Archives for: March 2012, 02
Friends of the Archives
Would you be interested in participating in a Friends Group of volunteers?
Do you have ideas to support and promote the Saskatchewan Archives?
Do you know someone who would enjoy taking part in activities and events?
The next Regina Friends meeting will be held at the Saskatchewan Archives Board offices at 3303 Hillsdale Street on March 21st at 1:30 p.m.
Future Regina Friends meetings: are slated for the 3rd Wednesday of every second month: May 23, July 18, September 19, November 21 – all also at 1:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend these meetings, and feel free to bring along others who might wish to join.
For further information about the Friends of the Archives initiative, please contact: Frank Korvemaker (306) 787-7230 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Categories: New Books
New PHR Books for March
Balcom, Karen A. The Traffic in Babies: Cross-Border Adoption and Baby-Selling between the United States and Canada, 1930-1972. Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press, c2011.
Summary: Between 1930 and the mid-1970s, several thousand Canadian-born children were adopted by families in the United States. At times, adopting across the border was a strategy used to deliberately avoid professional oversight and take advantage of varying levels of regulation across states and provinces. The Traffic in Babies traces the efforts of Canadian and American child welfare leaders--with intermittent support from immigration officials, politicians, police, and criminal prosecutors--to build bridges between disconnected jurisdictions and control the flow of babies across the Canada-U.S. border
Bingaman, Sandra. Storm of the Century: The Regina Tornado of 1912. Regina, SK: Canadian Plains Research Center Press, c2011.
Summary: An engaging story of one of the worst natural disasters in Canadian history, Storm of the Century recounts the "Great Regina Cyclone" of June 30, 1912. A path of death and destruction were left in its wake, and it remains the worst tornado to have ever struck Canada to date.
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