Fonds FD04 - Assiniboia Presbytery fonds

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Assiniboia Presbytery fonds

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  • Textual record

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  • Variations in title: Previously identified as Assiniboia Presbytery sub-series (A.381.XI.D.4).

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FD04

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  • 1925–1973 (Creation)
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    United Church of Canada Assiniboia Presbytery
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    Saskatchewan

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17.9 cm (approx.) textual records

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(1925–1973)

Administrative history

Assiniboia Presbytery was one of the original 16 presbyteries established by the first General Council of the United Church of Canada (June 1925), to be part of the new Saskatchewan Conference. Initial boundaries were based on the previous Assiniboia Presbytery, which had been part of the Presbyterian Synod of Saskatchewan.

The presbytery was divided and recreated several times, over the years. In 1926, it was split into Assiniboia Presbytery and the new Shaunavon Presbytery. In 1951, the two were reunited under the original name Assiniboia Presbytery. In 1959, the presbytery was divided along Highway 19: the western part was combined with Swift Current Presbytery, to become Cypress Hills Presbytery, and the eastern part was amalgamated with Weyburn Presbytery, under the name Assiniboia Presbytery.

In 1973, Assiniboia Presbytery was dissolved and its pastoral charges were divided between Moose Jaw Presbytery and Arcola-Estevan Presbytery (which became the new Souris Valley Presbytery).

Custodial history

Most records in the fonds were likely transferred to the archives between 1925 and 1986. Their original provenance is unclear, though administrative and committee records may have come directly from presbytery secretaries, committee members, delegates or other associated individuals.

From 1925 through to 1982, the official repository for Conference, Presbytery and local records of the United Church in Saskatchewan was at St. Andrew’s College (Saskatoon). In 1982, the Conference signed an agreement to house their records with the Saskatchewan Archives Board (later Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan), while still retaining ownership and management responsibilities. The collections were gradually relocated and continue to be stored with the Provincial Archives, to the present day.

Scope and content

The fonds consists of textual materials generated by Assiniboia Presbytery, their secretaries, committees and related bodies, in fulfillment of their responsibilities, as outlined in the Manual of the United Church of Canada.

Contents include: meeting minutes (1925-1973); presbytery dissolution documents (1973); statistics and treasurer’s records; records of candidates for ministry; a historical sketch of Assiniboia Presbytery (1925-1932); and a history of the United Church Women’s Association of Assiniboia Presbytery (1901-1961).

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Arrangement

Original order for many of these records is unclear. Items formerly listed under A.381.XI.D(4), were arranged sometime before 1990.

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  • English

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Availability of other formats

Microfilm copy of some records available for viewing at the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan, Regina office (microfilm reference number R.10).

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Some records may be restricted, to protect personal information.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Use, publication, and/or reproduction of records are subject to the conditions of the Copyright Act. Please consult archivist for assistance.

Finding aids

GS-168 includes original file and series listings, in section XI.D(4). Microfilm contents listed in finding aid IR-12.

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