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
Edited by J. W. Bengough (1851-1923), "cartoonist, editor, publisher, author, entertainer, and politician." Aptly described as "bombastically nationalistic." (John Wilson Bengough, Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online)
Here's hoping you get to walk past a field of turkeys and pumpkins this Thanksgiving weekend! October 11, 2013
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
The Board of Governors at the University of Alberta recognizes the generous commitment of time and service of members of the Board and those who have served on external committees by selecting and digitizing books in their name to be added to the Peel's Prairie Province Collection.
From 3 March to 24 June 2011, the Bruce Peel Special Collections Library at the University is hosting an exhibit of historical postcards. The exhibit, which includes more than 100 eye-catching scenes from among the many thousands of postcards in the collection that depict the culture and history of the Canadian prairies, was curated by Edmonton's Historian Laureate, author Ken Tingley.