Fonds BF 2 - D. Grant Devine fonds

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D. Grant Devine fonds

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BF 2

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  • 1959-1991, predominant 1982-1991 (Creation)

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125 m of textual records
1244 photographs
251 audio cassettes

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Biographical history

D. Grant Devine was born in Regina, Saskatchewan. He served nine years as Premier of Saskatchewan and held various Cabinet portfolios during that time. He also served as Progressive Conservative member in the Saskatchewan Legislature for the Estevan constituency.

Custodial history

Grant Devine donated these records to the Regina office, Saskatchewan Archives in two accessions in 1991: R91-238 (June 20, 1991) and R91-281 (October 23, 1991). Records created by Bob Andrew were identified in the D. Grant Devine fonds at the time of retro-description.

Scope and content

This fonds consists of records created, accumulated and used by Grant Devine as Premier of Saskatchewan and President of the Executive Council from 1982 to 1991. This fonds also contains copies of correspondence related to Devine's activities as MLA for the Estevan constituency, Minister of Agriculture and member of the Crown Management Board of Saskatchewan.

This fonds contains records which are both public and private and political in nature.

Types of records include correspondence, memoranda, briefing material, diaries, speeches, annual reports, legislation, publications, press releases, newspaper clippings, itineraries, agendas, photographs, posters, maps, architectural drawings, audio cassettes, audio discs, and videocassettes.

This fonds is missing records created by Devine as Minister of Highways and Transportation and Minister Responsible for various agencies, boards and commissions.

Records created by Bob Andrew, Devine's predecessor as Minister Responsible for Crown Investments Corporation, are included in the fonds.

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The arrangement of the records reflects both original order and archival intervention. Box lists were transferred with the records for the 1982-1985 period and for portions of the 1986-1991 records. Series definition reflects old and new descriptive systems in place at the Saskatchewan Archives. Series description of BF 2-1 based on procedures and approaches in place prior to the implementation of RAD-based descriptive standards.

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Restrictions on access

These records are subject to access restrictions according to the terms on an agreement with the donor dated 12 March 1991. Please consult the reference archivist for assistance.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Use, publication and/or reproduction of records is subject to the terms and conditions of the Copyright Act.

Finding aids

SAFA 2 consists of fonds, series, file and item level descriptions. The electronic finding aid consists of file and item level databases.

Associated materials

Related material: Records created by Devine as Minister of Agriculture and Minister of Agriculture and Food are located in the Harold Martens fonds (F 448). Records created in 1983 by Devine as Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Minerals are located in the Joan Duncan fonds (F 426). Records created in 1983 by Devine as Minister of Energy and Mines and Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Oil and Gas Corporation are located in the Paul Schoenhals fonds (F 427). Records created by the Devine Government from 1982 to 1991 are located in the Cabinet Decision Items (Devine Government) series (S 44).

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Further accruals are expected.

General note

125 m of textual records; 1244 photographs; 7 posters; 3 maps; 25 architectural drawings; 251 audio cassettes; 3 audio discs; 10 videocassettes.

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Former Code: R-1648

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