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Raymond Yochim Collection

  • MG 586
  • Fonds
  • 1954-2012

Yochim’s collecting ranged over a variety of topics and medium. Often, he would take interest in a specific subject and collect everything from articles and clippings to books on the subject, interleaving the former with the latter. He also gathered “collectible” items such as trading cards and magnets on a variety of subjects.

Yochim, Raymond

Print Block collection

  • MG 562
  • Fonds
  • [1909-1962], n.d.

This collection contains print blocks and catalogues/booklets on printing and lithography.

David Thauberger Collection

  • MG 566
  • Fonds
  • 1971-1995

This collection is comprised primarily of exhibition mailers, as well as samples of his work in the form of stamps and book covers.

Thauberger, David

Allan Cushon collection

  • MG 545
  • Fonds
  • ca.1790 – 2006 (inclusive) ; 1880-1960 (predominant)

This collection contains books, magazines, and a variety of ephemera associated with themes of Canadiana, advertising, keys, locks, and locksmithing, mysteries, socialism, sex and gender, science fiction, western living, adventure.

Cushon, Allan

R.L. ("Dick") Sweet Breweriana Collection

  • MG 401
  • Collection
  • 1889-2009 (inclusive); 1960-2009 (predominant)

This fonds contains materials primarily related to Richard Sweet’s interest and research into the history of brewing. There are extensive materials relating to Canadian and western US breweries; beer companies; and beer-related materials, including magazines, newsletters, other published reference material, and collectibles (predominantly, posters, labels and mats). It includes Richard Sweet’s extensive notes, and his research materials leading to his publications, The Directory of Canadian Breweries (first and second editions); Malted Manitoba; and Brewed Right on the Prairies: 122 Years of Brewing in Saskatchewan.

Sweet, Richard Laurence

Mary Taylor Postcard Collection

  • MG 296
  • Fonds
  • 1902-1915, predominant 1903-1905

403 English postcards, dating primarily from 1903-1905, in the original postcard album. Most of the postcards were sent [presumably] by members of the Bramford family and are stamped and annotated. Included are several series, such as "Daddy," "Please, Miss, Give Me Heaven," "The Anchor's Weigh'd," "The Sailor's Lass," artist Parsons Norman, etc.

Taylor, Mary Bramford, 188?-1955

Chaddie Bremner Baxter print collection

  • MG 672
  • Fonds
  • 1849-1851, 1983

This collection contains prints using the George Baxter patented method. A Baxter print is generally considered any print done by Baxter, licensees or other printers using his method. Baxter used relief and intaglio printing methods.

Bremner, Chaddie

Cross-Dressing in Saskatchewan collection

  • MG 311
  • Fonds
  • 1983-2004

This collection consists of programs, posters, photographs, video recordings and artefacts documenting the development of gay drag in Saskatchewan. The materials are primarily from Saskatoon with some from Regina, and most date from 1984 to 2004. Also included in the collection are records related to the exhibit "All Frocked Up: Glimpses of Cross Dressing in Saskatchewan," produced by Neil Richards in 2003 and presented in the Link Gallery at the University of Saskatchewan. Materials in this collection were donated by Brent Daum, Tim LeMay, Guedo Philipchuk, Neil Richards, Garnet Woloschuk and Maria Jochmaring.

Maurice Yacowar collection

  • MG 430
  • Fonds
  • 1968-2006 (inclusive); 1972-1980 (predominant)

This is a collection of Yacowar’s art auction catalogues, predominantly for European and American art, ranging from the Old Masters to contemporary, representing a variety of mediums. Several of the catalogues include final price lists from the auctions.

Yacowar, Maurice

Ross Family Autograph Album

  • MG 598
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 187-?] – 1981 (inclusive); [187-?]-1915 (predominant).

This album contains over 360 autographs from prominent individuals of the time, including six Prime Ministers (all those who served between 1878-1911); eight Governors-General; 25 cabinet ministers; and over 100 members of parliament, predominantly those who served in the first 10 parliaments [first sitting date to dissolution] between 1867 and 1905. Other individuals of achievement and/or fame in various fields are also represented: scientists; public officials from other countries; diplomats; religious leaders; those in the performing arts. Uniquely, the album also contains several signatures from members of the Royal Family: extremely rare in an album of this kind.

Ross, Arthur Wellington

George Kovalenko fonds.

  • MG 326
  • Fonds
  • 1973-2016 (inclusive); 2004-2016 (predominant).

This fonds contains a variety of material relating to George’s interests and career; including drafts of his book on fountain pens; publications and ephemera concerning the Saskatoon Public Library’s history; and ephemera from cultural events in Saskatoon.

Kovalenko, George

Douglas and Novia Cole collection

  • MG 369
  • Fonds
  • 1932-1995

This collection contains materials created by, or about, Canadian author Robertson Davies (1913-1995). Davies was editor of Saturday Night and the Peterborough Examiner prior to joining Trinity College, University of Toronto as professor of literature. The author of numerous plays and books, Davies is perhaps best known for The Salterton trilogy and the Deptford trilogy. He received both the Stephen Leacock medal for humour and the Governor General's Award for fiction. Some of the material in this collection has been annotated by Davies, including copies of two draft manuscripts which are inscribed "to Maisie." "Maisie" is believed to be Davies' sister-in-law, Maisie Newbold (1915-2001), who was married first (in 1946) to the Australian painter Peter Purves Smith (1912-1949) and later (in 1964), to their friend and fellow artist, Russell Drysdale (1912-1981). The collection also includes souvenir coins and tokens from across Western Canada.

Cole, Douglas

Neil Richards fonds

  • MG 355
  • Fonds
  • 1876-2018 (inclusive); 1900-2016 (predominant)

This fonds contains a variety of collections gathered together by Neil during his lifetime. The main areas of interest are LGBT, cross dressing, wrestling, and (to a minor extent) running. Periodicals, postcards, posters, artwork, textual material, and audiovisual material are found throughout the fonds. Individual scope and content notes are included for each accession/collection in the finding aid.

Richards, Neil

LGBT Movie Poster collection

  • MG 540
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1956-2009] (inclusive)

This collection consists of promotional materials for films with a homosexual, bisexual, or transgender component, in terms of characters or theme. Both documentaries and feature films are included.