News and Events at the Provincial Archives


Resumption of In-Person Reference Services

The Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan has resumed in-person reference services.  Public services are available through a ‘by appointment only’ system at our new 2440 Broad Street Public Reading Room. Our public hours are Monday to Friday from 10 am to 4 pm.  Interested researchers should call 306-787-4068.

Please be assured that public health precautions related to the prevention of COVID-19 are in place in our spaces.  For a summary of COVID-19 measures related to in-person services, please see “Keeping You Safe During the COVID-19 Pandemic” below.

PLEASE NOTE:  Due to continued consolidation activities, not all archival materials may be available for use.  Archivists will discuss your research needs when you make an appointment.

Researchers are also welcome to use our online contact form https://www.saskarchives.com/emr/?q=eform/submit/enquiry or send enquiries to us by phone at 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.

Please click here to see a related news release.


Keeping You Safe During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The health and safety of our patrons and staff is of the utmost importance to the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan. Here is a short summary of what we are doing to keep you safe while you are in our public spaces:

  • Increased cleaning and disinfecting protocols
  • Mandatory hand washing for all patrons and staff
  • Appointment-only services
  • Occupancy limits in all public spaces
  • Physical distancing of 2 metres between equipment and research stations
  • Encouraging patrons to bring their own pencils and paper
  • Quarantine measures for records and other materials after use by patrons and staff
  • The use of masks where physical distancing is not possible
  • Protective shields at the Registration and Reference Desks

Archivists will review required processes with you when you contact us.  We want your research visit to the Provincial Archives to be a pleasant experience. Appointments are available from 10 am – 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm – 4 pm. Please call us at (306) 787-4068 or use our online enquiry form to book an appointment.

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Click here to view Frequently Asked Questions about visiting the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan during the COVID-19 Pandemic. 


The Archives’ consolidation project has been progressing at a steady pace. 
 


We were busy moving records to our new facility in August.


Moving activity continues throughout September and  October as we say goodbye to our five former facilities.


The old storage sites are gradually being emptied…


…as the new site is being filled.

            

      
The new Public Reading opened in early August.


It was an exciting day when the new Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan signage 
went up outside the Public Reading Room! 


Visitors will find us once they arrive at 2440 Broad Street!

 


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, is 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.