"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.
The permanent regional archives operates under the name of the South
Peace Regional Archives. It is funded by municipalities in the south Peace and supported
by public bodies with an interest in an archival facility.
Representatives from these groups, as well
as community members, compose the Board of Directors which operates the facility.
Our mandate 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.
The head office of the South Peace Regional Archives is located in the Grande Prairie
Museum, which is located in Muskoseepi Park.