City of Saskatoon Archives

Identity area



Authorized form of name

City of Saskatoon Archives

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Other form(s) of name


  • Government - Municipal

Contact area


Jeff O'Brien



Street address

224 Cardinal Cr.





Country name


Postal code

S7L 6H8


(306) 975-7811




Description area


Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

The City of Saskatoon Archives is a public institution with a mandate to preserve, maintain and provide access to the historical records of the City of Saskatoon and its predecessor bodies, as well as to the records of selected individuals, families, groups and organizations deemed to be significant to an understanding of the history of Saskatoon and area. It acts both to support the administrative and legislative functions of the Corporation of the City of Saskatoon as well as to be a public information resource. The Archives is a component of the Office of the City Clerk.

Administrative structure

Records management and collecting policies



Primarily records of the corporation of the City of Saskatoon but also including some related private records. Collections include:

  • City Council and committee minutes and supporting records (1905-2014)
  • City of Saskatoon bylaws (1903-1987)
  • City Commissioners' Records (1923-1951)
  • City Commissioners' Annual Reports (1913-1956)
  • Municipal Manuals (1920-2022)
  • Contracts and agreements (1906-1975)
  • Tax Rolls (1903-1921 - sporadic coverage after 1911)
  • Civic Relief Board files and other relief records (1920s-1940s; some restrictions)
  • Building plans (1906-1950; some restrictions to access)
  • City Engineer Annual Reports and other engineering reports (1911-1949)
  • Chipman Book - sewer and water maps (ca. 1909)
  • Reports and Correspondence relating to civic officials
  • Woodlawn Cemetery Records (1903-1988; some restrictions)
  • Town of Sutherland records (1907-1955)
  • Voters' Lists (1909-1988)
  • Saskatoon Fire Insurance plans (1907-1963)
    *Town of Sutherland Records (1909-1956)
  • Henderson Directories (1909-2000); telephone books (2001-2022)
  • Meewasin Valley Authority collection (1979-1989)
  • 1989 Jeux Canada Games collection (1985-1990)
  • Historical Miscellany - photographs and other documents (various)
  • Hunter - Copeland - Foster family fonds
  • Sutherland Forest Nursery Station fonds
  • City Planning scrapbooks (1953-1995)
  • Saskatoon Playground Association photo albums (1930-1975)
  • Photographs & oversized (varying dates and provenance)

Uncatalogued records at the present time include: City Clerks' records ca. 1960-1983; City Comptroller's and City Treasurer's office records; Public Works photographs (1930s-1970s); Leisure Services photographs (primarily 1980s); along with some early financial ledgers and other material.

Extent: 640 linear metres of textual records; ca 7,000 photographs

Inclusive dates: 1902-2022

Finding aids, guides and publications

In-house database. Published guide to pre-1930 records at Local History Room, Saskatoon Public Library

Access area

Opening times

Monday-Friday, 8:30-16:30

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Research services

Reproduction services

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Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Politics and Government (Thematic area)
  • Local and Regional History (Thematic area)
  • City of Saskatoon (Geographic subregion)
  • Clipboard

Primary contact

224 Cardinal Cr.
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
CA S7L 6H8