This fonds consists of records created, accumulated and used by W.S. Lloyd from 1944 to 1971 during his political career as Minister of Education (1944-1960); Minister in Charge of Libraries and the Saskatchewan Archives Board (1948-1960); Chairman of the Saskatchewan Research Council (1947-1960); Minister in Charge of the Public Service Commission (1952-1961); Minister in Charge of the Board for the Centre for Community Studies (1957-1960); Provincial Treasurer (1960-1961); Minister in Charge of the Highway Traffic Board (1960-1961); Minister in Charge of Taxation Branch (1960-1961); Minister in Charge of Queen's Printer and Saskatchewan Government Printing Office (1960-1961); Minister in Charge of Saskatchewan Government Purchasing Agency (1960-1961); Minister in Charge of Government Finance Office (1960-1961); Premier of Saskatchewan (1961-1964); Leader of the Opposition (1964-1970); and as the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation Member of the Legislative Assembly for Biggar (1944-1967) and the New Democratic Party Member of the Legislative Assembly for Biggar (1967-1971).
This fonds also consists of correspondence written by Lloyd from Bangkok, Thailand to recipients in Saskatchewan in March 1972.
This fonds contains public, political and private records.
Records described in old guide GR 101 were originally arranged into ten collections: Cabinet Secretary Files (R-61.1); Crown Corporations (R-61.2); Personal (Ministerial) Papers - Minister of Education (R-61.3); Premier's Papers (R-61.4); Personal (Ministerial) Papers - Provincial Treasurer (R-61.5); Economic Advisory and Planning Board Files (R-61.6); Miscellaneous Files (R-61.7); Leader of the Opposition Files (R-61.8). Two additional collections were not described in old guide GR 101: Cabinet Documents and Memoranda (R-61.9); and Index Files (R-61.10).
Records created and accumulated by T.K. Shoyama as secretary of the Economic Advisory and Planning Board are included in the fonds.
The types of records included are correspondence; memoranda; briefing notes; itineraries; speeches; minutes and agendas; publications; reports; speaking notes; press releases; newspaper clippings; petitions; legislation; certificates; audio reels; and photographs and negatives.