Fonds FY01 - Young People's Union Saskatchewan Conference fonds

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Young People's Union Saskatchewan Conference fonds

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  • Variations in title: Previously identified as Young People's Union Saskatchewan Conference sub-series (A.381.XVI).

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  • 1937–1963 (Creation)
    United Church Young Peoples' Union, Saskatchewan Conference

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1.125 metres (approx.) textual records

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Administrative history

The Young People's Union (Y.P.U.) of the United Church and its Conference-level units were organized around 1935, following the recommendation of the Interprovincial Young People's Council (1934). Saskatchewan Conference's Y.P.U. appears to have been formed sometime after the first National Y.P.U. Council, in mid-1935.

In 1965, the United Church Y.P.U. and its constituent Conference- and Presbytery-level groups appear to have been reorganized to form units of Kairos.

Custodial history

Records in the fonds were likely transferred to the archives between 1935 and 1986. Their original provenance is unclear.

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 records created and/or collected by the Saskatchewan Branch of the Young People's Union (Y.P.U.), its members, treasurers, and committee(s). Contents include: meeting minutes from the Y.P.U. executive and committees; correspondence from the Y.P.U. President; correspondence with and material relating to the national-level Y.P.U.; financial records; convention reports; lists of executive members; files relating to various Y.P.U. activities, including youth caravans; various newsletters and related items collected from other Y.P.U. groups, outside of Saskatchewan; and a collection of Youth Christian Education Leaders Resource materials, including Explorers and Hi-C groups. There are also minutes and reports from Presbyterial-level Y.P.U. units, in Kamsack, Qu'Appelle, Regina and Saskatoon.

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Original order for many of these records is unclear. Items listed under A.381.XVI 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.XVI.

Associated materials

Additional items relating to the national and Conference-level Y.P.U., as well as other youth programs, are included in the Saskatchewan Conference fonds (see finding aid GS-168, sections A.676.XXIII.1411 through 1417). Records from local and presbytery-level Y.P.U. units may also be included in other separate collections held by the Living Skies Region Archives.

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No further accruals are expected.

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