Diefenbaker Archival Collections

John G. Diefenbaker, Prime Minister of Canada, Member of Parliament, and University of Saskatchewan alumnus and chancellor, bequeathed his extensive papers and books to the University of Saskatchewan. The John G. Diefenbaker fonds has been supplemented by more recent acquisitions of papers, books and memorabilia relating to the Diefenbaker legacy. Access to these collections is managed by University Archives & Special Collections.

The Diefenbaker archival collections are off-site, and advanced notice is required in order to retrieve material. We may also be able to assist with some reference enquiries based on digitized material, particularly photographs and audio/visual material. Information about available microfilm holdings is also available. Please contact us for assistance.

See also information about the Diefenbaker Library Collection.

The Diefenbaker Canada Centre houses the Diefenbaker museum and gallery.

Holdings databases:

* coverage of all series except XVI, XXI, and XXIII
The database uses faceted browsing (i.e. you can search within initial results), but boolean searching is also supported, e.g.:
  • "grain" OR "wheat"
  • ("grain" OR "wheat") AND "china"
N.B. the quotation marks and upper case AND/OR/NOT are required.