Milo Library Archives

Identity area

Identifier

MILO

Authorized form of name

Milo Library Archives

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

Type

  • Community

Contact area

Type

Address

Street address

Box 30

Locality

Milo

Region

Alberta

Country name

Canada

Postal code

T0L 1L0

Telephone

403-599-3850

Fax

403-599-3924

Note

Description area

History

The idea of creating a repository for the historical records of the village of Milo and the surrounding area began to take shape in 2007, when suitable space for an archives was factored into the design of the new Milo Library building; the Friends of the Milo Library Archive Room. For the first several years of its existence the function of the archives was somewhat informal, but in 2011, Milo Library Archives began the process of becoming an accredited archives. That same year the Milo Lions Club created the Milo Lions Archivist Fellowship, and has contributed funding to hire a student to assist in the Archives each subsequent summer. In March 2013, Milo Library Archives became a full institutional member of the Archives Society of Alberta.

As a branch of the overall services provided by Milo Library, these community archives provide a centrally located record of material deemed significant to Milo history and worthy of preserving for future generations.

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

The mandate of the Milo Library Archives is to acquire and preserve records of historic and cultural value to the Village of Milo and surrounding community, to make these materials available to the public in a variety of formats.

Administrative structure

The Milo Library Archives is administered by the Milo Library Board with oversight by the Friends of the Milo Municipal Library Society.

Records management and collecting policies

Milo Library Archives acquires material created in and/or directly concerning the geographically defined area known as Snake Valley, particularly the boundaries formerly identified as Marquis Municipality.

Buildings

The Milo Library Archives is located in the Friends of the Milo Library Archive Room within the Milo Library.

Holdings

Finding aids, guides and publications

Access area

Opening times

Appointment recommended

Regular hours (September - June):
10:00 am - 5:00 pm: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Tuesday

Summer hours (July-August):
10:00 am - 5:00 pm: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Tuesday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm: Saturday

Access conditions and requirements

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible (chairlift)

Services area

Research services

Reproduction services

Public areas

Control area

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Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

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Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

Primary contact

Box 30
Milo, Alberta
CA T0L 1L0