Series S 75 - 1909 Time Capsule series

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1909 Time Capsule series

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  • Multiple media

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S 75

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  • 1897-1909 (Collection)
    Saskatchewan. Dept. of Public Works
    Regina (Sask.)

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0.200 m of textual records

4 photographs : prints, b&w

8 objects

3 architectural drawings

1 map

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Custodial history

Steve Bata of the Saskatchewan Ministry of Central Services transferred these records to the Regina office, Saskatchewan Archives in one accession in 2013: 2013-491 (November 13, 2013).

Scope and content

This series consists of records added to a time capsule that was placed in the corner stone of the Legislative and Executive Building of Saskatchewan as part of the ceremony marking the laying of the corner stone, held in Regina on October 4, 1909. The records were collected under the coordination of F.J. Robinson, Deputy Commissioner of Public Works, and included: documents related to the corner stone laying ceremony; government publications; reference publications and directories; newspapers published in Regina and Saskatoon; photographs; Canadian currency; a Holy Bible; architectural blueprints of the Legislative and Executive Building; a map of Saskatchewan; and a Union Jack flag. Also included is the copper box, crafted by local tinsmiths, that contained the time capsule items. The time capsule was opened by Premier Brad Wall and Dr. Gordon Barnhart, Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan, on December 15, 2011.

No sub-series have been identified in this series.

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Physical condition

Records are in good physical condition.

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Arrangement imposed by archivist.

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Records are open for research use.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Certain records are subject to terms and conditions of Crown Copyright, the Copyright Act and the Currency Act. Please consult reference archivist for assistance.

Finding aids

SAFA 687 consists of a series description, and file and item descriptions for records.

Associated materials

R-195.2 (GR 40) - Saskatchewan Department of Public Works, Deputy Minister - Includes the Deputy Commissioner of Public Works' records related to the corner stone laying ceremony and time capsule (File 1.62).

Government and reference publications, photographs, architectural drawings and maps related to those compiled for the time capsule can be found in the Regina and Saskatoon offices of the Saskatchewan Archives Board. Please consult the Threshold database or a reference archivist for assistance.

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No further accruals are expected.

General note

To consult the records, visit or contact the Regina office.

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File titles in square brackets supplied by archivist, and are based on file contents.

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Location for retrieval: Regina-Hillsdale.


Textual records were placed in acid-free file folders. Photographs with placed in sleeves. Oversize records were inter-filed with acid-free tissue. Small objects were enveloped with acid-free tissue.

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