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D.S. Dix fonds
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- Textual record
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- Variations in title: Previously identified as D.S. Dix papers (A.1094.XVII.K).
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- Dix, David Strathy
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4.5 cm of textual records
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D.S. Dix was a prominent Presbyterian and then United Church clergyman, whose work included serving as minister to Saskatoon's Westminster Church, as lecturer and professor at the Presbyterian Theological College – which became St. Andrew's College – in Saskatoon, as Principal of St.Andrew's College, and as President of Saskatchewan Conference.
Born in 1875, in Woodbridge (York County), Ontario, Dix trained as a teacher and taught for 6 years before enrolling in the Presbyterian Knox College (University of Toronto). He graduated with a degree in theology, in 1907, and pursued further studies in divinity at Glasgow University (Scotland), the University of Chicago, and Union Seminary (New York). He served as minister to St. James Church (Dartmouth, Nova Scotia), 1908-1910, to Chalmers Church (Guelph, Ontario), 1910-1913, and Westminster Church (Saskatoon), 1913-1919. Dix was also a lecturer and then professor at the Presbyterian Theological College, which became St. Andrew's College (Saskatoon), under its first Principal, Rev. E.H. Oliver. In 1935, Dix was appointed Principal of the College, after the death of E.H. Oliver.
In June 1946, Dix officially retired but remained associated with St. Andrew's College. He served on the United Church Board of Overseas Missions and as President of Saskatchewan Conference (1934-1935). He was Conference Archivist (1947-1953), and chairman of the Conference Historical Committee until his death, in 1956.
Records in the fonds were likely transferred to the archives between the 1990s and 2011. Their original provenance is unclear.
Scope and content
The fonds consists of records created and collected by Rev. David Strathy Dix, during his time as an ordained minister. Contents include a notebook recording baptisms performed (1913-1954).
Immediate source of acquisition
Original order for many of these records is unclear. Items listed under A.1094.XVII.K were arranged between 2000 and 2011
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Restrictions on access
Records are restricted, due to the personal information they contain. For further information, consult the region archivist.
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 A.1094.XVII.K.
Biographical file for David Strathy Dix (reference number A.676.XX.Dix) as well as church registers of baptisms, marriages, and burials, and other local congregational records are included in the UCC Living Skies Region Archives.
Textual records: A.1094.XVII.K.1