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Component is a series of news items concerning the Saskatchewan Archives Board (SAB): the retirement from the SAB of Frank Korvemaker (appraisal and acquisition archivist), the death of Douglas Bocking (former associate provincial archivist and editor of Saskatchewan History), the acquisition of the records of P.G. Downes, and a review of the Harvest Fair celebrations held in the Regina reading room. Pages also include corrections to information appearing in the spring/summer 2013 issue of Saskatchewan History.

Black and white photographs appearing with these news items include: head and shoulders image of Frank Korvemaker; P.G. Downes seated beside a few boats; Nadine Charabin (manager of SAB Reference Services and publications coordinator of Saskatchewan History) and Tim Novak (reference archivist) interacting with guests at the Heritage Fair; Linda McIntyre (Provincial Archivist) and Barr Gorkin (member of Friends of the Saskatchewan Archives) making a draw for a door prize at the Heritage Fair; Douglas Bocking working at his desk (S-B6536); and several men standing in farm yard and wheat field of an unidentified farm (R-D1192).

Article is found in volume 65, issue 2 of Saskatchewan History, beginning on page 2.

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A Visit from Christmas past

Item component consists of a selection of reminiscences by early Saskatchewan homesteaders on past Christmas and New Years' celebrations as recorded in replies to a questionnaire sent out by Provincial Archivist Lewis Thomas in 1954. Stories selected are by H. A. Anslow of Stony Beach, Chas. C. Bray of Wolseley, Mrs. M. M. White, WHS Grange, and Mrs. Ruth Giles.

Article is supplemented by black and white photographs showing: Christmas decorations in Percy's Butcher Shop in Broadview (ca. 1912) with Percy Whitemouth, William Quail and an unidentified individual; John P. Swedberg family at Marchwell in 1903; the Rigby family seated around a fireplace in 1913 (Mrs. William Rigby, Bruce Rigby, Marrie Rigby, Merle Rigby, Eric Rigby, Percy Musgrave, Fred ?, and possibly Marion Rigby); recreation of the Nativity scene for Icelandic pageant at Wynyard Federated Church in 1926; Christmas gathering in Crane Lake, 1900; children participating in Togo School concert at the Presbyterian Church, ca. 1910; and city workers decorating 20 Street West in downtown Saskatoon, 1986.

Article is found in volume 65, issue 2 of Saskatchewan History, beginning on page 6.

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  • VT R-4664
  • Item
  • 1988

Instructional Video: An imaginary visit, by children, to the Saskatchewan Archives Board.

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Abbot, Annie, Mrs. : General pioneer experiences questionnaire

File consists of the response by/about Mrs. Annie Abbot to the Saskatchewan Archives' questionnaire pertaining to general pioneer experiences. Archives staff recorded that the respondent indicated on the questionnaire that they or their family came to Saskatchewan and/or the Canadian prairies in 1914.

Questionnaire number 2 on pioneer experiences included questions on: places lived; income; family relations; travel; commerce; "firsts"; sources of place names; availability of historical source materials; and important changes since their arrival.

Abbot, Annie, Mrs.

Abercrombie, J. H., Mr. : Pioneer health questionnaire

File consists of the response of Mr. J. H. Abercrombie, with the assistance of Sidney Stewart May, to the Saskatchewan Archives' questionnaire pertaining to pioneer health. Archives staff recorded that the respondent indicated on the questionnaire that they or their family came to Saskatchewan and/or the Canadian prairies in 1903.

Questionnaire number 8 on health was organized into sections on: services of a doctor (e.g. distance; competency; visitation; charges and payment); hospital services (e.g. distance; organization; visitiation; births); home remedies (e.g. associated illnesses and treatments; sources; treatment of serious accidents; aids for the handicapped); public health problems (e.g. vaccinations; epidemics); dental services (e.g. distance; visitation; treatments and services); and general (e.g. prevention; steps taken by the community for improvements).

Abercrombie, J. H., Mr.

Abercrombie, J. H., Mr. : Pioneer schools questionnaire

File consists of the response by/about Mr. J. H. Abercrombie to the Saskatchewan Archives' questionnaire pertaining to pioneer schools. Archives staff recorded that the respondent indicated on the questionnaire that they or their family came to Saskatchewan and/or the Canadian prairies in 1908.

Questionnaire number 3 on schools was organized into sections on: personal experiences of early school activity; building and equipment; organization and administration; school attendance; classroom activities; school health conditions; school grounds, games and entertainment; district social life; general.

Abercrombie, J. H., Mr.

Abrams, Hubert James : Pioneer farming experiences questionnaire

File consists of the response by/about Hubert James Abrams to the Saskatchewan Archives' questionnaire pertaining to pioneer farming experiences. Archives staff recorded that the respondent indicated on the questionnaire that they or their family came to Saskatchewan and/or the Canadian prairies in 1905.

Questionnaire number 6 on farming experiences included questions on: dates, locations, and acquisition details of land; financing; machinery; crops, livestock and other commodities; co-operative societies; hazards and difficulties (e.g. pests, weather); harvesting and secondary production activities; exhibitions and fairs; gardening; and interactions with North West Mounted Police.

Abrams, Hubert James

Abrams, Hubert James : Pioneer folklore questionnaire

File consists of the response by/about Hubert James Abrams to the Saskatchewan Archives' questionnaire pertaining to pioneer folklore. Archives staff recorded that the respondent indicated on the questionnaire that they or their family came to Saskatchewan and/or the Canadian prairies in 1905.

Questionnaire number 7 on folklore was organized into sections on: introductory information; settlement - the land (location, man-made features; associated stories and jokes), climate (tales/believe about weather phenomenon; associated animal behaviour), celestial bodies (associated stores/beliefs), supernatural beings (stories of ghosts/fairies/strange beings), human beings (anecdotes on individuals who performed unusual deeds), animals; supporting oneself after settlement (how were skills developed; household help); family or group gatherings in the pioneer community (storytelling, singing, jokes); life cycle in the pioneer community - childhood (naming; birthdays; songs, rhymes and stories; superstitions), marriage (accessories; good and bad luck), death (foreshadowing; ceremonies); good and bad luck (signs; attracting/avoiding); and proverbs and proverbial phrases.

Abrams, Hubert James

Abrams, Hubert James : Pioneer health questionnaire

File consists of the response by/about Hubert James Abrams to the Saskatchewan Archives' questionnaire pertaining to pioneer health. Archives staff recorded that the respondent indicated on the questionnaire that they or their family came to Saskatchewan and/or the Canadian prairies in 1905.

Questionnaire number 8 on health was organized into sections on: services of a doctor (e.g. distance; competency; visitation; charges and payment); hospital services (e.g. distance; organization; visitiation; births); home remedies (e.g. associated illnesses and treatments; sources; treatment of serious accidents; aids for the handicapped); public health problems (e.g. vaccinations; epidemics); dental services (e.g. distance; visitation; treatments and services); and general (e.g. prevention; steps taken by the community for improvements).

Abrams, Hubert James

Abrams, Hubert James : Pioneer housing questionnaire

File consists of the response by/about Hubert James Abrams 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 1905.

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).

Abrams, Hubert James

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