Fonds F507 - J.A. Darling fonds

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

J.A. Darling fonds

General material designation

Parallel title

Other title information

Title statements of responsibility

Title notes

Level of description

Fonds

Reference code

F507

Edition area

Edition statement

Edition statement of responsibility

Class of material specific details area

Statement of scale (cartographic)

Statement of projection (cartographic)

Statement of coordinates (cartographic)

Statement of scale (architectural)

Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

Dates of creation area

Date(s)

  • 1945-1955 (Creation)

Physical description area

Physical description

48 cm of textual records

Publisher's series area

Title proper of publisher's series

Parallel titles of publisher's series

Other title information of publisher's series

Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series

Numbering within publisher's series

Note on publisher's series

Archival description area

Name of creator

Biographical history

James Andrew Darling was born on May 21, 1891 at Shotts, Lancashire, Scotland to Andrew and Christina (Walker) Darling. Darling emigrated to Canada in 1908 and worked as a farm hand in Manitoba before purchasing a farm near Colonsay, Saskatchewan in 1911.

Prior to his entry into provincial politics, Darling farmed in the Colonsay district and was active in the local community. He served as secretary of the Elstow Agricultural Society and was a municipal councillor for Colonsay.

Darling was elected to the Saskatchewan Legislature in 1944 and served as a Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) Member for the Watrous constituency until 1960. Darling served in the T. C. Douglas Government as Minister of Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (1948-1949); Minister of Public Works (1948-1956); Minister of Telephones and Telegraphs (1948-1952) and Minister in charge of Saskatchewan Power Corporation. After his resignation from Cabinet in 1956, Darling served as Speaker of the House until his retirement from politics in 1960. He retired to Saskatoon and died there on October 18, 1979.

Darling married Margaret Turner on February 5, 1924. They had three children; Betty, May and Andrew.

Custodial history

Documentation suggests that James Andrew Darling donated these records to the Regina office, Saskatchewan Archives, in one accession in the late 1950s. No accession number was assigned to the records.

Scope and content

This fonds consists of records created, accumulated and used from 1945 to 1955 by James Andrew Darling in his political career as Minister of Public Works and Minister-in-charge of Saskatchewan Power Corporation.

The Public Works records date from 1948 to 1955 and include correspondence and memoranda relating mainly to the construction, furnishing, occupancy, sale and maintenance of government buildings; labour and employment issues; service contracts and government travel issues. There are a number of letters dealing with the issue of hiring displaced persons to work on the construction of government buildings, along with correspondence from individuals requesting employment.

The Saskatchewan Power Corporation records date from 1945 to 1955 and consist of minutes, financial statements, balance sheets, and profit and loss statements.

No series have been applied to the records in this fonds.

Notes area

Physical condition

Immediate source of acquisition

Arrangement

Chronological order maintained by archivist.

Language of material

Script of material

Location of originals

Availability of other formats

Restrictions on access

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 subject to terms and conditions of the Copyright Act.

Finding aids

SAFA 362 consists of a fonds description.

Associated materials

Related material: Records created by Darling as Minister-in-charge of Saskatchewan Power Corporation are located in the Russ Brown fonds (F 111).Numerous photographs of Darling as Minister of Public Works; CCF MLA for Watrous; Speaker of the House and Minister-in- charge of Saskatchewan Power Corporation are located in the Historical Photographs (Regina) collection. Tape R-6026: Tape recording of Darling, CCF MLA for Watrous, speaking during throne speech debate, February 20, 1956. Tape R-932 to R-933: Sound recordings of Darling being interviewed by Clint White in 1975.

Related materials

Accruals

No further accruals are expected.

Alpha-numeric designations

Other codes: Textual records: R-29

Alternative identifier(s)

Standard number area

Standard number

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Control area

Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related places

Related genres