Housed in a dedicated room in the basement are documents, maps, photographs and other items of local historical interest. These are donated by local families and organizations and the collection is continuing to grow.
We are now a member of the Archives Society of Alberta. Development and operation of the Archives has been possible with the support of the Milo Lions Fellowship Project and The Friends of the Milo Municipal Library Society.
Besides access to original items, a significant number of the fonds have been digitized. Student workers have been doing this work for a number of summers and, in 2014 through 2016, ASA grants have made it possible to hire a professional archivist to formalize fond descriptions, review policies, train staff and direct the digitization of holdings.
Online availability of thumbnails of digitized materials is a future goal. To date, fond descriptions for 27 collections of various organizations and Majorville and Queenstown are available on the Archives Society of Alberta database.
Past issues of the Milo Can Opener have been digitized by the University of Lethbridge Archives, and can be viewed here.