Association of Canadian Archivists’ Hashtag Party: ArchivesBeaches

We’re back for another installment of the Association of Canadian Archivists’ Hashtag party. Today’s theme is #ArchivesBeaches. Many people in southern Saskatchewan head to the beautiful Qu’Appelle Valley to cool off during the lazy days of summer and have been doing so for many decades. This photo was taken during a Fort Qu’Appelle Summer School activity at Echo Lake in the Summer of ’69.

Image Credit: U of R Archives 84-11 Photograph 672. Photographer: U of R Photography Department 72-032-4

U of R Press Anniversary

Two more award-winning titles from the University of Regina Press to celebrate their 10th anniversary:

“The education of Augie Merasty : a residential school memoir” by Joseph Auguste Merasty (a national bestseller, as well as the first book selected for One Book One Province in 2017.)

“Where once they stood : Newfoundland’s rocky road towards Confederation” by raymond Blake and Melvin Baker (winner of the 2020 Pierre Savard Award and the 2019 Peter Cashin Prize.)

Available in both e-book and print versions through the Archer Library using the links above, or from

Next Archer Book Club – July 19th

The next meeting of the Archer Book Club will be on July 19th, with this month’s selection “Leonard Cohen on Leonard Cohen : Interviews and Encounters.” Fans of Cohen’s music and writing – come join us on Zoom over the lunch hour for an engaging and stimulating discussion.

Zoom information will be provided closer to the planned meeting.

more information on the Archer Book Club:

Item record for “Leonard Cohen on Leonard Cohen” e-book:

Image from University of Regina Archives

A seldom-seen image from the University of Regina Archives, taken in the ’70s during the time of College West’s construction. The Archer Library (prior to its current naming) along with the Classroom and Laboratory Buildings, can be seen in the background. And in the foreground: some very cool era-specific cars!

Credit: U of R Archives 2014-69. Photographer: U of R Photography Department 71-091-1

Summer Comedy Celebration!

July 4 – July 31

Do you have a favourite comedy movie? The Dr. John Archer Library & Archives invites students, staff and faculty to participate in the “Summer Comedy Celebration” event!

Check out our display of comedy-themed books and movies from the library collection – ready to borrow!

Grab a “Laughing Lips” paper souvenir and scan the code on the back to tell us your favourite comedy movie! You will be entered into a draw for one of 10 Library Gift Bags! The lucky winners will need to pick up their library gift bag at the Archer Library.

For more details and the entry form visit this guide: