Fonds F 487 - James Austin Brown fonds

Luther College Fort Qu'Appelle General Hospital at Davidson Town hall in Davidson Davidson public school Group of girls at Qu'Appelle Industrial School Grace United Church Federal building School for the deaf Vimy memorial in Kiwanis Park
Results 1 to 10 of 25 Show all

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

James Austin Brown fonds

General material designation

  • Textual record
  • Graphic material
  • Cartographic material
  • Architectural drawing
  • Technical drawing

Parallel title

Description type


Title statements of responsibility

Title notes

Level of description


Reference code

F 487

Edition area

Edition statement

Edition statement of responsibility

Class of material specific details area

Statement of scale (cartographic)

Statement of projection (cartographic)

Statement of coordinates (cartographic)

Statement of scale (architectural)

Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

Dates of creation area


  • 1907-1982 (predominant: 1955-1982) (Creation)
    Brown, James Austin, 1920-2008

Physical description area

Physical description

0.408m of textual records
ca. 214 photographs; 35 x 30 cm or smaller
4 maps
1 architectural drawing

Publisher's series area

Title proper of publisher's series

Parallel titles of publisher's series

Other title information of publisher's series

Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series

Numbering within publisher's series

Note on publisher's series

Archival description area

Name of creator


Biographical history

James Austin Brown was born around 1920 in Regina, Saskatchewan to John Wilfred and Florence (nee Austin) Brown. He received his primary and secondary education in Regina.

After serving five years with the Canadian Army in the Second World War, Brown worked in various occupations in Regina and London, Ontario: office manager (1950-1955), general manager (1955-1964), and secretary-treasurer (1957-1964) for Group Medical Services; administrative assistant and secretary to the executive director of the Saskatchewan Medical Care Insurance Commission (1964-1967); administrator at London Public Library and Art Museum in London, Ontario (1967-1969); administrative assistant, University of Saskatchewan, Regina Campus (1969-1974); and assistant registrar, admissions and awards, University of Regina (1975-1985).

Brown retired in 1985 and died in London, Ontario on July 21, 2008. During his career, he served as secretary-treasurer of the Saskatchewan Chapter of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries.

Brown married Ann Howells on June 2, 1948 in Regina. They had two sons: Richard and John. Ann Brown died in Regina in 1988. Brown later married Mary Burns Rossie.

Custodial history

Scope and content

This fonds consists of records created, accumulated, and used from 1955 to 1982 by James Austin Brown of Regina, Saskatchewan in his professional career as general manager of Group Medical Services; secretary of the Saskatchewan Medical Care Insurance Commission; and member of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries. The records, which relate mainly to the Medicare Crisis and medical care generally, include correspondence, newspaper clippings, publications, briefs and submissions, policy manuals, annual reports, promotional literature, scrapbooks, and photographs.

This fonds also includes various records accumulated by James Austin Brown (photographs, postcards, reports, newspaper clippings, poems, publications, an architectural drawing and maps) dating from 1907 to 1982.

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

Notes area

Physical condition

Records are in good physical condition.

Immediate source of acquisition

James Austin Brown donated these records to the Regina office, Saskatchewan Archives in twenty-two accessions between 1975 and 1989: 658 (R) (November 21, 1975); 948 (Photo R) (March 1971); 958 (Photo R); 1430 (Photo R) (November 12, 1975); R77-084 (April 6, 1977); R77-232 (August 22, 1977); R77-241 (August 1, 1977); R77-246 (August 31, 1977); R78-497 (December 8, 1978); R80-220 (May 15, 1980); R82-120 (April 13, 1982); R82-294 (June 21, 1982); R82-295 (June 21, 1982); R82-489 (September 1, 1982); R82-494 (October 7, 1982); R82-645 (December 24, 1982); R83-002 (January 4, 1983); R83-023 (January 19, 1983); R85-293 (July 12, 1985); R86-451 (August 19, 1986); R88-055 (February 18, 1988) and R89-046 (February 21, 1989).


The factors determining arrangement of the records in this fonds have not been documented during the description process.

Language of material

  • English

Script of material

Location of originals

Availability of other formats

Restrictions on access

Records are open for research use.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Use, publication and/or reproduction of records are subject to terms of and conditions of the Copyright Act.

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

Finding aids

SAFA 331 (old guide GR 435) consists of a fonds description, file listings of some of the textual records and item descriptions of photographs. The paper guide consists of a fonds description and file listings of some of the textual records only.

Uploaded finding aid

Associated materials

Related materials


No further accruals are expected.

General note

Location for retrieval: Regina - Hillsdale
Four maps were retained in the textual records.
Some electronic copies of photographs are available in Archival Digital Storage.


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

Alpha-numeric designations

Textual records: R-160 (file V.14); old guide GR 435 (R-1216, R-1220.1), R-E319, R-E1248, R-E1285, R-E1376, R-E1420, R-E1434, R-E3408
Photographs: R-A8855 to R-A8882; R-A8969 to R-A8973; R-A12992; R-A14388; R-A15634 to R-A15654; R-A15709 to R-A15712; R-A20129 to R-A20131; R-A22898(1)-(2); R-A22902 to R-A22912(1)-(2); R-A23374 to R-A23376; R-A26026 to R-A26030; R-A33489 to R-A33498; R-B118; R-B7959 to R-B7964; R-B11600 to R-B11602; R-B12436 to R-B12448; R-B14350 to R-B14352; R-D1328 to R-D1330; R-D1657 and R-D2613.

Alternative identifier(s)

Original ID

F 487

Standard number area

Standard number

Access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Control area

Description record identifier

F 487

Institution identifier

Rules or conventions

Saskatchewan Archives. Archival Description Manual 2004.



Level of detail

Language of description

  • English

Script of description

  • Latin


Content of the fonds.

Accession area