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;
in conjunction to those projects
- description and re-description projects, to assure things are up to standards and able to create good finding aids
- digitization projects, to help members contribute to the SAIN database
All of this reflects the work being done in the province to help preserve and share these important pieces of our culture.
- promotional projects, will help archives "show off" their collections to the public
Thank you again,
SCAA Grants Committee
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
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
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