Fondo F 654 - Clarence B. Fairbairn fonds

Área de título y declaración de responsabilidad

Título apropiado

Clarence B. Fairbairn fonds

Tipo general de material

  • Documento textual
  • Material gráfico

Título paralelo

Description type

Título declaración de responsabilidad

Título notas

Nivel de descripción


Institución archivística

Código de referencia

F 654

Área de edición

Declaración de edición

Declaración de responsabilidad de edición

Área de detalles específicos de la clase de material

Mención de la escala (cartográfica)

Mención de proyección (cartográfica)

Mención de coordenadas (cartográfica)

Mención de la escala (arquitectónica)

Jurisdicción de emisión y denominación (filatélico)

Área de fechas de creación


  • ca. 1960-1989 (Creación)
    Fairbairn, Clarence Bertram, 1921-1989
  • ca.1960-1989 (Acumulación)

Área de descripción física

Descripción física

0.139m of textual records
6 albums
9450 photographs : negatives
1040 photographs : slides
70 photographs : prints

Área de series editoriales

Título apropiado de las series del editor

Títulos paralelos de serie editorial

Otra información de título de las series editoriales

Declaración de responsabilidad relativa a las series editoriales

Numeración dentro de la serie editorial

Nota en las series editoriales

Área de descripción del archivo

Nombre del productor


Historia biográfica

Clarence Bertram Fairbairn was born on April 13, 1921 at Shoal Lake, Manitoba to Margaret and Harold Fairbairn. He was raised in Neudorf, Saskatchewan. In 1941, he enlisted with the Canadian Army in the Royal Canadian Engineers and served at training bases in British Columbia and Saskatchewan. He attained the rank of sergeant-major (Warrent Officer Class 2).

Fairbairn earned his Bachelor of Journalism degree from Carleton University in 1949. He was employed by the Winnipeg Tribune for the next seventeen years. During this period, Fairbairn was an active member of the Winnipeg Press Club and served as president of the Charleswood Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion. He became business editor at the Tribune before moving to Saskatoon to join the Western Producer in 1966. He started as a reporter and later moved into management. Fairbairn was managing editor of the Producer when he took early retirement in 1983. While working for the Producer, Fairbairn was active in the Canadian Farm Writers' Federation and the Saskatchewan Farm Writers' Association. He was also executive director of the Saskatchewan Journalists' Association and active in Saskatoon organizations such as Pion-Era.

Fairbairn died in Saskatoon on September 29, 1989.

In 1942, Fairbairn married Eva Hurlbert of Star City, Saskatchewan. Together they had three sons: Garry, Clare, and Brett.

Historial de custodia

Brett Fairbairn, son of Clarence Fairbairn, donated some of these records to the Regina office, Saskatchewan Archives in one accession in 2010: 2010-059 (March 9, 2010).
Eva Fairbairn, wife of Clarence Fairbairn, donated some of these records to the Saskatoon office, Saskatchewan Archives in one accession in 2000: S2000-8 (June 21, 2000).

Alcance y contenido

This fonds consists mainly of records created, accumulated and used by Clarence B. Fairbairn during his professional career as a reporter, editor and managing editor of the "Western Producer" newspaper in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

The types of records included are newspaper clippings and editorials, notes about the newspaper, and many photographs, negatives, and slides, including negative albums and high quality 2 x 2 inch colour slides. The graphic materials depict various aspects of life in Saskatchewan and Western Canada primarily in the 1960s and 1970s. There is also a file containing copies of published obituaries for Clarence Fairbairn, likely collected by his son, Brett Fairbairn.

The fonds has been arranged into two series: Newspaper and Personal; and Photographs.

Área de notas

Condiciones físicas

Records are in good physical condition.

Origen del ingreso


Alphabetical order of textual records imposed by archivist.
Original organization of photographs, negatives and slides in submitted containers (envelopes, folders, bags, boxes, or albums) is reflected in file organization. Where existing file titles were evident, they were retained. Other titles have been supplied by the archivist.

Idioma del material

  • inglés

Escritura del material

Ubicación de los originales

Disponibilidad de otros formatos

Restricciones de acceso

Records are subject to access restrictions.

Condiciones de uso, reproducción, y publicación

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

To consult the records, visit or contact the Regina office.

Instrumentos de descripción

SAFA 568 consists of a fonds description, series descriptions, file descriptions and item descriptions of photographs. The paper guide consists of higher-level descriptions only.

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No further accruals are expected.

Nota general

Location for retrieval: Regina - Hillsdale


Restriction record identifier: 2800

Restriction record created: 2016-07-19 by LLONG

Status of records review:
Access to records restricted. Records review conclusion based on information about the accession, fonds, series, or collection.

Restrictions information:
Basis: policy

Policy title: Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy

Basis: agreement
Enforcement date: 2000-09-12


Archival staff replaced the original file folders with acid-free folders and removed paper clips. Photographs and negatives were placed in Mylar sleeves or archival-quality negative holders.

Designaciones alfanuméricas

Graphic Materials: GM-PH-250 to GM-PH-400; GM-PH-419 to GM-PH-534; GM-PH-540 to GM-PH-631; GM-PH-640 to GM-PH-1122; GM-PH-1186 to GM-PH-1350.

Identificador/es alternativo(os)

Área de número estándar

Número estándar

Puntos de acceso

Puntos de acceso por materia

Puntos de acceso por lugar

Puntos de acceso por autoridad

Tipo de puntos de acceso

Área de control

Identificador de registro de descripción

F 654

Identificador de la institución

Reglas o convenciones

Saskatchewan Archives. Archival Description Manual 2004.

Estado de elaboración


Nivel de detalle

Idioma de descripción

  • inglés

Escritura de la descripción

  • latín


Content of the fonds.

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