Archival Collections

Special Collections houses books, journals, and manuscripts of a rare, unique, valuable or regional nature. Included are materials relating to Saskatchewan, Western Canada, and works by University of Saskatchewan authors.

The University Archives acquires, preserves, and makes accessible records of permanent value, regardless of medium.  In addition to departmental and administrative records, the Archives acquires records from faculty, staff, student organizations, and some alumni.  Collections within the Archives are not organized by subject, but by provenance; individual collections (or fonds) therefore may contain material on a wide variety of subjects, depending upon the responsibilities, interests or avocations of the donor.

The list below includes those collections with significant amounts of material relating to First Nations, Métis and Inuit studies within the holdings of Special Collections and University Archives. New collections will be added as they are acquired; but for more information or assistance, please contact the staff of the University Archives and Special Collections (

Pat Dewar Collection (MG 285) – collection of video tapes documenting Inuit dance

Indian and Northern Education Program fonds (RG 2079)

George Gwynne Mann collection (MG 374) – Indian Agent.  This is a digital collection: please see Our Legacy (

McKay Family fonds (MG 385) – a prominent Métis family

J.R. Miller fonds (MG 206) – professor of History and Canada Research Chair, Native-Newcomer Relations

A.S. Morton fonds (MG 2) – professor of History; archivist

Native Law Centre fonds (RG 2101)

Native Studies Department fonds

Native Studies Department fonds (RG 2131) – unprocessed: please consult archivist

Stewart Raby fonds (MG 393) – professor of geography; land claims researcher

Special Advisor on Aboriginal Initiatives fonds (RG 2161)

Frederick Walker fonds (MG 175) – relating to Paulatuk, NWT

Robert Williamson fonds

Robert Williamson fonds (MG 216) – professor of Anthropology

Accession 2001
Accession 2002-007

Many of our holdings may not be as directly related, but still contain significant amounts of materials relating to First Nations, Inuit or Métis peoples.  See also:

John Dewar fonds (MG 195) – includes materials relating to Aboriginal sport history

Diefenbaker Archival Collection

Diefenbaker Archival Collections – includes various records relating to First Nations people and policies

Hans Dommasch fonds

Hans Dommasch fonds (MG 172) – includes numerous images of pow wows, etc. and travel north of 60.

Emmett Hall fonds Mg 70) - includes various materials relating to organizations, commissions, etc.

Physics Department fonds

Physics Department fonds – (RG 2043) – includes glass slides from Chesterfield Inlet, 2nd International Polar Year

Brock Siliversides fonds

Brock Silversides fonds (MG 289) – includes materials relating to The Face Pullers

Bill Waiser fonds

Bill Waiser fonds (MG 192) – includes materials relating to Loyal Till Death

Lnvill and Avra Watson fonds

Linvill and Avra Watson fonds (MG 222) – includes relevant research materials on a variety of topics