1839 to 1997. It provides information on the subscribers in Sherbrooke and in the region; on carriers and dealers; and on service copies, number of produced and spoiled copies, pounds of paper used. The fonds consists of carriers' draw sheets and account summaries; newsdealers' draw sheets; carriers' route lists; circulation records; press room report of production; reports from the Audit Bureau of Circulation, photographs, buttons, a handbook for correspondents, a petition and a survey. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Newspaper Management (1932-1997), Newspaper Delivery (1956-1984), News Dealers (1936-1967), Public Relations (1914-1997), Special Events (1925-1997), Souvenirs (1839-1992), Photographs (1958-1997), and Human Resources (1960).
Immediate source of acquisition
Language of material
Script of material
Location of originals
Availability of other formats
Restrictions on access
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Researchers may also consult the Grant Simeon fonds (P122), which includes photographs taken by Grant Simeon, photographer for The Record, between 1985 and 1995.
Further accruals are expected.
Title based on contents of fonds.
Dry Methods for Surface Cleaning of Paper was done in December 2001 by Francine Godbout.
The documents were loaned by Townships Communications (then owner of the paper) in 1980 and donated in 1997 by The Record on the occasion of a second acquisition.
The documents are in English.
Standard number area
Subject access points
Place access points
Name access points
Genre access points
Description record identifier
Rules or conventions
Finding aid prepared using Rules for Archival Description (RAD).
Level of detail
Dates of creation, revision and deletion
28 janvier, 2016