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This fonds consists of records created, accumulated and used by Berny Wiens from 1991 to 1999 as Minister of Saskatchewan Agriculture and Food; Minister of Highways and Transportation; Minister of Saskatchewan Environment and Public Safety; Minister of Saskatchewan Environment and Resource Management; Minister Responsible for the Crown Investments Corporation; and Minister of Intergovernmental and Aboriginal Affairs. Also included are records created by Wiens as a member of the Saskatchewan New Democratic Party and NDP caucus, and records created by Wiens and his wife Cheralyn, as private citizens.
The fonds contains records created in 1991 and 1992 by Carol Carson, Berny Wiens' predecessor in the portfolio of Environment and Public Safety.
The fonds contains records created by Darrel Cunningham while he was Minister of Parks and Renewable Resources (November 1991 to June 1992) and Minister of Natural Resources (June 1992 to September 1992).
The fonds contains records created by Eldon Lautermilch during his tenure as Minister of Natural Resources (September 1992 to March 1993). The Department of Natural Resources was absorbed by the Department of Environment and Resource Management in March 1993.
Public, private and political records are contained in the fonds.
The types of records included are mainly memoranda, correspondence, briefing notes, news releases, publications, petitions, speaking notes, research notes, financial records, farm management records, educational records, newspaper clippings and legislation, including minister's orders, regulations, orders-in-council, photographs, sound recordings, moving images, maps and electronic records.
This fonds is missing records created by Wiens as Provincial Secretary; Minister of Highways and Transportation and Minister responsible for various agencies.