Peel's Prairie Provinces is a resource dedicated to assisting scholars, students, and researchers of all types in their exploration of western Canadian history and the culture of the Canadian prairies. » Read More
This weekly Manitoba French-language newspaper merged with the Saskatchewan newspaper Le patriote de l'Ouest to form La Liberté et le patriote, in 1941. By 1971, it was known as La Liberté again. The digitization of the entire run of La Liberté was completed in recognition of 100 years of its publication. Thank you to our partners, the Société historique de Saint-Boniface, who coordinated this project; the Société franco-manitobaine and the Université de Saint-Boniface, who contributed funding for this project; and the Manitoba Legislative Library, who provided microfilmed copies for digitization for this project.
The first issue of La Liberté was published on May 20, 1913.
Today, that issue, and many, many more, are available on the Peel site!
Two years ago, we partnered with the Société historique de Saint-Boniface, the owner of the La Liberté archives, to digitize the entire 100 years of the francophone newspaper La Liberté, in honour of its 2013 centennial celebrations. In addition to the coordination efforts of the Société historique de Saint-Boniface, this project benefited from the help of the Manitoba Legislative Library, which provided microfilm reels of the early years of the newspaper, and from funding support from the Société franco-manitobaine and the Université de Saint-Boniface. After many, many scanning and processing hours, the full run of issues will be ready for the June gala launch! May 22, 2013
Ten years ago today, the Peel's Prairie Provinces website was launched! The content of the site has grown exponentially since that time, with more newspapers, directories, postcards, books, etc., added every year. In the upcoming months, we will be highlighting some of our latest treasures that await your perusal. To celebrate with us today, why not take a look back in time at this 2003 Folio article, "Peel's project finally completed," that announces the new website? Little did we know this project was only just taking off… May 8, 2013
Sam Steele: The Journey of a Canadian Hero is the much-anticipated public presentation of the Sir Sam Steele Collection. For the first time, visitors will have the opportunity to view the personal photographs, letters, and diaries of this iconic Canadian, brought to life through video re-enactments, a 100 foot timeline of his life and travels, and an engaging audio tour. People of all ages will enjoy this opportunity to join Sam Steele as he journeys across Canada and overseas, experiencing his unique perspective as he helped to build our nation.
We are pleased to feature a new image archive of over 15,000 postcards dating back to the turn of the 19th century (e.g. Edmonton, 1867). Enjoy your time browsing the archive or take advantage of Peel's advanced search functionality to do focused research by place, subject, date and other facets. For more information, see: About the Collection.