Research & Reproductions

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We strongly encourage those with research and reproduction requests to contact the Museum prior to arriving onsite as many items are not immediately available. We appreciate your understanding.

If you are considering carrying out research at the Swift Current Museum or requesting reproductions, please fill out our online research or reproduction forms or contact the Museum Collections Officer ahead of time as requests can not typically be fulfilled the same day. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Research Library:
A variety of books and newspapers are available for researching local and regional history. Publications such as Folklore, Facade, and Saskatchewan History can also be accessed. Holdings can be viewed on our LibraryThing database. For an online listing of viewable digitized editions of local newspapers, visit Saskatchewan Historic Newspapers Online.

The Museum is the home of many archival fonds and collections. Holdings can be viewed on our MemorySask database and reproductions can be purchased if desired.

Local Resources:
There are digital versions of local resources that can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection:

 While not available digitally, there are additional resources that may prove useful:

  • 75 Years a City
    • Swift Current 75th Anniversary Committee, 1983
  • Golden Furrows: An Historical Chronicle of Swift Current
    • Local Council of Women, 1954
  • History of the Swift Current Fire Department
    • Epic Press, 2008
  • Swift Current Old Time Fiddlers
    • 1989

Digital Image Collection:
The Museum has an extensive digital photo collection. Visitors can enquire on a variety of subjects and reproductions can be purchased if desired. A partial listing of our permanent collection is available on SaskCollections. Please note that not all our collections items are listed online yet, but we are continually working on adding more.

Reproduction Fee Schedule:

 Delivery Personal/Educational Use (Each)
Commercial/Publication Use (Each)
 Document  Digital  $0.50
 Physical  $1.00  $2.00
 Digital $15.00
 Physical Not available at this time.

Note: Digital items can be delivered by secure file transfer or disc. Shipping of physical items or discs will incur additional fees.

Terms Governing Reproductions of Museum Materials:
The Swift Current Museum provides access to its holdings for use as reference material. Reproductions of any materials held by the Swift Current Museum should be obtained from the Swift Current Museum only, so that correct captions, credit lines and other restrictions may be observed.

Reproduction costs of any material held by the Swift Current Museum are in accordance with the current fee schedules available from other museums and archives. Reproductions are not supplied immediately. All reproductions are made to order and clients will be charged accordingly. Reproductions and fees paid are for the initially intended purpose only. Additional use requires separately granted permission from the Swift Current Museum.

The recipient of reproductions is responsible for determining whether the material is subject to copyright and for ascertaining the name of the person or organization holding the copyright. Upon request, the Swift Current Museum will endeavour to provide recipients with the copyright status of items in its holdings, as well as the name of the person or organization holding the copyright, when this information is known to the Swift Current Museum. Failure to provide such information does not mean that the reproduction is not subject to copyright. The recipient is responsible for determining whether any use of copyright material does or does not constitute an infringement of copyright under the Copyright Act. The Swift Current Museum gives consent to the use of material for which it holds copyright, subject to any other restrictions that may apply.

Publication Compulsory Credit
The credit line for reproductions supplied by the Swift Current Museum must include the photographer or artist (if known), the name Swift Current Museum, and the accession number associated with the reproduction (i.e. 'John Doe / Swift Current Museum / 2013.12.1'). Any alterations to the material, such as cropping or retouching, must be indicated in the credit line by using the words: "detail" or "based on". The use of a credit when publishing material still under copyright is not a substitute for obtaining the prior consent to publish from the copyright holder. For diffusion on television, movie film, videotape, or in a slide presentation, a single credit to the Swift Current Museum in the acknowledgement is acceptable.