Guides to Archival Collections

These collections are held by the University of Saskatchewan Archives unless otherwise indicated. In some cases, particularly when a collection covers subjects other than the North, only the material digitized on this site is included in the finding aid.

You can also do a concurrent search of the available finding aids.

Robert M. Bone fonds

Professor of geography; head, Institute for Northern Studies.

Primarily materials from two studies: the “Stoney Rapids Project,” and the “Northern Saskatchewan Housing Needs Survey.”

John G. Diefenbaker fonds (Diefenbaker Canada Centre)

Lawyer; Prime Minister (1957-1963); Leader of the Opposition.

Materials documenting Diefenbaker’s life and career, including his parliamentary career from 1940-1979, his tenure as Prime Minister, and his leadership of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada.

Hans Dommasch fonds

Photographer, professor of art and art history

Photographs from the lecture and photographic exhibition entitled "Canada North of Sixty." The lecture has been presented in Germany, Scotland, England, the Czech Republic, the United States and Canada. The photographic exhibition has been displayed in Canada and the Czech Republic.

Frederic H. Edmunds fonds

Professor of geology; department head.

Area studies from Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba; materials relating to oil and gas exploration, petrology, mineralogy, soil composition, sodium sulphate and soil mapping.

Walter O. Kupsch fonds

Professor of geology; head, Institute for Northern Studies.

Materials relating to resource mining, including gold, diamonds, and uranium; as well as an extensive collection of images, documenting 50 years of field work in Saskatchewan and northern Canada. Includes materials relating to The Musk-Ox.

Arthur S. Morton Collection (University of Saskatchewan Library Special Collections)

Historian; first provincial archivist of Saskatchewan.

Primarily original and copied materials compiled by Morton to help document Canadian history and particularly, the history of Western Canada.

Al Purdy Collection (University of Saskatchewan Library Special Collections)

Poet, TV and radio playwright, anthologist, editor, and travel writer.

Poetry and prose relating to the North.

University of Saskatchewan Department of Physics fonds

Established 1910.

Material relating to the north within this fonds primarily relates to the Second International Polar Year, and research undertaken by Balfour Currie and Frank Davies.

University of Saskatchewan Institute for Northern Studies fonds

Established 1960; phased out in the early 1980s.

Administrative records, and materials relating to: the Arctic Research Training Centre (ARTC); the academic journal Musk-Ox; the Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies; the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs; and published research by members of the Institute.

Frederic Walker fonds

University of Saskatchewan alumnus.

Primarily materials from Paulatuk, Northwest Territories.

Linvill and Avra Watson fonds

Anthropologists; professors of sociology, educational foundations, and anthropology.

Materials relating to their research interests in Latin America, Africa, Canadian society and culture and the Canadian north.

Robert Williamson fonds

Professor of anthropology.

Although primarily documenting work for and with the Inuit of northern Canada, this fonds includes material relating to all circumpolar countries, other aboriginal groups in Canada, international affairs, a very broad range of topics as they relate to the north, and a substantial collection of reference publications.