Fonds F 427 - Paul Schoenhals fonds

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Paul Schoenhals fonds

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F 427

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  • 1959, 1972-1987 (Creation)

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14.80 m of textual records
4 photographs
3 maps

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Biographical history

Paul John Schoenhals was born on November 5, 1941 in Clinton, Ontario to Stewart John Schoenhals and Phyllis Lillian Elliott. He received his primary education in Ontario and attended Nutana Collegiate in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Schoenhals earned a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 1964 and a post-graduate diploma in 1970.

Prior to his entry into provincial politics, Schoenhals worked as a high school teacher in Saskatoon and was involved with the Saskatoon Hilltops Football Club as director and head coach.

Schoenhals was first elected to the Saskatchewan Legislature in 1982 and served as a Progressive Conservative MLA for the Saskatoon Sutherland constituency until 1986. He served in the Grant Devine Government as Minister of Urban Affairs (1982-1983); Minister of Culture and Youth (1982-1983); Minister of Culture and Recreation (1983); Minister of Energy and Mines (1983-1985); Minister of Telephones (1985-1986); Minister of Science and Technology (1985-1986); Minister of Supply and Services (1985-1986) and Minister of Tourism and Small Business (1985-1986).

Schoenhals was Minister Responsible for Local Government Board (1982-1983); Municipal Water Assistance Board (1982-1983); Provincial Planning Appeals Board (1982-1983); Meewasin Valley Authority (1982-1983); Saskatchewan Centre of the Arts (1982-1983); Saskatchewan Arts Board (1982-1983); Western Development Museum (1982-1983); Saskatchewan Oil and Gas Corporation (1983-1985); Saskatchewan Water Supply Board (1983-1984); Legislative Review Committee (1983-1985); Saskatchewan Water Corporation (1984-1985); Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (1985-1986); Employment Development Agency (1985-1986); Saskatchewan Government Printing (1985-1986) and Saskatchewan Property Management Corporation (1986).

After losing his seat in the 1986 general election to E. Mark Koenker (NDP), Schoenhals became president of Petroleum Industry Training Service (PITS).

Schoenhals currently (2006) resides in Calgary, Alberta and is President and Chief Executive Officer of Enform, a company that provides training programs and safety initiatives for workers in the petroleum industry.

Schoenhals married Dorenda Stirton, a Canadian ladies' curling champion, on June 21, 1969. They have three children: Susan, Ryan and Karyn.

Custodial history

Paul Schoenhals donated these records to the Regina office, Saskatchewan Archives in six accessions in 1986 and 1988: R86-64 (February 20, 1986); R86-513 (October 22, 1986); R86-522 (October 27, 1986); R88-257 (June 23, 1988); R88-334 (August 17, 1988)and R88-491 (October 17, 1988). Records created by Colin Thatcher, Grant Devine, Lorne McLaren, Neal Hardy, Bob Andrew, Gordon Currie, Tim Embury, Sid Dutchak and Graham Taylor were identified in the Schoenhals fonds at the time of retro-description.

Scope and content

This fonds consists of records created, accumulated and used from 1982 to 1986 by Paul Schoenhals in his political career as: Minister of Urban Affairs; Minister of Energy and Mines; Minister of Supply and Services; Minister of Tourism and Small Business; Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Oil and Gas Corporation and Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Water Supply Board.

This fonds includes records relating to the proposed National Hockey League (NHL) franchise and coliseum in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

The types of records included are correspondence, memoranda, agenda diaries, speeches, annual reports, publications, briefing notes, legislation, news releases, newspaper clippings, photographs, maps, architectural drawings, plans and graphs.

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

This fonds is missing records Schoenhals created in the following portfolios: Culture and Youth; Culture and Recreation; Telephones and Science and Technology. Also missing are constituency records and records from his various other ministerial responsibilities.

This fonds includes records created by various Cabinet ministers in the Grant Devine Government as follows: W. Colin Thatcher, various portfolios, 1982-1983; D. Grant Devine, Minister of Energy and Mines and Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Oil and Gas Corporation, 1983; Gordon Currie, Minister of Science and Technology 1982-1985; Lorne McLaren, Minister Responsible for Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan 1982-1983; Bob Andrew, Minister Responsible for Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan 1984; Neil Hardy, Minister of the Environment and Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Water Supply Board 1982-1983; Graham Taylor, Minister of Tourism and Small Business 1986-1987; Sid Dutchak, Minister Responsible for Northern Affairs Secretariat 1985-1986 and Tim Embury, Minister of Urban Affairs 1983.

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Arrangement reflects both original order and archival intervention. Most of the records created by Schoenhals are interfiled with those of his predecessors/successors in various portfolios.

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These records are subject to access restrictions according to the terms of an agreement with the donor dated February 1, 1985. 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 257 (old guide GR 508) consists of a fonds description and file listings of textual records.

Associated materials

Related material: Records created by Schoenhals in 1985 as Minister of Energy and Mines are located in the Patricia A. Smith fonds (F 399) and Lorne Hepworth fonds (F419). Records created by Schoenhals as Minister of Supply and Services are located in the Graham Taylor fonds (F 430). Records created by Schoenhals as Minister Responsible for the Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan are located in the Gary Lane fonds (F 9). Records created by Schoenhals in 1982 and 1983 as Minister of Urban Affairs are located in the Tim Embury fonds (F 431).Records created by Schoenhals as Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Water Corporation are located in the Harold Martens fonds (F 448).

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No further accruals are expected.

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2 architectural drawings; 17 plans; 3 graphs.

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Other codes: GR 508: (R-1376, R-1384)

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