Message from the Provincial Archivist

Message from the Provincial Archivist

Welcome to the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan!  Through our website you will learn the scope of our services, activities, exhibits, and events.  Explore our resources to prepare for a visit to our reading room, to access the many descriptive tools to our Permanent Collection, or to determine new avenues for historical, government, family and personal research.

Whether searching in our archival database Threshold, delving into the many research tools to the records in our Collection, or viewing the archival images, textual pages and audio files linked to descriptions of holdings, we invite you to discover records that answer your questions, add new details to your family’s history and lead you in exciting directions for your research. 

As custodian of the documentary heritage of Saskatchewan, the Archives is responsible for preserving and facilitating access to the government and private records in our Collection. The digitization of our analogue material is an extensive and long-term activity; records are added to descriptions as resources are available, so visit us often to see what is new to the site.  Examine our themed exhibits, find out about donating your records and try out the educational toolkits prepared for students and teachers studying Saskatchewan’s past.

In late November 2018, the Archives announced the consolidation of its five office and records storage sites into a single Regina-based location. Consolidation presents an opportunity to achieve improved environmental controls for our collection, increased storage capacity, and more efficient delivery of services.  We look forward to expanding our current reference service hours to five days per week by August 2019.

During the consolidation period, we are preparing records for physical moves.  Public services in Saskatoon end December 21, 2018.  All services continue in Regina until further notice.

The Provincial Archives is committed to serving the public and research community province-wide and will be exploring all options for effective delivery of our services, including distance research, increased digitization of archival records and access, as well as web development. 

Visit us in person at our Regina location to access historical textual records, photographs, audio recordings, films, maps and architectural drawings. Experience the diverse and extensive resources that help tell the story of Saskatchewan’s provincial and local government, First Nations and Métis, immigrant groups, landscapes, businesses, organizations, art, culture and history.  By distance or locally, we are proud to share with you the many treasures of our Collection.  We invite you to experience your heritage. 

 

Linda McIntyre, Provincial Archivist