Friends of the Provincial Archives

The Friends of the Provincial Archives consist of interested individuals from throughout Saskatchewan and elsewhere in Canada wishing to support the Archives through volunteer work, advocacy, promotional activities and social events.

Friends Brochure

The Friends meet to discuss projects and activities, and to plan events.  The 2020 meeting schedule is as follows:

April 15 (1:30 p.m.) - Cancelled, September 16 (1:30 p.m.), and November 18 (1:30 p.m.) To be confirmed due to COVID-19 requirements.

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.

Three damaged houses on a residential street in Regina,
following the tornado on June 30,1912. 

PAS Photo R-A2840-19

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.

Originally launched in December 2011, the project has seen a volunteer contribution of over 750 hours, involving the review of over 35,000 archival images (as of October 2019). This project is currently on hold due to consolidation activities at the Archives and COVID-19 measures.

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

Annual Reports

FOPASK 2019 Annual Report

FPAS 2018 Annual Report

FOSA 2017 Annual Report

FOSA 2016 Annual Report

FOSA 2015 Annual Report

FOSA 2014 Annual Report

FOSA 2013 Annual Report

FOSA 2012 Annual Report

FOSA Project Proposal Form

To join the Friends of the Provincial Archives, please contact:

Mailing address: Friends of the Provincial Archives, c/o Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan, P.O. Box 1665, Regina SK  S4P 3C6