Collection P076 - The Gazette collection

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The Gazette collection

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  • Graphic material

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P076

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  • [194-]-1945 (Creation)
    Creator
    Montreal Gazette

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Physical description

3,456 photographs

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(1778 -)

Administrative history

Montreal's English-language daily newspaper, The Gazette was founded by Fleury Mesplet in 1778. It began as a French-language paper, became bilingual toward 1800, and English in 1822.

The War Records Office of International News Agencies was founded during World War II by media baron Max Aiken, Lord Beaverbrook, and employed numerous British and Canadian photographers.

Custodial history

The fonds was transferred from Concordia University's Records Management and Archives Department to Concordia University Libraries' Special Collections March 16, 2016 and May 25, 2016.

Scope and content

The collection provides visual information on World War II. The pictures were taken in Europe, Japan, China, the Philippines, and the Arctic. The collection also includes National Film Board photojournalism on uranium mining for nuclear power in Canada, and other topics.

The collection consists of pictures, many of them produced under the auspices of the War Records Office of International News Agencies. The Collection contains news service photographs as well as photographs from the Canadian Armed Forces. Also included are original identifying captions that accompanied their transmission by news media wire services. Most of the photographers remain unidentified. They made their photographs while on assignment for international news agencies or the War Records Office for distribution to the news media.

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Immediate source of acquisition

The Gazette Collection of World War II photographs was donated to the Concordia University Archives by The Gazette in 1974.

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Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Reproduction for research or private study is permitted. Use of material in publications cannot be done without permission of the copyright holder.

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Conservation

The photographs have been placed in protective Mylar sleeves.

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Copyright belongs to the creator(s).

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Final

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Full

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