Sub-subseries S 73-7-1 - 54-001 to 54-099 sub-sub-series

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

54-001 to 54-099 sub-sub-series

General material designation

  • Graphic material

Parallel title

Description type

Public - Photo Services

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Reference code

S 73-7-1

Edition area

Edition statement

Edition statement of responsibility

Class of material specific details area

Statement of scale (cartographic)

Statement of projection (cartographic)

Statement of coordinates (cartographic)

Statement of scale (architectural)

Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

Dates of creation area


  • 1954 (Creation)
    Saskatchewan. Bureau of Publications

Physical description area

Physical description

ca. 775 photographs : b&w negatives

Publisher's series area

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Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series

Numbering within publisher's series

Note on publisher's series

Archival description area

Name of creator


Biographical history

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).

Custodial history

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-".

Notes area

Physical condition

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.

Language of material

  • English

Script of material

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.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Use, publication and/or reproduction are subject to Crown Copyright.

Finding aids

See series description.

Associated materials

Related materials


No further accruals are anticipated.

General note

Context: Numbers assigned by Photographic Services were maintained as Saskatchewan Archives reference codes.

Alternative identifier(s)

Standard number area

Standard number

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Control area

Description record identifier

S 73-7-1

Institution identifier

Rules or conventions

Saskatchewan Archives. Archival Description Manual 2004.



Level of detail

Language of description

  • English

Script of description

  • Latin


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