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Our Archives collection contains more than 2 million historical pages from the Winnipeg Free Press and all its earlier titles, such as the Manitoba Free Press.

These pages, dating back to 1874, are fully searchable by name, keyword and date, making it easy for you to quickly explore historical content, research your family history, or simply read about a person or event of interest. You also can order a high-quality, full-size reprint of any page in the archive as a gift or for personal display.

From the day the first edition rolled off the press in 1872, the Free Press has been an integral part of the city and province it serves. The newspaper is just two years younger than the province of Manitoba, which joined Confederation in 1870, and actually two years older than the City of Winnipeg, which was incorporated in 1874. From its inception, the Free Press has faithfully recorded the rise of a muddy Prairie settlement at the forks of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers into one of Canada's leading cities and the capital of a thriving province of more than one million people.

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