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Biographies collection

  • FG 20
  • Collection
  • ca.1903–2001

The collection consists of primarily textual materials relating to various ministers and other lay people associated with the United Church, in Saskatchewan. Contents include obituaries, newspaper articles, pamphlets, programs, publications, and various other documents containing biographical information. Some are accompanied by portraits.

Church Histories collection

  • FG 19
  • Collection
  • ca.1925–1986

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. Among these are 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.

Cooperating Committee of Saskatchewan fonds

  • FA 8
  • Fonds
  • 1911–1925

The fonds consists of textual materials created by and relating to the Methodist-Presbyterian Cooperating Committee of Saskatchewan (later the Provincial Committee on Cooperation), its committees and related individuals and bodies.

Contents include: minutes of the Cooperating Committee of Saskatchewan (1911-1925); various Local Cooperating Committees minutes (1920-1925), possibly collected by/for the Cooperating Committee of Saskatchewan; publications and articles regarding cooperating and union churches, in Saskatchewan and elsewhere in Canada (1911-1922). There are also files of correspondence, relating to Local Unions in Balgonie and Trevarga (1913-1914), Yellow Grass (1917), and other locations (1921-1925), as well as signed agreements and lists relating to united charges at Fillmore, Manor, Nokomis, Rokeby, Saltcoats and Sintaluta (1921) and double-affiliation charges at Bladworth, Briercrest, Carlyle, Drinkwater, Dundurn, Fillmore-Osage, Girvin, Hawarden, Sceptre, Viscount, Willmar and Wapella (1920-1925).

Cooperating Committee of Saskatchewan

Grace and Homer Lane fonds

  • PR 2
  • Fonds
  • 1940–1971

The fonds consists of papers by and relating to Grace and (Rev.) Homer Lane and their work with the United Church. Contents include: general correspondence (1956-1957, 1961-1971); Committee on Rural Evangelism documents (1960); a copy of “Vox” (published by United College, Winnipeg) from 1940; and correspondence of Grace Lane, pertaining to the publication “Fifty Years in Union” (1973-1974).

Lane, Grace H. (Grover)

Herbert Wesley Toombs fonds

  • PR 9
  • Fonds
  • ca.1875–1934

The fonds consists of papers, publications and other collected items by and relating to the Rev. Toombs and his work, as a United Church minister.

Contents include: sermons (ca.1905-1934); clippings, letters and copies of articles relating to famous paintings (1922); various undated lectures; collected writings and documents relating to Church Union; a copy of his 1917 publication on Mormonism and related correspondence (ca.1914-1920); copies of church-related publications; and a “Pastor’s Pocket Record” notebook (ca.1920-1926), listing salary, sermons, members, baptisms, marriages and funerals from Drinkwater, Briercrest, Keeler and Marquis. There are also letters regarding Rev. Toombs’ career and his various papers.

Toombs, Herbert Wesley

James Sangster fonds

  • PR 5
  • Fonds
  • ca.1961

Fonds consists of a typed manuscript “The Chariot of Israel, A Tale of Elijah” by James Sangster, with the author’s preface indicating St. Andrew’s [United Church], Lumsden, June 1961.

Sangster, James Sim

Local reports and newsletters collection

  • FG 15
  • Collection
  • ca.1970?–2018

This collection consists of annual reports created by more than 220 pastoral charges that existed within the boundaries of the United Church of Canada Saskatchewan Conference and (from 2019) Living Skies Regional Council, between the late-1960s and 2020. Some church newsletters, financial statements, histories and associated documents are also included.

Saskatchewan Conference (Methodist) fonds

  • FA 2
  • Fonds
  • 1884–1904

The fonds consists of records created by and relating to the Saskatchewan Conference of the Methodist Church in Canada, its Conference Secretaries and staff, as well as the Stationing Committee, and Wesley College Commission.

Contents include: original Conference minutes (1904-1925); reports; published minutes from Saskatchewan Conference (some as Assiniboia Conference) and predecessors, such as Manitoba and Northwest Conference; property records; education records; clippings and select publications; records of the Stationing Committee; treasurer’s reports; Conference Secretary’s correspondence; proceedings and related records and publications from the Conference-appointed Wesley College Commission (1918-1919).

Methodist Church (Canada), Manitoba and Northwest Conference

Saskatchewan Older Boys' Parliament fonds

  • FE 6
  • Fonds
  • 1923–1964

The fonds consists of publications and other records relating to the Older Boys' Parliament, which would later be known as the Saskatchewan Youth Parliament (after 1972). Contents include: photographs (1945-1948), newspaper clippings and proclamations; records and legislation (1923-1964); and copies of "The Parliamentarian" (1961-1964), the journal of Saskatchewan Tuxis and Older Boys' Parliament.

Saskatchewan Youth Parliament

Woman's Missionary Society Saskatchewan Branch fonds

  • FW 12
  • Fonds
  • ca.1926–1962

The fonds consists of records created by the Saskatchewan Branch of the W.M.S., its members, treasurers, circles and committee(s).

Contents include: meeting minutes (1926-1962); bylaws and resolutions; annual reports; membership records; financial records; School for Leaders minutes and associated documents; Baby Band conference and presbyterial reports; select publications; scrapbooks; and W.M.S. Conference and presbyterial histories (to 1961). Additional historical materials included the fonds were collected by Mrs. Mary McKechnie, first president of the Qu’Appelle Presbyterian W.M.S. and later of the Saskatchewan Conference W.M.S. There is also a daily register of pupils from Round Lake Indian School (1942-1946).

United Church Woman's Missionary Society, Saskatchewan Branch