Fonds BF4 - Bob Pringle fonds

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Bob Pringle fonds

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  • 1975-1995, predominant 1993-1995 (Creation)

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5.66 m of textual records
12 photographs
1 audio cassette

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Robert Murray Pringle was born on April 25, 1946 in Regina, Saskatchewan to Douglas Duncombe and Norma Pringle. He was raised on a farm in the Carnduff area. Pringle holds Bachelor and Masters degrees in Social Work from the University of Manitoba.

Prior to his entry into provincial politics, Pringle worked as a social worker and administrator in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Pringle worked with the Department of Social Services and was executive director of the Saskatoon Housing Coalition. He also served as president of the Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers (1980) and Saskatchewan Human Services Association (1986). Pringle was active in the Saskatoon community, serving on the boards of the Saskatoon Self-Help Society, Crocus Co-op, Girls Group Home and Day Care Co-op.

Pringle was first elected to the Saskatchewan Legislature in a 1988 by-election and served as a New Democratic Party member for Saskatoon Eastview (1988-1991; 1995-1998) and Saskatoon Eastview-Haultain (1991-1995).

Pringle served in the Roy Romanow Government as Minister of Social Services (1993-1995); Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Legal Aid Commission (1993-1995); Minister Responsible for Seniors (1993-1995); Minister Responsible for Meewasin Valley Authority (1995); and Minister Responsible for Wanuskewin Heritage Park Corporation (1995).

Pringle resigned from Cabinet on November 22, 1995 and vacated his seat in the Legislative Assembly on March 17, 1998. Judy Junor (NDP) became MLA for Saskatoon Eastview.

After leaving politics, Pringle served as executive director of the Saskatchewan Association for Community Living from 1998 to 2004, when he became executive director of the Saskatoon Food Bank.

Pringle currently (2006) continues to reside in Saskatoon and to serve as executive director of the Saskatoon Food Bank. He is running as a candidate in the 2006 Saskatoon Civic Election.

Pringle married Gwendolyn Mae Gordon on October 12, 1968. They have two children: Darren and Dean.

Custodial history

These records were transferred to the Regina office, Saskatchewan Archives via Lorne Calvert's ministerial office in one accession in 1996: R96-439 (August 21, 1996). Records created by Janice MacKinnon and Patricia Atkinson were identified in the Pringle fonds at the time of arrangement.

Scope and content

This fonds consists of records created, accumulated and used from 1993 to 1995 by Bob Pringle in his political career as Minister of Social Services; MLA for Saskatoon Eastview-Haultain and Saskatoon Eastview; member of the Saskatchewan New Democratic Party (NDP); and member of the Saskatchewan NDP Caucus.

The fonds contains public and political records.

This fonds consists of five series: Minister of Social Services; Events/Appointments/Meetings; Speeches; MLA/Constituency; and Political.

The Minister of Social Services series has been arranged into twenty-one sub-series: Social Services; Adoption Services; Appeal Boards/Committees; Child Care/Children; Family Services; Child Protection; Young Offenders/Facilities; Legal Aid; Saskatchewan Assistance Plan; Human Services Organizations; Group/Special Care Homes-Independent/Community Living; Legislative Assembly; Casework - 1993; Chronological Correspondence - 1993; Provincial Government Departments - 1993; Other Provinces - 1993; Casework - 1994; Chronological Correspondence - 1994; Provincial Government Departments - 1994; Other Provinces - 1994; and Provincial Government Departments - 1995.

The Events/Appointments/Meetings series consists of three sub-series: 1993; 1994; and 1995. Pringle attended political, party, portfolio and Legislative Assembly events and meetings.

No sub-series have been assigned to the Speeches, MLA/Constituency and Political series.

The Speeches series consists of speeches accumulated by Pringle while in the Social Services portfolio. These include speeches given by Janice MacKinnon, Patricia Atkinson, Premier Roy Romanow and other NDP MLA's.

The records in the MLA/constituency series and Political series were separated out from the Minister of Social Services series by the archivist and described as distinct series.

The types of records included are correspondence, memoranda, legislation, newspaper clippings, news releases, reports, publications, photographs and an audio cassette.

The fonds includes records created by Janice MacKinnon and Pat Atkinson as Minister of Social Services.

The fonds is missing MLA/constituency material and records Pringle created as Minister Responsible for Seniors; Minister Responsible for Meewasin Valley Authority and Minister Responsible for Wanuskewin Heritage Park Corporation.

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Arrangement reflects both original order and archival intervention. Arrangement of Social Services records based on file key provided by Pringle's ministerial office. Most of the records created by Pringle are interfiled with those of his predecessors in portfolios. Series titles supplied by archivist. Sub-series and file titles provided by records created except where indicated in square brackets.

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These records are subject to access restrictions according to the terms of an agreement with the donor dated September 30, 1996. Please consult reference archivist for assistance.

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Use, publication and/or reproduction of records are subject to terms of an agreement with the donor and the conditions of the Copyright Act. Please consult reference archivist for assistance.

Finding aids

SAFA 4 consists of a fonds description, file listings of textual records and item descriptions of photographs and a sound recording. The electronic finding aid consists of file listings of textual records and item descriptions of photographs and a sound recording. Please consult reference archivist for assistance.

Associated materials

Related material: Records created by Pringle in 1994 and 1995 as Minister of Social Services are located in the Lorne Calvert fonds (F 412).

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No further accruals are expected.

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Other codes: Photographs: R-A33401 (1)-(10); Audio cassette: R-16094

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