United Church of Canada Living Skies Region Archives

Zone d'identification

Identifiant

SCNUCSC

Forme autorisée du nom

United Church of Canada Living Skies Region Archives

forme(s) parallèle(s) du nom

Autre(s) forme(s) du nom

  • United Church of Canada Saskatchewan Conference Archives [1925-2018]
  • United Church of Canada Region 4 Archives [early 2019]
  • United Church of Canada Living Skies Regional Council Archives

Type

  • Religieux

Zone du contact

Type

Public Reference Room (for in-person research)

Adresse

Adresse physique

Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan, 2440 Broad Street

Localité

Regina

Région

Saskatchewan

Nom du pays

Canada

Code postal

S4P 0A5

Téléphone

Fax

Courriel

URL

Note

By appointment only. Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan guidelines and rules apply (see www.saskarchives.com).

Type

Mailing address

Adresse

Adresse physique

Living Skies Region Archives - United Church of Canada, c/o Lakeview United Church, 3200 McCallum Avenue

Localité

Regina

Région

Saskatchewan

Nom du pays

Canada

Code postal

S4S 0R8

Téléphone

Fax

Courriel

URL

Note

No in-person reference services at this location.

Type

Other contact information

Adresse

Adresse physique

Localité

Regina

Région

Saskatchewan

Nom du pays

Canada

Code postal

Téléphone

306-721-3311

Fax

Courriel

URL

www.livingskiesrc.ca/resources/archives/

Note

Zone de description

Historique

Living Skies Regional Council was originally Saskatchewan Conference, one of 11 regional Conferences established by the United Church of Canada General Council at their inaugural meeting, in June 1925. At its first meeting, in October, Saskatchewan Conference designated the Conference Archives, then located at St. Andrew's College (Saskatoon), as its official records repository and appointed the first Conference Archivist. The Archives remained at St. Andrew's College, through to the 1980s.

In 1982, the Conference signed an agreement to house the growing archival collections with the Saskatchewan Archives Board (later Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan), while still retaining ownership and management responsibilities for the records. The collections were gradually relocated and continue to be stored with the Provincial Archives, to the present day.

On January 1, 2019, as part of a larger restructuring of the United Church of Canada, Saskatchewan Conference and its seven presbyteries became Region 4. In March, it was officially named Living Skies Regional Council. The mandate and boundaries for the region archives remained more or less the same as the previous Saskatchewan Conference Archives.

Contexte géographique et culturel

Textes de référence

The mandate of the Living Skies Regional Council archives is to acquire and preserve the records of United Church of Canada congregations and presbyteries in Saskatchewan, records of Saskatchewan Conference and its successors, its annual meetings, staff, committees and task groups, and of some related organizations and individuals. Records of Proceedings for the first Saskatchewan Conference (October 20-23, 1925) include the designation of the Conference Archives as the official repository for these records, as well as the appointment of the first Conference Archivist.

Structure administrative

Gestion des archives courantes et intermédiaires et politiques de collecte

Bâtiments

Living Skies Regional Council does not operate an archives building but rather works in partnership with the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan, to make records available to to the public, via their Public Reference Room.

Fonds

The archival collection contains records of Methodist, Presbyterian, Congregationalist and Local Union Churches within Saskatchewan prior to 1925, and of the United Church of Canada after 1925. Included are records created by local congregations, such as registers of baptisms, marriages, and burials; historic membership rolls and communion rolls; general membership lists; minutes of church boards, committees, and organizations (including women's groups); printed annual reports of local congregations; congregational newsletters; local church histories; correspondence; and photographs. The collection also contains records created by the constituent Presbyteries of the Saskatchewan Conference and by the Conference itself, its staff, officers, committees, and task groups, as well as the personal papers and manuscripts of some associated individuals.

Much of the collection was formed between 1925 and 1986, with additions continuing though to the present day. Some of the early records may have been accumulated and/or acquired prior to the formal 1925 establishment of the United Church of Canada.

Instruments de recherche, guides et publications

Zone de l'accès

Heures d'ouverture

Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan Public Reference Room (for in-person reference services): by appointment only, Monday to Friday from 10 am to 4 pm -- for details, go to www.saskarchives.com/using-archives. Closed on statutory and civic holidays.

Conditions d'accès et d'utilisation

Not all records are open to the public, due to personal information (privacy) restrictions and legislation. Requests for access to records of baptisms, marriages or burials should be sent to the Living Skies Region Archives e-mail or postal address, in Regina.

Accessibilité

Zone des services offerts

Services d'aide à la recherche

Research questions should be directed to the Living Skies Region Archives e-mail or postal address. In-person reference assistance is provided by the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan, through their research room. There are fees for register searches and reproductions of archival records.

Services de reproduction

Many archival records may be photocopied or digitally copied, via the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan reading room and in accordance with their guidelines and fee schedule. Baptism, marriage and burial registers may not be photocopied or digitally reproduced by or for researchers without permission from Living Skies Regional Council. Transcripts for legal or research purposes should be requested in writing from the Region Archives, at the listed e-mail or postal address.

Espaces publics

Zone du contrôle

Identifiant de la description

Identifiant du service d'archives

Règles et/ou conventions utilisées

Statut

Niveau de détail

Dates de production, de révision et de suppression

Langue(s)

Écriture(s)

Sources

Notes de maintenance

Mots-clés

Points d'accès

  • Religion (Thematic area)
  • Local and Regional History (Thematic area)
  • City of Saskatoon (Geographic subregion)
  • City of Regina (Geographic subregion)
  • Central Saskatchewan (Geographic subregion)
  • Southeast Saskatchewan (Geographic subregion)
  • Southwest Saskatchewan (Geographic subregion)
  • Northern Saskatchewan (Geographic subregion)
  • Northeast Saskatchewan (Geographic subregion)
  • Northwest Saskatchewan (Geographic subregion)
  • East-Central Saskatchewan (Geographic subregion)
  • Presse-papier

Contact principal

Regina, Saskatchewan
CA