On Campus News Articles

On Campus News is the official newspaper of the University of Saskatchewan. Since 1995, "From the University Archives" has been a regular feature of On Campus News. This column has included highlights from the University's history (sometimes of a lesser known variety), as well as interesting or amusing excerpts from documents found at the University Archives.

The following is a list of these articles. From January 1997, OCN back issues are available on the web, so links are provided to those articles. For earlier articles, links are provided to online versions on the University Archives web site. Please note that images are not available in most of the earlier online articles. All back issues are also available in hard copy at the University Archives.

Article title Time period OCN reference
University Archives to contribute regular column to OCN 8 September 1995, p. 6
Haultain Hall - the Arts Building that never was 1930-1956 22 September 1995, p. 10
University at War: Professor Bateman on the blessings of war 1914-1918 20 October 1995, p. 6
The University at war: Carlyle King and pacifism 1938-1945 3 November 1995, p. 6
1933 Sheaf hypes 'rugby' game between Huskies and 'mighty' Regina Roughriders 1933 17 November 1995, p. 6
Man of the Trees [Richard St. Barbe Baker] 1889-1982 1 December 1995, p. 10
Laying the foundations [College Building] 1910 26 January 1996, p. 6
Ethel Mary Cartwright: properly recognized, finally, at the U of S 1906-1931 9 February 1996, p. 6
Medicine's humble beginnings 1920-1971 1 March 1996, p. 8
Allan Cup Finalists [hockey] 1923 15 March 1996, p. 6
"We would do so with joy" [Gerhard Herzberg] 1933-1935, 1971 29 March 1996, p. 6
Governmental cuts to the Universities during the Depression 1933 26 April 1996, p. 6
Sketches of Muriel Simpson [buildings] 1934-1935 10 May 1996, p. 8
Memorial Gates commemorate 67 students and faculty 1927-1928 24 May 1996, p. 9
Big Welcome Week rallies of the late '40s and early '50s [Griffiths inter-varsity rally] 1940s-1950s 6 September 1996, p. 8
The art of appreciation [university art collection] 1914-1925 20 September 1996, p. 9
1925 Engineering Building fire 1925 18 October 1996, p. 4
"They have big ideas and risk everything" [W.C. Murray and establishing the university] 1908-1908 1 November 1996, p. 10
Better Farming Train 1914-1922 15 November 1996, p. 7
Ernest Wynne ("Joe") Griffiths 1920-1967 29 November 1996, p. 10
First women's basketball league at U of S formed 80 years ago 1917 10 January 1997, p. 19
Early U of S English professor wowed the world with his book [R.A. Wilson] 1937-1967 14 March 1997, p. 4
Gift of students and staff of Rugby School, England, is now a heritage site [Rugby Chapel] 1909-1987 27 March 1997, p. 7
1959-60 booklet for 1959-1960 11 April 1997, p. 13
A brief history of Frosh week 1915-1970 5 September 1997, p. 12-13
Great influenza epidemic of 1918-20 1918-1920 17 October 1997, p. 12-13
Arthur Silver Morton: a "public historian" 1914-1945 14 November 1997, p. 13
1931 founding of Saskatoon Symphony by Collingwood established perpetual U of S involvement in the Orchestra 1931-1997 23 January 1998, p. 6
College of Emmanuel and St. Chad ... the first University of Saskatchewan 1879-1964 24 April 1998, p. 10
Joseph Proctor's Dundurn farm land 1920-1927 22 May 1998, p. 7
Women's residence rules 1948 16 October 1998, p. 16
Varsity Orchestra of 1938 1938 30 October 1998, p. 14
Look back at the role of dance chaperones 1920s-1970s 13 November 1998, p. 10
1939 royal visit to Saskatoon and campus elicited outpouring of loyalty (and purple journalism) 1939 8 January 1999, p. 16
Half Way House served U of S students throughout the '20s and '30s 1920s-1930s 5 February 1999, p. 9
Early Matador Ranch employee left colorful will 1916-1922 19 February 1999, p. 8
More on Half Way House 1920s-1930s 12 March 1999, p. 16
May the home of Lady Victorine be preserved for its heritage status and beauty [Poultry Science Building; commentary] 1910-1917, 1927 23 April 1999, p. 5
Scott held College Building in high regard [opening of College Building] 1913 7 May 1999, p. 12
People behind the named buildings various 21 May 1999, p. 10-11
University's first history set out details in 1913 1907-1913 17 September 1999, p. 10
'Senior sticks' were 56-year tradition 1913-1969 1 October 1999, p. 8
An archives in the cornerstone [College Building] 1910 15 October 1999, p. 13
Plaque in northeast corner of Bowl honors 46th Cdn. Infantry Battalion 1914-1918 29 October 1999, p. 4
Horesepower a hit in early years [dynamometer] 1923-1926 12 November 1999, p. 11
First decade of computing at the U of S 1957-1968 26 November 1999, p. 11
U of S adopted wartime food restrictions 1918 21 January 2000, p. 11
Where Does The Water Go? [sewer system] 1910-1913 18 February 2000, p. 10
Synchrotron predecessor, 'linear accelerator' was $1.75m addition to U of S in 1964 1948-1964 5 May 2000, p. 9
Biplane disappearance mystery solved [World War I German Folker biplane] 1919, 1925 29 September 2000, p. 10
University Farm expands in the 1970s 1970s 16 February 2001, p. 13
U of S promoted Saskatchewan pottery, 1921-1951 [Ceramic Engineering] 1921-1951 20 April 2001, p. 10
Bateman Fund gave early help to students 1930s 4 May 2001, p. 8
Dedication / Roll of Honor [reprint from 1936 Sheaf] 1936 2 November 2001, p. 5
First Griffiths Stadium a depression project 1936 16 November 2001, p. 10
Once a celebrity, always a celebrity [Lady Victorine] 1936 30 November 2001, p. 12
University's greatest football team? 1914 20 September 2002, p. 4
Halloween dress-up nothing new at U of S 1917-1918 18 October 2002, p. 4
Campus 'final resting place' for at least 3 souls [Frederick Haultain, John and Olive Diefenbaker] various 18 October 2002, p. 1-2
Football's Hardy Cup returns home various 15 November 2002, p. 13
Fourth campus burial site found near RUH entrance [Dr. Robert Henry "Robin" Dale] 1953-1957 10 January 2003, p. 16
Lest we forget [Walter Murray quote] 1918 5 November 2004
Qu'Appelle Hall residence built in 1914-16 1914-1916 19 November 2004
Gates were early campus entry [Memorial Gates] 23 September 2005
Fuel research led to 1919 crisis on campus 1917-1919 6 January 2006
Livestock Pavilion part of original campus 1910-1912 12 April 2006
The Hospital That Never Was 1911-1912, 1932 5 May 2006
Orban and his 5BX plan [William Orban - fitness] 1958-1966 5 January 2007, 3
Hosting the co-op schools 1937-1960s 11 July 2008
Proud football history [Bears vs. Huskies] 1938 19 September 2008
A portrait of Miss Murray [Christina Cameron Murray] 1917-1941 3 October 2008
Aiming at being thorough [College of Engineering coat of arms] 1934 17 October 2008
Returning from the front [World War II] 1941-1944 31 October 2008
A member of the Board [Levi Thomson] 1908-1932 14 November 2008
Spork for Everyone! [advertising] 1941 28 November 2008