News and Events at the Provincial Archives


COVID-19 CLOSURE 

The Public Reading Room at the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan remains closed to in-person visitors.

Reference services staff continue to answer research enquiries as resources permit and are making every effort to respond to those of an urgent nature. Please submit enquiries using our online contact form at https://www.saskarchives.com/emr/?q=eform/submit/enquiry or by calling 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.


Consolidation of the Archives’ office and record storage sites continues.  There have been challenges amidst COVID-19 measures, but the moves have been progressing steadily and successfully.

In early May our Executive Management team, Information Management Services and Corporate Services staff relocated to our new location at 2440 Broad Street.

Construction continues on office space to house our Appraisal, Acquisition and Legislative Compliance and Access Services, Records Processing and Preservation Services, and Reference and Outreach Services programs, as well as our new Public Reading Room.  These moves will take place over the summer.

The Permanent Collection has been readied at each location and record transfers will commence as the storage spaces at Broad Street are completed.  Over 100,000 boxes are involved in this venture, as sites are emptied and new shelves are filled.  Map cabinets, oversize materials, and special media records such as photographs, film and audio recordings are being readied to move into specialized storage spaces.  All in all, a grand undertaking!

New Shelving at 2440 Broad Street

 

Records prepared and ready to move.


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


 

The Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan invites you to visit our YouTube channel to view our five-part video series:

 

From the Prairies to the Trenches

Saskatchewan and the First World War

1914-1918

 

‘From the Prairies to the Trenches’ examines the events of World War One from a uniquely Saskatchewan perspective, with each video focusing on a specific year of the conflict.

The Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan, in partnership with Radio-Canada and ‘La Cite’/ University of Regina, are happy in offering the series in both English and French language versions, with associated closed captioning.

A comprehensive listing of the sources used for the video series can be found here.