Newspapers and Other Publications

The Provincial Archives houses the largest available collection of Saskatchewan weekly newspapers, and many of the major Saskatchewan daily newspapers.  Primarily, these newspapers are available on microfilm, and date back to the establishment of the Saskatchewan Herald (Battleford), first published in 1878.

In addition, the Saskatchewan Historic Newspapers Online collection has been created in collaboration between the Saskatchewan Archives and Sask History Online (SHO). The project when completed will see the digitization of newspapers from all across Saskatchewan from 1878 through to the mid 1960s. The first stage of the project focuses upon Saskatchewan newspapers published during the Great War period, from January 1914 through to the end of hostilities in 1918. This initial stage will ultimately include the equivalent of approximately 400 reels of microfilm from nearly 100 communities, making up over 200,000 pages of newsprint. The collection includes newspapers from communities across the province which were published in English, French, German, and Ukrainian.  Click here to visit the digitized newspaper collection.  

The Provincial Archives has an excellent collection of pamphlets and other rare printed materials, many of which were not widely circulated.  The pamphlet collection documents a wide array of themes, including arts and culture; politics; the activities of societies, organizations, and populist movements; and recreational activities.

Saskatchewan History, an historical magazine dedicated to encouraging readers and writers alike to explore the province’s history, was published by the Provincial Archives from 1948-2017. The magazine presented a colourful and provocative source of information and narration about Saskatchewan’s unique heritage. Click here for more information about accessing past issues of Saskatchewan History.

Other publications in the Archives’ Collection  include local history books, family history books, city and town directories, and government publications including statutes and annual reports.

To access these records, begin your search in our online catalogue.  However, as not all of our Collection is described in the catalogue as of yet, you are also advised to contact Reference and Outreach Services.

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