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A.S. Morton fonds

  • MG 2
  • Fonds
  • 1763-1946, predominant 1908-1944

This fonds contains correspondence, manuscripts, notes, and clippings; the primary focus of the material is the history of Western Canada, the Historic Sites and Monuments Board, the Hudson's Bay Company, the Provincial Archives and the University of Saskatchewan.

Morton, Arthur Silver, 1870-1945 (Professor of History)

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

Bill Waiser fonds

  • MG 192
  • Fonds
  • 1908-2018

This fonds contains material related to the research for Waiser's published works.

Waiser, William Andrew

Copland, Hunter and Anderson family fonds

  • MG 271
  • Fonds
  • 1885-1983, 2003-2005

This fonds documents the lives of the Copland, Hunter and Anderson families, notably their early years following Margaret and William Hunter's move to Canada and years in Saskatoon. It includes materials relating to events such as the 1885 Resistance; later material documenting student life, at the University, as well as materials documenting the daily life of a pioneering farm family. It also includes a card collection maintained by her Barbara Anderson's daughter, Bertha; agricultural fair ribbons from Bertha’s husband, George; and University of Saskatchewan memorabilia from Bertha and George’s daughter, Thelma.

Copland, Hunter and Anderson family

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.

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

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

E. Priest fonds

  • MG 587
  • Fonds
  • 1881-1885

This diary spans four eventful years of Ms. Priest’s life, touching on her activities as a teacher, her wedding, holiday trips to England and Wales, and early years homesteading in Canada. Personal and philosophical thoughts are also explored within the diary. Many flowers pressed in diary.

Priest, Ellen

E.A. McCourt fonds

  • MG 27
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1972 (inclusive) ; 1946-1962 (predominant)

This fonds consists of material concerning University of Saskatchewan committees, Department of English examinations, faculty minutes, and graduate work, as well as lecture notes for creative writing, American and Celtic literature, Chaucer, Thomas Hardy, the romantics, and "Modern Literature and Christianity." Most of the fonds consists of manuscripts of articles, stories, reviews, and books, as well as radio plays, research notes, and manuscripts for McCourt's unpublished and in-progress works.

McCourt, Edward Alexander

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

E.H. Oliver Fonds

  • MG 6
  • Fonds
  • 1870-1935 (inclusive) ; 1914-1932 (predominant)

This fonds contains correspondence, including that between Dr. and Mrs. Oliver while he was serving overseas as a chaplain during World War I; his diary from travels in Europe between 1908-9; his sermons and prayers, articles, addresses; as well as newspaper clippings concerning: the war, Oliver's position as Moderator of the United Church, book reviews, and obituaries. In addition, there are several manuscripts, including the "Minutes of Council of Assiniboia," "The History of the North West Territories," "James Anderson Fonds," "Roman Economic Conditions to the Close of the Empire," and "The Canadian North West: Its Early Development and Legislative Records;" as well as offprints from the transactions of the Royal Society. The fonds also contains some photographs, miscellaneous souvenirs, and Dr. Oliver's diplomas.

Oliver, Edmund Henry

Eleanor Campbell fonds

  • MG 166
  • Fonds
  • 1990-1995

This fonds contains notes and photocopies and transcripts of published and unpublished research material used in the publication of "Reflections of Light: A History of The Saskatoon Normal School (1912-1953) and The Saskatoon Teachers' College (1953-1964)".

Campbell, Eleanor

Griffin-Greenland collection

  • MG 466
  • Fonds
  • Photocopied [197-]

This collection consists primarily of photocopies of correspondence, articles, photographs, sessional papers, and press clippings, related to William Henry Jackson (or Honore Jaxon, as he is also known) including copies of his correspondence. The originals of much of the material dates from 1885. The material is organized and recorded according to the structure that Griffen and Greenland have devised.

Griffin, J.D.

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

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