South Peace Regional Archives

Identity area

Identifier

GPR

Authorized form of name

South Peace Regional Archives

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

  • Grande Prairie Regional Archives (2000-2003)

Type

  • Regional

Contact area

 

Mary Nutting, Executive Director

Type

Address

Street address

Box 687

Locality

Grande Prairie

Region

Alberta

Country name

Canada

Postal code

T8V 3A8

Telephone

Phone: (780) 830-5105

Fax

Fax: (780) 831-7371

Note

Description area

History

"Grande Prairie Regional Archives" was established in January 2000 as an interim project while negotiations to form a permanent regional archives for the south Peace River District were on-going. The archives is sponsored by the Grande Prairie Museum, City of Grande Prairie, County of Grande Prairie, the Municipal District of Greenview, and the Municipal District of Spirit River. Its purpose is to promote and encourage the appreciation and study of the history of the south Peace by acquiring, preserving and making accessible to the public, records in any format which reflect the history of this area. Since 2007, South Peace Regional Archives has been operated by the South Peace Regional Archives Society.

Geographical and cultural context

South Peace Regional Archives is responsible for acquiring, preserving, and making accessible the documentary heritage of the entire south Peace region, including the areas contained within the City of Grande Prairie, County of Grande Prairie, Municipal District of Greenview, Municipal District of Spirit River, Saddle Hills County, and Birch Hills County.

Mandates/Sources of authority

The mandate of South Peace Regional Archives is to acquire, preserve and make accessible to the public records of on-going value from individuals, families, businesses and organizations, which reflect the political, social and economic life of the south Peace River Country of Alberta. These records are in all formats and media, including textual records, photographs, films, sound recordings, maps, plans and drawings.

Administrative structure

South Peace Regional Archives is governed by a Board of Directors including representatives from the funding municipalities (City of Grande Prairie, County of Grande Prairie, Municipal District of Greenview, and Municipal District of Spirit River) and interested community members. Permanent Archives staff includes an Executive Director, Archivist, and Archives Technician.

Records management and collecting policies

South Peace Regional Archives seeks to acquire archival materials from local municipalities, businesses, organizations, families, and individuals by transfer and gift.

Buildings

The head office of the South Peace Regional Archives is located in the Grande Prairie Museum, which is located in Muskoseepi Park.

Holdings

Total Volume: 100 linear metres of textual materials, 60,000 photographs, audio visual material, maps, library of reference material, and newspapers. <BR>Inclusive Dates: 1834 - 2011 (predominant dates: 1920 - 1960).

Finding aids, guides and publications

Finding aids for holdings are available through www.southpeacearchives.org.

Access area

Opening times

Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Access conditions and requirements

Researchers are encouraged to contact the Archives to schedule an appointment, if possible. There are no fees for in-person research. A research fee may be charged for lengthy long-distance research requests.

Accessibility

South Peace Regional Archives is in the Grande Prairie Museum building. Access is available through either the front or back doors.

Services area

Research services

Staff are fluent in English. A reference area is available with a researcher computer, clippings files, and reference library.

Reproduction services

Reproduction services are available.

Public areas

The Grande Prairie Museum (in the same building as the Archives) includes a gallery, a heritage village, gift shop, and community room.

Control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

South Peace Regional Archives

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Final

Level of detail

Full

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Revised May 25, 2013

Language(s)

  • English

Script(s)

Sources

Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

Primary contact

Box 687
Grande Prairie, Alberta
CA T8V 3A8