This collection primarily reflects Zepp’s interest in Inuit art and artists. It includes interviews with artists, images taken over the course of several years of the northern landscape, community and individuals. Importantly, Zepp and Varga spent time at fishing and hunting camps or in the homes of artists, and the resulting material reflects that friendship and intimate relationship. Material created or acquired during Zepp’s career as a curator is also evident, including a significant photo resource of Inuit art from major collections. The reference library is an uniquely complete set of articles and major works relating to Inuit art in Canada. Additionally, the collection includes material relating to a number of other artists, predominantly from Saskatchewan, whose work Zepp admired (in many instances, Zepp organized the first major exhibition of their work).
The fonds consists of textual materials generated by Yorkton-Abernethy and Yorkton (later Parkland) Presbyteries, their secretaries, committees and related bodies, in fulfillment of their responsibilities, as outlined in the Manual of the United Church of Canada.
Contents include meeting minutes (1925-1987), correspondence, secretarial notebooks, property files, and documents relating to the Congregational Life and Work Committee.
This fonds consists of minutes and correspondence relating to several College of Arts and Science committees, the Bookstore Committee, and the Departmental Committee on Teaching History in High Schools. There are also committee minutes and proposals related to the University of Saskatchewan’s plans for Canadian centennial celebrations in 1967.
This fonds contains correspondence; minutes; reports; working papers; briefs and submissions; both for the Advisory Planning Committee on Medical Care, and for the Oil and Gas Conservation Board. Additionally, there is material from Thompsons's tenure as President of the University of Saskatchewan; material related to the International Botanical Congress and the International Congress of Genetics; and several reference books, primarily dealing with Medicare in Canada and abroad.
Thompson, Walter Palmer, 1889-1970 (University President)
Five original Canadian letters from World War Two, with content about the destroyer HMCS Athabaskan, pride in service, the Wrens, criticisms of those young men not serving, and duties while in service. Two of the letters were written by Telegrapher Leonard Woolsey. The other letters were written by Barbara Woolsey. The letters were addressed to Eldon Woolsey, brother of Leonard and son of Barbara, who served overseas with the RCAF.
This fonds consists of bulletins, newsletters, convention programs and reports, correspondence, publicity and press reports from Saskatchewan and other provincial unions, guidelines for the superintendents of the various departments of the W.C.T.U., biographical histories of prominent women of the W.C.T.U., information on the Canadian Loyal Temperance Legion and published material on the negative effects of alcohol, tobacco and drugs.
Fonds consists of Auxiliary Minute Books for the years 1929 to 1940. Entries record the names of the Executive, including addresses and phone numbers; Auxiliary members present at meetings; and activities (fund raising, donations, events). Fonds also includes a (photocopy) of a cook book published by the Women's Auxiliary.
The fonds consists of records created by the Saskatchewan Branch of the WMS, 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 WMS 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 WMS and later of the Saskatchewan Conference WMS. There is also a daily register of pupils from Round Lake Indian School (1942-1946).
United Church Woman's Missionary Society, Saskatchewan Branch
The fonds consists of records created by the Saskatchewan Branch of the WMS, its circles and treasurers, as well as the WMS Battleford and Moosomin Districts.
Contents include: branch meeting minutes (1906-1926); treasurer’s accounts (1906-1926); circles and bands cash and treasurer’s books (1917-1926); financial records of funds from various districts (1916-1926). There are also minutes from meetings of WMS Battleford District (1920-1926) and WMS Moosomin District (1919-1926).
This fonds contains correspondence and resource material relating to Dr. Kupsch's research, particularly on Frank Davies, Balfour Currie, and the Second International Polar Year; as well as both published and unpublished material from "Gold and Other Stories" and the "Musk-Ox." Additionally, there is considerable reference material relating to uranium mining and nuclear energy, documenting both sides of the ongoing debate over the use of uranium. This fonds also contains an extensive collection of images, documenting 50 years of Dr. Kupsch's field work in northern Saskatchewan and northern Canada, as well as a variety of images relating to the history of geology.
Kupsch, Walter Oscar, 1919- ; (Professor of Geology)
This collection contains material obtained by the Committee on Historical Records, established at the University in the early 1940's to obtain historical documents and reminiscences from individuals throughout the province. Although many responses are brief and contain only suggested names of people to be contacted, some replies provide detailed accounts of early settlement and community development. The fonds also contains brief family histories from a class in 1943.