The Provincial Archives serves as the collective memory of the Government of Saskatchewan, its ministries, crown corporations, commissions, boards, agencies and court system. The Archives also performs the same function for various local government institutions including urban and rural municipalities, and school boards and divisions.
As part of its mandate under The Archives and Public Records Management Act, the Provincial Archives provides records management services to the provincial government, reviews all government records eligible for disposal, and acquires those records which possess long-term historical significance for permanent preservation.
The government records in our Collection date back to the Territorial period (1870s to 1905) when the North West Territories included what is now Saskatchewan, Alberta and northern Manitoba.
Access to government records collections is governed by The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Read more about Restricted Records.
The Saskatchewan Executive and Legislative Directory is another useful resource which provides a convenient and authoritative historical record of the people who have been connected with public affairs in Saskatchewan as members of the Executive Council and the Legislative Assembly, as permanent heads of government ministries, and as candidates in successive elections.