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James Austin Brown fonds
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- Textual record
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- Cartographic material
- Architectural drawing
- Technical drawing
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1907-1982 (predominant: 1955-1982) (Creation)
- Brown, James Austin, 1920-2008
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0.408m of textual records
ca. 214 photographs; 35 x 30 cm or smaller
1 architectural drawing
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Name of creator
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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
No further accruals are expected.
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.
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.
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Rules or conventions
Saskatchewan Archives. Archival Description Manual 2004.
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