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Institute for Northern Studies fonds

  • RG 2100
  • Fonds
  • 1968-1981

This fonds contains correspondence, memoranda, reports, and publications regarding the administration and programs of the Institute. Included is material relating to: the Arctic Research Training Centre (ARTC); the academic journal Musk-Ox; the Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies; the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs; and published research by members of the Institute.

University of Saskatchewan - Institute for Northern Studies

Emile Petitot Collection

  • MG 467
  • Fonds
  • 1875-1980

This collection consists of materials by and about Emile Petitot amassed by Mr. Savoie in his work with the department of Indian and Northern Affairs. Most of the records are photocopies of manuscripts, articles, and personal letters, the originals of which date from the late 1800s. The collection also contains books by or about Petitot and a few maps.

Petitot, Emile, 1838-1916

Walter Slipchenko fonds

  • MG 599
  • Fonds
  • 1930-2010 (inclusive); 1970-1995 (predominant)

This fonds contains materials created or accumulated by Walter Slipchenko during his career and during research for his definitive report, Canada's Arctic Cooperation with the Soviet Union and Russia, 1965-2000. The documentation is comprehensive, covering a number of subjects and organizations, and provides a valuable record of circumpolar life across several nations. In addition to the physical items, it includes a website, www.walterslipchenko.com which provides further information on the scope of the report and the development of international, circumpolar relationships.

Slipchenko, Walter

A.L. Karras fonds

  • MG 381
  • Fonds
  • 1937-1997

This fonds contains materials relating to Art Karras' three books, including correspondence with publishers; with fans; with trappers; drafts and typescripts.

Karras, Art, 1914-1999 (author)

Denis St-Onge fonds

  • MG 299
  • Fonds
  • 1957-2004

This fonds documents Dr. St-Onge's professional and academic career including correspondence with colleagues, course and committee material, and photographic records. The slides are filed by year and document St-Onge's private and professional life.

St-Onge, Denis A.

Department of Economics and Political Science

  • RG 2037
  • Fonds
  • 1937-2004

This fonds contains correspondence and memoranda relating to the administration of the Department of Economics and Political Science. Included is correspondence with Regina College, other universities, and the provincial government. Also included is material relating to the formation of the Institute for Northern Studies and the administration of the M.J. Coldwell Essay Competition.

University of Saskatchewan. College of Arts and Science. Department of Economics and Political Science

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

Zepp-Varga Collection

  • MG 559
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1940s] – 2015 (inclusive); 1981-2003 (predominant)

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).

Zepp, Norman

W.O. Kupsch fonds

  • MG 146
  • Fonds
  • 1909-1994, predominant 1867-1994

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)

Indian and Northern Education Program fonds

  • RG 2079
  • Fonds
  • 1955-1975

This fonds contains correspondence, memoranda, minutes, reports and published materials relating to the administration and activities of the program.

University of Saskatchewan. College of Education. Indian and Northern Education Program

N.O. Nielsen fonds

  • MG 80
  • Fonds
  • 1959-1984 [inclusive]; 1963-1983 [predominant].

This fonds contains a number of files concerning the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM), including the activities and research projects of the Veterinary Infectious Diseases Organization (VIDO), the 1976 Study of Veterinary Manpower in Canada, computer assisted Animal Health Management, and the Preventive Medicine Committee: the latter two specifically concerning the establishment of a herd health data laboratory and disease control programs. In addition, there are several files related to Professor Nielsen's involvement with the Institute for Northern Studies (INS), the President's Advisory Council on Programs for People of Native Ancestry, game ranching in the north, and the Arctic Training Centre at Rankin Inlet. There is a considerable amount of material concerning the Environmental Advisory Council, and specifically, the Churchill River inquiry, Key Lake, the Environment 80 Report, and an uranium pollution control policy. It also contains some material concerning the establishment of a zoo at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm

Nielsen, Niels Ole, 1930- (Professor of Veterinary Pathology)

Harald Finkler fonds

  • MG 621
  • Fonds
  • 1986-2010 (inclusive)

This collection of images by H. W. Finkler, were taken of activities within the framework of Canada – USSR / Russia cooperation on the arctic. The subject matter follows the development of international relations, with an emphasis on the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug and particularly, Indigenous peoples of the north. The collection contains images of cities, towns, and herding camps; various officials from Canada and Russia; and numerous images of local people. It is an exceptionally comprehensive glimpse into the architecture, landscape, and daily lives of people in the Russian federation, over a period of roughly 20 years.

Finkler, Harald

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-

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