Collection FG11 - Prairie Church History collection

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Prairie Church History collection

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  • Variations in title: Alternately identified as United Church of Canada Saskatchewan Conference, Saskatchewan and Prairie Church History sub-series (A381.XI.F).

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FG11

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  • ca.1925-1980 (Collection)
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    Various collectors
  • 1873–1962 (Creation)
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    Multiple creators

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14.8 cm textual records

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Custodial history

Records in this collection were likely transferred to the archives sometime between 1925 and 1982. Their original provenance is unclear but the finding aid (written ca.1986) notes that they may have been collected by E.H. Oliver (for his history of religion on the prairies), Dr. John L. Nichol (Superintendent for Home Missions), and various other individuals. Some of the contents may have initially been collected under the Presbyterian Synod of Saskatchewan, prior to 1925.

From 1925 through to 1982, the official repository for Conference, Presbytery and local records of the United Church in Saskatchewan was at St. Andrew’s College (Saskatoon). In 1982, the Conference signed an agreement to house their records with the Saskatchewan Archives Board (later Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan), while still retaining ownership and management responsibilities. The collections were gradually relocated and continue to be stored with the Provincial Archives, to the present day.

Scope and content

The collection consists of a range of documents relating to Congregational, Methodist, Presbyterian churches and related activities in Saskatchewan and elsewhere in the prairies.

Contents include histories, articles, addresses and other papers on: Congregationalism, Methodism, Presbyterianism in Saskatchewan; missionary work and communities in Prince Albert, Carrot River, Canora, and Norway House; Sunday Schools; C.G.I.T. and Y.W.C.A. groups; ministerial associations; Doukhobors; Ukranians; the Greek Orthodox Church; and Anglican Missions.

Authors include: Rev. W.P. McHaffie (Conference Historian and Archivist to Saskatchewan Methodist Conference); John MacLean (Chief Archivist, Wesley College Library, Winnipeg); Rev. Frederick Passmore; Rev. George Daniel; Rev. W.M. Moore; Rev. E.H. Oliver; Rev. J.R. McDonald; Rev. George Arthur; Allan Bowerman, J.L. Stewart; Alfred Carter; R.H. Hamilton; John L. Nichol; Lydia Gruchy; M. Stechinshin (Yorkton); John Roberts Kovalevitch; Rev. A.J. Hunter; Rev. P.C. Crath; E. Eustace and Maxim Berezynski; Dr. A.E. Archer (Lamont, Alberta); A. Bereka; Mrs. C.H. Monro (Ethelbert, Manitoba); Rev. John Gregorash; Rev. Theo Bay; Rev. J.A. Louseley.

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Arrangement

Original order for many of these records is unclear, though notes suggest some items were collected by Dr. John L. Nichol. Items listed under A.381.IX were arranged sometime before 1990.

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  • English

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Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Use, publication, and/or reproduction of records are subject to the conditions of the Copyright Act. Please consult archivist for assistance.

Finding aids

GS-168 includes original file and series listings, in section A.381.XI.F.

Associated materials

Local church histories and biographical files also included in separate collections of the Saskatchewan Conference Archives. Related item "History of Missions in Southern Saskatchewan" (1929) by Rev. Peter Strang, is also held by the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan (under PI-701).

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No further accruals are expected for this collection.

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