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 Clayton McLain Memorial Museum Archives was established in 2009 under the guidance of the Saskatchewan Council of Archives and Archivists (SCAA). This brought all the materials displayed and stored onsite in the heritage buildings into one location, where a climate-controlled and pest free environment would ensure their safety and longevity. All materials are being organized and classified according to archives industry standards.
The CMMM Archives are in transition from their home in the Museum Administration & Archive Centre (MAAC) at 201 Railway Avenue to their soon-to-be new home at 113 Broad Street, which also houses the Cut Knife Municipal Library. MAAC2 will be located at the rear of the building with a separate entrance. Watch for a spring-time public event to celebrate our new home!
In the meantime, we’ll be sharing a few archival-related items on the blog this week. If you’d like to see what’s going on in archives across the province, check out the list of events on the SCAA’s website at the link below.
Click here to view Archives Week activities throughout the province.
From the 2023 SCAA Archives Week poster:
Sunday, February 5 – Saturday, February 11
The Saskatchewan Society of Archives and Archivists (SCAA) represents institutions and individuals in communities throughout the province. Our archives range from small volunteer-run organizations to the larger provincial archives.
~ Debbie M.