Collection FG19 - Church Histories collection

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Church Histories collection

General material designation

  • Textual record

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  • Variations in title: Previously identified as Church Histories series (A676.XIX).

Level of description

Collection

Reference code

FG19

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Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

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Date(s)

  • ca.1925–1986 (Collection)
    Collection
    United Church of Canada, Saskatchewan Conference

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Physical description

2.3 metres (approx.) textual records

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Custodial history

Most records in the collection were likely transferred to the archives between 1925 and 1986. Original provenance is largely unclear but archivists or others from Saskatchewan Conference or its predecessors probably brought together the various documents and published items, which could alternately have been filed in other Conference Archives collections.

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 collection consists primarily of documents relating to the histories of various local churches in Saskatchewan. Contents include written historical narratives (sketches) and notes, newspaper articles, pamphlets, and publications. There are also copies of volumes 1 and 2 of the local history book "Early History of Saskatchewan Churches (Grass Roots)", compiled and edited by Meredith B. Banting, ca.1975.

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Physical condition

Immediate source of acquisition

Arrangement

Original order for many of these records is unclear. Items formerly listed under A676 were arranged sometime before 1990.

Language of material

  • English

Script of material

Location of originals

Availability of other formats

Some publications containing local church histories are also available from the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan and various local public libraries.

Restrictions on access

There are no known restrictions on this collection.

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 A676.XIX, with additions listed under A785.XV.SA.270B to SA.270C, A1084.XV.SC.819 and SC.1151.

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Associated materials

Additional local histories and related documents may be found among other pastoral charge, presbytery and Conference fonds, held by the Saskatchewan Conference Archives.

Accruals

Further accruals are expected.

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