Category Archives: Archival Holdings

Now at University Archives and Special Collections

The following is a list of some of the most recent collections to be processed at the University of Saskatchewan’s Archives and Special Collections. Note that this list is not comprehensive, but is meant to give a taste of some of the materials we are currently collecting, and which provide new research opportunities for our patrons.

MG454 – Sharon Bakker fonds

Sharon Bakker was born in 1952 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Her contributions to the Saskatchewan and Canadian drama scene have been extensive. Paper Wheat, which first opened in Sintaluta SK in 1977, stands as a highlight on Bakker’s CV as she at various times both acted in and directed the play. . She was herself a founder of a number of theater co-operatives, including the Fully Dressed Ladies Co-op and Bakkery Products Co-op. In the early seventies, Bakker was a founding member of the 25th Street Theater group, and in the early eighties established VIEW, a group for female performing artists in Vancouver.

The material in this fonds consists largely of scripts, clippings, photographs and ephemera pertaining to Bakker’s involvement in theater in the province of Saskatchewan, and Canada at large. Materials highlighting Bakker’s career are included, as are materials pertaining to her involvement in various theatrical professional organizations. Some personal materials have also been retained.

MG557 – Gordon Barnhart fonds

Gordon Leslie Barnhart was born in Saltcoats, Saskatchewan on January 22, 1945. He earned a BA in History from the University of Saskatchewan (Regina Campus) in 1967, a MA from the University of Regina in 1977 and Ph.D from the University of Saskatchewan in 1998.  He briefly taught at North Battleford Collegiate Institute before accepting an appointment as Clerk of the Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly. In 1989, he was appointed Clerk of the Senate.  From 2000 to 2005, he served as University Secretary, University of Saskatchewan before retiring to teach political studies classes, specializing in Canadian politics, government and the Canadian Senate.  In 2006, Dr. Barnhart replaced Lynda Haverstock as Lieutenant-Governor of Saskatchewan. In 2012, he returned to the U of S as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of History and on May 21, 2014, Barnhart was appointed interim President of the University of Saskatchewan.  He held the post until October 24, 2015. On June 24, 2014, Barnhart was named a Member of the Order of Canada. Barnhart’s book Peace, Progress and Prosperity detailed the life of Saskatchewan’s first premier, Thomas Walter Scott. Other works include E. H. Oliver : a study of Protestant progressivism in Saskatchewan, 1909-1935; Saskatchewan’s Premiers of the Twentieth Century, Building for the Future; a photo journal of Saskatchewan’s Legislative Building and Parliamentary Committees: Enhancing Democratic Governance. The material in this fonds documents the career, interests and writing of Gordon Barnhart.

MG418 – Robert Calder fonds

Born in Moose Jaw on 3 April 1941 and raised in Saskatoon, Robert Lorin Calder is a lifelong resident of Saskatchewan. Having taken a BA (1964) and MA (1965) at the University of Saskatchewan and a PhD at the University of Leeds (1970), he was the longest-serving (45 ½ years) member of the Department of English at the University of Saskatchewan, and at 38, was also the youngest Department Head in its history. Additionally, he served as the Acting Head of the Music Department and as the first Associate Dean of Fine Arts and Humanities in the College of Arts and Science.

Calder is the author or editor of eleven books, most of which have been published internationally.  He was the first writer in the history of Saskatchewan to have a book published by an international trade publisher while residing in the province. His Willie: the Life of W. Somerset Maugham, for which he was awarded the Governor General’s Literary Award, made him recognized as the leading authority in the world on Somerset Maugham. In 2005 he was given the University of Saskatchewan’s Distinguished Researcher Award, and in 2011 he was selected among the first hundred College of Arts and Science Alumni of Influence.

Throughout his career, Calder has been an active member of the Saskatchewan writing community, serving as President of the Sage Hill Writing Experience, the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild, and The Word on the Street Saskatoon (of which he is a founding member). He was instrumental in the creation of the Kloppenburg Award for Literary Excellence, and the innovative Master of Fine Arts in Writing at the University of Saskatchewan. In addition to the Governor General’s Literary Award, he has won two Saskatchewan Book Awards, and has twice won the John V. Hicks Manuscript Award.

This fonds is a record of Calder’s activities in three areas: personal life and career as student and faculty member, career as an internationally published author, and contributions to the Saskatchewan writing community.

MG513 – Christopher Chapman fonds

Born in Toronto in 1927, Christopher Chapman was an innovative Canadian filmmaker and documentarian. He was best known for A Place to Stand, produced for the Ontario Pavilion at Expo 67 and for which he won an Academy Award. A Place to Stand represented the beginning of IMAX technology, and Chapman pioneered the “multiple dynamic images” technique.

The fonds includes film footage and audio recordings created during Christopher Chapman’s film project relating to Richard St. Barbe Baker; photographs of the film shoot in British Columbia; correspondence, drafts, proposals, notes, etc. documenting the film project, including correspondence between Chapman and St. Barbe and between Chapman and others; photographs taken and collected by St. Barbe; letters sent to St. Barbe care of Chapman during his extended visit to Canada; articles and other resource material compiled by both Chapman and St. Barbe, especially relating to forestry and the environment, and about St. Barbe; and related material including slides of the Findhorn Community in Scotland.

MG545 – Allan Cushon Collection

Owner of Saskatoon’s most recognizable locksmithing shop, Burnett’s keys. Allan was a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan, and an avid collector of books, magazines, and other materials with particular focus on mysteries, Sherlockian works, and anything to do with locks and keys. Allan passed away in 2015.

This collection contains books, magazines, and a variety of ephemera. Much of the material consists of advertising (dating from the Victorian era to the present), and Canadiana. Other themes include socialism, sex and gender, science fiction, western living, and adventure. In line with Cushon’s interests as a locksmith, there are also a variety of materials relating to locks, keys, and locked room mysteries.

MG580 – D. W. (Zach) Hauser fonds

Donald William (Zach) Hauser earned his BFA from the University of Saskatchewan in 1979 and did post-graduate studies in Gesamthoschschule Kassel (the Consolodated University of Kassel), Germany.  He has taught photography for Camosun College, Victoria, and for the University of Saskatchewan, both through Art and Art History and the Extension Division.   A photographer since his first photograph was published in 1962, Hauser also began furniture making; and in 1998 became a blacksmith.  He has had individual and group exhibitions in Germany and western Canada. Hauser is a member of the Saskatchewan Craft Council and has served on the Board of Directors of the Mendel Art Gallery, and on the board of CARFAC.

This series contains original images of arctic flora found on Axel Heiberg and Ellesmere Islands, and to a lesser extent, from Cornwallis Island (specifically, Resolute Bay).  The photographs were taken by Hauser over the course of two separate research trips with James Basinger, a professor of geology with an interest in fossil plants, the evolution of land plants, and tertiary plants and climate change.  The images taken by Hauser document both common and rare plants, together with detailed records on the location and date of each photograph.  As such, these images provide excellent documentation of one aspect of the northern Canadian environment at a specific point in time, and may well provide evidence of change over time as the climate (and human impact) may alter the northern landscape.

MG548 – Cecil King fonds

Cecil King is an Odawa from Wikwemikong, and a residential school survivor. He obtained his BEd (1973), and his MEd (1975) through the INEP program. He received a PhD in 1983 from the University of Calgary through the Department of Policy and Administrative studies. He has spent fifty years in education as a teacher, professor, researcher, and consultant. He was one of the founders of the Indian Teacher Education Program, and served as it’s first director. He was Head of the Indian and Northern Education Program at the University of Saskatchewan, as well as Dean of the Saskatchewan Campus of the First Nations University of Canada. For many years, King also served as the first Director of the Aboriginal Teacher Education Program at Queen’s University, and is a Professor Emeritus of that school.

This fonds contains materials related to Cecil King’s work in Aboriginal Education. Important documents surrounding the aboriginal education work done by the University of Saskatchewan, Queens University, the Indian and Northern Education Program, the Indian Teachers Education Program, the Northern Teachers Education Program, the Saskatchewan Urban Native Teachers Education Program, the First Nations University of Canada (formerly SIFC), the Gabriel Dumont Institute, and the Saskatchewan Indigenous Cultural Center form the core of these materials. The history of troubles at the First Nations University of Canada is tracked through nearly-daily news reports collected by King from 2005-2010. King also extensively collected materials on Aboriginal Education, language, and general matters of indigenous interest.

MG364 – Edgar Mapletoft

Edgar Mapletoft was born October 7, 1920 in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan.  His father, John, and uncle, Charlie, homesteaded in the Fort Pitt District, just north of Lloydminster, on the north side of the North Saskatchewan River in 1911.  His parents, John & Martha Mapletoft, had one son, Edgar, and a daughter, Mary Margaret.  Edgar grew up and remained in the Fort Pitt District all his life.  He attended the School of Agriculture in Saskatoon and in 1941 received his Diploma.  Edgar married Florence Patricia Chapman on July 2, 1942 and they raised three sons on the Little Pipestone Ranch just a couple miles from their childhood homes.  He died on April 1, 2006. Mr. Mapletoft was an authority on Simmental cattle.  He first imported the breed to Canada in 1969 and was a successful breeder for several years.  In 1983, he was given the Golden Book Award by the World Simmental Federation.  Included in this accrual are materials regarding the local history of Frenchman Butte, and slides of celebrations in the area.

MG551 – Reuben Mapletoft fonds

Reuben Mapletoft was born on Little Pipestone Ranch near Fort Pitt, Saskatchewan. His father, Edgar Mapletoft was among the earliest importers of Simmental cattle in Canada.  Reuben received his DVM from the University of Guelph before interning at the University of Saskatchewan in 1967-1968—the first student to intern at the college. After obtaining his PhD, Mapletoft returned to the WCVM as a professor in the Department of Clinical Studies. He became the Head of the Department of Herd Medicine and Theriogeneology in 1998, and in 2002 he became a consultant to the pharmaceutical industry (Bioniche). His main area of research and innovation is in bovine reproduction, and more specifically, embryo transfer, superovulation, and in-vitro fertilization. Through the course of his career, he has been involved in many collaborative efforts with universities around the world, most notably in South America, and Japan. Dr. Reuben J. Mapletoft is now a professor emeritus in the Western College of Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences.

This accrual includes a broad array of teaching slides on the subject of large animal reproduction, conference and workshop proceedings from around the world, information on international courses taught by Mapletoft, an array of papers written by Mapletoft, and a small selection of relevant ephemera.

MG568 – McConnell Family fonds

John McConnell attended the University of Saskatchewan, earning a degree in Agricultural Economics (1951).  He began a 21-year career with the Saskatchewan public service, working for the departments of Co-operation and Co-operative Development, and Agriculture.  During this period, he hosted a radio show, “Good Listening for Good Farming,” and a television show, “Rural Route Saskatchewan.”

Doreen Muriel Ratcliffe was born in Regina on 17 July 1927.  She earned a BA from the University of Saskatchewan, and worked as an executive secretary and advertising copywriter in Vancouver and Regina. She married John McConnell in 1957. Doreen was active as pianist for her church, with the CGIT, and with the Canadian Institute of International Affairs and the World Food Program.

This fonds documents McConnell’s work in communications, his work for the Canadian and Saskatchewan governments, together with materials relating to his interest in the environment and social and international development issues.  It also includes materials relating to the interests and activities of Doreen.

MG561 – Carol Morrell fonds

Carol Morrell received her BA (1966) from the University of New Brunswick, and earned her MA from the University of Toronto (1968).  She taught part-time at UNB while completing her dissertation; and joined the faculty at the University of Saskatchewan in 1985, as assistant professor of English.  She served as co-chair of the Dean of Arts and Science’s Special Committee on Women’s Studies (1989-1990) and was one of three members of the Ad Hoc Committee of Academic Affairs looking into Women’s Studies at the University of Saskatchewan.

This fonds focuses on the initial proposals for courses relating to women’s studies at the University of Saskatchewan, leading eventually to the development of the department of Women’s and Gender Studies.  The organization reflects the description of materials provided by the donor.

MG223 – R. H. D. Phillips fonds

In 1948, Robert Howard Daniel Phillips began his lifelong career as a journalist, working variously for the Canadian Press, the Regina Leader Post, and the United Press.  In 1960 he joined the staff of the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool, becoming its first research analyst and subsequently, director of their Research Division.  In 1973 he was named editor and publisher of the Western Producer, as well as general manager of Western Producer Publications.  Phillips was active in the Presbyterian Church as well as with both the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Regina.

Tanyss Phillips, wife of R. H. D. Phillips,  was one of the earliest female economists in Canada, and worked with the research department at the Bank of Canada in Ottawa, with the Saskatchewan Royal Commission of Agriculture and Rural Life, and was an instructor at the University of Regina from 1960-1973. She also served many years as a member of the University of Regina’s Senate.

This fonds contains materials created or collected by RHD Phillips relating to the establishment and demise of St. Stephen’s Church in Regina, photographs and textual materials relating to Phillips’ work with the SWP and Western Producer Publications. Also included are a variety of (primarily Scottish and Irish) genealogies compiled by Phillips, documents pertaining to Tanyss’ work with the Royal Commission on Agricultural and Rural Life, and documents relating to post-secondary education in Saskatchewan.

MG579 – Roger Pierson fonds

Roger A. Pierson joined the faculty of the University of Saskatchewan in 1988 as a professor in the department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and director of the Reproductive Biology Research Unit (College of Medicine).  His research is multi-disciplinary: he is an associate member of the department of Herd Medicine and Theriogenology (Western College of Veterinary Medicine), and a member of the department of Biomedical Engineering (College of Engineering).  This fonds contains materials relating to Pierson’s research interests, and his collaborative work with graduate students and faculty from medicine, nursing, veterinary medicine, and computational science.  Pierson and the reproductive biology research unit made medical history when they were the first to capture natural human ovulation, witnessed with the use of an intra-vaginal probe to produce ultrasound waves.  Those original images, on video tape, form part of this fonds; as do other images and data relating to Pierson’s research in reproductive technologies.

MG355 – Neil Richards Collection

Born and educated in Ontario, but based in Saskatchewan since 1971, Neil Richards (1949 – ) has been an active participant in local, provincial and national gay organizations since the early 1970s. His activist work included participation in the Committee to Defend Doug Wilson in 1975, the organization of the 1976 convention of the National Gay Rights Coalition in Saskatoon, and many of the earliest AIDS awareness efforts in Saskatchewan. In conjunction with his work at the University of Saskatchewan Library, he produced many exhibitions and public events concerning AIDS and gay history and life. This accrual extends the existing series relating to cross-dressing; and adds a series relating to “beefcake,” physique or body-building magazines; articles from popular magazines, as well as a collection of serious magazines relating to the LGBT community; and works from artist and fellow activist, Duncan Campbell.

MG572 – Ron Steer fonds

Ron Steer received his B.Sc. (1963), Ph.D. (1968) and D.Sc. (1995) degrees from the University of Saskatchewan. He did postdoctoral research at the University of California, Riverside, concentrating on the chemistry and relaxation dynamics of electronically excited molecules. After returning to the University of Saskatchewan as an assistant professor in 1960, he was promoted to full professor in 1978. Steer served a term as department head from 2002 to 2005, and served as the elected representative of the faculty on the University of Saskatchewan’s Board of Governors from 2001 to 2004. Steer received the Master Teacher award in 1996; was awarded the title of distinguished professor by the University in 2011; and received the John C. Polanyi award (from Canadian Society for Chemistry) in 2013.  This fonds contains materials relating to Steer’s education at the University of Saskatchewan and his career: including his research and publications; teaching material; and various presentations and addresses.

MG 169 – Bill Waiser fonds

The most recent materials donated to the University of Saskatchewan Archives and Special Collections by historian and professor Bill Waiser include material relating to his academic and writing career, such as instructional material; assessments and referential material; and research and publication activities. Specifically, the accrual contains material collected by Waiser relating to the 1906 census and his research on Canadian National Parks, and working papers relating to his Governor General Literary Award winning book A World We Have Lost: Saskatchewan Before 1905. More information on the Bill Waiser fonds.

MG305 – Sam Wynn fonds

S.N. Wynn began his career at the West Toronto Tribune where he learned to operate the Monoline, a forerunner of the linotype machine.  This skill provided him with the opportunity to move west, and in 1904 he accepted a printer’s job in Yorkton, Saskatchewan.  In 1928 he became the publisher of the Yorkton Enterprise.  Under his direction, the paper won numerous honours in provincial and national weekly newspapers competitions.  He served as a director of the Canadian Weekly Newspaper Association; was first vice-president of the Western Canada Press Association; director of the Yorkton Agricultural and Industrial Exhibition Association; president of the Saskatchewan Hospital Association; chairman of the Yorkton Hospital Board; a member of the advisory committee to the health services planning commission; trustee of the Anti-Tuberculosis League; served on the school board and was a member of Yorkton city council for six years.  In 1955, the University of Saskatchewan awarded him an honorary degree.  This fonds contains materials relating to the Yorkton Enterprise and the newspaper business in Canada, correspondence with various individuals (usually in relation to Wynn’s career), as well as material relating to his family and volunteer community organizations.

MG586 – Raymond Yochim Collection

Raymond Pius George Yochim was born on August 17, 1935, and died July 25, 2016. He was married sixty years to wife Irene, and had three sons. He was, for much of his career, a travelling salesman, and his collecting was partially a result of his ongoing travels as well as his multitude of interests. Ray was a member of the Air Force Club, Royal Canadian Legion, Army Navy & Air Force Veterans, and Knights of Columbus. He was an avid collector of coins and stamps, books and ephemera.

Yochim’s collecting ranged over a variety of topics and medium. Often, he would take interest in a specific subject and collect everything from articles and clippings to books on the subject, interleaving the former with the latter. He also gathered collectible items such as trading cards and magnets on a variety of subjects.


Moon Hoax: Collection Highlights (Kennedy fonds)

Our archive largely collects the papers and materials of the University of Saskatchewan’s researchers and professors and because of this we come to possess materials on topics that may surprise you. One such fascinating example is John Edward Kennedy’s papers on the Great Moon Hoax of 1835. This collection of papers includes research materials and photocopied and typed copies of the original articles.

In August 1835, a New York newspaper called The Sun ran a series of six articles describing in detail the new and groundbreaking observations of the moon, made astronomer Sir John Hershel. The first article which was published on August 25th described the new and powerful telescope that Herschel had created, “24 feet in diameter”.1 Tantalizing mentions of what Herschel then saw with the use of his telescope were hinted at, but not revealed to readers in this first installment.

The second article, printed on the 26th, begins to describe the wonderful discoveries Hershel has made – plant and animal life! They describe dark red flowers, trees, a lake, and other stunning geographic features. They then spot “herds of brown quadrupeds, having all the external characteristics of the bison, but more diminutive”.2 They also describe seeing a blue goat-like creature, with a single horn, as well as varieties of birds and fish.

On August 27th they speak more on the geology and fauna of the moon, and describe in detail the charming lunar biped beaver. From the article:

… resembles the beaver of the earth in every other respect than in its destitution of a tail, and its invariable habit of walking upon only two feet. It carries its young in its arms like a human being, and moves with an easy gliding motion. Its huts are constructed better and higher than those of many tribes of human savages, and from the appearance of smoke in nearly all of them, there is no doubt of its being acquainted with the use of fire.3

August 28th is the pièce de ré·sis·tance of this set of astronomical discoveries, in which they describe human-like creatures who “averaged four feet in height, were covered, except on the face, with short and glossy copper-colored hair, and had wings composed of a thin membrane, without hair, lying snugly upon their backs, from the top of their shoulders to the calves of their legs.”4 They name this species Vespertilio-Homo.

Moon HoaxDay five describes a mysterious temple, “built of polished sapphire, or of some resplendent blue stone”.5 The article ends with these cliff-hanging bits of speculation, sure to draw in readers for the finale:

Had the devotees of these temples gone the way of all living, or were the latter merely historical monuments? What did the ingenious builders mean by the globe surrounded by flames? Did they by this record any past calamity of their world, or predict any future one of ours?6

The last article describes a higher order of Vespertilio-Homo, which “were of larger stature than the former specimens, less dark in color, and in every respect an improved variety of the race.” They are described as “eminently happy and polite” and the journalist describes “their happy hours in collecting various fruits in the woods, in eating, flying, bathing, and loitering about on the summits of precipices”.7

As you may have guessed from the title of this blog (oops, spoilers) that of course none of this was true. Sir John Hershel was a real astronomer, but he did not create a new and intensely powerful telescope that allowed him to view life on the moon, and in fact knew nothing of these articles until after they were published. It is widely assumed that the author of the Moon Hoax was the new editor of The Sun, Richard Adams Locke. At first Locke denied that it was a hoax, then denied he wrote the hoax, after the hoax was confirmed. He eventually confessed, but said that he had intended it as satire, not a hoax. Other possible authors have been also been theorized though Locke remains the most likely candidate. (He did confess – sort of – eventually!)

The fact that it is referred to as a hoax suggested that people fell for it – and by many accounts they did. Edgar Allen Poe is quoted as having said “not one person in ten discredited it”.8 It was reprinted in newspapers across the country, and thus the hoax was spread and believed to varying extents, across the country. It was the War of the Worlds of it day – though with less panic.

This is a fascinating piece of history, of a time before journalistic standards had become a thing, and we see the early ancestor of those supermarket tabloids which announce to the world, “Bat Boy Found in West Virginia Cave!”9


The Sun: Aug 25th, 1835. J.E. Kennedy fonds (University of Saskatchewan, University Archives and Special Collections)
The Sun: Aug 26th, 1835., ibid.
The Sun: Aug 27th, 1835., ibid.
The Sun: Aug 28th, 1835., ibid.
The Sun: Aug 29th, 1835., ibid.
6  ibid.
The Sun: Aug 30th, 1835., ibid.
8  Boese, Alex. “The Great Moon Hoax“. Hoax Museum. c. 2015.
9  “Bat Boy Found in West Virginia Cave!” by Bill Creighton, Weekly World News, June 23, 1992, pp 46–47. Reprinted July 16, 1999, pp. 46–47. Reprinted June 20, 2005 pp. 58–59

Also check out the Missed in History podcasts on the topic if you are interesting in hearing more about the moon hoax.

Other resources on gender, sex, and sexuality at UASC

This blog quite frequently highlights holdings from the Neil Richards Collection for Sexual and Gender Diversity as prime examples of intriguing materials collected for the study of sexuality and gender issues. However, the University Archives and Special Collections’ holdings on these topics do not end there.  A number of fonds include materials which would be useful to those pursuing a study of gender and or sexuality from a local perspective.

One of these is the Sexual Health Awareness Center, at one point an office within Student Health Services. The archives holds nine boxes transferred from the Sexual Health Awareness center in 2007. These boxes contain publications on topics ranging from teaching children about sex, to contraception, to sexual violence, disease, women’s rights, and same-sex relationships. What is interesting about a collection like this is the way it encapsulates rapidly changing notions about sex and sexuality during a specific period (in this case, the 1970’s into the 1990’s).  While the materials are generally too outdated to be used within Student Health Services today, they still serve an important purpose in historically framing the discussion of sex and gender on campus. Along these lines also are materials held in the USSU Student Help Centre fonds and the Student Representative Council.


Booklet from the Sexual Awareness Center, 1972


Book from the Sexual Awareness Center, 1983











For anyone interested in studying the impact of HIV/AIDS in the province, University of Saskatchewan University Archives and Special Collections has papers from both the Saskatchewan AIDS Network (est. 1995) and AIDS Saskatoon   (est. 1986). These two organizations played (and in the case of AIDS Saskatoon continue to play) an important role in spreading education about HIV/AIDS within Saskatchewan. Organizations like these have facilitated the creation and maintenance of community partnerships and support networks which serve those living with HIV/AIDS. These two collections supply 6 meters of material relating to the early impact of HIV and AIDS on a local level.


From the Sexual Awareness Center, The Wyeth Baby Book, ca. 1992

With specific reference to LGBTQ issues, the University Archives and Special Collections has gathered the papers of a number of early participants in the gay rights movement in Saskatchewan including Gens Hellquist, Don Cochrane, Donald McNamee, Peter Millard, and Neil Richards. Also noteworthy are the USSU LGBTA Centre holdings which include posters and pamphlets, and materials from the Canadian Rainbow Health Coalition (est. 2002) which was a National organization based out of Saskatoon,  devoted to improving the health care and status of LGBTQ individuals. A more lighthearted look at the province through a queer lens can be found in exploring the Cross-dressing in Saskatchewan collection and the Greystone Secrets fonds.

Women’s issues are also a highlight of UASC’s holdings. For the visually inclined, there is a large collection of women’s and feminist posters acquired from the Avenue Community Centre, and a number of fascinating portraits of Canadian women in the John Reeves collection. The Saskatoon Women’s Calendar Collective fonds contains both visual and textual materials highlighting women of significance. Extensive materials on women’s rights and gender issues can be found in the USSU’s Women’s Centre fonds as well. For more individualized perspectives on women’s rights and forward-thinking local women of the past, the Charlotte Caron, Marie Dunn, S. A. Gingell, Gwenna Moss, M. H. Pattillo, Nan McKay, and Jean Murray papers provide a plethora of material.


Pocket-sized handbook from the Sexual Awareness Center, Sexual Etiquette 101, 1995

These materials represent only a small portion of those available for primary and secondary resource study of gender and sexual diversity from a local perspective. There is always more to be discovered, and always new materials coming in. If you would like to access any of these materials, please contact or phone (306) 966-6029 with details on your research project to receive full finding aids and research advice.