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Item component includes two segments entitled: Honouring Robert Grierson Coombe; The VC. Component appears on pages 2 and 3.

Segment on Robert Grierson Coombe provides a brief description of Coombe and the records held in the Saskatchewan Archives. Segment is supplemented by an image of the portrait of a seated Coombe in his military uniform that is displayed at the Saskatchewan Archives' Regina Hillsdale location.

Segment on The VC is a description of the of the Victoria Cross medal that was awarded posthumously to Robert Coombe and the associated records held at the Saskatchewan Archives. Segment is supplemented by a transcription of a letter Coombe's widow received from Ronald O. Wheatley - who had served with Coombe. In addition there is an image of the Victoria Cross, and a photograph of the ceremony in which Mrs. Coombe received her husband's Victoria Cross.

Williams, Myrna


Item component includes three segments entitled: Great War era newspaper digitization increases public access; Heritage celebrations : Archives week 2014; Saying good-bye to colleagues. Component appears on pages 2 and 3.

Segment on Great War era newspaper digitization describes the collaboration project between Saskatchewan History Online and the Saskatchewan Archives to digitize and make available the Archives' newspaper collection. Segment is supplemented by an image of the cover for the July 4, 1916 issue of the Moose Jaw Daily News (Home edition) that show articles on activities occuring at the European front in World War One.

Segment on Archives Week identifies activities held in Saskatoon and Regina by the Saskatchewan Archives in partnership with the Saskatchewan Council of Archives and Archivists (SCAA) - including the Saskatoon Hertitage Festival, celebrity reader events, and presentation on Christina Bateman fonds. Segmented is supplemented by images showing Donald Johnson of the Sasktchewan Archives cutting a special cake for the atteendees of the Regina celebrity reading event; and two photographs of attendees at the Regina celebrity reading. All three photographs taken by Don Williams.

Segment on Saying good-bye to colleagues provides brief biographical sketches of three past and current employees who passed away since the last issue of Saskatchewan History was published: John Yewman; K. B. Sterling; and Ed Morgan. Segment supplemented by images of each former colleague.

Williams, Myrna


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.

Saskatchewan Archives Board

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