Fonds F419 - Lorne Hepworth fonds

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Lorne Hepworth fonds

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  • 1959-1991, predominant 1986-1991 (Creation)

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25.95 m of textual records
33 photographs
2 maps

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Biographical history

Lorne Henry Hepworth was born in Assiniboia, Saskatchewan in 1947. Prior to entering politics, he worked as a veterinarian in Weyburn and operated a family farm near Assiniboia. Hepworth served as a Progressive Conservative member in the Saskatchewan Legislature for the Weyburn constituency (1982-1991) and as a Cabinet minister in the Grant Devine Government (1983-1991). Hepworth currently (2006) resides in Toronto, Ontario, where he is President of CropLife Canada.

Custodial history

Lorne Hepworth donated these records to the Regina office, Saskatchewan Archives in four accessions between 1988 and 1991: R88-256 (August 17, 1988); R90-014 (January 17, 1990); R91-253 (August 28, 1991) and R91-284 (October 28, 1991). The records were transferred from Hepworth's ministerial office. Records created by Lorne Hepworth in 1986 and 1987 as Minister of Advanced Education and Manpower were transferred to the Regina office, Saskatchewan Archives via the ministerial office of Patricia A. Smith in one accession in 1991: R91-242 (August 28, 1991). Records created by Paul Schoenhals, Gordon Currie, Colin Maxwell, George McLeod, Patricia A. Smith, Ray Meiklejohn, Gary Lane and Eric Berntson were identified in the Lorne Hepworth fonds at the time of arrangement.

Scope and content

This fonds consists of records created, accumulated and used by Lorne Hepworth from 1985 to 1991 in his political career as Minister of Energy and Mines; Minister of Advanced Education and Manpower; Minister of Education; Minister of Finance; Minister Responsible for Crown Investments Corporation (Crown Management Board) of Saskatchewan; Minister Responsible for the Public Service Commission; Minister Responsible for Future Corporation and Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Diversification Corporation.

Series 419-5 and 419-6 include records described in 1994 and 2006.

The types of records included are correspondence, memoranda, briefing notes, speeches, diaries, minutes and agendas, publications, reports, press releases, speaking notes, newspaper clippings, legislation, photographs, audio cassettes, maps, microfiches and posters.

The majority of the material in this fonds is public record.

This fonds includes records created by the following: Paul Schoenhals, Minister of Energy and Mines; Gordon Currie, Minister of Advanced Education and Manpower; Colin Maxwell, Minister of Advanced Education and Manpower; George McLeod, Minister of Advanced Education and Manpower; Patricia A. Smith, Minister of Education; Raymond Meiklejohn, Minister of Education Gary Lane, Minister of Finance and Eric Berntson, Minister Responsible for Crown Investments Corporation.

The fonds is missing MLA and constituency material and records created by Hepworth as Minister of Public Participation and Minister Responsible for numerous agencies, boards and commissions.

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

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Records include French, Chinese and Ukrainian language documents.

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These records are subject to access restrictions according to the terms of an agreement with the donor dated October 25, 1991. 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 155 (old guide GR 545) consists of a fonds description, series descriptions, file listings of textual records and item descriptions of audio cassettes. The electronic finding aid consists of a file level database for certain textual records and item level descriptions of audio cassettes. Please consult reference archivist for assistance.

Associated materials

Related material: Records created by Hepworth as Minister of Energy and Mines are located in the Patricia A. Smith fonds (F 399).Records created by Hepworth as Minister of Education are located in the Raymond Meiklejohn fonds (F7). Records created by Hepworth as Minister of Agriculture are located in the Harold Martens fonds (F 448).

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No further accruals are expected.

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2 audio cassettes; 2 microfiches; 3 posters

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Other codes: textual records: GR 545 (R-1431; R-1439); Audio Cassettes: R-16087 to R-16088

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