Fonds F 195 - Berny Wiens fonds

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Berny Wiens fonds

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F 195

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  • 1964-2008 (Creation)

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30.8 m of textual records
282 photographs
15 maps

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Biographical history

Bernhard Henry Wiens was born in 1945 in Rosetown, Saskatchewan. He served as an NDP MLA in the Saskatchewan Legislature from 1991 to 1999. He held a number of cabinet posts including: Minister of Agriculture and Food; Minister of Highways and Transportation; Minister of the Environment and Public Safety; Minister of the Environment and Resource Management; Minister Responsible for the Crown Investments Corporation; Minister of Intergovernmental and Aboriginal Affairs; and Provincial Secretary. He currently (2010) resides near Herschel, Saskatchewan.

Custodial history

Berny Wiens donated these records to the Regina office, Saskatchewan Archives in three accessions between 1994 and 2009: R94-077 (February 23, 1994); R96-440 (August 21, 1996); and 2009-348 (March 30, 2009).Records created by Carol Carson, Eldon Lautermilch, and Darrel Cunningham were identified in the Wiens fonds at the time of arrangement.

Scope and content

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.

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Arrangement reflects both original order and archival intervention. The arrangement of the records in each series was based on the file lists that accompanied the records when they were received by the Archives.

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Restrictions on access

These records are subject to access restrictions according to the terms of an agreement with the donor dated June 18, 1999. Please consult reference archivist for assistance.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Use, publication, and/or reproduction of records are subject to the terms of an agreement with the donor and conditions of the Copyright Act.

Finding aids

SAFA 104 consists of fonds and series descriptions, file listings of some of the textual records, and item descriptions of the sound recordings and moving images and is available in paper format. For additional descriptions, see Threshold CD#10. Please consult the reference archivist for assistance.

Associated materials

Related material: Records created by Wiens in 1995 while Minister of Saskatchewan Environment and Resource Management can be found in the Lorne Scott fonds (BF 11).

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Further accruals are expected.

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6 audiocassettes; 4 videocassettes; 1 pin; 4 diskettes; 1 CD-ROM.

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Other codes: sound recordings: R-15921, R-15922 and R-15931; videotapes: VT R-12774 and VT R-12775

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