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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

A.S. Morton Manuscript Collection

  • MG 437
  • Fonds
  • [187-]-1950

This fonds contains original manuscripts, copies, and photographs, created and collected by A.S. Morton as University Librarian. The records focus on the history of western Canada, especially Saskatchewan. It includes material on the fur trade and exploration, white settlement and interaction with native people, and the Riel Rebellions. Originals of the copied material date from 1623.

Morton, A.S., 1870-1945

C.S. Houston fonds

  • MG 164
  • Fonds
  • 1817-2017 (inclusive) ; 1922-2015 (predominant)

This fonds contains personal files, correspondence, research materials, publications, meeting files, administrative records, association files and photographs relating to C.S. Houston's teaching, research and scholarly pursuits. The extensive research files primarily relate to: congenital dislocation of the hip in native people; anti-smoking activities; and the history of radiology in Saskatchewan and Canada. Drafts, files and correspondence document the preparation of publications on the Franklin Expeditions, T.A. Patrick, and R.G. Ferguson. Administrative records relate to Dr. Houston's position as Head of Medical Imaging.

Houston, Clarence Stuart

R.G. Williamson fonds

  • MG 216
  • Fonds
  • 1921-2011 (inclusive); 1956-2003 (predominant)

This fonds contains material created or collected by Dr. Williamson during his varied career as an anthropologist, civil servant, legislator, professor, and as a consultant for various provincial, national and international organizations and governments. Although primarily documenting Dr. Williamson's work for and with the Inuit of northern Canada, this fonds includes material relating to all circumpolar countries, other aboriginal groups in Canada, international affairs, and a very broad range of topics as they relate to the north, including art and culture, physical geography, sport, environment, botany, zoology, economics, defence, etc. It includes his personal and professional correspondence, research data, articles and scholarly writing, as well as a substantial collection of reference publications.

Williamson, Robert Gordon, 1933-

Dr. Andrew Everett Porter Collection

  • MG 468
  • Fonds
  • 1879-1953

This collection consists primarily of correspondence, notes, clippings and photographs. It includes material of other Porter family members.

Porter, Andrew Everett

Irene Poelzer fonds

  • MG 499
  • Fonds
  • [ca.1939]-2005 (inclusive) ; 1970-1995 (predominant)

This fonds contains materials relating to Poelzer’s life, her religious vocation, and her career as a professor in Educational Foundations at the University of Saskatchewan. It includes materials relating to research, particularly on women in society; feminist Christianity; Metis and First Nations women in northern Saskatchewan, the impact of development and the retention of native culture.

Poelzer, Irene

A.B. Gonor fonds

  • MG 443
  • Fonds
  • 1936-1995 (inclusive); 1969-1984 (predominant)

This fonds documents Allan Gonor’s active engagement with the people he met and the cultures he experienced. His was a curiosity borne of genuine interest, which manifested itself not only in his work as a physician, but also in his avocation: art; and in the numerous films and photographs he took. These document the local communities in and near North Battleford, Saskatchewan; including Hutterite colonies and First Nations reserves; as well as countries around the world. It documents his life and career, his interest in indigenous art and culture, and reflects his friendships with a wide variety of artists and writers, as well as the numerous individuals he met.

Gonor, Allan

Donald Smith fonds

  • MG 459
  • Fonds
  • 1860-1952

This collection relates to the writing and research of Honoré Jaxon: Prairie Visionary. This book completes Donald Smith’s “Prairie Imposters” popular history trilogy concerning three prominent figures who all pretended an Aboriginal ancestry they did not, in fact, possess – Honoré Jaxon, Grey Owl, and Long Lance. The material includes photocopies of material from various sources including other archives. Unless indicated titles were supplied by author/donor.
William Henry Jackson, also known as Honoré Joseph Jaxon, Louis Riel’s secretary in
1884/85 immediately before the North-West Rebellion, labour leader (b in Toronto 13
May 1861; d in New York C, NY 10 Jan 1952). After his family moved from Ontario to Prince Albert, Sask, Will Jackson joined them, abandoning his Classics course at the University of Toronto. Having completed 3 years there, he was one of the best-educated men in the area. He became secretary of the local farmers' union, and in this capacity he met Riel in the summer of 1884. Sympathetic to the Métis cause, he went to live at Batoche, Sask, to serve as Riel's secretary, converted to Roman Catholicism and later accepted Riel's new religion. After the failure of the rebellion, or “resistance,” Jackson was tried and committed to the lunatic asylum at Fort Garry, Man. Escaping 2 months later, he walked to the American border and eventually settled in Chicago, Ill. As Honoré Joseph Jaxon he worked as a union organizer for over 2 decades. "Riel's Secretary" moved to New York after WWI, where he died (Canadian Encyclopedia Online).

Smith, Donald B.

R.M. Bone fonds

  • MG 240
  • Fonds
  • 1930-1988 (inclusive) ; 1969-1976 (predominant)

This fonds consists primarily of material from two studies in which Dr. Bone was associated. The earliest, the "Stony Rapids Project", was conducted while Bone was in the Department of Geography. It started with a small grant from the Canadian Wildlife Service to examine the caribou hunt; ie. the number of people involved and the number of animals taken. The project, however, grew to encompass a wider study of the region and its inhabitants. The second study was undertaken while Bone was with the Institute of Northern Studies (INS). The Northern Saskatchewan Housing Needs Survey was a co-operative effort between the Department of Northern Saskatchewan and the Northern Municipal Council. The primary focus was to investigate the housing needs of the Métis in northern Saskatchewan. The INS was subcontracted to oversee the project, train the surveyors, enter the data, and write the final report. The resulting survey was more than an examination of housing needs. It also contains a great deal of socio-economic data which resulted in one of the most exhaustive studies of its kind. The fact that the surveyors came from the communities studied explains much of the data collection success. Both of these projects offer a unique snapshot of the communities studied. There is also material of a more general nature that deals with northern Saskatchewan, Alberta, Manitoba, and the Yukon and Northwest Territories.

Bone, Robert Martin

F.L. Barron fonds

  • MG 233
  • Fonds
  • 1932-1999 (inclusive) ; 1979-1999 (predominant)

The fonds consists of files relating to the teaching and research career of Laurie Barron, and consists predominantly of resource files including publications by others and photocopies of archival and library material.

Barron, Frank Laurie

Harold Nelson Woodsworth collection

  • MG 380
  • Fonds
  • 1885-1963

This collection contains a variety of ledgers, reports, and memoranda created by or sent to Indian Agents in Saskatchewan.

Woodsworth, Harold Nelson

Hans Dommasch fonds

  • MG 172
  • Fonds
  • 1914-2002 (inclusive) ; 1946-2002 (predominant)

This fonds documents Dommasch's career as a medical and artistic photographer and educator. This photographic material covers a wide range of subject matter, with particular emphasis on medicine, natural history, the Canadian arctic, and grain elevators. Considerable reference material, relating to the history of photography as a science and an art, is also included. In addition, this fonds contains Dommasch's extensive collection of posters, including those used for the exhibition, "Posters Against War and Violence." This fonds contains correspondence, clippings, notes, certificates and awards, photographs, slides, sketches, posters, films and publications documenting the interests and career of Hans Dommasch.

Dommasch, Hans Siegfried

Irma Evenson fonds

  • IEV
  • Fonds
  • 1939 - 1948, predominant [ca. 194 - ].

The fonds contains three black and white photographs, and eight black and white scanned copies of original photographs. The copied photographs were scanned at 300 dpi with 16 million colours. The photographs range in date from 1938 - 1949, and include images of the Lady Minto Hospital, views of Melfort's Main Street, parades in Melfort, Herb Anderson and students of North Star School, Irma Staff and her brothers, and the North Star School ball team.

Evenson, Irma

F. Walker collection

  • MG 175
  • Fonds
  • 1936-1994

This collection provides diverse views of northern Canada from the 1940s, the 1960s, and the 1990s. The Miscellaneous Textual Records series also contains a Prosperity Certificate issued by the Government of Alberta in 1936.

Walker, Frederic

High School Liaison Office fonds

  • RG 2110
  • Fonds
  • 1962-1993

This fonds contains minutes, reports and publications. Included are copies of the biannual newsletter (1983-1990) and a Native Student's Handbook.

University of Saskatchewan. High School Liaison Office

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