Fonds BF20 - Eric Cline fonds

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Eric Cline fonds

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  • 1945, 1962, 1971-2003, predominant 1971-2003 (Creation)

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23.80 m of textual records
11 photographs
5 posters

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Custodial history

Eric Cline donated these records to the Regina office, Saskatchewan Archives in three accessions in 2000 and 2003: R2000-004 (January 11, 2000); R2003-242 (July 25, 2003); and R2003-245 (August 5, 2003). The records were transferred from Cline's ministerial office. Records created by Lorne Calvert, Bob Mitchell, and Janice MacKinnon were identified in the Eric Cline fonds at the time of arrangement.

Scope and content

This fonds consists of records created, accumulated and used from 1971 to 2003 by Eric Cline in his political career as Minister of Health; Acting Minister of Justice and Attorney General; Minister of Finance; MLA for Saskatoon Mount Royal constituency; and member of the Saskatchewan New Democratic Party.

This fonds contains public, political and private records.

The types of records included are correspondence, memoranda, reports, publications, news releases, newspaper clippings, budget material, legislation, briefing notes, photographs, posters, maps, audio cassettes, video tapes, and electronic records.

This fonds includes records created by Lorne Calvert as Associate Minister of Health and Minister of Health; by Bob Mitchell as Acting Minister of Justice and Attorney General; and by Janice MacKinnon as Minister of Finance.

This fonds is missing records Cline created as Minister Responsible for various agencies, boards and commissions and as MLA for Saskatoon Idlywyld constituency.

The majority of records transferred from Cline's ministerial office to the Saskatchewan Archives were accompanied by file keys.

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Arrangement reflects both original order and archival intervention. Arrangement of records in most series based on file keys provided by Cline's ministerial office.

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These records are subject to access restrictions according to the terms of an agreement with the donor dated December 18, 1995. Please consult reference archivist for assistance.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

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 30 consists of a fonds description, series descriptions, file listings of textual records, and item descriptions of photographs, sound recordings and maps. The electronic finding aid consists of a file level database for textual records and item level descriptions of photographs, sound recordings, maps and moving images. See GR 226 for item descriptions of posters transferred to the poster collection. Please consult reference archivist for assistance.

Associated materials

Related material: Records created by Eric Cline as Minister of Health are located in the Patricia Atkinson fonds (F 193).

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Further accruals are expected.

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4 maps; 2 audio cassettes; 45 video tapes; 5 floppy disks; and 2 CD-ROM's.

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Other codes: Photographs: R-A30624 to R-A30625, R-B13777; Posters: GR 226, File VII.296; Map: A-1341; Audio cassettes: R-15615, R-16093; Video tapes: VT R-11781 to VT R-11823, VT R-13841 to VT R-13842

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