The Catholic New Times fonds

About the fonds

Readers of the Catholic New Times | Catholic New Times fonds, item P71

The Catholic New Times was an independent bi-weekely Catholic publication that operated between 1976 and 2006. The Catholic New Times was established as an alternative and independent Catholic voice in Canada, speaking about local, national, and international news and issues of concern to Catholics.

The Catholic New Times Inc. fonds consists of minutes, reports, proposals and other materials prepared for meetings of committees and groups within Catholic New Times from 1976-2006. Fonds also includes incoming and outgoing correspondence from 1975-1983, documents relating to the incorporation of the Catholic New Times in 1976 and subsequent changes in directors; materials documenting the mission and structure of the corporation and processes and procedures for producing the newspaper; subject files containing clippings and reports from organizations of interest to Catholic New Times members and staff, and audio-visual materials created by and for the Catholic New Times.

The Catholic New Time Inc. fonds was donated to the Kelly Library Archival and Manuscript Collections in 2007 by the editor of the publication at the time of its closure in 2006.

Finding Guide

The physical extent of the fonds is 48.2 cm of textual records — 114 photographs — 1 audiocassette. It has been arranged into 6 series:

  1. Legal documents and administrative records
  2. Meeting minutes and reports
    1. Membership and board of directors’ meetings
    2. Publishing group meetings
    3. Staff meetings
  3. Correspondence
  4. Working files
  5. Subject files
  6. Audio-visual materials

No finding guide is available at this time. Fonds and series level descriptions are available in the archives through the in-house database.

Related Material

Catholic New Times: All the issues published between 1976 and 2006 are available at the John M. Kelly Library.

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