Fonds SSP - Saskatoon StarPhoenix fonds

Crews asphalting streets and laying car lines Steamship "City of Medicine Hat" Windsor Hotel bar Temperance Colonists in Moose Jaw [McNab House under construction] Unidentified young man Speakers at Official opening at Mount Blackstrap image 006 image 001 image 006 image 026 image 001 image 003 image 011 image 018
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Saskatoon StarPhoenix fonds

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3.5 m of textual records. -- ca. 400,000 photographs

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The Saskatoon Star Phoenix was created in 1928 by the merger of the Saskatoon Daily Star (established in 1906 as the Capital) and the Saskatoon Phoenix (estalished in 1902 as the Phenix). Both were originally weeklies.

The newspapers were purchased by Clifford Sifton on January 1, 1928, and the combined newspaper began publication on September 12. In 1996, the paper was sold to Hollinger Newspapers, and then to CanWest Global Communications, becoming part of the Southam Newspapers division, in 2000, and later to Postmedia.

Custodial history

Records were transferred from the Saskatoon Star Phoenix newspaper to the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan beginning in 1965. Records were transferred from the PAS to City of Saskatoon in 2019 when the PAS Saskatoon office closed.

Scope and content

Fonds consists of ca. 400,000 photographs taken by StarPhoenix photographers and 3.5 m of newspaper clippings (most are photocopies) of some of the corresponding published images.

The StarPhoenix destroyed negatives and clippings dating from 1965 to 1969.

Images document local news, events, and personalities predominantly in Saskatoon, but also from other parts of central and northern Saskatchewan. Subjects include sports, recreation, arts, entertainment, education, research, social and political events, business, native affairs, agriculture, accidents and scenic views and significant people.

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Photographs in this fonds are being digitized on request. See individual descriptions. Many of the files contain multiple individual photographs. Only selected images from each file have been digitized. While individual images in a file are frequently close copies of each other (particularly the 35 mm ones) this is not always the case.

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Photographs are provided for private use and study only. For all other uses, please contact the City of Saskatoon Archives.

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Newspaper clippings available for some images. See individual descriptions.

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