Collection OSC-ARC-05 - Kootenay Weekly Express fonds

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Kootenay Weekly Express fonds

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  • Source of title proper: Title based on the content of the collection and on the information supplied by the donor/creator.

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1.5m of textual records and graphic materials

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Administrative history

The Kootenay Weekly Express was a community newspaper founded in 1988 in Nelson, BC. It was published weekly until February, 2011. Formerly named What’s On from November 1988 – November 1989, What’s On Magazine from December 1989 – September 1990, Kootenay Weekly Express from October 1990 until 1993, and ending as The Express from 1994 until 2011. Nelson Becker, publisher and editor of the newspaper, maintained this publication in independence from larger media conglomerates.

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The fonds was donated by Nelson Becker.

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The fonds consists of newspaper issues, photographs, and publishing notes from 1988-2011 which provide a look into the day-to-day function of creating the newspaper.

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Newspaper issues have been separated and catalogued.

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Newspaper issues also available at Touchstones Museum of Art at History, Nelson BC

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Copyright held by Nelson Becker.

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Created 30 July, 2021 by Ariel Nicolaides and Paige Hohmann.

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