United Church of Canada Region 4 Archives

Identity area

Identifier

SCNUCSC

Authorized form of name

United Church of Canada Region 4 Archives

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

  • United Church of Canada Saskatchewan Conference Archives [1925-2018]

Type

  • Religious

Contact area

Type

Street address (in-person reference services)

Address

Street address

Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan
3303 Hillsdale Street

Locality

Regina

Region

Saskatchewan

Country name

Canada

Postal code

S4S 6W9

Telephone

Fax

Email

URL

Note

Records are not stored on-site. Please contact Archivist before visiting.

Type

Postal address

Address

Street address

Region 4 Archives, United Church of Canada
c/o Lakeview United Church
3200 McCallum Avenue

Locality

Regina

Region

Saskatchewan

Country name

Canada

Postal code

S4S 0R8

Telephone

Fax

Email

URL

Note

No in-person reference services at this location.

Type

Other contact information

Address

Street address

Locality

Region

Country name

Postal code

Telephone

306-721-3311

Fax

Note

Description area

History

Region 4 was originally Saskatchewan Conference, 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.

On January 1, 2019, as part of a larger restructuring of the United Church of Canada, Saskatchewan Conference and its seven presbyteries became Region 4. The mandate and boundaries for the regional archives remained more or less the same as the previous Saskatchewan Conference Archives.

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

The mandate of the Region 4 Archives is to acquire and preserve the records of United Church of Canada congregations and presbyteries in Saskatchewan, records of Saskatchewan Conference and its successors, 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 reading room (for in-person reference services): Wednesday-Friday, 10 am to 4 pm. No retrieval services from 12-1 pm or after 3:45 pm. Closed Monday and Tuesday, as well as 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-person reference assistance is provided by the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan, through their research room, in Regina.

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 3303 Hillsdale Street
Regina, Saskatchewan
CA S4S 6W9