About Lloydminster Regional Archives

History

The Lloydminster Regional Archives was founded and governed by the Lloydminster and District Centennial Commemorative Association (LDCCA), a registered non-profit association with charitable status.

Ten years of planning, negotiations and development by the LDCCA culminated on June 28, 2003, with the official opening of the Lloydminster Regional Archives facility, which was housed adjacent to the Lloydminster Public Library.

In 2015, the LRA moved to its present location within the Lloydminster Cultural & Science Centre, maintaining its independence until January of 2020, when the City of Lloydminster “adopted” the Archives.  The LRA is now a division of the City of Lloydminster.

Mandate

The mandate of the Lloydminster Regional Archives is to collect, catalogue, conserve and make available historically significant information that is generated in the Lloydminster Region. The information is available in several formats and media.

Coverage Area

Due to the unique nature of the city of Lloydminster, being a border town, the Lloydminster Regional Archives has tried to cover an equal area in both Alberta and Saskatchewan. The Area that is covered is from Islay, in the West, to Maidstone in the East, and includes the area between the North Saskatchewan River, in the North, and the Battle River, in the South. We have also included the areas of: Tulliby Lake; Onion Lake; Frog Lake and Fort Pit; due to the historical significant events that occurred there.

Supporting the Archives

The Lloydminster Regional Archives is partially supported by fundraising activities by the not-for-profit group Friends of the Lloydminster Regional Archives. This organization is registered in both Alberta and Saskatchewan as a non-profit association and is a registered charity. Membership donations of $30 or more will be acknowledged with a receipt for tax purposes.

Affiliations

The Lloydminster Regional Archives, under the City of Lloydminster, is a member of the Saskatchewan Council for Archives and Archivists.