February 2, 2014 6:16 pm
Updated: February 2, 2014 6:25 pm

Archives week celebrates preservation of Saskatchewan’s history

Provincial government declares 2014 archives week to recognize the efforts preserving Saskatchewan’s rich history.

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SASKATOON – Archives week kicked off Sunday to recognize the provincial archival community’s efforts to preserve and celebrate Saskatchewan’s rich history.

The Saskatchewan Council for Archives and Archivists (SCAA) is hosting a series of events until Saturday in honour of the work that has gone into the preservation of the province’s heritage.

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Events across the province include open houses, exhibits, workshops, celebrity readings and film nights.

“Ensuring this record is preserved and accessible is the responsibility of archivists across the province, and this week is dedicated to celebrating their work and the unique and irreplaceable evidence of our shared history and culture,” said SCAA president Cheryl Avery.

Archives week has been celebrated since 2006 in honour of Edmund Oliver. Oliver was the first University of Saskatchewan history professor and is considered the founder of an archival collection for the province.

Saskatchewan’s archival repositories contain unique records of both the ordinary and extraordinary aspects of the past.

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