Fonds F 645 - Catherine M. Buckaway fonds

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Catherine M. Buckaway fonds

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F 645

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  • c. 1904-1986 (Creation)
    Buckaway, Catherine M., 1919-1995

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1.500 m of textual records
20 photographs

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Biographical history

Catherine Margaret Buckaway was born on July 7, 1919 in North Battleford, Saskatchewan. She was raised and educated in the Glaslyn district. She married Edward Buckaway on April 1, 1941. The Buckaways spent the majority of their lives in Jansen, where Edward served as secretary-treasurer of the Rural Municipality of Prairie Rose No. 309. The Buckaways moved to Saskatoon in 1976.

Buckaway's career as a poet and author began around 1967. Her body of work included a large volume of published poems; a children's book entitled "Alfred the Dragon"; short stories and lyrics. Buckaway was a member of the Canadian Authors Association; the Haiku Society of America; and the League of Canadian Poets.

Buckaway died in Saskatoon on October 28, 1995. She was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in Saskatoon.

Buckaway and her husband had two children: Scarlett and Judy.

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Scope and content

This fonds consists of records created, accumulated and used by Catherine M. Buckaway, a poet and author formerly of Jansen, Saskatchewan. The fonds includes correspondence; draft and published works, including poetry, lyrics, plays and short stories; a copy of the 1886 death certificate for Francis Jeffrey Dickens, who served in the North-West (Riel) Rebellion in 1885; and photographs.

No series assignment has been applied to the records in this fonds.

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Physical condition

Records are in good physical condition.

Immediate source of acquisition

Catherine M. Buckaway donated some of these records to the Regina office, Saskatchewan Archives in seven accessions between 1964 and 1987: 371 (R) (November, 1964); No Acc. #289 (August 16, 1968); No Acc. #230 (1970); 981 (Photo R) (September, 1971); R87-018 (January 13, 1987); R87-430 (November 3, 1987) and R87-449 (November 9, 1987).
Catherine M. Buckaway donated some of these records to the Saskatoon office, Saskatchewan Archives in three accessions in 1985: S85-105 (May 27, 1985); S85-155 (August 12, 1985); and S85-161 (August 21, 1985).


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  • English

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Records are open for research use.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Use, publication and/or reproduction of records may be subject to terms and conditions of the Copyright Act and/or a donor agreement.

Finding aids

SAFA 555 consists of a fonds description and item descriptions of some of the photographs.

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Associated materials

Related material: A history of the Rural Municipality of Prairie Rose No. 309 written by Catherine M. Buckaway is located in the Rural Municipality of Prairie Rose No. 309 fonds in the Regina office (R-E2046).
A sound recording of Catherine M. Buckaway being interviewed by Mildred A. Rose in 1977 is available in the Regina office (Tape R-1296). Buckaway talks about her background, writings and inspirations. The visitation report includes a black and white photograph of Buckaway.
Photographs of Catherine M. Buckaway at her home in 1983 are available in the StarPhoenix fonds in the Saskatoon office (S-SP-A19953 (1)-(19)).

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No further accruals are expected.

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Some of the photographs have been retained in collection S-A524.


Conservation practices in place at the time of processing were applied to the records in this fonds.

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Textual records: Clippings File - Biographies - Dumont, Gabriel; Clippings File - Historic Sites - Fort Whoop Up; Pamphlet File - Poetry; R-E2680; S-A524
Photographs: R-A9046; R-A34413

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F 645

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Saskatchewan Archives. Archival Description Manual 2004.



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  • English

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  • Latin


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