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Welcome to the SCAA

The Saskatchewan Council for Archives and Archivists (SCAA) represents the Saskatchewan archival community in the Canadian archival system, and is responsible for developing a cooperative and successful archival network in Saskatchewan, encouraging the establishment of new archives in Saskatchewan, promoting and developing standard archival policies and practices, and promoting public understanding and use of archives and historical resources in Saskatchewan. The Council offers workshops and other educational programs and an Archival Advisory Service providing advice and assistance to archives; and maintains the Saskatchewan Archival Information Network, a network of information about archival holdings in Saskatchewan, including virtual exhibits, descriptions of archival collections, and a photo database.



The SCAA Grants Committee would like to take this opportunity to confirm your applications and to say thank you to all who have submitted project proposals to the 2015-16 Institutional Grants Program.

We received 18 applications representing 15 institutions.

Requests were received for:
  • supply purchases, to properly store archival material;
  • description and re-description projects, to assure things are up to standards and able to create good finding aids
in conjunction to those projects
  • digitization projects, to help members contribute to the SAIN database
  • promotional projects, will help archives "show off" their collections to the public
All of this reflects the work being done in the province to help preserve and share these important pieces of our culture.

Thank you again,
SCAA Grants Committee

"Of all national assets, archives are the most precious; they are the gift of one generation to another and the extent of our care of them marks the extent of our civilization"
Sir Arthur Doughty, Dominion Archivist, 1904-1935



The mission of the SCAA is:

Through leadership, support, education and promotion, the SCAA fosters the
development, cooperation and advancement of Saskatchewan’s archives and archivists.




Check out our short films
Lives & Letters 
based on archival material of some of our members


 To Robert Gordon
Based on a poem by Louis Riel
 
Joseph Caldwell: A Curious Friendship

(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFtsCCPip5A)
Based on letters from Yorkton pioneer Joseph Caldwell
 
Edmund Oliver: A Chaplain’s War
Based on letters from professor of history at the University of Saskatchewan, Edmund Oliver.

 
Alice Rendell: A Prairie Fire
Based on letters from Lloydminster pioneer and Barr Colonist, Alice Rendell



 

What's New

Institutional Grant Program
Thank you to all of those who submitted to the SCAA's 2015-16 Institutional Grant Program:

All applications are in and are being reviewed by our Grants Committee

Institutional Grants webpage.

 
SCAA 2014 workshops
INTRODUCTION TO BASIC ARCHIVES
The next "Basic Archives" workshop 
 tentatively scheduled a workshop for Esterhazy in the Spring of 2015. Please Click here for further information about this and other workshop topics.