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Village of Truax fonds
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- Truax (Sask.), 1912-1970
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0.517m of textual records
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The Village of Truax, Saskatchewan was an urban municipality incorporated on September 9, 1912. The town was originally to have been named Schuett after Joseph Schuett, one of the first homesteaders in the district, but was named Truax, after Reuben Truax of Ontario, a close friend of Martin Schuett Sr. The Village of Truax was located on the Canadian National Railway line between Moose Jaw and Radville.
The village was governed by an elected council that could hire staff to manage daily administration and maintain municipal services, such as roads, utilities and recreation facilities. The responsibilities of the council included enforcing bylaws; waste management; fire protection; maintaining public utilities, roads and streets; issuing tax and assessment notices, and collecting taxes and other fees.
The Village of Truax was governed originally by an overseer, councilors, and a secretary-treasurer. Later, the governance structure of Saskatchewan villages changed to include a mayor (formerly the overseer), councilors and a secretary-treasurer. In Truax, the first overseer was F.A. Bennett, and the first secretary-treasurer was Joseph Duck. In February 1923, a fire consumed the Municipal Office building in Truax, destroying many of the records for the village.
On December 31, 1970, the Village of Truax reverted to a hamlet and sometime before 2002 the hamlet was dissolved. The residents of the community came under the jurisdiction of Elmsthorpe Rural Municipality No. 100.
Frank Korvemaker donated these records to the Regina office, Saskatchewan Archives in two accessions in 1975 and 1999: 657 (R) (October 16, 1975) and R99-270 (September 3, 1999). Korvemaker acquired some of these records in 1975 from Fraser Porter, son of Joseph D. Porter, former councilor, registrar, and secretary-treasurer of the Village of Truax.
Scope and content
This fonds consists of records created, accumulated and used by the administrators of the Village of Truax between 1915 to 1970.
The types of records included are council minutes (1923-1959); financial statements (1939-1970); cash books showing receipts (1915-1963) and expenditures (1915-1943); assessment and tax rolls (1922-1964); birth registers (1940-1951); death registers (1941-1948); marriage registers (1940-1950); and correspondence (1955-1962).
No series have been applied to these records.
Records are in good physical condition.
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Some of these records are subject to access restrictions. Please consult reference archivist for assistance.
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Use, publication and/or reproduction of records is subject to Crown Copyright. Please consult reference archivist for assistance.
To consult the records, visit or contact the Regina office.
SAFA 402 (old guide GR 625) consists of a fonds level description and a file level listing of the textual records.
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Related material: Joseph Daniel Porter Papers (old guide GR 284:R-322, R322.1)
No further accruals are expected. Unprocessed records exist in this fonds. Access to these records is unavailable at this time. Please consult the reference archivist for details.
Location for retrieval: Regina-Hillsdale
Conservation practices in place at the time of arrangement were applied to the records in old guide GR 625.
Oversize material was removed to appropriate oversize storage.
Textual records: Old guide GR 625 (R-322.2)
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Saskatchewan Archives. Archival Description Manual 2004.
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