Friends of the Provincial Archives

The Friends consist of interested individuals from across the province, throughout Canada and abroad, who wish to: 

  • Promote and foster awareness of the collections of the Provincial Archives. 
  • Encourage communication between the Provincial Archives and the people of Saskatchewan. 
  • Assist the Provincial Archives in acquiring, preserving and making public and private records of historical importance available to the public.
  • Support the activities of the Provincial Archives by promoting and assisting with projects whenever possible.
  • Support for activities associated with events related to Archives Week, Remembrance Day, and other events as needed. 

 

 

2024 Meeting Schedule:


The Friends meet to discuss projects and activities, and to plan events.  

 

The 2024 meeting schedule is as follows:
April 17, 2024 | September 18, 2024 | November 20, 2024
Meetings are at 1:30 pm (Saskatchewan time).

Members of Friends of the Provincial Archives examine an historic ledger during their July 18, 2012 meeting at the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan: (l-r). Lynn McCaslin,  Darlene Clifford, Celeste Rider, Keith Foster, Gord Goddard, Jean Freeman. Photographer: Frank Korvemaker.

Three damaged houses on a residential street in Regina, following the tornado on June 30,1912. PAS Photo R-A2840-19.

Photo Collection Metadata Project

 

Volunteers from the Friends are helping the Archives improve descriptions of items in the Historical Photographs Collection, by reviewing the prints and postcards from our Permanent Collection and comparing them with existing database entries. The content of the photo collection is wide-ranging, from public events to family scenes, from infrastructure and buildings to destruction, like the aftermath of the tornado that ripped through Regina in 1912.

 

Examining both front and back sides of these items, volunteers uncover photographers’ markings, postage stamps and templates, as well as personal inscriptions that shed light on the people and places connected with them. Sometimes they even solve a mystery! The information our volunteers find is added by archivists to our descriptions, so that researchers near and far can share in these stories.

 

Thank you to all Friends who have dedicated time and energy to enriching the searchability of these records!



Annual Reports

 

FOPASK 2022 Annual Report 

Past Annual Reports

 

 


Archival Description Enhancement

 

Information submitted through this Archival Description Enhancement Form may be used to provide addendum information to existing archival descriptions that will be available to researchers, in publications and on the internet related to the holdings of the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan.

 

 

To join the Friends of the Provincial Archives:

 

Please email the Friends liaison.

 

E-mail updates are sent out periodically via the “Gopher Gazette”.