Title and statement of responsibility area
Church Histories collection
General material designation
- Textual record
Other title information
Title statements of responsibility
- Variations in title: Previously identified as Church Histories series (A676.XIX).
Level of description
Edition statement of responsibility
Class of material specific details area
Statement of scale (cartographic)
Statement of projection (cartographic)
Statement of coordinates (cartographic)
Statement of scale (architectural)
Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)
Dates of creation area
- United Church of Canada, Saskatchewan Conference
Physical description area
2.3 metres (approx.) textual records
Publisher's series area
Title proper of publisher's series
Parallel titles of publisher's series
Other title information of publisher's series
Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series
Numbering within publisher's series
Note on publisher's series
Archival description area
Most records in the collection were likely transferred to the archives between 1925 and 1986. Original provenance is largely unclear but archivists or others from Saskatchewan Conference or its predecessors probably brought together the various documents and published items, which could alternately have been filed in other Conference Archives collections.
From 1925 through to 1982, the official repository for Conference, Presbytery and local records of the United Church in Saskatchewan was at St. Andrew’s College (Saskatoon). In 1982, the Conference signed an agreement to house their records with the Saskatchewan Archives Board (later Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan), while still retaining ownership and management responsibilities. The collections were gradually relocated and continue to be stored with the Provincial Archives, to the present day.
Scope and content
The collection consists primarily of documents relating to the histories of various local churches in Saskatchewan. Contents include written historical narratives (sketches) and notes, newspaper articles, pamphlets, and publications. There are also copies of volumes 1 and 2 of the local history book "Early History of Saskatchewan Churches (Grass Roots)", compiled and edited by Meredith B. Banting, ca.1975.
Immediate source of acquisition
Original order for many of these records is unclear. Items formerly listed under A676 were arranged sometime before 1990.
Language of material
Script of material
Location of originals
Availability of other formats
Some publications containing local church histories are also available from the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan and various local public libraries.
Restrictions on access
There are no known restrictions on this collection.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Use, publication, and/or reproduction of records are subject to the conditions of the Copyright Act. Please consult archivist for assistance.
GS-168 includes original file and series listings, in section A676.XIX, with additions listed under A785.XV.SA.270B to SA.270C, A1084.XV.SC.819 and SC.1151.
Uploaded finding aid
Additional local histories and related documents may be found among other pastoral charge, presbytery and Conference fonds, held by the Saskatchewan Conference Archives.
Further accruals are expected.