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Aikenhead, M. Amanda : Pioneer housing questionnaire
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- Textual record
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- Source of title proper: Saskatchewan Archives Questionnaire 9 : Pioneer housing
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1953 or after (Creation)
- Aikenhead, M. Amanda
1953 or after (Creation)
- Saskatchewan Archives Board
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ca. 0.002m of textual records
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Scope and content
File consists of the response by/about M. Amanda Aikenhead to the Saskatchewan Archives' questionnaire pertaining to pioneer housing. Archives staff recorded that the respondent indicated on the questionnaire that they or their family came to Saskatchewan and/or the Canadian prairies in 1900.
Questionnaire number 9 on housing was organized into sections on: temporary structures (e.g. sod or log houses; even if the family lived in the building for many years); permanent structures (e.g. including the "better" house built after living for a time in quarters mentioned in temporary structures, a permanent home built upon arrival, or the "homestead shack" that may have been added to and continued as a permanent house); and general (e.g. winterizing; additions; animals/pets; furnishings; windows and ventilation; windbreaks; fire protection and emergency measures/features).
Records are in good physical condition.
Immediate source of acquisition
Questionnaires were returned to the offices of the Saskatchewan Archives over multiple years by individual respondents to the survey request.
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Records are open for research use.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Use, publication, and/or reproduction of records are subject to terms and conditions of the Crown Copyright. Please consult reference archivist for assistance.
To consult the records, visit or contact the Saskatoon office.
No further accruals are expected.
Location for retrieval: Saskatoon - Murray.
The local history Memoirs of Vaughan and Melfort Pioneers, 1884-1949, indicates that the birth name of Mrs. James Aikenhead was Amanda Eastman.
Conservation practices in place at the time of processing were applied to the records in this file.
Unless specified otherwise, textual records extent is based upon an estimate of 0.002 m per questionnaire.
Pioneer Questionnaire Database Reference ID: 7
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Subject access points
- Frontier and pioneer life
- Land settlement
- Canada, Western - History
- Mail surveys
- Government questionnaires
- Aikenhead, M. Amanda - Biography
- Aikenhead, M. Amanda - Addresses, essays, lectures
- Aikenhead, James Robert, Mrs. - Biography
- Aikenhead, James Robert, Mrs. - Addresses, essays, lectures
- Melfort - History - Anecdotes, facetiae, satire, etc.
- Melfort - Personalities
- Housing, Rural
- House construction
- House furnishings
- House ownership
- Buildings - Repair and reconstruction
- Log buildings
- Log cabins
- Sod houses
- Housing development
- Rural conditions
- Rural development
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Rules or conventions
Saskatchewan Archives. Archival Description Manual 2004.
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Content of the file.
Saskatchewan Archives Board. Pioneers Questionnaire [database].
Saskatchewan Archives Board. Saskatoon Shelf List [database]
Vaughan Homemaker Club (1949). Memoirs of Vaughan and Melfort Pioneers, 1884-1949. p. 82
Barry, Bill (2005). Geographic names of Saskatchewan. Regina: People Places Publishing Ltd.