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
Several U of A publications were digitized as part of the 2008 Centenary celebrations. Showcasing the University's rich history of student, faculty and alumni publication, you can now view and search back issues of Folio, The Trail, The New Trail, Poundmaker and The Gateway. For a full listing of material digitized to mark the 100 year anniversary, please see the Centenary website.
2014 Edmonton Folk Music festival Program added to the already impressive lineup of scanned programs
For the 1st 6 months of 2015, here are some interesting stats about users and usage of the Peel site, http://peel.library.ualberta.ca
-1.9+ million page views!
-60% new visitors versus 40% returning
-of all visits, 78% via desktop computer (includes laptops); and then remaining equally tablet and mobile
-newspapers are the top choice for Peel users, and then the Henderson Directories after that (with Edmonton and Winnipeg vying for 1st place usage!)
-Other top Henderson Directories include Calgary, Regina, Saskatoon
-Top used newspaper is the Edmonton Bulletin
-Postcards are also very popular
-By Country: ... July 20, 2015
The Alberta Non-Partisan (1917-1919), edited by William Irvine, was a political newspaper and the official organ of the Non-Partisan League, an agrarian protest movement seeking a stronger voice for farmers' political interests. For more background on the Non-Partisan League, read Rise to Power, Alberta Online Encyclopedia.
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)