Fonds F 654 - Clarence B. Fairbairn fonds

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Clarence B. Fairbairn fonds

Dénomination générale des documents

  • Document textuel
  • Document iconographique

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F 654

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Juridiction responsable et dénomination (philatélique)

Zone des dates de production


  • ca. 1960-1989 (Production)
    Fairbairn, Clarence Bertram, 1921-1989
  • ca.1960-1989 (Accumulation)

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Description matérielle

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

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Nom du producteur


Notice biographique

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.

Historique de la conservation

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).

Portée et contenu

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.

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État de conservation

Records are in good physical condition.

Source immédiate d'acquisition


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.

Langue des documents

  • anglais

Écriture des documents

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Disponibilité d'autres formats

Restrictions d'accès

Records are subject to access restrictions.

Délais d'utilisation, de reproduction et de publication

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.

Instruments de recherche

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.

Instrument de recherche téléversé

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No further accruals are expected.

Note générale

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.

Désignations alphanumériques

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.

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Numéro normalisé


Mots-clés - Sujets

Mots-clés - Lieux

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Mots-clés - Genre

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Identifiant de la description du document

F 654

Identifiant du service d'archives

Règles ou conventions

Saskatchewan Archives. Archival Description Manual 2004.



Niveau de détail

Langue de la description

  • anglais

Langage d'écriture de la description

  • latin


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