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The Irving Layton Collection includes published monographs, anthologies, tape recordings, and other published materials by Layton, including his manuscript papers and lecture notes. Also included is material regarding Irving Layton published by others and some correspondence, 1954-1961. Access: material from Layton MSS 3.2 that will not be digitized includes Layton's personal library, containing works by himself and many other Canadian writers, sometimes inscribed. These works are fully catalogued and the records are accessible on the on-line catalogue.
The A.W. Purdy Digital Archive comprises a significant part of his early work and includes: manuscripts; drafts; journal publications; monographs; articles and reviews of his work; volumes of other poets work; personal correspondence and poems from the likes of Margaret Atwood, Milton Acorn, Earle Birney, and Irving Layton; photographs; vinyl cuts; and audio recordings. The digital archive is a work-in-progress, an attempt to represent as much of the collection as possible in a digital format for open online access.
The Margaret Friesen-Labach Collection of Early Twentieth Century Women's Magazines includes 421 individual items published between 1909-1953. The collection includes 100 issues of THE MODERN PRISCILLA, for the years 1909-1930 and 286 issues of NEEDLECRAFT, for the years 1910-1941. Other items in the collection include books and issues of other needlework magazines from the years 1912-1953.
The Anne Szumigalski Collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, books and magazines and literary executor files from one of Saskatchewan's most celebrated and best poets. The collection was acquired in early 2009, ten years after the poet's passing. There are currently plans to continue to digitize as much of the collection as possible to make available publically. You can find materials by Szumigalski in the library catalogue here.
The Ralph Gustafson Electronic Literary Papers contains much correspondence with some of Canada's leading literary figures from the 1930s to 1960s, as well as many other letters. The collection also houses manuscripts, proofs, and books of some of Gustafson's most well-known publications. There are also newspaper clippings and reviews of his works. The online portal will allow access to a broad range of the collection for public access.
The Paul Hiebert Fonds contains a letter concerning the provenance of the collection as well as a hand-corrected manuscript copy of Sarah Binks and the typescript proof of Willows Revisited, Hiebert's "Saskatchewan" novels. This website explores the importance of these works by making the drafts available online and by adding information regarding Hiebert's biography, the reception of his works to critics, the academic publication history to his famous works, and some information regarding additional resources and the humorous Heine translations in Sarah Binks.
The Bietenholz Rare Books Collection is a website dedicated to the generous donation of Peter and Doris Bietenholz in 2009. The Bietenholz Rare Book collection is a significant compilation of books in a number of languages that are many hundreds of years old, including 16th and 17th century translations of famous authors such as Desiderius Erasmus, Horace, Julius Caesar, Machiavelli, Ovid and Plutarch. The website includes information about the donors, the collection, and each item in the collection, highlighting the especially interesting ones. View pictures of the donor event exhibiting some of their books here.
USSR in Construction is a website devoted to exploring the Soviet publication declaring the glory of the communist country in the late 1930s leading up to World War II. The book is published in English and includes many stories about the various successes of the USSR, such as technology, agriculture, social progress, etc. It includes some extremely influential design and many interesting pictures. This propoganda piece has been fully digitized and this site will make available these digital images as well as provide some research on specific issues concerning the magazine.
The Postcard Collection is an ongoing database of postcards from the Special Collections at the University of Saskatchewan. It includes views of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Eastern Canada, and a large collection on Saskatchewan. Additionally there are views on Canadian Sports and Aboriginal culture.
See also specific websites dedicated to portions of the postcard collection:
Postcard Views of the Qu'Appelle Valley.
Postcard Views of Indigenous Peoples.
Postcard Views of Southeast Saskatchewan.
Mirabilia is the University of Saskatchewan Cultural Units Web Magazine, a space devoted to informing the public of the activities of the University Archives, Museum of Antiquities, the Kenderdine Art Gallery, the Diefenbaker Canada Centre and the Special Collections Library. This magazine will be updated annually with material related to recent acquisitions, brief descriptions about how these collections are being used, exhibits, and feature articles. In addition, the calendar will be maintained continually to provide visitors with information about upcoming events and exhibits.
A Schoolnet project of several years ago provides a graphical, searchable database with information about the department's published and manuscript materials concerning the Northwest Resistance.
The Pitirim A. Sorokin Collection is an ongoing web project, designed to enable discovery, foster curiosity, and assist researchers in navigating a very substantial archive of one of the twentieth century's most renowned sociologists.
The Golden Cockerel Press:1920-1959 is a digital exhibit designed to showcase the University of Saskatchewan Library's collection of Golden Cockerel Press books, a pre-industrial press which rose to prominence as the primary vehicle of wood-block engravers practicing in England. The press continued to feature the work of the best current engravers and illustrators, and by the time it finally shut its doors in 1959 its various owners had managed to publish over 200 volumes.
The Herstory web site "samples the pages of Herstory: The Canadian Women's Calendar from 1974 to 1995."
RG10 and RG15 Materials in the University of Saskatchewan Library is a guide for the "collections of manuscript government records, held in the National Archives of Canada, for the Indian Affairs Branch and the Department of the Interior", and also provides an index to the microfilm in Government Publications. The link to the Archivia CD-ROM is not working, as of November 20, 1998, but another copy is available on the Saskatchewan Access Site in the Special Collections/University Archives area on the third floor of the Murray Llibrary.
The Doukhobors In Canada is a select bibliography of materials held in Special Collections on this small sect of Russian pacifist dissenters.
Documenting Saskatchewan is a virtual exhibition, first placed on the Web in September, 1997, which showcases publications and art celebrating the history of this university.
Saskatchewan Resources for Sexual Diversity a one stop shop for information on books, journals, and manuscripts on sexual diversity and the history of gays and lesbians in the province.
kā-kī-pē-isi-nakatamākawiyahk/Our Legacy is a co-operative initiative among several of Saskatchewan’s publicly-accessible archives. It is primarily intended to increase the information normally available for archival material by providing access to descriptions of material at a file or item level. Where appropriate, some guides (finding aids) are also available. Although less comprehensive, the site also includes some published (library) and artifactual (museum) material. Please note that materials have been digitized based on consideration of known copyright, privacy, and particularly, cultural concerns.
Notable Works and Collections is a website dedicated to a semi-annual publication which was the joint effort of the Collection Development Department and Special Collections. Its purpose is to inform the University community of outstanding or interesting acquisitions made to the library system. Issues include content such as: the Robert Newton Hurley collection; Canadiana; the Pitirim A. Sorokin collection; a Conrad Aiken bibliography; the Roy Campbell collection; the A.W. Purdy collection; the E.A. McCourt papers; Northwest Rebellion in the Shortt Library of Canadiana, and information on other important materials in the University of Saskatchewan's library system. Issue numbers 1-18, (except no. 7), are presented on this website.
Persuasion: Print Advertising and Advocacy on the Prairies is a digital exhibition examining examples of print advertising and advocacy produced by or directed at prairie Canadians over the past century.
Passions Uncovered is an illustrated introduction to the Department's large and growing collection of gay, lesbian and transgender pulps published in the 1950s and 1960s.
Robert Newton Hurley's major collection of slides, sketches, diaries, letters, photos, memoirs, magazine articles, and collected newspapers. Robert Hurley, 1894-1980, was the most admired and well known Saskatchewan painter of the 50's and 60's.
Scattered Leaves a virtual tour of the Otto Ege manuscript collection at the University of Saskatchewan Library.
Northern Research Portal resources for students, teachers, and researchers on the library's and archives' collection of northern and arctic materials.
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