Fonds UAA Fonds 0390 - Arthur Balmer Watt fonds

UAA-1975-054 UAA-1976-050 UAA-1976-080

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Arthur Balmer Watt fonds

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UAA Fonds 0390

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0.54 m of multi media records.

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(1876 - 1964)

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Journalist, 1876-1964. After working as a reporter for various Ontario newspapers, A.B. Watt moved to Alberta in 1905. He established and published several local papers: the Edmonton Saturday News, the Edmonton Capital, and Alberta Homestead. He joined the Edmonton Journal as associate editor in 1912 and was editor from 1921 to 1945. During his tenure, under publisher John Imrie, the Journal won the Pulitzer Prize (1938) for its reporting of the early Social Credit government's legislation, especially the Alberta Press Act. Mr. Watt was a supporter of Edmonton theatre groups, president of the Alberta and Eastern B.C. Press Association (1907-1908), and president of the Edmonton Canadian Club (1932-1933). He was the husband of Gertrude Balmer Watt and father of Frederick Balmer Watt, both authors and journalists.

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Fonds consists of records pertaining to Journalist Arthur Watt.

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No further accruals expected.

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Created by MMCFARLANE 2-13-2008. Updated by MMCFARLANE 2-13-2008. Updated by M.Fraser on 6 April 2020.

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