Canadian Historical Review

The Canadian Historical Review, founded in Toronto in 1920 and published by the University of Toronto Press, was the continuation of an earlier Toronto publication dating from 1896. For many years the CHR was edited from the U of T's history department, and many of Canada's most prominent historians, eg, George Wrong, George Brown, G.P. de T. Glazebrook, Donald Creighton, John Saywell, Ramsay Cook and Craig Brown, took turns as editors. In the mid-1970s editors began to be drawn from across the country, including J.L. Granatstein, John English, J.R. Miller and H.V. Nelles. Their efforts were supplemented by an advisory board representing both regions and specializations.

The function of the CHR was to publish articles on Canadian history and events, as well as reviews of important historical works on non-Canadian subjects. Over time it became more historical and less contemporary, and concentrated its space exclusively on Canadian history, including reviews. Since the 1970s other Canadian historical periodicals have competed with the CHR for articles, but it remains Canada's most prominent historical journal. Circulation averaged some 2500 copies per issue in 1996.