Fonds F 399 - Patricia A. Smith fonds

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Patricia A. Smith fonds

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  • Textual record
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  • Poster

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Ministerial

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  • Source of title proper: Series titles supplied by archivist. File titles provided by records creator except where indicated in square brackets.

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Fonds

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F 399

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  • 1986-1989 (Accumulation)
  • Photocopied 1988 (originally created 1938, 1956), 1974-1989 (Creation)
    Creator
    Smith, Patricia A., 1943-
  • Photocopied 1988 (originally created 1938, 1956), 1974-1989 (Creation)
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    Duncan, Joan, 1941-2015
  • Photocopied 1988 (originally created 1938, 1956), 1974-1989 (Creation)
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    Hepworth, Lorne, 1947-
  • Photocopied 1988 (originally created 1938, 1956), 1974-1989 (Creation)
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    Schoenhals, Paul, 1941-

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11.060m of textual records
43 photographs
10 maps
7 prints : posters

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Name of creator

(1943-)

Biographical history

Patricia Anne Chalmers was born on January 29, 1943 in Cabri, Saskatchewan. She is the daughter of Arthur W. Chalmers and Martha Shiels. Smith received her elementary and secondary education in Swift Current and completed university extension and real estate courses. She married Edward Harvey Smith in 1960 and had three children: Shelley, Sherry and Tony.

Smith's work as a school trustee began in 1972, when she became involved with the Swift Current Board of Education. She became vice-president of the Saskatchewan School Trustees Association in 1979 and became the first female president in 1980. Smith served on the Board of Directors for the Canadian School Trustees' Association. She also managed a small business, Sam's General Trucking Ltd., with her husband in Swift Current.

Smith was first elected to the Saskatchewan Legislature in 1982 and served as a Progressive Conservative MLA for the Swift Current constituency until 1991. On May 8, 1982 Smith and Joan Duncan became the first two female Cabinet ministers appointed to Executive Council in Saskatchewan. Smith served in the Grant Devine Government as Minister of Social Services (1982-1983); Minister of Education (1983-1986); Minister of Energy and Mines (1986-1989); Minister of Urban Affairs (1989-1990); Minister of Culture, Multiculturalism and Recreation (1990). Smith was also the first female Deputy Premier (1989-1990).

Patricia Smith was Minister Responsible for the following: Status of Women (1983-1986, 1989-1990); Teacher's Superannuation Commission (1983-1986); Provincial Library (1983-1986); Saskatchewan Oil and Gas Corporation (1986-1987); Saskatchewan Minerals Corporation (1986-1989);Liquor Board (1989-1990); Liquor Licensing Commission (1989-1990); Saskatchewan Municipal Board (1989-1990); Saskatchewan Assessment Management Agency (1989-1990); Saskatchewan Housing Corporation (1989-1990); Future Corporation (1989-1990); Saskatchewan Property Management Corporation (1989-1990); Saskatchewan Centre of the Arts (1990); Saskatchewan Arts Board (1990); Western Development Museum (1990); Saskatchewan Archives Board (1990).

Smith resigned from Cabinet on November 27, 1990 for health reasons and retired from political life on February 20, 1991. John Penner (NDP) became the MLA for the Swift Current constituency in October 1991.

Smith currently (2006) resides in Swift Current.

Name of creator

(1941-2015)

Biographical history

Joan Heather Trach was born on October 30, 1941 in Cudworth, Saskatchewan to John Trach and Edna Blakley. She received her primary and secondary education at Wakaw, Saskatchewan and studied pharmacy for two years at the University of Saskatchewan. She married Donald John Duncan on October 10, 1964 and had four children: William, Heather, Richard, and Michael. Duncan and her husband owned and operated Duncan's Drug Store in Maple Creek.

Duncan was first elected to the Saskatchewan Legislature in 1978 and served as a Progressive Conservative MLA for the Maple Creek constituency until 1991. Duncan and Patricia Smith were the first female Cabinet ministers appointed to Executive Council in Saskatchewan. Duncan served in the Grant Devine Government as Minister of Government Services (1982-1983); Minister of Revenue, Supply and Services (1982-1983); Minister of Revenue and Financial Services (1983); Minister of Supply and Services (1983); Minister of Consumer and Commercial Affairs (1983-1988); Minister of Co-operation and Co-operative Development (1986-1987) and Minister of Economic Development and Tourism (1988-1989).

Duncan was Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Government Printing Company (1982-1983); Board of Revenue Commissioners (1982-1983); Public Service Superannuation Board (1982-1983); Public Employees Superannuation Plan (1983); Saskatchewan Development Fund (1982-1983); Office of the Rentalsman (1983-1987) Rent Appeal Commission (1983-1987) Provincial Mediation Board (1983-1987); Saskatchewan Securities Commission (1983-1985); Saskatchewan Minerals (1983-1986); Saskatchewan Government Insurance (1986-1988); Agricultural Implements Board (1985-1988) and Saskatchewan Economic Development Corporation (SEDCO) (1988-1989).

On October 3, 1989, Duncan resigned from Cabinet and announced that she would not seek re-election. She continued to represent her constituency until Jack Goohsen (Progressive Conservative) was elected MLA for the Maple Creek constituency in October 1991.

Joan Duncan died on September 23, 2015.

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(1947-)

Biographical history

Lorne Henry Hepworth was born on December 20, 1947 in Assiniboia, Saskatchewan to Henry and Eileen Hepworth. He attended rural schools and high school in Assiniboia. Hepworth attended the University of Regina from 1965 to 1967 and earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 1971.

Prior to his entry into politics, Hepworth worked as a veterinarian with Hepworth-Pulfer Veterinary Services in Weyburn, Saskatchewan. He was involved with the Saskatchewan and Canadian Veterinary Medical Associations, the Weyburn Chamber of Commerce and the Weyburn Agricultural Society. Hepworth also operated a family farm near Assiniboia.

Hepworth was first elected to the Saskatchewan Legislature in 1982 and served as a Progressive Conservative MLA for the Weyburn constituency until 1991. Hepworth served in the Grant Devine Government as Minister of Agriculture (1983-1985); Minister of Energy and Mines (1985-1986); Minister of Advanced Education and Manpower (1986-1987); Minister of Education (1986-1989); Minister of Public Participation (1989-1990); and Minister of Finance (1989-1991).

Hepworth's ministerial responsibilities included Saskatchewan Grain Car Corporation (1983-1985); Agricultural Credit Corporation of Saskatchewan (1983-1985); Saskatchewan Oil and Gas Corporation (1985-1986); Public Service Commission (1986-1989); Teacher's Superannuation Commission (1986-1989); Advanced Technical Training Centre of Saskatchewan Corporation (1986-1989); Provincial Library (1987); Saskatchewan Archives Board (1987); Treasury Board (1989-1991); Saskatchewan Property Management Corporation (1989-1990); Saskatchewan Pension Plan (1989-1991); Public Service Superannuation Board (1989-1991); Saskatchewan Development Fund (1989-1991); Municipal Financing Corporation (1989-1991); Crown Investments Corporation (1990); Future Corporation (1990-1991); and SaskEnergy (1991).

After losing his seat in the 1991 provincial general election to Ronald Joseph Wormsbecker (NDP), Hepworth became Vice-President of the Crop Protection Institute of Canada (1992-1993) and held executive positions with the Canadian Agra group of companies (1993-1997).

Hepworth currently (2006) resides in Toronto, Ontario, where he is President of CropLife Canada, a trade association that represents manufacturers, developers and distributors of pest control products and plant biotechnology (1997-2006).

Hepworth married Fern Presber on December 23, 1970. They have two children: Graeme and Alana.

Name of creator

(1941-)

Biographical history

Paul John Schoenhals was born on November 5, 1941 in Clinton, Ontario to Stewart John Schoenhals and Phyllis Lillian Elliott. He received his primary education in Ontario and attended Nutana Collegiate in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Schoenhals earned a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 1964 and a postgraduate diploma in 1970.

Prior to his entry into provincial politics, Schoenhals worked as a high school teacher in Saskatoon and was involved with the Saskatoon Hilltops Football Club as director and head coach.
Schoenhals was first elected to the Saskatchewan Legislature in 1982 and served as a Progressive Conservative MLA for the Saskatoon Sutherland constituency until 1986. He served in the Grant Devine Government as Minister of Urban Affairs (1982-1983); Minister of Culture and Youth (1982-1983); Minister of Culture and Recreation (1983); Minister of Energy and Mines (1983-1985); Minister of Telephones (1985-1986); Minister of Science and Technology (1985-1986); Minister of Supply and Services (1985-1986) and Minister of Tourism and Small Business (1985-1986).

Schoenhals was Minister Responsible for Local Government Board (1982-1983); Municipal Water Assistance Board (1982-1983); Provincial Planning Appeals Board (1982-1983); Meewasin Valley Authority (1982-1983); Saskatchewan Centre of the Arts (1982-1983); Saskatchewan Arts Board (1982-1983); Western Development Museum (1982-1983); Saskatchewan Oil and Gas Corporation (1983-1985); Saskatchewan Water Supply Board (1983-1984); Legislative Review Committee (1983-1985); Saskatchewan Water Corporation (1984-1985); Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (1985-1986); Employment Development Agency (1985-1986); Saskatchewan Government Printing (1985-1986) and Saskatchewan Property Management Corporation (1986).

After losing his seat in the 1986 general election to E. Mark Koenker (NDP), Schoenhals became president of Petroleum Industry Training Service (PITS).

Schoenhals currently (2006) resides in Calgary, Alberta and is President and Chief Executive Officer of Enform, a company that provides training programs and safety initiatives for workers in the petroleum industry.

Schoenhals married Dorenda Stirton, a Canadian ladies' curling champion, on June 21, 1969. They have three children: Susan, Ryan and Karyn.

Custodial history

Records created by Paul Schoenhals, Lorne Hepworth and Joan Duncan were identified in the Smith fonds at the time of arrangement.

Scope and content

This fonds consists of records created, accumulated and used from 1986 to 1989 by Patricia Smith in her political career as: Minister of Education; Minister of Energy and Mines and Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Minerals Corporation. This fonds also includes records created by Smith in her role as MLA for the Swift Current constituency and member of the Progressive Conservative Party of Saskatchewan.

The fonds includes records created by Paul Schoenhals and Lorne Hepworth, Smith's predecessors in the Energy and Mines portfolio. Also included are records created by Joan Duncan, Smith's predecessor as Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Minerals Corporation.

This fonds has been arranged into ten series: Minister of Education 1986; Minister of Energy and Mines 1986-1987; Minister of Energy and Mines 1988; Minister of Energy and Mines 1989; Minister of Energy and Mines Resource Companies; Minister of Energy and Mines General Inquiries and Correspondence; Minister of Energy and Mines Research; Minister Responsible and Chairman of Saskatchewan Minerals Corporation; Constituency and Political.

The types of records included are correspondence, memoranda, annual reports, briefing notes, speeches, publications, minutes and agendas, news releases, legislation, newspaper clippings, photographs, maps and posters.

Public and political records are included in this fonds.

A small volume of records created by Smith as Minister Responsible for the Status of Women (1989-1990) are located in the Raymond H. Meiklejohn fonds (F7).

This fonds is missing records Smith created in the following portfolios: Social Services; Education (1983-1985); Urban Affairs and Culture, Multiculturalism and Recreation. Also missing are Deputy Premier records, constituency records and records from her various other ministerial responsibilities.

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Physical condition

Records are in good physical condition.

Immediate source of acquisition

Patricia Smith donated the records in this fonds to the Regina office, Saskatchewan Archives in two accessions in 1991: R 91-242 (August 28, 1991) and R91-263 (September 27, 1991). The records originated from her ministerial office.

Arrangement

Arrangement reflects original order and archival intervention.
Records created by Smith and her predecessors in various portfolios are interfiled in their arrangement.

Language of material

  • English

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These records are subject to access restrictions.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Use, publication and/or reproduction of records may be subject to terms and conditions of the Copyright Act and/ or a donor agreement..

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

Finding aids

SAFA 156 consists of a fonds description, series description, file listings of textual records and item level listings of photographs.

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Associated materials

Related material: Records created by Smith as Minister Responsible for the Status of Women are located in the Raymond H. Meiklejohn fonds (F 7).
Records created by Smith as Minister of Education are located in the Lorne Hepworth fonds (F 419).

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Accruals

No further accruals are expected.

General note

Location for retrieval: Regina - Hillsdale.
Maps, posters and some of the photographs have been retained in the textual records to preserve context.

Conservation

Archival staff replaced the original file folders with acid-free folders and photocopied newspaper clippings, facsimiles, and other fragile documents. Elastic bands, paper clips and other fasteners were removed. Large, unmanageable files were split into smaller parts.

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Photographs: R-A32926 (1) - (36), R-B14241 (1) - (4)

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F 399

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Saskatchewan Archives. Archival Description Manual 2004.

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Final

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  • English

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  • Latin

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