United Church of Canada Saskatchewan Conference Archives

Identity area

Identifier

SCNUCSC

Authorized form of name

United Church of Canada Saskatchewan Conference Archives

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

Type

  • Religious

Contact area

Type

Street address

Address

Street address

Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan
Murray Building, 3 Campus Drive, University of Saskatchewan

Locality

Saskatoon

Region

Saskatchewan

Country name

Canada

Postal code

S7N 5A4

Telephone

Fax

Email

URL

Note

Type

Postal address

Address

Street address

Saskatchewan Conference, United Church of Canada
418A McDonald Street

Locality

Regina

Region

Saskatchewan

Country name

Canada

Postal code

S4N 6E1

Telephone

Fax

Email

URL

Note

 

Heather Dootoff

Type

Other contact information

Address

Street address

Locality

Region

Country name

Postal code

Telephone

(306) 721-3311

Fax

(306) 721-3171

Note

Description area

History

Saskatchewan Conference was one of 11 regional Conferences established by the United Church of Canada General Council, at their inaugural meeting, in June 1925. At its first meeting, in October, Saskatchewan Conference designated the Conference Archives, then located at St. Andrew's College (Saskatoon), as its official records repository and appointed the first Conference Archivist. The Archives remained at St. Andrew's College, through to the 1980s.

In 1982, the Conference signed an agreement to house the growing archival collections with the Saskatchewan Archives Board (later Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan), while still retaining ownership and management responsibilities for the records. The collections were gradually relocated and continue to be stored with the Provincial Archives, to the present day.

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

The mandate of the Saskatchewan Conference Archives is to acquire and preserve the records of United Church of Canada congregations and presbyteries in Saskatchewan, records of the Conference itself, its annual meetings, staff, committees and task groups, and of some related organizations and individuals. Records of Proceedings for the first Saskatchewan Conference (October 20-23, 1925) include the designation of the Conference Archives as the official repository for these records, as well as the appointment of the first Conference Archivist.

Administrative structure

Records management and collecting policies

Buildings

Holdings

The archival collection contains records of Methodist, Presbyterian, and Congregational Churches within Saskatchewan prior to 1925, and of the United Church of Canada after 1925. Included are records created by local congregations, such as registers of baptisms, marriages, and burials; historic membership rolls and communion rolls; general membership lists; minutes of church boards, committees, and organizations (including women's groups); printed annual reports of local congregations; congregational newsletters; local church histories; correspondence; and photographs. The collection also contains records created by the constituent Presbyteries of the Saskatchewan Conference and by the Conference itself, its staff, officers, committees, and task groups, as well as the personal papers and manuscripts of some associated individuals.

Inclusive dates: late 19th century-present

Finding aids, guides and publications

Access area

Opening times

Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan (for in-person reference services), Saskatoon reading room: Wednesday-Friday, 10 am to 4 pm (no retrieval services from 12-1 pm or after 3:45 pm). Closed statutory and civic holidays.

Access conditions and requirements

Not all records are open to the public, due to personal information (privacy) restrictions and legislation. Requests for access to records of baptisms, marriages or burials should be sent to the Saskatchewan Conference Archives e-mail or postal address, in Regina.

Accessibility

Services area

Research services

Research enquiries should be directed to the Saskatchewan Conference Archives e-mail or postal address, in Regina. In-person reference assistance is provided by the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon office.

Reproduction services

Public areas

Control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Language(s)

Script(s)

Sources

Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Religion (Thematic area)
  • Local and Regional History (Thematic area)
  • City of Saskatoon (Geographic subregion)
  • City of Regina (Geographic subregion)
  • Central Saskatchewan (Geographic subregion)
  • Southeast Saskatchewan (Geographic subregion)
  • Southwest Saskatchewan (Geographic subregion)
  • Northern Saskatchewan (Geographic subregion)
  • Northeast Saskatchewan (Geographic subregion)
  • Northwest Saskatchewan (Geographic subregion)
  • East-Central Saskatchewan (Geographic subregion)
  • Clipboard

Primary contact

Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan Murray Building, 3 Campus Drive, University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
CA S7N 5A4