Fonds Acc2782 - The Maple Leaf

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The Maple Leaf

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  • Textual record

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CA PCA Acc2782

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  • Microfilmed 1982; Copied 1995 (Reproduction)
  • 1927-1947 (Creation)
    Maple Leaf (Magazine)

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Physical description

.6 m. of textual records
6 reels 35 mm microfilm

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Name of creator

Maple Leaf (Magazine) (1907-1947)

Administrative history

"The Maple Leaf" magazine was established in Oakland, California by Michael Ambrose McInnis in February 1907. McInnis was born in Seven Mile Bay, Prince Edward Island, on 23 November 1863. He began working as an apprentice at the offices of "The Journal Pioneer" in Summerside at the age of 16. After his mother's death in 1889, he emigrated to California where he found work in a printing shop. A few years later, he opened his own shop in Oakland. By 1906, he and his partner, Walter V. Harrington, had prospered greatly and began publication of "The Maple Leaf" the following year.

For McInnis, the purpose of the magazine was to enable transplanted Maritimers in California to keep in touch with their roots and to provide those back home with information concerning the whereabouts and activities of their distant family members. Material for the magazine came from Maritime newspapers, contributions from readers, and visitors to the McInnis home. McInnis continued publishing "The Maple Leaf" until his death in March 1947. The last issue, March-April 1947, was published shortly after his death.

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Scope and content

This fonds consists of original, photocopied, and microfilmed copies of issues of "The Maple Leaf" magazine dating from 1907 to 1947. Originally a monthly magazine, publication changed to a bi-monthly format in 1942. The magazine includes: news stories and reminiscences of Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Maine, Massachusetts, and California; poetry; correspondence; the column "Persons and Places, Past and Present" containing stories about people and vital statistics; and short fiction stories in "The Children's Department".

This fonds is arranged by the format of the records: bound issues, individual issues housed in files, and microfilmed issues.

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The 5 reels of microfilm were formerly numbered Accession # 3403/1-5

Language of material

  • English

Script of material

Location of originals

The originals used for the microfilm reels were returned to their donor, Mr. L. Driscoll, as were issues January/February 1946 and March/April 1947 which were loaned by Anna MacDonald

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Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Patrons are required to use microfilm when possible

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Associated materials

See Also: Acc2353/70

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Microfilm is located in microfilm cabinets in Reading Room

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  • English

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