To gather heritage specific documents, photographs and small artifacts relating to the history of the City of Yorkton; to provide information and copies of materials from the archival records to researchers; to conduct research for specific projects relating to the City of Yorkton (e.g. research and write history books, research and compile information to include as heritage components for ongoing City planning and redevelopment projects; to research and write text for historical signage/points of interest); to research and compile histories of heritage properties; to write articles for the local newspapers to publicize the City Archives; to research and provide information for special celebrations.
Records management and collecting policies
Photographs, documents, letters, newspapers, periodicals, calendars, maps, postcards, directories, scrapbooks, albums, antique books, and small artifacts. Also includes more than 300 reference files in subject order, all relating to Yorkton and area history, that are comprised of copies of newspaper clippings and copies of other materials compiled starting in 1997 to support a planned history of Yorkton. The Archives' holdings also include an Inventory of Heritage Properties. Materials not considered 'archival' are located in a Reference Room, and are used widely by local and out-of-town researchers.
Extent: Work in progress. Work on a database is in its beginning stages.
Inclusive dates: 1882 from the start of the York Colony to present. Some pre-settlement records.
Toegangen, gidsen en publicaties
Monday-Friday, 9:30-16:30, except for two Fridays per month