Saskatchewan Wheat Pool Collection

The Saskatchewan Wheat Pool was one of the founding partners in the creation of the Centre in 1984 and contributed significant financial support over many years to Centre activities. In 2001, the Wheat Pool donated its papers to the University of Saskatchewan Archives. The collection includes more than 39 metres of textual records, 6,754 slides, and 2,689 photographs, along with hundreds of film, video, and audio tapes. The Centre worked with the university archives to make a representative sample of this vast collection more accessible to the public while also telling a part of the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool’s story. The collection assembled here illustrates the strong social role of the Pool in Saskatchewan communities, its role as a leader in the co-operative movement in the province, as well as its economic and political importance to producers.