Collection FG 11 - Prairie Church History collection

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Prairie Church History collection

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  • Variations in title: Alternately identified as United Church of Canada Saskatchewan Conference, Saskatchewan and Prairie Church History sub-series (A.381.XI.F).

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FG 11

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  • ca.1925–1980 (Collection)
    Various collectors
  • 1873–1974 (Creation)
    Multiple creators

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14.8 cm of textual records

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Custodial history

Records in this collection were likely transferred to the archives sometime between 1925 and 1982. Their original provenance is unclear but the finding aid (written ca.1986) notes that they may have been collected by E.H. Oliver (for his history of religion on the prairies), Dr. John L. Nichol (Superintendent for Home Missions), and various other individuals. Some of the contents may have initially been collected under the Presbyterian Synod of Saskatchewan, prior to 1925.

Scope and content

The collection consists of a range of documents relating to Congregational, Methodist, Presbyterian churches and related activities in Saskatchewan and elsewhere in the prairies.

Contents include histories, articles, addresses and other papers on: Congregationalism, Methodism, Presbyterianism in Saskatchewan; missionary work and communities in Prince Albert, Carrot River, Canora, and Norway House; Sunday Schools; C.G.I.T. and Y.W.C.A. groups; ministerial associations; Doukhobors; Ukranians; the Greek Orthodox Church; and Anglican Missions.

Authors include: Rev. W.P. McHaffie (Conference Historian and Archivist to Saskatchewan Methodist Conference); John MacLean (Chief Archivist, Wesley College Library, Winnipeg); Rev. Frederick Passmore; Rev. George Daniel; Rev. W.M. Moore; Rev. E.H. Oliver; Rev. J.R. McDonald; Rev. George Arthur; Allan Bowerman, J.L. Stewart; Alfred Carter; R.H. Hamilton; John L. Nichol; Lydia Gruchy; M. Stechinshin (Yorkton); John Roberts Kovalevitch; Rev. A.J. Hunter; Rev. P.C. Crath; E. Eustace and Maxim Berezynski; Dr. A.E. Archer (Lamont, Alberta); A. Bereka; Mrs. C.H. Monro (Ethelbert, Manitoba); Rev. John Gregorash; Rev. Theo Bay; Rev. J.A. Louseley.

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Original order for many of these records is unclear, though notes suggest some were collected by Dr. John L. Nichol. Items listed under A.381.IX were arranged sometime before 1990.

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  • English

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  • Latin

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Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Use, publication, and/or reproduction of records are subject to the conditions of the Copyright Act. Please consult archivist for assistance.

Finding aids

GS-168 includes original file and series listings, in section A.381.XI.F.

Associated materials

Digital copies of select documents are also held by the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR), in Manitoba.

Local church histories and biographical files also included in separate collections in the UCC Living Skies Region Archives. Related items also at the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan, including "History of Missions in Southern Saskatchewan" (1929) by Rev. Peter Strang (reference no. PI-701).


No further accruals are expected for this collection.

General note

Box number (orange label): UCC-155

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Textual records: A.381.XI.F.1 to 29

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