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Trent University Archives houses scattered runs of some original hard copy newspapers.

Also, located in the Multimedia room of the Bata Library are many newspapers on microfilm.  Here is a select list.  Many more newspapers are available.  Check the Bata Library's catalogue, TOPCAT, for more. 

Indigenous People Papers
Peterborough
Lindsay
Durham, Hastings and Ontario Counties
Belleville and Trenton
Toronto 
Western Ontario
Quebec
Eastern Ontario
Atlantic Canada
Western Canada
North
Foreign

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Original hard copy newspapers - scattered issues (Archives)

Note: Click here to see a list of newspapers held at Library and Archives Canada.

Note: Many of the original issues are extremely fragile and must be handled with care.

  • Birch Bark Alliance, Vol.1, No.1 October 1978 - Issue 13 Winter 1981-1982 (OPIRG, Trent University, Peterborough) - Note: Issues are bound - Note: Birch Bark Alliance became Nuclear Free Press in 1982
  • Hastings Observer, Aug. 21, 1885 - Mar.18, 1886. Scattered issues. Researchers are requested to use microfilm copies.
  • Hastings Star, 1893-1935. Researchers are requested to use microfilm copies.
  • Indigenous Newspapers (see below)
  • Katchewanooka Herald (Lakefield), 1855-1859. Accessioned: 83-004 (this URL includes links to digitized transcriptions which researchers are requested to use).
  • Kawartha Magazine, 1994-1995
  • Kawartha Today Magazine, 1987-1991
  • Marmora Herald, 1909-1952.
  • Millbrook and Omemee Mirror, 1903-1923. Scattered issued only.
  • Millbrook Reporter, 1893-1923. Scattered issues only for most years. Also have 1939-1962, scattered issues only.
  • Mirror (Omemee), 1895-1898. Scattered issues only.
  • Mirror-Reporter (Omemee), 1923-1937. Scattered issues only.
  • Nuclear Free Press, [Issue 14] Summer 1982 - Issue 26 Fall 1985 (OPIRG, Trent University, Peterborough) - Note: Issues are bound - Note: Formerly called Birch Bark Alliance - Note: Subject Index to Issue 14, summer 1982 - Issue 23, Winter 1984 available (2 copies)
  • Omemee Mirror, 1894, 1898-1903, Scattered issues only.
  • Orchid: Bulletin of the Peterborough Field Naturalists, 1994-present, plus a few scattered earlier issues
  • Peterborough Common Press, 1976. Accessioned. 83-1023. Also Nov. 11, 1975 to May 24, 1977.
  • Peterborough Free Press, 1968-69. Accessioned. 83-1024.
  • Peterborough New Paper : Bound Edition (June 1, 1972 - April 17, 1973) received 2005 courtesy of Clifford Maynes. This paper reported on Municipal affairs of Peterborough and the matters before the City council. The excellence of the reportage lead us to create a list of some of the most important articles.
  • Sub Rosa (publication of Artspace, Peterborough), 1991-1994  (also included are other Artspace flyers, etc.)

Indigenous People NewspapersSeveral Indigenous newspaper titles are included in this collection. The publications are dated primarily in the 1970's and 1980's and are, in most cases, Canadian in origin.

Box 1

  • Agenutemagen, v.7 (1978), v.11 & 12 (1980) - scattered issues,  This newspaper includes articles on the rights for Indigenous women, Indian Summer Games (1980), and the historical development of the Indian Act. It is "published for and by the Indians of New Brunswick"
  • Akwesasne Notes, v. 11 (1979-1980) - scattered issues.  This newspaper is a Mohawk publication and is published by the Program in American Studies of the State University of New York at Buffalo, co-publisher D-Q University, California. It includes articles on the Iranian Revolution, the energy crisis, Hopi land rights, and Akwesasne sovereignty.
  • A-Ni-Skay-Ah-Che-Mo-Win, v.1 (1977-1978) - scattered issues.  This newspaper is an Ojibwa/Cree publication and is published in Timmins, Ontario. Topics covered include Treaty No.9 Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Indigenous leadership, rights and treaty research, and the health liaison program.
  • Confluence, v.1 (1977) - scattered issues.  This newspaper is published in Fort Simpson, N.W.T. and includes articles on the Dene National Assembly, northern development, and Indigenous education.
  • Eagle Wing Press, (1982-1985) - scattered issues.  This newspaper is published in Naugatuck, Connecticut. It includes articles on cooking and the use of herbs, recipes, gardening, crafts, poetry, Indigenous genealogy, fishing rights, archaeological finds, and Sun Bear.
  • The Forgotten People: Native Council of Canada (Metis and Non-Status Indians), v.1 (1972) - v.8 [1981] - scattered issues.  This newspaper is published in Ottawa, Ontario and covers such topics as aboriginal rights, and Indidgenous land claims.

Box 2

  • Coyoti Prints: Caribou Triban Council Newsletter (later known as Coyoti Prints: Cariboo Indian Education & Training Centre), v.3 (1976) - v. 8 (1983) - scattered issues.   This newspaper is published at Fish Lake Cultural Education Centre, Williams Lake, B.C., and includes articles on education, self determination, land claims, and aboriginal rights.

Box 3, 4, 5

  • Tapwe, v.7 (1969) - v.20 (1982) - scattered issues.  This newspaper was first published in 1963 in Fort Smith. Most issues were published from Hay River, N.W.T. when the paper relocated in the fall of 1963. From March 1981, the paper was published by MacWeston Press. It ceased publication in July 1982. The newspaper reported both local events, Indigenous interests and national news.

Box 6

  • New Nation, v.1 (1972) - v.11 (1982) - scattered issues; no v.3; volume numbers erratic.  This newspaper is self-described as "The Newspaper of the Native People". It was published in Winnipeg, Manitoba and from v.5 (1976), in Thompson, Manitoba. Issues reported on include Indian/Metis relations with the federal government, trapping, child welfare, Manitoba Metis Federation, land claims, and Indigenous education.

Box 7, 8

  • Micmac News, v.2 (1973) - v.13 (1984) - scattered issues; volume numbers erratic.  This newspaper was published in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Included are articles on local, provincial, and federal  Indigenous  news, and information on the Union of Nova Scotia Indians General Assembly.

Box 9, 10

  1. The Hub, Jan. 1983 - March 1986 - scattered issues.  This newspaper was published in Hay River, N.W.T. succeeding Tapwe. The Hub covered local Indigenous events and national news but no particular emphasis on Indigenous issues; the emphasis is rather on general northern issues.

Box 11

  • Indian News, v.15 (1972) - v.23 (1982) - scattered issues.  This newspaper was published by the Indian and Inuit Affairs Program, Ottawa, Ontario [Indian and Northern Affairs]. Articles are published in English and French; the newspaper was distributed free to "Indians and other interested persons and organizations."

Box 12

  • New Breed, 1979-1992 - scattered issues; note: newspaper issues only…magazine issues are bound (E 78 .S2 N4).  This newspaper was published by the Saskatchewan Native Communications Corporation, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and is self-described as the "voice of the Metis nation". Topics covered include issues of Metis concern, especially in Saskatchewan.

Box 13

  • Native Voice, v.7 1977); v.10 (1981); v.15 (1987); v.17 (1989) - v.18 (1990) - scattered issues.  This newspaper was published in Vancouver, B.C. and includes articles on Indigenous nursing, aboriginal rights, storytelling, Meech Lake, and land claims.
  • Native Youth Movement, 1972-1973 - scattered issues.  This newspaper was published in [Regina, Saskatchewan] and includes poetry and articles on substance abuse among the young, education, Indigenous rights, and health.
  • Kenomadiwin News, v.1 (1969) - v.2 (1970-1971); v.11 (1971) - scattered issues.  This newspaper was published in Thunder Bay, Ontario and covers national news items on education, aboriginal rights, mercury poisoning, and substance abuse.
  • Indians of Quebec, v.1 (1977) - v.5 (1981) - scattered issues.  This newspaper was published by the Confederation of Indians of Quebec; articles are written in French and English. Topics covered include the Indian Act, land claims, health of Quebec Indigenous people,  education, and Indigenous rights.
  • The Indian Voice, v.6 (1974); v.15 (1983) - scattered issues.  This newspaper was published in Vancouver, B.C. It includes articles on Algonkin fur workers, the Indian Act, education, housing, and the Native Courtworkers Association.

Box 14, 15

  • Tekawennake, v.11 (1985) - v.18 (1991).  This newspaper was published weekly at Ohsweken, Ontario and was a Six Nations publication. Local  Mohawk issues plus general community events and politics were reported.

Box 16

  • The Indian Leader, v.76 (1972) - v.86 (1982).  This newspaper was published by the Haskell Indian Junior College, Laurence, Kansas. It covers college events: sports, lectures, and student government issues.
  • Stoney Echo, v.1 (1981) - v.2 (1983).  This newspaper of the "Stoney Tribe" was published at Morley, Alberta. The first editor was Walt Chomyn, formerly the editor of Coyoti Prints, a Cariboo Council newsletter. Stoney Echo covered all areas of tribal concerns and events: health, education and sports.
  • The First Citizen, no.1 (1969) - no.19 (1972?).  This newspaper was published at Williams Lake, British Columbia. It deals with racism against Indigenous peoples,  inequalities of the justice system; early explorations of the damaging effects of non-Indigenous     teachers or empathy with Indigenous culture; and relationships between Jean Chretien, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, and Indigenous peoples.  It has very politically astute reportage.
  • Nations' Ensign, v.3 (1982) - v.5 (1983) - scattered issues.  This newspaper was published in Edmonton, Alberta and covers such topics as medicine wheels, education, substance abuse, racism, land claims, B.C. Metis, and "Mother Earth."
  • Manitoba Indian News, v.1 (1971) - v.2 (1972).  This newspaper was published in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Topics include student employment and education, Indigenous sports, self-government, the Manitoba Indian Women's Association, and visits by Jean Chretien to Manitoba reserves.
  • Mackenzie News, v.2 (1973) - v.5 (1975) - scattered issues; with v.3 no.41 title change to Forth Simpson Mackenzie News.  This newspaper was published in Forth Simpson, N.W.T. and covered such topics as Indigenous sports, local events, national news, and the Berger inquiry on the Mackenzie Valley pipeline.

Microfilmed newspaper titles (Multimedia Room, Bata Library)

 

Peterborough Newspapers (on microfilm in the Bata Library)

  • Daily Examiner 1891-1905 (missing July 1, 1899-March 8, 1901)
  • Evening Examiner 1905-1931
  • Morning Times 1895; 1898-1912
  • Peterborough Daily Examiner 1885-1891
  • Peterborough Daily Review 1878-1920
  • Peterborough Examiner Weekly 1862-1885
  • Peterborough Examiner 1858-1862; 1932-present
  • Peterborough Papers : (Miscellaneous: Dispatch, Chronicle, Gazette) ca. 1845-1852
  • Peterborough Review 1858-1878
  • Peterborough Times (weekly edition) 1872-1884
  • Peterborough Times (daily edition) 1912-1914

Lindsay Newspapers (on microfilm in the Bata Library)

  • Canadian Post 1861-1898
  • Evening Post 1900, 1920-1922
  • Lindsay Post 1907-1920
  • Lindsay Daily Post 1922-1986
  • Victoria Daily Standard 1870-1873
  • Victoria Warder 1870-1899
  • Watchman 1888-1899
  • Watchman Warder 1899-1929 (merger of Victoria Warder and the Watchman)
  • Weekly Post 1899-1907
  • Weekly Free Press (Lindsay) 1908-1909
  • See also: digitized Kawartha Lakes Newspapers (link provided through the courtesy of Kawartha Lakes Public Library)

Durham, Hastings and Ontario County Newspapers (on microfilm in the Bata Library)

  • Ajax Advertiser Ajax 1955-1983
  • Beaverton Express Beaverton 1882-1939
  • Bobcaygeon Independent Bobcaygeon 1876-1937 (includes various other Bobcaygeon Papers)
  • Campbellford Herald Campbellford 1873-1900 (some issues missing)
  • Canadian Statesman Bowmanville 1868-1900
  • Cobourg Daily Star Cobourg 1978-1986
  • Cobourg Sentinel Cobourg 1861-1878
  • Cobourg Star Cobourg 1831-1849; 1868-1869
  • Hastings 1929-1966 (includes various Hastings Newspapers)
  • Hastings Observer Hastings 1886
  • Hastings Star Hastings 1881-1934; 1973-1985
  • Havelock Standard Havelock 1898-1974
  • Ontario Reformer Oshawa 1871-1873; 1922; 1926-1927
  • Oshawa Vindicator and Ontario Reformer Oshawa 1862-1873; 1922-1927
  • Oshawa Vindicator and Ontario County Journal of the Times Oshawa 1862-1871
  • Oshawa Daily Times Oshawa 1927-1932; 1940; 1946-1978
  • Pickering News Pickering 1887-1888; 1896-1898; 1900-1964
  • Port Hope Guide Port Hope 1855-1934 (includes Various other Port Hope Papers)
  • Port Hope Telegraph and Newcastle Advertiser Port Hope 1832 (includes Port Hope Warder and Constitutional Advocate)
  • Port Hope Times and County of Durham British Canadian Port Hope 1870-1906 (includes Port Hope Daily Times, 1870-1927)
  • Port Hope Watchman and Durham & Northumberland Advertiser Port Hope 1850-1852 (includes the British Ensign)

Belleville-Trenton Area Newspapers (on microfilm in the Bata Library)

  • Brighton Ensign Brighton 1895-1957
  • Courier Advocate Trenton 1950-1960
  • Daily Ontario Belleville 1910-1929
  • Free Press Picton 1833-1834
  • Hallowell Free Press Picton 1830-1833
  • Hastings Chronicle Belleville 1850; 1855-1856; 1861-1867
  • Daily Intelligencer Belleville 1901-1928
  • Ontario Intelligencer Belleville 1930-1960
  • Intelligencer Belleville 1862-1873 (includes Belleville and Hastings General Advertiser)
  • Picton Gazette Picton 1860-1873
  • Trent Valley Advocate Trenton 1880-1881; 1884; 1886-1887
  • Trenton Advocate Trenton 1889-1900
  • Trenton Courier Trenton 1867-1919
  • Trenton Courier Advocate Trenton 1926-1930; 1932-1935; 1937-1949
  • Trentonian/Tri-county News Trenton 1957-1986
  • Weekly Intelligencer Belleville 1902-1922
  • Weekly Ontario and Bay of Quinte Chronicle Belleville 1910-1917; 1919-1925

Toronto Newspapers (on microfilm in the Bata Library)

  • Canadian Farmers' Sun 1892-96
  • Colonial Advocate 1824-1834
  • Correspondent and Advocate 1833-1837
  • Daily Leader 1853-1860
  • Daily Mail and Empire 1895-1905 (Merger of the Daily Mail and the Empire)
  • The Empire 1887-1895
  • Examiner 1840-1855
  • Farmers' Sun 1920-1930
  • Financial Post Toronto 1907-Present
  • Globe 1844-1936
  • Globe and Mail 1936-Present (Merger of the Globe and the Mail and Empire)
  • Globe and Mail Report on Business Magazine; Microfiche set #1459
  • Independent 1849-1850
  • Leader 1870-1878
  • The Mail 1872-1880
  • Nation 1874-1876
  • North American 1850-1855
  • Northern Miner Toronto 1915-Present
  • Ontario Workman 1872-1873
  • The Patriot 1832-1840
  • Quill and Quire Toronto 1935-Present
  • Sunday Star 1978-1980
  • Toiler 1902-1904
  • Toronto Daily Leader 1860-1869
  • Toronto Daily Mail 1880-1895
  • Toronto Native Times 1970-1978
  • Toronto Patriot 1840-1844
  • Toronto Star 1968-Present
  • Toronto Telegram 1910-1913
  • Upper Canada Gazette 1793-1848
  • The Week 1883-1896
  • Weekly Sun 1897-1919
  • Welland Canal 1835

Western Ontario Newspapers (on microfilm in the Bata Library)

  • Brant County Herald Brantford 1857-1858
  • Evening Palladium Hamilton 1884-1886
  • Hamilton Gazette Hamilton 1852-1855
  • Labour Advocate Hamilton 1883-1910 (includes various Hamilton Labour Newspapers)
  • London Advertiser London 1896-1906
  • London Free Press London 1874-1916
  • Niagara Peninsula Papers 1799-1910 (includes various papers from the Niagara Region)
  • Palladium of Labour Hamilton 1883-1884
  • St. Catherines Papers St. Catherines 1832-1875 (includes various papers)
  • St. Catherines Farmers' Journal and Welland Canal Intelligencer St. Catherines 1826-1830
  • St. Thomas Liberal St. Thomas 1832-1833
  • Windsor Herald Windsor 1855-1856
  • Woodville Advocate Woodville 1878-1888

Quebec Newspapers (on microfilm in the Bata Library)

  • L'Avenir Montreal 1847-1857
  • Le Canadien Quebec 1806-1825
  • Le Courier du canada Quebec 1862-1873
  • Le Devoir Montreal 1910-Present
  • Gazette Montreal 1785-1877
  • Gazette Montreal 1979-Present
  • La Minerve Montreal 1826-1854
  • Montreal Herald Montreal 1863-1873
  • Montreal Star Montreal 1869-1921
  • Montreal Star Montreal Jan-June, 1978
  • Montreal Star Montreal Feb-Sept, 1979
  • Morning Chronicle Quebec 1869-1873
  • New Dominion Monthly Montreal 1867-1971; 1874-9
  • L'Ordre Montreal 1858-1871
  • La Patrie Montreal 1879-1920
  • Le Pays Montreal 1862-1871
  • Pilot Montreal 1844-1861
  • La Presse Montreal 1959-1961; 1970 (film)
  • La Presse Montreal 1988-1992 (Fiche set 1644)
  • Revue Canadienne Montreal 1864-1922

Eastern Ontario Newspapers (on microfilm in the Bata Library)

  • Bathurst Courier Perth/Ottawa 1843-1855
  • Brockville Gazette Brockville 1828-1832
  • Brockville Recorder Brockville 1830-1849
  • Bytown Gazette Ottawa 1836-1845
  • Chronicle and Gazette Kingston 1833-1845 (includes Kingston Commercial Advertiser)
  • Daily British Whig Kingston 1851-1853
  • Kingston Chronicle Kingston 1819-1832
  • Ottawa Citizen Ottawa 1846-1892
  • Ottawa Times Ottawa 1865-1877
  • Perth Courier Perth 1855-1873

Atlantic Canada Newspapers (on microfilm in the Bata Library)

  • Acadiensis St. John, N.B. 1901-1908
  • British Colonist Halifax 1862-1873
  • The Citizen Halifax 1874-1877
  • Halifax Chronicle Herald Halifax 1960-1978
  • Halifax Citizen Halifax 1863-1873
  • Evening Mercury St. John's, NFLD 1882-1889
  • Halifax Herald Halifax 1892-1948
  • Halifax Morning Chronicle Halifax 1862-1879
  • Islander Charlottetown 1842-1871
  • Morning Chronicle Halifax 1869-1876
  • Morning Freeman St. John 1851-1879
  • Morning Herald Halifax 1880-1891
  • Nova Scotian Halifax 1824-1870
  • Royal Gazette and Newfoundland Advertiser St. John's, NFLD 1810-1885
  • St. John Daily News St. John, N.B. 1863-1873
  • St. John Weekly Freeman St. John, N.B. 1879-1884
  • Telegraph Journal St. John's, NFLD 1824-1931
  • Yarmouth Herald Yarmouth, N.S. 1833-1873

Western Canada Newspapers (on microfilm in the Bata Library)

  • Calgary Herald Calgary 1978-1980
  • Calgary Eye Calgary 1902-1922
  • Daily Colonist Victoria, B.C. 1858-1893
  • Edmonton Bulletin Edmonton 1880-1906
  • The Leader Regina 1890-1906
  • Le Manitoba Winnipeg 1881-1925
  • Metis Winnipeg 1871-1881
  • Nor'wester Winnipeg 1859-1869
  • Pedestal Vancouver 1969-1974
  • Regina Leader Regina 1883-1890
  • Regina Standard Regina 1891-1906
  • Saskatchewan Herald Battleford (Sask) 1878-1900
  • United Farmer Calgary 1922-1935
  • Winnipeg Free Press Winnipeg 1874-1921
  • Winnipeg Free Press Winnipeg 1932-1941

Northern Canada & Indigenous  People Newspapers (on microfilm in the Bata Library)

  • Ammsa Edmonton 1983-1986
  • Kainai News Standoff, Alta 1968-1969 (Note: over 600 issues of this newspaper dated 1968 to 1991 are available in digital format on the University of Lethbridge Library Web site. See: http://digitallibrary.uleth.ca/cdm/landingpage/collection/sanews ).
  • Native Press Yellowknife, Nwt 1971-1974; 1977; 1979-1989
  • Native Voice Vancouver 1946-Present
  • News of the North Yellowknife 1969-Present
  • Press Independent Somba K'e, Nwt 1990-Present
  • Whitehorse Star Whitehorse, Yt. 1984-1993
  • Windspeaker Edmonton, Alta 1986-Present

Foreign Newspapers (on microfilm in the Bata Library)

  • The Australian  Australia 1983-1994
  • BBC Home Service 9:00 P.M. News (Fiche set 1334) 1939-1945
  • Christian Science Monitor 1967-1981
  • Daily Telegraph London, U.K . 1978-1979
  • Japan Times Japan 1897-1909
  • London Gazette London, U.K. 1675-1900
  • Le Monde Paris 1973-1995
  • Oxford Gazette Oxford, U.K. 1665-1675
  • Saturday Evening Post Philadelphia, US 1930-1945
  • New York Times New York 1914-Present
  • New York Review of Books New York 1963-1990
  • Times London, U.K. 1785-1920; 1921-53 (hardcopies) 1954-Present
  • Times Educational Supplement London, U.K. 1973-81
  • Times Higher Educational Suppl. London, U.K. 1977-Present
  • Times Literary Supplement London, U.K. 1965-Present

 

French Language Newspapers (on microfilm in the Bata Library)

 

  • L'Avenir Montreal 1847-1857
  • Le Canadien Quebec 1806-1825
  • Le Courier de Canada Quebec 1862-1872
  • Le Devoir Montreal 1910-Present
  • Le Manitoba Winnipeg 1881-1925
  • La Minerve Montreal 1826-1854
  • Le Monde Paris 1973-Present
  • Metis Winnipeg 1871-1881
  • L'Ordre Montreal 1858-1871
  • La Patrie Montreal 1879-1920
  • Le Pays Montreal 1862-1871
  • La Presse Montreal 1959-1961; 1970; 1988-1992 (fiche set #1644)
  • Revue Canadienne Montreal 1864-1922