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Fonds F 679 - Arthur J. Thibault fonds
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Arthur J. Thibault fonds

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F 679

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  • 1951 - 1981 (Creation)
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    Thibault, Arthur Joseph, 1914-1983

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2.80 m of textual records

40 photographs : prints, b&w

1 map

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Thibault, Arthur Joseph, 1914-1983 (1914-1983)

Biographical history

Arthur Joseph Thibault was born on February 21, 1914 in Bonne Madone, Saskatchewan to Eugene and Emma (McGary) Thibault. He attended Kaminka School. In 1941, he began operating a grain and livestock farm in the Tarnopol district. Thibault was a member of the Saskatchewan Farmers Union, served on the local school board, and was reeve of the Rural Municipality of Invergordon No. 430 from 1952 to 1959.

Thibault's career in provincial politics began when he was elected to the Saskatchewan Legislature in a by-election on June 3, 1959. He served as the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) member for the Kinistino constituency from 1959 to 1967. He then served as the New Democratic Party (NDP) member for the Kinistino constituency (1967-1971; 1975-1978) and the Melfort-Kinistino constituency (1971-1975). Thibault was a member of the Cabinet Committee on Traffic Safety and served as chair of the Special Committee on Highway Traffic and Safety (1973-1975). After retiring from politics in 1978, he worked at the St. Louis Alcoholism Rehabilitation Centre in Prince Albert until 1981. He died on February 22, 1983.

Thibault married Doris Lepine on June 11, 1941. The Thibaults had five children: Lucille, Edward, Eugene, Roger and Denise.

Custodial history

Doris Thibault, wife of Arthur Thibault, donated these records to the Regina office, Saskatchewan Archives in one accession in 1983: R83-311 (June 18, 1983).

Scope and content

This fonds consists of records created, accumulated and used by Arthur J. Thibault during his political career as the Member of the Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly (MLA) for the Kinistino and Melfort-Kinistino constituencies, as a member of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF), as a member of the Cabinet Committee on Traffic Safety, and member of the board of the Prince Albert Co-operative Health Centre.

The types of records included are: correspondence; memoranda; newspaper clippings; minutes and agendas; publications; photographs; and a map.

No series assignment was applied to the records in this fonds. The headings assigned to the records in R-1316 in 1990 are as follows: Correspondence Files; Election and Legislative Assembly Files; 1962 Subject Files; 1963-1964 Subject Files; Subject Files Created While in Opposition; 1970 Subject Files; 1971 Subject Files; 1972 Subject Files; 1973 Subject Files; 1974 Subject Files; 1975 Subject Files; 1976 Subject Files; Cabinet Committee on Traffic Safety; 1977 Subject Files; 1978 Subject Files; and Map: Department of Highways Map.

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Records are in good physical condition.

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Some of these records are subject to access restrictions. Please consult reference archivist for assistance.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

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

Finding aids

SAFA 632 (old guide GR 475) consists of a fonds description, file listings of textual records and item descriptions of photographs.

Associated / related material

Photographs of Thibault taken during his political career are located in the Regina office.

Records created by Thibault as chair of the Special Committee on Highway Traffic and Safety (1973-1975) are located in the Regina office (S 14).

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No further accruals are expected.

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  • Location note: Location for retrieval: Regina-Hillsdale
  • Alpha-numeric designations: Other codes: Textual records: old guide GR 475 (R-1316); Photographs: R-B13187 to R-B13226

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