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The Local History Collection

The Local History collection contains photographs, pamphlets, maps, books, scrapbooks, periodicals, newspaper clippings, and materials on microfilm. Because many of the materials are rare and fragile, Local History items are for in-house use only.


Many of the photographs have been scanned and are available online.

View Local History photographs


Obituaries are a great resource for genealogical research. Local obituaries date back as far as 1932.

View Local History obituaries


Local History has a large historical newspaper collection.

View Local History newspapers

Online Resources

Many items in the Local History Collection are available online. Search for treasures from the past, from the comfort of home!

Browse Local History databases

Henderson City Directories

Discover who once lived at your address or an ancestor who might have lived in Saskatoon. The Saskatoon directories from 1908 to 1965 have been digitized and are available on the Internet Archive website.

View Henderson City Directories

Museum of Discovery

Explore an array of virtual exhibitions created by or contributed to by the Local History Room.

Browse the Museum of Discovery


We have a printer/photocopier and microfilm reader. Scanning to email is also available.

Learn more about public technology & printing


Learn more about local history through book clubs, film screenings, research help and more.

Check out Local History Events