Fonds FB 1 - Saskatchewan Conference fonds

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Saskatchewan Conference fonds

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  • Textual record
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  • Variations in title: Previously identified under multiple Saskatchewan Conference series (including A.381.XI and A.676.XXIII).

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FB 1

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  • 1900–2018 (Creation)
    Includes records that pre-date establishment of United Church

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11.4 metres of textual records
35 photographs: prints; b&w
18 photographs: negatives

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Administrative history

The United Church of Canada was formed in 1925, from a union of the Congregational Union of Canada, the Methodist Church and 70% of the Presbyterian Church in Canada, along with a number of churches organized under the General Council of Local Union Churches (mostly in Western Canada). Saskatchewan Conference was one of eleven regional Conferences established by the United Church of Canada General Council, at their inaugural meeting, in June 1925. Initially, the Conference contained 16 presbyteries but this number varied, in the years that followed.

In January 2019, as part of a larger restructuring of the United Church of Canada, Saskatchewan Conference and its seven existing presbyteries were combined into a single entity, initially identified as Region 4 and later renamed Living Skies Regional Council.

Custodial history

Most records in the fonds were transferred to the archives between 1925 and 1986. Their original provenance is unclear, though Conference administrative records may have come directly from office staff or committees. Some acquisitions were also noted in reports to Saskatchewan Conference annual meetings.

Scope and content

Fonds consists of textual and other materials generated by the Conference, the Conference Executive, Conference Staff and Conference Committee members in the fulfillment of their mandate, as outlined in The Manual of the United Church of Canada, from 1925 to 2018. Some records created prior to Union (1925) are also included in certain series, as noted.

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Immediate source of acquisition


Original order for many of these records is unclear. Between 1986 and 1990, Conference records in the archives were arranged and described in two series (XI and XXIII), for finding aid GS-168. Volumes added in 2018 were ordered by year, as received from the Conference office.

Language of material

  • English

Script of material

  • Latin

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Availability of other formats

Microfilm copies of some records also available.

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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 sections XI and XXIII. Microfilm contents listed in finding aid IR-12. (Finding aids are available from the UCC Living Skies Regional Council -- contact the archivist for information.)

Associated materials

Conference web pages and related online content are archived via the United Church of Canada Archives (Toronto).

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Further accruals are expected.

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