This fonds consists of records created, accumulated and used by T.C. Douglas from 1944 to 1961 during his political career as Minister of Public Health (1944-1949); Minister of Co-operation and Co-operative Development (1949-1960); Premier of Saskatchewan (1944-1961); and Leader of the Commonwealth Co-operative Federation (1944-1961).
The fonds does not include records of Douglas as Leader of the Commonwealth Co-operative Federation (1942-1944) and Member of the Legislative Assembly for Weyburn (1944-1961).
The fonds also consists of copies of: Douglas' Master of Arts thesis from McMaster University, entitled "The Problem of the Subnormal Family", dated March 1933; a filing key for records created by Douglas as Premier of Saskatchewan; correspondence written in 1971 by Douglas to Donald C. Gunn; and oral history interviews conducted in 1981 and 1982 with Douglas relating to his political career.
This fonds contains public, political and private records.
Records described in old guide GR 90 were originally arranged into seven collections: Premier's files; Executive Assistant's files; Cabinet Secretary's files; Economic Advisory and Planning Board files; Ministerial files; Director of Public Relations files; Files of T.K. Shoyama. Two additional collections were not described in old guide GR 90: Index files to Premier's papers; Joke and subject files.
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; scrapbooks; photographs and negatives; microfilm; audio reels; objects; a map; a transparency and a drawing.