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54-001 to 54-099 sub-sub-series
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- Graphic material
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Dates of creation area
- Saskatchewan. Bureau of Publications
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The Bureau of Publications was established on May 1, 1922. A minister was assigned overall responsibility for the bureau while a Commissioner of Publications was appointed by the minister to manage the daily administration. The bureau's original mandate was operating travelling libraries; lending books to clubs, associations and individuals under a system referred to as "The Open Shelf" ; preparing and procuring moving pictures illustrating various phases of the activities of the Government of Saskatchewan for educational purposes; publishing all advertisements required by the government other than "The Saskatchewan Gazette"; and publishing books, pamphlets, or bulletins issued by government departments that were not required to be published by the King's Printer.
In 1944, responsibility for the travelling and open shelf libraries was transferred to the Provincial Librarian. By the mid 1950s, the Bureau's mandate had been expanded considerably. In 1956, the Bureau was organized into numerous sections and branches as follows: News; Special Projects; Mailing Room; Photographic Services; Tourist Branch; Northern Branch and Parks Branch. The Tourist Branch was responsible for developing and promoting Saskatchewan's tourism industry. The Parks Branch was tasked with developing and supervising designated recreation and resort areas within provincial parks or forests. Photographic Services provided a variety of photographic services to all government agencies.
On March 29, 1957 the Bureau of Publications Act was repealed and the bureau's functions were transferred to the newly created Department of Travel and Information effective April 1, 1957.
The Ministers in charge of the Bureau of Publications included: Samuel J. Latta (1923-1930); Howard McConnell (1930-1934); Charles Dunn (1935-1938); E.M. Culliton (1939-1941); William Franklin Kerr (1942-1944); Clarence M. Fines (1944-1952); Joseph W. Burton (1952-1956) and Russ Brown (1956-1957).
The Commissioners of the Bureau of Publications were as follows: William A. MacLeod (1923-1927); William Franklin Kerr (1927-1928); T.A. McInnis (1931-1934); Samuel J. Latta (1935-1944); Galen H. Craik (1945-1955); and W. Roy Bell (1956).
Scope and content
Sub-sub-series consists of photographs produced by Saskatchewan Photographic Services who assigned duplex-numeric codes to the records that began with a value that represented the fiscal year to which the records belong. This sub-sub-series consists of a duplex code that has a value between "54-001-" and "54-099-".
Records are in good physical condition.
Immediate source of acquisition
The factors determining arrangement of the records in this sub-sub-series have not been documented during the description process.
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Location of originals
Box number(s): 36, 37, 38, and 39
Availability of other formats
Restrictions on access
Some of these records are subject to access restrictions. Please consult reference archivist for assistance.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Use, publication and/or reproduction are subject to Crown Copyright. Please consult reference archivist for assistance.
To consult the records, visit or contact the Regina office.
See series description.
No further accruals are anticipated.
Location for retrieval: Regina-Hillsdale
Numbers assigned by Photographic Services were maintained as Saskatchewan Archives reference codes.
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Rules or conventions
Saskatchewan Archives. Archival Description Manual 2004.
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