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Newspapers Online

Many issues of the Saskatoon StarPhoenix (up to the 1980s) are digitized and available in full-text at the Google Newspaper Archive.

The Google News Archive is at: https://news.google.ca/newspapers.

For: Jan – April 1907, Sep 1907 – Oct 1911, Jan – Sep 1912

Search for The Daily Phoenix

For: Jan 4 1906, Nov 6 1957, the 1960s, the 1970s, and the 1980s

Search for The Phoenix

For: some 1902-1905, 1912 – 1917, 1919 – 1924, and 1925 – 1928

Search for the Saskatoon Phoenix

For: 1920s to 1960s with some gaps

Search for the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix

Microfilm

The StarPhoenix and its predecessors (dating back to 1902) are on microfilm. Some pre-1900 newspapers from what was then the Northwest Territories are also available on microfilm.

How to find an article on microfilm

It’s best to find the date of an article beforehand, to avoid browsing through reels of film.  You can find dates with the following resources:

Saskatoon Newspaper Index

Saskatchewan News Index (U of S)

Saskatoon Obituary Index

Other Saskatchewan newspapers on microfilm

The Saskatchewan Archives Board may be able to help you as well – they have microfilm from other places in Saskatchewan.

The Archives Board has begun digitizing community newspapers which are found at Saskatchewan Historic Newspapers Online.

Clippings Binders

For decades, we have collected and indexed newspaper clippings about local people, places and events. They are in binders in the Local History room.

  1. Biography clippings binders have information about people and are organized by last name.
  2. Subject binders are divided by topics, including:
    • Streets
    • Parks
    • Bridges
    • Houses and subdivisions
    • Schools
    • Hotels, restaurants and numerous other businesses
    • Ethnic groups, Métis and First Nations
    • Parades, festivals and other events
    • High-profile accidents, murders and other crime
    • City of Saskatoon
    • University of Saskatchewan
    • Saskatoon Public Library

Some clippings about Saskatoon music and the armed forces can be found in the Special Newspapers and Clippings Index.