Fonds F 549 - Niles L. Buchanan fonds

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Niles L. Buchanan fonds

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F 549

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  • 1979-1982 (Creation)

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4.5 cm of textual records
2 audio reels

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Niles Leonard Buchanan was born on June 12, 1909 at Roberts County, South Dakota to George and Pearl (Reimann) Buchanan. In 1913, he came to Saskatchewan with his family, who homesteaded in the Spring Valley district. Buchanan received his early education in the Spring Valley district and attended high school and normal school in Moose Jaw.

After graduating from normal school, Buchanan worked as a teacher in Saskatchewan for 14 years. He ran unsuccessfully as a Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) candidate in the 1940 federal election. Buchanan was elected to the Saskatchewan Legislature in 1944 as a CCF member for the Notukeu-Willow Bunch constituency and remained in his seat until 1956. After leaving politics, Buchanan worked at the Saskatchewan Power Corporation before moving to Vancouver, British Columbia for employment with B.C. Hydro. He returned to Regina and retired in 1974.

Buchanan died in Regina on September 16, 1987.

Buchanan married Emma Louise Knox on May 18, 1935. They had two children: Niles Larry and Robert Louis.

Custodial history

Niles L. Buchanan donated these records to the Regina office, Saskatchewan Archives in three accessions in 1981 and 1982: R81-054 (February 24, 1981); R82-318 (June 22, 1982) and R82-621 (December 24, 1982).

Scope and content

This fonds consists of records created, accumulated and used from 1979 to 1982 by Niles L. Buchanan of Regina, Saskatchewan. The fonds includes a copy of Buchanan's unpublished memoirs, written in November, 1979; "Reminiscences of a Left Wing Social Democrat", an unpublished history of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) movement in the Notukeu-Willowbunch constituency written by Buchanan in May, 1981; and a sound recording of Buchanan being interviewed in 1982 on his political career in Saskatchewan.

No series assignment has been applied to the records in this fonds.

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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 conditions of the Copyright Act.

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SAFA 451 consists of a fonds level description only and is available in paper format. Item descriptions of the sound recordings are available in the Regina main card catalogue.

Associated materials

Related material: R-A7896 (1)-(2): Photographs of Niles L. Buchanan as a CCF member of the Saskatchewan Legislature in military and civilian garb, 1944, 1949. S-B4806: Photograph of Niles L. Buchanan, MLA, 1956. R-E2692: obituary for Niles L. Buchanan, Leader-Post, Regina, September 26, 1987.

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No further accruals are expected.

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Other codes: Textual records: R-E1002, R-E1294; Sound recordings: R-8340 to R-8341

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