Prince George Newspapers
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The Prince George Newspapers database is a partnering initiative with key information service providers in Northern British Columbia, Canada. In this collaborative venture, three libraries - the Prince George Public Library, the College of New Caledonia Library, and the Geoffrey R. Weller Library at the University of Northern British Columbia - are working together to provide free online access to the historical newspapers of the city of Prince George, British Columbia. As BC’s “northern capital” Prince George has played a vital role in the development of the northern region of the province. The newspapers, which began to be published prior to the city’s incorporation in 1915, are an important source of information on the region’s growth and continuing development.
Over 100 years of full-text newspapers are available for searching, and more content is being added each year. The database currently includes the following newspapers:
- Fort George Tribune: 1909 - 1915
- Fort George Herald: 1910 - 1915
- Prince George Herald: 1915 - 1916
- Prince George Post: 1914 - 1915
- Prince George Star: 1916 - 1917
- Prince George Leader: 1921 - 1923
- Prince George Citizen: 1916 - present (with 12 month embargo)
- College of New Caledonia Student Newspapers: 1970 - onward
This project is being undertaken with the consent and support of the Prince George Citizen. Financial assistance has also been provided by the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at the University of British Columbia, the Prince George Community Foundation, the Friends of the Prince George Public Library, and BC 150.