In 2001, the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool donated its papers to the University of Saskatchewan Archives. The collection includes over 39 metres of textual records, 6754 slides and 2689 photographs along with hundreds of film, video and audio tapes. This site attempts to make some of the images of this vast collection more accessible to the public while also telling a part of the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool’s story. It is a joint effort of The Centre for the Study of Co-operatives and the University of Saskatchewan Archives and hopes to illustrate the strong social role of the Pool in Saskatchewan communities, as well as its economic and political importance to producers.
Saskatchewan Wheat Pool
The Western Producer
Wheat Pool history — CBC Saskatchewan
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Curator: Jill McKenzie
Webdesign: Luke Sather
Cheryl Avery, University of Saskatchewan Archives
Dr. Brett Fairbairn, Centre for the Study of Co-operatives
Carol Shepstone, Centre for the Study of Co-operatives
We gratefully acknowledge the financial support from the federal government through
the Saskatchewan Council for Archives and Archivists, the Canadian Council of Archives,
the Library and Archives of Canada, and the Department of Canadian Heritage.
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