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Church Union collection

  • FG9
  • Collection
  • ca.1900–1928

The collection consists of primarily textual materials relating to the Church Union movement and the organizations involved, including the Provincial Church Union Committee (1921-1925), the Joint Committee on Church Union (1903-1924), and the Committee Pursuant to the United Church of Canada Act (1926-1928). There appears to be a mix of original documents and various published and copied items.

Contents include: minutes, correspondence and publications created by and relating to the Saskatchewan Provincial Church Union Committee (1921-1925); “Basis of Union” documents from the Presbyterian Church (1905-1908) and Methodist Church (1909); records of proceedings, minutes, and publications by and relating to the Joint Committee on Church Union and its Subcommittees; documents relating to proposed legislation (1922-1924), the Act Incorporating the United Church of Canada, House of Commons debates on the topic, and associated Saskatchewan legislation (1924); publications and articles relating to the anti-union movement and the legal issues resulting from the division of the Presbyterian Church; copies of information regarding the voting returns on Union from across Canada (1925-1926); maps showing communities with local union churches; and a poster published by the Union Committee of the Presbyterian Church (1924). There are also materials regarding the Commission Pursuant the United Church of Canada Act, including orders, proceedings, and materials relating to non-concurring Presbyterian congregations in Saskatchewan.

Provincial Church Union Committee

Arcola District (Methodist) fonds

  • FA11
  • Fonds
  • 1904–1925

The fonds consists of textual materials created by Arcola District.

Contents include: financial district minutes and statements (1904-1921); and Ministerial Session minutes (1905-1925).

Methodist Church (Canada) Arcola District

Arcola Presbytery (Presbyterian) fonds

  • FA33
  • Fonds
  • 1905–1925

The fonds consists of minutes from the Arcola Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church (1905-1925).

Presbyterian Church in Canada Arcola Presbytery

Balcarres District (Methodist) fonds

  • FA12
  • Fonds
  • 1906–1925

The fonds consists of textual materials created by Balcarres District.

Contents include: financial district minutes and statements (1906-1925); and Ministerial Session minutes (1907-1925).

Methodist Church (Canada) Balcarres District

Battleford District (Methodist) fonds

  • FA13
  • Fonds
  • 1906–1925

The fonds consists of textual materials created by Battleford District.

Contents include: financial district minutes and statements (1905-1924); Ministerial Session minutes (1906-1925); and Sunday School records (1915-1918).

Methodist Church (Canada) Battleford District

Battleford Presbytery (Presbyterian) fonds

  • FA35
  • Fonds
  • 1906–1925

The fonds consists of minutes from the Battleford Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church (1906-1925).

Presbyterian Church in Canada Battleford Presbytery

Abernethy Presbytery (Presbyterian) fonds

  • FA31
  • Fonds
  • 1908–1925

The fonds consists of minutes from the Abernethy Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church (1908-1925).

Presbyterian Church in Canada Abernethy Presbytery

Cooperating Committee of Saskatchewan fonds

  • FA8
  • 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

Edmund H. Oliver fonds

  • PR4
  • Fonds
  • 1911-1935

The fonds consists of records by and relating to E.H. Oliver, his travels in Saskatchewan and his teaching at St. Andrew’s College, his experiences in the First World War and involvement with educational programs for the soldiers (through the University of Vimy Ridge and Khaki University), his postwar work as Principal of St. Andrew’s College and later Moderator of the United Church, and his research and publications.

Contents include: correspondence (1911-1916); diary of trips to the Doukhobor area around Veregin (1915), the Cote Reserve, and to the Ruthenians of Kamsack and Canora; military publications and wartime memorabilia; materials related to the University of Vimy Ridge (1917-1918) and Khaki University (1917-1919); Oliver’s postwar correspondence (1920-1935), as he resumed his duties as Principal of St. Andrew’s College; and various historical and research publications and manuscripts, on topics such as Church Union, education, Saskatchewan history and settlement. There is also a collection of material pertaining to the drought situation on the prairies and the United Church response (1930-1932), at which time Oliver was serving as Moderator.

The collection also includes letters and tributes to E.H. Oliver, from after his death (1935-1936).

Oliver, Edmund Henry

General Council of Local Union Churches fonds

  • FA6
  • Fonds
  • ca.1915–1924

The fonds consists of textual materials created by and relating to the General Council of Local Union Churches, its Policy Committee and related individuals and bodies.

Contents include: minutes of the Policy Committee (c1920), a report to the General Council of Local Union Churches of Western Canada (1921), and resolutions passed by the General Council (1922); publications relating to the General Council (1921-1924); correspondence regarding Union Churches and Cooperative Churches (1924); and an address “The Evolution of Organic Church Union in Canada”, given by the Chairman at a General Council Meeting, on April 5, 1915.

There is also a group of additional materials on the topic of Local Unions, created/collected by the Rev. W.H. Hughes. This contains some originals and some copies of archival materials, along with other documents written and/or assembled by Hughes.

General Council of Local Union Churches of Western Canada

Goose Lake District (Methodist) fonds

  • FA14
  • Fonds
  • 1911–1921

The fonds consists of Ministerial Session minutes from Goose Lake District.

Methodist Church (Canada) Goose Lake District

Kamsack Presbytery (Presbyterian) fonds

  • FA36
  • Fonds
  • 1919–1925

The fonds consists of minutes (1906-1925) and correspondence (1923-1925) from the Kamsack Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church.

Presbyterian Church in Canada Kamsack Presbytery

Kindersley District (Methodist) fonds

  • FA15
  • Fonds
  • 1915–1919

The fonds consists of Ministerial Session minutes from Kindersley District.

Methodist Church (Canada) Kindersley District

Kindersley Presbytery (Presbyterian) fonds

  • FA37
  • Fonds
  • 1913–1925

The fonds consists of minutes (1913-1925) and correspondence (1922-1925) from the Kindersley Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church.

Presbyterian Church in Canada Kindersley Presbytery

Moose Jaw District (Methodist) fonds

  • FA16
  • Fonds
  • 1901–1925

The fonds consists of textual materials created and collected by Moose Jaw District.

Contents include: financial district minutes and statements (1904-1909); and two volumes of Ministerial Session minutes (1901-1925). The Ministerial Session volumes also include minutes from Regina District (1901-1902), from Regina-Moosomin District (1903), and from Rouleau District (1921-1922).

Methodist Church (Canada) Moose Jaw District

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