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Lynda Haverstock fonds
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- Textual record
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1946-2012 (predominant: 1989-2006) (Creation)
- Haverstock, Lynda M. (Lynda Maureen), 1948-
Physical description area
8.400m of textual records
808 photographs : prints, col.
48 photographs : prints, b&w
519 photographs : negatives, b&w, col.; 35 mm
6 prints : posters
53 videocassettes : VHS, col., sd. (ca. 40 hr.)
9 optical discs : DVD, col., sd. (ca. 9 hr.)
1 audio disc (6 min. 39 sec.)
15 audio cassettes (ca. 10 hr.)
9 audio compact discs (ca. 6 hr.)
1 audio reel (3 min. 10 sec.)
2 audio cassettes (micro-cassette) (ca. 2 hr.)
864 (1065.0000 MB)photographs on 4 CD-Rs : .jpg, col.
2 computer disks
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Lynda Maureen Haverstock was born on September 16, 1948 in Swift Current, Saskatchewan to Thomas Edward Ham and O'Nita (McCaskill) Ham. Haverstock completed her primary education in Swift Current and completed Grades 11 and 12 as an adult. She later attended the University of Saskatchewan, where she completed Bachelor of Education (1972), Master of Education (1977), and Doctor of Philosophy (1985) degrees.
From 1972 to 1980, Haverstock worked as a special needs educator and consultant in Saskatoon. She was registered as a psychologist in Saskatchewan in 1987. From 1986 to 1989, she was employed as a psychologist with the Saskatoon Mental Health Clinic and was a sessional lecturer at the University of Saskatchewan. Haverstock was also employed as a research associate with the Centre for Agricultural Medicine in Saskatoon specializing in farm stress. Haverstock served on numerous professional committees, established various programs, delivered hundreds of seminars and workshops and contributed to numerous publications.
Active in the Liberal Party in the 1980s, Haverstock's political career began in April 1989 when she was elected leader of the Saskatchewan Liberal Party. She was the first woman elected leader of a political party in Saskatchewan. Haverstock served as a Liberal Member of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan (MLA) for the Saskatoon Greystone constituency from 1991 to 1995. Haverstock served as Leader of the Official Opposition from June 22, 1995 until November 12, 1995, when she resigned as leader. She remained as an independent MLA for Saskatoon Greystone until her retirement from provincial politics in 1999. During her legislative service, Haverstock was a member of the Standing Committees of Public Accounts, Crown Corporations, Board of Internal Economy, Rules and Procedures and Constitutional Affairs.
After her retirement from politics, Haverstock worked briefly as a radio show host before being appointed as Saskatchewan's 19th lieutenant governor. She was appointed by Jean Chrétien and sworn in on February 21, 2000. Although her term expired in 2005, Haverstock was asked to remain in office for an additional year. One of her major initiatives as lieutenant governor was the Celebration of the Arts programs in 2005 to commemorate Saskatchewan's Centennial. Haverstock was succeeded as lieutenant governor by Gordon Barnhart on August 1, 2006.
In May 2007, Haverstock was appointed president and CEO of Tourism Saskatchewan and served in that position until 2012. In October 2012, Haverstock became senior vice-president, special projects, with RMD Engineering Inc. in Saskatoon. Haverstock continues (2014) to reside in Saskatoon.
Haverstock is the recipient of numerous honours and awards, including the Order of Canada; the Saskatchewan Order of Merit; the Chancellor's Community Recognition Award from Royal Roads University; and the Distinguished Canadian Award. She has been awarded honorary doctorate degrees from universities across Canada and was named one of the University of Saskatchewan's 100 Alumni of Influence.
Haverstock has one daughter and numerous grandchildren. She married Harley Olsen in 1991.
Scope and content
This fonds consists of records created, accumulated and used by Lynda Haverstock of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The records relate mainly to her activities as a clinical psychologist; leader of the Saskatchewan Liberal Party; Liberal and Independent Member of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan representing the Saskatoon Greystone constituency; Leader of the Opposition; 19th Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan; and president/CEO of Tourism Saskatchewan.
The fonds includes public, private and political records.
The types of records included are correspondence; memoranda; publications; programmes and invitations; speeches; appointment diaries; photographs; posters; moving images; and sound recordings.
The fonds includes a small volume of Haverstock's personal records including correspondence; appointment diaries; certificates/awards; greeting cards; and biographical information.
No series assignment was applied to the records in this fonds.
Records are in good physical condition.
Immediate source of acquisition
Lynda Haverstock donated these records to the Regina office, Saskatchewan Archives in three accessions between 2010 and 2014: 2010-217 (May 4, 2010); 2011-125 (June 30, 2011) and 2014-102 (August 19, 2014).
Order imposed by archivist. File titles in square brackets supplied by archivist.
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Box number(s): 1-47
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Restrictions on access
These records are subject to access restrictions according to the terms of an agreement with the donor dated 6 May 2014. Please consult reference archivist for assistance.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Use, publication and/or reproduction are subject to terms of an agreement with the donor dated 6 May 2014 and the conditions of the Copyright Act. Please consult reference archivist for assistance.
To consult the records, visit or contact the Regina office.
SAFA 657 consists of a fonds description and box listings of textual records, moving images and sound recordings. Item descriptions of some of the photographs are available in Threshold.
Uploaded finding aid
Further accruals are expected.
Location for retrieval: Regina - Henderson
Some of the photographs were retained in the textual records and were not described at the item level.
The fonds includes photographs in print and negative format that were received loose and did not have any or all accompanying information, such as date or geographical location. These photographs are located in Box 44.
Some electronic copies are available in Archival Digital Storage. Please consult reference archivist.
Textual records were placed in acid-free file folders. Metal clips and other fasteners were removed. Photographic prints and negatives were placed in sleeves.
Moving images: MI-3589 to MI-3649
Photographs: GM-PH-2072 to GM-PH-2080; GM-PH-2670 to GM-PH-2706 ; GM-PH 2712 to GM-PH 2716
Posters: GM-DA-4 (1)-(5); GM-DA-5
Sound recordings: SR-144 to SR-170
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Saskatchewan Archives. Archival Description Manual 2004.
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