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Our Donors

The Dr. John Archer Library and Archives is grateful for the support received from our many generous donors.  Their gifts help build our research collections and enhance the learning and research activities of the University.  The Library provides digital bookplates for materials that merit commemoration or remembrance, as part of our way of recognizing those who have contributed to our success. 

A digital bookplate is a digital crest that is permanently linked to print and electronic titles in Quick Find, the Library’s discovery interface. Digital bookplates bear the name of an individual being honoured or remembered or a significant donor who has chosen to pay tribute while supporting the Library.

Bookplates recognize the support of endowments and gifts, which help to enhance the Libraries' collections and resources for future generations of students, faculty, staff, and members of the community.

Part of the Dr. Brian Brodie Memorial Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Collection

Donated by the estate of Dr. Brian Brodie. Part of the Dr. Brian Brodie Memorial Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Collection

Dr. John S. Chamberlain Music Collection

Dr. John S Chamberlain Music Collection

In memory of Sidney Harland, University Librarian, 1967-1984

In memory of Sidney Harland, University Librarian, 1967-1984

Materials purchased are on the subject of English Literature and English History.

Purchased from the Max & Pearl Herman Endowment Fund

Purchased from the Max & Pearl Herman Endowment Fund

Materials purchased are on the subject of Judaic Studies.

Dr. Bill Howard Collection

Dr. Bill Howard Collection

Dr. Bill Howard served as Head of the English and French departments, Associate and Acting Dean in the faculties of Graduate Studies and Arts, faculty representative to the University's Board of Governors, and two terms as University Librarian. A guide provides details about the collection of over 200 largely 19th century imprints of renowned English authors.

Estate of Kenneth G. Probert

Estate of Kenneth G. Probert

Purchased with funds donated by the Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of Saskatchewan

Purchased with funds donated by the Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of Saskatchewan

Walter Raff Collection Development Endowment

Walter Raff Collection Development Endowment

Mr. Raff was a past University of Regina employee and former Regina resident. He endowed more than $300,000 to the University of Regina Library for book acquisitions in English Literature, including history and criticism, and History and Philosophy of Western Europe.

Library Textbooks for All

Sponsored by Library Textbooks for All

Made possible with the generous support of our donors. 

Textbooks For All

The Wagner Collection

The Wagner Collection

Materials purchased are on the subject of English Literature

The Mary Filer Collection

In 2020, Archives and Special Collections acquired the archival materials of Mary Filer, a British Columbia artist who had her beginnings in Regina. The materials were donated by David Lemon, a long-time friend of Filer and her family and his wife, Sylvia L’Ecuyer. 

The collection donated to the Archer Library and Archives consists of over 3000 items documenting Filer’s artwork and the development of her processes and style from the early 1940s up until her death. Of interest is a set of watercolors documenting Regina in the 1940s. They include paintings of Wascana Park and the Legislature, but also small businesses like a Chinese laundry and several restaurants – these may be the only archival record of these establishments. 

For more information about the collection, please visit the Mary Filer digital exhibit

David Lemon and Sylvia L'Ecuyer, Photo by Joyce Dodds