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USask Library and Archival Resources: Diefenbaker Archives

This guide explains what the Deifenbaker Archives are and how to access them.

Diefenbaker Archives



Visit the database in order to search the Diefenbaker archives. The database provides a file listing, so it will supply the name and call number for individual files (which may have multiple folders). There is no digitized content in this database, it only provides a description of each file. Each entry will provide a call number, a title, date range, and how many folders long it is (if it has more than one).

Search Tips

The database uses faceted browsing (i.e. you can search within initial results), but boolean searching is also supported, e.g.:

  • "grain" OR "wheat"
  • ("grain" OR "wheat") AND "china"

N.B. the quotation marks and upper case AND/OR/NOT are required.


To search for photographs from the Diefenbaker Archives go to our main photograph database and use "JDG" in the advanced search along with your other search terms.

Please note:

To request to view any of the material please contact us in advance as this material is held off-site. Please provide the call number and name of the file or files you wish to view. Retrievals for this collection are made every Wednesday.

The material can be viewed in the reading room, or scans can be provided for a fee. Please see our reproduction fee schedule below.