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H. M. Austenson fonds

  • MG 180
  • Fonds
  • 1922-1995 (inclusive); 1967-1992 (predominant)

This fonds contains correspondence, reports, publications and memoranda relating to the research activities of Herman Austenson, as well as some administrative records relating to the department of Crop Science and Plant Ecology, and the research activities of the Crop Development Centre. Some of the materials were created by J.B. Harrington; these files have been identified whenever possible.

Austenson, Herman Milton

Westlund family farm fonds

  • MG 648
  • Fonds
  • 1906-2006 (inclusive) ; 1944-2004 (predominant)

This fonds consists of materials used, created, and accumulated by the Westlund and McAusland families. The majority of the material consists of financial records related to the farming operations of Arthur Westlund and Clarance McAusland near Brownlee and Melfort, Saskatchewan respectively. Although broadly speaking, the story of agriculture in Saskatchewan is well known – cyclical environmental factors, changes in product prices and markets – this fonds provides evidence of the impact of those changes on the lives of a single family, over decades. How that family interacted within the local community is also revealed in terms of how and where they spent their income. The source material, in farm account books, vendor receipts, property tax assessments, banking and investment records, income tax returns, crop insurance documentation, and other materials generated from the farming operations, provides direct evidence of farm and community in the lives of one farm family over generations. In addition to the farming records, there is a small amount of correspondence, family memorabilia, ephemera, and artifacts. The fonds includes some material related to the Saskatchewan Liberal Party as the McAuslands were members of the party for a number of years. The fonds also includes records related to the operation of the Royal Winter Snow Plow Club, of which Clarance McAusland was a member. There is also a small collection of publications which are largely related to agriculture.

McAusland, Crawford Nelson

Wilson Family fonds

  • MG 273
  • Fonds
  • 1988; 2000.

This fonds contains the autobiographies of Tony Wilson and his brother, Walter Wilson. Both accounts recall life on a homestead near Bengough, Saskatchewan just after the turn of the century, as well as their terms of service during World War II. The autobiography by Tony Wilson includes several copies of family photographs.

Wilson Family

Loveridge Family fonds

  • MG 312
  • Fonds
  • 1821-1997 (inclusive); 1889-1961 (predominant)

This fonds consists of the diaries of Thomas L. and Arthur J Loveridge of Grenfell, Saskatchewan. These handwritten diaries discuss weather, farming and day to day family matters. The second accessions includes correspondence, genealogical information, published materials and photographs relating to the Loveridge family, others, and the area in which they lived.

Loveridge, Thomas L.

Biggar Photograph Collection

  • BPC
  • Collection
  • 1900-?

Collection contains photos and postcards reflecting Biggar and District.

Edgar Mapletoft fonds

  • MG 364
  • Fonds
  • 1922-2006

This fonds contains material related to the Mapletoft family, Fort Pitt, Frenchman's Butte and Onion Lake areas, the First Nations, the Métis, the Northwest Rebellion and the Little Pipestone Ranch and Simmental cattle.

Mapletoft, Edgar

Roger Walls Photograph Collection

  • MG 284
  • Fonds
  • 1913

Portraits and activities of a homesteading family, believed to be from near Springwater, Saskatchewan. Images include breaking the sod; travel with horse and buggy; threshing; and various portraits of family members.

Walls, Roger (collector)

Joe Cherwinski fonds

  • MG 429
  • Fonds
  • 1914-2006 (inclusive); 1965-2000 (predominant)

This fonds contains the drafts, notes, and reference materials relating to Cherwinski’s research on prairie labour and history. It has been organized into 9 series:

  1. Personal
  2. Letters to Albert: The Main Family Correspondence from Saskatchewan, 1908-1925.
  3. Prairie Farm Labour
  4. Research – Various
  5. Saskatchewan Organized Labour
  6. Schwinghamer General Store
  7. Winter on the Prairies: 1906-1907
  8. Posters
  9. Library

Cherwinski, Walter Joseph Carl

McConnell Family fonds

  • MG 568
  • Fonds
  • nd, 1940-2014 (inclusive); 1954-2000 (predominant).

This fonds documents the interests, careers and family of John and Doreen McConnell and their daughter, Mary Ann. It includes materials related to McConnell’s work in communications, his work for the Canadian and Saskatchewan governments, together with materials relating to his interest in the environment and social and international development issues. It also includes materials relating to his wife, Doreen, who predeceased him. It has been organized into three sous-fonds, for records relating to Doreen; to John; and to their daughter Mary Ann.

McConnell, John James

J.B. Harrington fonds

  • MG 46
  • Fonds
  • 1924-1975

This collection contains an audio tape interview with Harrington from September 1975, covering his early life and career. [Note: a second tape from this session is missing, although there is a brief summary of the the topics covered]. Other items in the collection are a 1924 University of Minnesota Commencement Programme and Harrington's Ph.D. degree.

Harrington, James Bishop

Jack de Jong Collection

  • MG 339
  • Fonds
  • 1927-1942

In terse, usually one line descriptions, the daily work of a male farmer on a mixed farm through the depression years are depicted. In addition to grain the couple raised both cattle and pigs; if there was also poultry this would presumably have been the purview of the woman and was not noted. Entries in a second hand are found at the back of the 1927 diary, primarily regarding quilting; and at the back of the 1939-1942 diary, noting household expenditures. At the end of 1929, the main author noted "Very poor year. Drought. Shortage of feed and water;" to which his partner appended, "All poor if you ask me???"

De Jong, Jack (collector)

Percy H. Wright fonds

  • MG 382
  • Fonds
  • 1932-2009 , predominant 1942-1985

This fonds documents the horticulture interests and career of Percy Wright and includes correspondence, clippings, articles and drafts. The majority of the file titles were supplied.

Wright, Percy H.

R.H.D. Phillips fonds

  • MG 223
  • Fonds
  • 1916-2010 (inclusive); 1961-1990 (predominant)

This fonds contains materials created or collected by R.H.D. Phillips, particularly during his tenure with the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool. In particular, it contains extensive materials documenting the work of the Research Division, including specific issues relating to their internal communications, and transportation issues. Additionally there is documentation relating to the running and operations of the Western Producer, Modern Press, and Western Producer Publishing. Also included are records relating to the establishment and demise of St. Stephen’s Church in Regina, a variety of genealogies compiled by Phillips, documents pertaining to Tanyss Phillips's work with the Royal Commission on Agricultural and Rural Life, and documents relating to post-secondary education in Saskatchewan.

Phillips, Robert Howard Daniel

T.K. Pavlychenko fonds

  • MG 29
  • Fonds
  • 1920-1957 (inclusive) ; 1932-1951 (predominant)

This fonds contains abstracts, research reports, and articles, including research on soil structure analysis, soils and roots, chemical herbicides, and weed control. It also includes a copy of Dr. Pavlychenko's thesis, "Root Systems of Certain Forage Crops in Relation to the Management of Agricultural Soils" and lecture notes, bibliographies, list of references and background material, including precipitation records from 1920-1950. In addition, there is a considerable amount of correspondence, both with individuals such as L.E. Kirk, G.D. Fuller, H. Ohorodnyk, and Premier Stewart Garson of Manitoba, as well as with various associations and companies, including the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Bureau of Plant Industry, and the Canadian Pacific Railway (specifically concerning weed control on railway rights of way). The fonds also contains the 35 mm black and white film "Roots in the Ground" and two video tape dubs. of that film

Pavlychenko, Thomas Karp, 1892-1958 (Professor of Agriculture and Slavic Studies; alumnus)

H.D. "Howdy" McPhail Photograph Collection

  • MG 402
  • Collection
  • 1949-1973 (inclusive) ; 1955-1960 (predominant)

This collection includes Howdy McPhail’s aerial photographs, predominantly of individual farms and views of towns and cities. Some images are of specific landmarks, scenic views, or fauna. All images are identified and a majority are dated.
The second accession contains examples of printed calendars and postcards that were sold by McPhail, as well as some correspondence and other business documentation.

McPhail, Hugh Duncan

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