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USask Library and Archival Resources: Diefenbaker Archives

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

Diefenbaker Canada Centre



The Diefenbaker Canada Centre (DCC) was built to accommodate the donation of John Diefenbaker's artifacts and archives. The DCC's museum houses a permanent exhibit which tell the story of Diefenbaker from his childhood through to the end of his tenure as the thirteenth Prime Minister of Canada. Further, the exhibit features a number of notable artifacts, including personal belongings, campaign memorabilia, and gifts received throughout his political career. It also has a space for new and ever changing exhibits on a variety of topics.

While the museum artifacts and archival collection were both donated to the University by Diefenbaker, the University Archives and Special Collections (UASC) and DCC and the are two different entities. The museum manages the artifacts, while the University Archives and Special Collections manages the archival collections. Though the archives are stored at the DCC requests to veiw the archives goes through UASC and the material is viewed in the UASC reading room.