Fonds FD20 - Weyburn Presbytery fonds

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Weyburn Presbytery fonds

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  • Textual record

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  • Variations in title: Previously identified as Weyburn Presbytery sub-series (A.381.XI.D.20).

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FD20

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  • 1925–1959 (Creation)
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    United Church of Canada Weyburn Presbytery
    Place
    Saskatchewan

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Physical description

16.7 cm (approx.) textual records

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(1925–1959)

Administrative history

Weyburn Presbytery was one of the original 16 presbyteries established by the first General Council of the United Church of Canada (June 1925), to be part of the new Saskatchewan Conference. Initial boundaries for both Weyburn Presbytery and Alameda Presbytery were to follow the recommendation of a joint meeting of the Alameda and Weyburn Presbyteries, from the Presbyterian Synod of Saskatchewan, and the Weyburn District of the Methodist Saskatchewan Conference.

In 1959, Weyburn combined with the part of Assiniboia Presbytery east of Highway 19, to become a new Assiniboia Presbytery.

Custodial history

Most records in the fonds were likely transferred to the archives between 1925 and 1986. The original provenance is unclear, though administrative and committee records may have come directly from presbytery secretaries, committee members, delegates or other associated individuals.

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 fonds consists of textual materials generated by the Presbytery, their secretaries, committees and related bodies, in fulfillment of their responsibilities, as outlined in the Manual of the United Church of Canada. Contents include: minutes (1925-1959); correspondence; treasurer’s records; files relating to education and students; record of candidates for ministry; and pastoral relations documents.

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Arrangement

Original order for many of these records is unclear. Items formerly listed under A.381.XI.D.20 were arranged sometime before 1990.

Language of material

  • English

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Availability of other formats

Microfilm copy of some records available for viewing at the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan, Regina office (microfilm reference number R.10).

Restrictions on access

Some records are restricted, to protect personal information.

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.D.20. Microfilm contents listed in finding aid IR-12.

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No further accruals are expected.

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