Increased access to University Archives and Special Collections (UASC)

UASC now offers increased availability of its collections through a renewed reference and digitization service.

Reference Services by Appointment

We are pleased to be able to offer limited access to our collections by appointment. The health and safety of our researchers and employees, and the broader community, is our top p...

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USask preserving the provincial pandemic experience

In a year unlike any in our lifetime, we all have observed countless signifiers that reinforce the gravity of life during the COVID-19 global pandemic.

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New to UASC

Archival collections added to the University Archives and Special collections in the last two years.

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Sparking pride

The University Library has partnered with the Western Development Museum and Saskatoon Pride to host a digital panel as part of Spark Your Pride, an event aimed at creating space t...

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COVID-19 Community Archive launched

The project is a partnership between University Archives and Special Collections (UASC), the Digital Research Centre (DRC) and faculty in the Department of History in the College o...

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University Archives and Special Collections closed

Please note that University Archives and Special Collections is closed until further notice.

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The Medieval Manuscript: The Codex of The Middle Ages

Through March 20, the Link Gallery on the first floor of the Murray Library is showcasing the exhibit, The Medieval Manuscript: The Codex of The Middle Ages.

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Nobel Prize Held in UASC Collection Featured in USask News

Henry Taube's Nobel Prize, held in the University Archives and Special Collections is featured on USask News.

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University Archives and Special Collections Launches New Website

New website updates the online visual presence of the University Archives and Special Collections and adds new content for you to explore.

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Serenade: an exhibit of music in the archives

Visit the newest exhibit on display in the University Archives and Special Collections reading room.

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UASC Closed May 28-29

The University Archives and Special Collections reading room will be closed on May 28 and 29 to allow for staff training.

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Elections, Parties, and Leaders

From April to June the Elections, Parties, and Leaders exhibit will be showcased in the Murray Link Gallery.

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Digital Projects Migration

Access to some digital projects may be delayed.

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Post Cards Exhibit

From February 2019 until April 2019 the Link Gallery in Murray Library will be hosting the Post Cards exhibit, curated by Patrick Hayes. The exhibit showcases the large variety of ...

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Updated hours and operations for University Archives and Special Collections

University Archives and Special Collections (UASC) is introducing new operating hours.

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"The Thing I'm Most Proud Of" : The Neil Richards Legacy of Queer Culture and History

This exhibit honouring the legacy of Neil Richards will run from September to October.

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Saskatoon: an ephemeral exploration

See the city of Saskatoon through archival ephemera.

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Library Makers - Display and Reception

A display of library staff's creative talents.

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New at the University of Saskatchewan Archives and Special Collections

New collections added to the University Archives and Special Collections.

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Remembering Our Dear Friend

January 12th, 2018 saw the passing of one of Saskatchewan's most influential LGBT+ activists, an avid collector, and a dear friend of the province's archival community.

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The Illustrators

"Enhancing the Story with Line, Shadow and Colour"

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Now You See It / Queer Film

An exhibit relating to queer films and related materials held in the University Archives and Special Collections

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Celebrating Saskatoon Pride

The Saskatoon Pride Festival is celebrating its 25th anniversary this June with its biggest, longest and most varied program with events running June 9th to June 21st and the Unive...

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Exhibition: Alumni Collections 2017

In honour of the 100th anniversary of the University of Saskatchewan Alumni Association, the University Library presents an exhibition showcasing University Collections featuring f...

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New in our holdings!

Read about some of the newer collections added to the University Archives and Special Collections.

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Cabaret display

An exhibit of materials all about Cabaret!

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The Education of Augie Merasty

Augie Merasty attended St. Therese Residential School in Sturgeon Landing, SK from 1935 to 1944. Merasty—a fisherman, trapper, amateur boxer, storyteller, and “Jack of all trades”-...

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The History of Veterinary Literature

Visit the new exhibition in The Link Gallery about the Dr. Jack Rosen and the Veterinary Medicine History Collection.

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Link Exhibit: The History of Veterinary Literature

An exhibit in the Link Gallery from March – May 2017 celebrates the history of veterinary medicine as reflected in Dr. Rosen’s careful selection of printed materials.

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Celebrating the Norman Zepp / Judith Varga Collection

The University Library is excited to celebrate the launch of a new Inuit art collection of national significance. The Norman Zepp-Judith Varga Collection is a fantasic personal col...

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Between Nowhere and Oblivion: Saskatchewan Perceived and Misconceived

It has been said that “when Canadians think of Saskatchewan – if they think of it at all—they think ‘flat and boring.’”

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Leading Change in the Library, One Book at a Time

The most recent issue of Generations features an article on Neil Richards, a 29 year veteran of the University Library and the man behind the institution's massive collection of LG...

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Olio display and SRSGD website updates

This display is intended to highlight the broad range of over 6,000 titles within the Neil Richards Collection of Sexual and Gender Diversity.

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The Artwork of Robert Newton Hurley

This summer and fall the University Archives and Special Collections are highlighting the work of Saskatchewan artist, Robert Newton Hurley.

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The Key to the Future: Women in Physics

This display was assembled in honour of the fifth annual Women in Physics conference being held July 27-29th at the University of Saskatchewan.

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With a little help from our friends

This mini-exhibit showcases a small sampling of materials generously donated to the University Archives and Special Collections over the past five years.

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Dawning Awareness : changing perceptions of mental health

This mini-display tracks changing perceptions of mental illness and mental health from the victorian era to present (ground floor, near Starbucks).

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Here's Looking At You : memory, portrait, and biography

This exhibition explores themes of memory, portrait, and biography utilizing materials from the University of Saskatchewan's University Archives and Special Collections, the Museum...

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Upcoming Event: Queer as Film

University Archives and Special Collections is pleased to exhibit a selection from its growing collection of LGBT themed film posters in conjunction with the Saskatoon Public Lib...

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Food, Glorious Food

Feeling hungry? We have egg-xactly what you are looking for. Stop by our new display set up on the ground floor and in RM 301.

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New to UASC!

For any interested for personal research or reference purposes, we have posted the latest archival materials processed at UASC over on our blog.

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The Clandestine Camera: Canada’s Great War Through the Photos of Sgt. William Wightman

Two years ago, while helping his mother organize some of her keepsakes, Keith Carlson came across something he had never seen before, and that his mother did not remember having.

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Courtney Milne Wallpapers

We are pleased to announce the addition of Courtney Milne wallpapers and screensavers to the Courtney Milne website.

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60 Years of Educational Publishing in Saskatchewan

This exhibition focusses on educational publishing in Saskatchewan from 1930 to 1990, and consists primarily of selected school textbooks and teachers’ resources published by Regin...

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Archives Week, 2016

Join us for our yearly celebration of archives and archivists in Saskatchewan.

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The Great War: A Four Part Documentary Series

The U of S Great War Commemoration Committee presents The Great War Tour, a four part documentary series by Norm Christie.

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You have WHAT in your Special Collections?

Curious about how and why certain things come to be a part of our "special collections" of books (even when they may not seem so old, rare, or special)?

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Collections Cost Reduction

Like other academic libraries across Canada, the University Library is facing significant currency exchange and inflationary pressures on its collections budget.

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Truth and Reconcilliation

In honour of the Building Reconcilliation conference being held November 18th and 19th at the U of S, as well as in remembrance of Missing and Murdered Indiginous Woman Awareness w...

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The Great War

Now featured in the Link is the University Archives and Special Collections exhibit on the Great War, curated by Patrick Hayes.

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Attention Undergraduate Researchers!

The University of Saskatchewan Undergraduate Research Journal has EXTENDED the Call for Papers DEADLINE to October 30th, 2015.

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Event: Political Cartooning and the Great War

On Thursday October 22, 2015, the University of Saskatchewan's Great War remembrance committee will be hosting a talk by Brian Gable on political cartooning and the Great War.

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Year of Queer 2

The Neil Richards Collection of Sexual and Gender Diversity contains materials dealing with many aspects of the history and literature of LGBTQ2 people.

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Event: Returning to The Well: Radclyffe Hall and the Marketing of Lesbian Pulp Fiction

The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall was the target of a highly publicized obscenity trial, which led to the book being banned in Britain in 1928.

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It's a horse, of course!

Horses take over our exhibition spaces this month! Curated by Jill Crawley-Low, “It’s a horse, of course!” is an exhibition that celebrates the enduring bond between humans and hor...

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Between Nowhere and Oblivion: Saskatchewan Perceived and Misconceived

It has been said that “when Canadians think of Saskatchewan – if they think of it at all—they think ‘flat and boring.’” This is just one of many misconceptions about the province t...

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Pool of Possibilities E-Calendar Relaunched!

We are pleased to announce the re-launch of this feature: the Pool of Possibilities E-Calendar is now available on the University Library's Courtney Milne website.

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U of S houses one of the largest LGBT archives in the country

As part of their coverage of Saskatoon's Pride Festival, CBC radio interviewed the man behind the Neil Richards Collection for Sexual and Gender diversity.

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Celebrating Fifty Years at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine

The University of Saskatchewan officially became home to a college of veterinary medicine in August 1963. Teaching began in 1965, and a new facility opened in 1969.

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2015 University Authors Exhibition

The 2015 University Authors Exhibition is a celebration of published works by some of our University Authors.

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Century marked since Second Battle of Ypres

On April 22, our own Patrick Hayes was quoted in an interview on the centenary of the Second Battle of Ypres, featured in the Star Phoenix. Patrick has been an active member of the...

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David L. Kaplan

In celebration of Dr. Kaplan's life, the University of Saskatchewan Archives and Special Collections has put together a small display on the ground and third floors of the Murray l...

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Introducing: new additions to our holdings!

This year saw some great new additions to our collections, and we would like to share a bit of information about some of them.

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Back to the Future!

Our most recent exhibition features an array of items that once represented the future of audiovisual, computer, and educational technologies.

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The flags we could have had: A look at the forgotten runners-up to Canada’s beloved Maple Leaf

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the Canadian flag. The design that is so familiar to us now was not one easily decided upon, however.

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Aboriginal Achievement at the University of Saskatchewan and Beyond

In honour of Aboriginal Achievement week, the University Archives and Special Collections is hosting a small exhibit on the Ground and Third floor of the Murray Library.

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Music in Saskatchewan

This exhibition explores the diversity of Saskatchewan’s musical history through the work of local artists, composers and producers.

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Book of Remembrance accepted by Dean of Libraries

On Wednesday, December 10th, Dean Vicki Williamson accepted a copy of the Book of Remembrance, which was put together in order to honour the citizens of Saskatoon and members of t...

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Book of Remembrance: First World War 1914-1918 to be presented

On December 10th, you are invited to join us in the reading room of the University Archives and Special Collections to observe the presentation of a commemorative history of the Fi...

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Chilling me softly

The good, the bad, and the strange history of our coldest season now on display in the ground and third floor cabinets of the Murray Library.

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U of S to Hold Original Treaty Six Document

Recently, the Montreal Lake Cree Nation has regained a historic three page document. This document, an original adhesion to Treaty 6, was signed in 1889 by leaders of the Montreal...

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RememberUS

In honour of our veterans and those serving in the armed forces, the University of Saskatchewan Archives and Special Collections has put together a small exhibit on the ground and ...

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Courtney Milne website and catalogue launch

Please join us today at 3pm in the Link Gallery, 1st Floor Murray Library for a special viewing event in concert with the exhibition.

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Happy Halloween from UASC

The University of Saskatchewan Library University Archives and Special Collections would like to invite you to survey some spooky selections from our holdings in honour of Hallowee...

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A Year of Queer: recent additions to the Neil Richards Collection of Sexual and Gender Diversity

In conjunction with 2014's USSU Pride Centre's Queerapalooza!, we highlight a few of the recent acquisitions, most of them donations, by the Neil Richards Collection of Sexual and...

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Printed Matters Now

We invite you to join us Thursday, July 24th from 7-10pm at the Gordon Snelgrove Gallery to celebrate the creation of new work by 14 contemporary printmakers in response to materia...

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Pharmacy: An Art, a Science, a Profession

In celebration of the 100 year anniversary of the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, Dean Emeritus Bruce R. Schnell has written a book tracing the history of the College from its 1...

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Ground and Third Floor Exhibit: What's the Word?

This small exhibit of four cases split between the Ground and Third Floors of the Murray Library aims to give some well-deserved attention back to the dictionary in all of its form...

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Illustrating Moveable Type

The use of woodcuts to illustrate moveable type books is credited to Albrecht Pfister, a printer based in Bamberg who inserted wood blocks beside the text.

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What's on the Menu?

Through centuries, varying cultures worldwide have developed complex rituals surrounding food, its preparation, presentation, and consumption. Although these rituals may vary from ...

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Printed Matters: An exhibition of prints & printmaking from University Archives and Special Collections

This exhibition features local, national and international examples of printing as a means of mass communication and as art form. Included amongst the many fine prints are sketches...

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The Dinner Calendar June 25th- July 1st

Throughout the duration of our "What's on the Menu?" exhibit, we will be posting weekly exerpts from The Dinner Calendar , published in 1915 by Fannie Merrott Farmer of the Boston ...

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W5: Seeking the origins of Canada's maple leaf flag

Portions of the Diefenbaker Collection were featured on a March 22nd episode of CTV’s W5, titled Seeking the origins of the Maple Leaf flag, finding the soul of our nation.

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Trans* Awareness Week

In recognition of 2014’s Trans* Awareness Week (Friday March 28 - April 5) we present a few of the latest acquisitions “of trans* interest” in the Neil Richards Collection of Sexua...

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"I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list" : an exhibition of planes, trains, automobiles and boats

This exhibit attempts to capture some of the excitement of the early days of travel by plane, train, automobile, and boat--in Saskatchewan, Canada, and worldwide.

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Timespan: Diefenbaker's North

Recently, the University of Saskatchewan Archives and Special Collections has been thrilled to have the opportunity to collaborate with the Timespan Museum and Arts Centre in Helms...

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Index of Wrestling Photographs

The Department has recently made available an index to a collection of 921 vintage photographs dealing with the early history of professional wrestling in Canada and the USA.

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February Archives Feature: Collection Connections

This month's archival / rare books feature focuses on the connection between three Canadian poets across two collections held at the University's Archives and Special Collections.

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Judge a book by its cover: the physicality of the book

The book, or what we’re loosely calling the book, is commonly judged by the intellectual or creative quality of the ideas expressed in the text that fills its pages. Sure we may o...

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Gertrude Story: 1929-2014

January 18, 2014 saw the passing of one of Saskatchewan's literary greats. Born in Saskatchewan in 1929 Gertrude E. Story (née Wudrick) was one of Saskatchewan’s best known storyt...

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January Feature: Sacred Texts

The University of Saskatchewan's Archives and Special Collections is excited to receive copies of the sacred text of Hinduism, the Bhagavad Gita, and the Buddhist Tripitaka.

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The Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design

The University of Saskatchewan Archives and Special Collections is excited to have the opportunity to showcase some of this year's Alcuin Award winning books.

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December Feature: Christmas Cards and Printmaking

December is upon us, and this month's archival showcase features Christmas cards designed by retired Faculty member and Artist-in-Residence Nik Semenoff.

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November Rare Books Feature: Woman's Weekly November

The November Rare Books Online Showcase takes a peek back at the November 15, 1930 issue of Woman’s Weekly.

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UASC Presents: Advice to Women Through the Ages

The University of Saskatchewan Archives and Special Collections has put together a display showcasing examples of the variety of advice that has been given to women from the time o...

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