Archives Timeline: Historical Public Records Office

As a Professor of History at the University of Saskatchewan, A.S. Morton was concerned that so few historical provincial government records were being retained. Concerned about the state of public record-keeping in Saskatchewan, Morton advocated for the creation of an official public archives.  Through his efforts, the Board of Governors of the University of Saskatchewan established the Historical Public Records Office (HPRO) on the University campus in Saskatoon in 1937. The HPRO began to collect both public and private records but had no legislative authority and limited financial resources.

                                     Saskatchewan Hall                                                                                  Chief Robert Bear and A.S. Morton                                        

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