Fonds F 138

Maclean-Hunter Limited fonds

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Maclean-Hunter Limited fonds
Dates of Creation
Physical Description

102.89 metres of textual records

217 volumes of textual records

5.68 MB of textual records (doc)

ca. 26, 900 photographs

2 albums (658 photographs)

114 architectural drawings

83 audio cassettes

15 videocassettes

6 technical drawings

9 maps

3 dictabelts

1 drawing

1 audio disc

1 baton

Scope and Content

Fonds consists of the corporate records of Maclean Hunter Limited, documenting its history from the founding of the company in 1887 to its development into one of the pre-eminent Canadian publishers and multi-media companies of the twentieth century.

Included are minutes of meetings, financial records, annual reports, memorabilia and biographical files, photographs, anniversary files and other material. Also included are the records of company founder, John Bayne Maclean, as well as those of majority shareholder and president, Horace T. Hunter. Additionally, there are files of various other company presidents and vice-presidents, which often contain records that document their personal as well as professional company interests.

Also included are the records of various divisions of Maclean-Hunter Limited such as the Business Publications, Industrial and Trade Shows and the Broadcast Divisions as well as records related to two of Maclean-Hunter best known magazines Maclean's and Chatelaine.

Fonds has been arranged into 37 series.

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Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

Maclean-Hunter Limited was a major Canadian publisher, from 1891 to 1994, of over 130 special interest and consumer magazines and 70 business periodicals, including Maclean's, Chatelaine and the Financial Post. It also had stakes in the newspaper publishing industry, the radio and television industry, and the cable industry.

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Hugh C. MacLean Publications Limited

Maclean - Hunter Limited

Maclean-Hunter Limited

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Immediate Source of Acquisition
The majority of the Maclean-Hunter fonds was donated to the Archives of Ontario in 1975, with subsequent additions in 1977, 1978, 1990, 1994, 2000 and 2003.

Title based on content of fonds.


No further accruals are expected.

Former Codes

Accession Numbers: 10785, 11910, 12463, 15016.

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Records series that make up this fonds

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Reference Code Series Title
F 138-1 Maclean-Hunter Limited - Photographs
F 138-2 Maclean-Hunter Limited Board of Directors files
F 138-3 Maclean's Management Conference proceedings records
F 138-4 Maclean-Hunter Limited financial records
F 138-5 Annual reports
F 138-6 Memorabilia and biographical files
F 138-7 Maclean-Hunter Newsweekly
F 138-8 Colonel John B. Maclean files
F 138-9 Horace T. Hunter files
F 138-10 Floyd S. Chalmers files
F 138-11 Donald F. Hunter files
F 138-12 Donald G. Campbell files
F 138-13 Thomas H. Howse files
F 138-14 B. G. Newton files
F 138-15 J. L. Craig files
F 138-16 Ronald A. McEachern files
F 138-17 Lorne R. Clark files
F 138-18 Advertising files
F 138-19 George W. Gilmour files
F 138-20 Business Publications Division, Group Publishers files
F 138-21 C. J. Laurin files
F 138-22 Gordon Rumgay files
F 138-23 Rate and linage records
F 138-24 Maclean's magazine files
F 138-25 Chatelaine files
F 138-26 Maclean-Hunter Publishing Corporation, U.S.A. files
F 138-27 Industrial and Trade Show Division files
F 138-28 Broadcast Division files
F 138-29 Financial Post 75th anniversary files
F 138-30 M-H [Maclean-Hunter] Video files
F 138-31 Macmillan of Canada Ltd. agency and author contracts
F 138-32 David North research files on Maclean's magazine
F 138-34 Maclean-Hunter 100th anniversary celebration files
F 138-35 Magazine insertion orders
F 138-36 Queen's Baton
F 138-37 Canadian Art files