News and Events at the Provincial Archives

In-Person Reference Services

The Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan is open for in-person reference services.  Public services are available through a ‘by appointment only’ system at our new 2440 Broad Street Public Reading Room. Our public hours are Monday to Friday from 10 am to 4 pm.  Interested researchers should call 306-787-4068.

Please be assured that public health precautions related to the prevention of COVID-19 are in place in our spaces.  For a summary of COVID-19 measures related to in-person services, please see “Keeping You Safe During the COVID-19 Pandemic” below.

Researchers are also welcome to use our online contact form https://www.saskarchives.com/emr/?q=eform/submit/enquiry or send enquiries to us by phone at 306-787-4068.

Clients wishing to explore the many resources in our Permanent Collection may browse or search our online catalogue at https://search.saskarchives.com//.

Please continue to visit our News and Events webpage for updates to services.


Keeping You Safe During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The health and safety of our patrons and staff is of the utmost importance to the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan. Here is a short summary of what we are doing to keep you safe while you are in our public spaces:

  • Mandatory masks, as the Public Reading Room is an indoor public space
  • Increased cleaning and disinfecting protocols
  • Mandatory hand washing for all patrons and staff
  • Appointment-only services
  • Occupancy limits in all public spaces
  • Physical distancing of 2 metres between equipment and research stations
  • Encouraging patrons to bring their own pencils and paper
  • Quarantine measures for records and other materials after use by patrons and staff
  • The use of masks where physical distancing is not possible
  • Protective shields at the Registration and Reference Desks

Archivists will review required processes with you when you contact us.  We want your research visit to the Provincial Archives to be a pleasant experience. Appointments are available from 10 am – 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm – 4 pm. Please call us at (306) 787-4068 or use our online enquiry form to book an appointment.

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Click here to view Frequently Asked Questions about visiting the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan during the COVID-19 Pandemic. 


British Commonwealth Air Training Plan in Saskatchewan Exhibit at Government House

We  are pleased to announce  a new exhibit about the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan in Saskatchewan, featuring records from the Archives’ Permanent Collection.  Created in partnership with Government House, this exhibit will be on display in the Queen Elizabeth II Gallery at Government House, 4607 Dewdney Avenue, Regina from November 7, 2020 until January 24, 2021.  

 
Station orchestra at No. 11 SFTS Yorkton, 1941
(PAS Photo R-A7136)               


RCAF Women’s Division activities at No. 11 SFTS Yorkton, 1942
(PAS Photo R-A7142)


British Commonwealth Air Training Plan
North American Harvard II, No. 3001,
at Yorkton air station.
(PAS Photo R-B3572_2)


From the Prairies to the Trenches Video Series

The Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan continues to offer our five-part video series:  From the Prairies to the Trenches: Saskatchewan and the First World War, 1914-1918 on our YouTube channel.   From the Prairies to the Trenches examines the events of the First World War from a uniquely Saskatchewan perspective, with each video focusing on a specific year of the conflict.  The series is available in both English and French, with associated closed captioning.  A comprehensive listing of the sources used for the video series is available. 


 

Archives Classroom for Young Historians

Looking for some educational activities to keep your school-aged children occupied?

Check out the many resources available on the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan’s website in our Archives Classroom for Young Historians, where you'll be directed to:

  • Historical learning packages on Saskatchewan themes;
  • Virtual exhibits on a variety of topics; and
  • The online catalogue for our Permanent Collection, which includes thousands of images.


Normal School student practice teaching at Brownell School in Saskatoon, 1952. 
PAS Photo R-B2404