Fonds F 533 - Joe Zeman fonds

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Joe Zeman fonds

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F 533

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  • 1890-2007 (Creation)

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1.84 m of textual records
413 photographs : b&w prints
132 photographs : col. prints

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Custodial history

Joe Zeman donated some of these records to the Regina office, Saskatchewan Archives, in four accessions between 1977 and 1983: 735 (R); R77-180 (June 30, 1977); R83-269 (May 19, 1983); and R83-404 (September 16, 1983). Joe Zeman donated some of these records to the Saskatoon office, Saskatchewan Archives, in twelve accessions between 1985 and 2002: S85-209 (November 15, 1985); S86-40 (February 27, 1986); S86-117 (June 6, 1986); S86-245 (December 22, 1986); S87-10 (January 19, 1987); S87-16 (January 29, 1987); S88-83 (October 17, 1988); S89-1 (January 4, 1989); S89-74 (August 4, 1989); S93-65 (September 27, 1993); S2001-71 (December 19, 2001) and S2002-10 (March 14, 2002). Brenda Zeman, daughter of Joe Zeman, donated some of these records to the Saskatoon office, Saskatchewan Archives, in two accessions in 2009 and 2010: 2009-425 (April 23, 2009) and 2010-055 (March 4, 2010). Original textual records acquired in accessions R83-404 and S876, and initially described as R-F78, were copied onto microfilm and removed from the holdings of the Saskatchewan Archives.

Scope and content

This fonds consists of records created, accumulated and used by Joe Zeman of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The records pertain mainly to his family history, his involvement in the Slovak community within Saskatchewan, his participation in various sports organizations, his employment in the Department of Agriculture - Economics Divison, and his activities with the Saskatchewan Agricultural Graduates Association, and with the Saskatoon Normal School 1933-1934 Reunion committee.

Small volumes of records created, accumulated and used by Joseph Kanik, Brenda Zeman and by Joseph Zeman, Sr. are included in the fonds.

The types of records included are correspondence; memoranda; photographs; obituaries; minutes; handbooks; newspaper clippings; reports; publications; newspapers; programmes; maps; and a drawing.

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Order imposed by archivist. File titles provided by archivist.

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Contains Slovak and French language documents.

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Records are open for research use.

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

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SAFA 421 consists of a fonds description, file listings of the textual records, and item descriptions of some of the photographs and maps and the drawing.

Associated materials

Associated material: Other records of Joe Zeman are held by Library and Archives Canada, in the Joseph Zeman fonds (MIKAN No. 26797); the Joseph Zeman collection (MIKAN No. 12011); and the Joe Zeman collection [MIKAN No. 12057). Records relating to Joe Zeman's involvement in baseball are available at the Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame.

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No further accruals are expected.

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85 photographs : negatives; 4 albums; 3 maps; 1 print : poster; 1 drawing; 3 microfilm reels of textual records.

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Other codes: Textual records: R-E4; R-E2219; R-335; R-694; S-A575; S-G732.1; S-G771.1; S-Q164; S-Q203; Photographs: GM-PH-124 to GM-PH-145, GM-PH-1627 to GM-PH-1640; Microfilm: R-1.629; S-7.190; Maps: CM-1 to CM-2; Drawing: GM-DA-7

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