Fonds F50 - Thomas Ferguson fonds

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Thomas Ferguson fonds

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F50

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  • 1929-1997 (Creation)

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17.33 metres of textual records
430 photographs: b&w and colour
521 negatives: b&w and colour

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Thomas Henry Ferguson was born in 1936 in Regina, Saskatchewan to Bill and Estella Ferguson. He attended Scott Collegiate and earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1956.

After graduation, Ferguson moved to Regina, Saskatchewan, where he worked as an architect for the duration of his career. Ferguson worked with numerous firms, as follows: Stock Keith and Associates (1956-1966); The D.H. Stock Partnership (1966-1970); D.H. Stock and Partners Limited (1970-1977); Ferguson Folstad Friggstad Architects (1977-1986); Thomas Ferguson Architect Ltd. (1986-1995); and Saunders Evans Ferguson Architects (1996-1997).

During his career, Ferguson received several awards for his projects, including the Canadian Education Showplace Exhibition of Architectural School Designs' Award of Excellence for the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences project, Regina, 1972; the Saskatchewan Association of Architects Design Award of Merit for the SEDCO Centre Building, Innovation Place project, Saskatoon, 1979; the Moose Jaw Heritage Committee Public Building Heritage Award for Moose Jaw City Hall and Police Facility project, Moose Jaw, 1988; and the Premier's Design Awards' Award of Excellence, Honourable Mention for Moose Jaw City Hall and Police Facility project, Moose Jaw, 1988. Ferguson was honoured as a Life Member of the Saskatchewan Association of Architects in 1997.

Thomas Ferguson died in Regina on June 22, 1997.

Ferguson and his wife, Arlene, had three children: Heather, Robert and Michael.

Custodial history

Arlene Ferguson, wife of Thomas Ferguson, donated these records to the Regina office, Saskatchewan Archives in two accessions in 1999 and 2003: R99-175 (April 21, 1999) and R2003-246 (August 6, 2003).

Scope and content

This fonds consists of records created, accumulated and used by Thomas Ferguson during his professional career as an architect in Regina, Saskatchewan. The records date from 1929 to 1997.

The fonds includes textual records, specifications, architectural drawings, certificates, photographs and slides relating to the architectural projects Ferguson worked on throughout his career. Also included are administrative records pertaining to D.H. Stock and Partners Limited; Ferguson Folstad and Friggstad Architects; Thomas Ferguson Architect Ltd. and Saunders Evans Ferguson Architects.

The headings assigned to the records in 1999 are as follows: Project Files; Specifications; Administrative Files and Additional Project Files. The records described in 2007 were arranged into three series: Administrative Files; Project Files; and Personal.

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Arrangement based on original order and archival intervention.

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Records are open for research use.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Use, publication and /or reproduction of records are subject to terms of an agreement with the donor dated August 4, 1999 and the conditions of the Copyright Act. Please consult reference archivist for assistance.

Finding aids

SAFA 73 (old guide GR 626) consists of a fonds description, file listings of textual records, and item descriptions of photographs and architectural drawings. The electronic finding aid consists of a file level database for certain textual records and item descriptions of photographs, negatives, slides and architectural drawings. Please consult reference archivist for assistance.

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111 slides: colour; 412 sets of architectural drawings (6,796 sheets)

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Other codes: Textual records: old guide GR 626 (R-1685); Photographs: R-A34452 to R-A34474; R-B14283, R-B14516 to R-B14522, R-C14640; Certificates: R-0S 134; Architectural Drawings: R-P74 (R-P74.001 to R-P74.412

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