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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

Prairie Postcards

Peel's Prairie Postcards

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.

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News & Updates

2014 Edmonton Folk Music festival Program added to the already impressive lineup of scanned programs

In anticipation of the 2015 Edmonton Folk Music Festival, we have digitized and made available the 2014 edition program. Programs are available from 1980 onwards. ... July 30, 2015

Interesting Peel Statistical Analysis from the 1st Half of 2015

For the 1st 6 months of 2015, here are some interesting stats about users and usage of the Peel site,
-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

Henderson Directories

Henderson's Directories

Ever wished you had a directory to the past? The Henderson's Directories contain addresses of citizens and businesses dating as far back as 1905. Historical research for the directories was done by expert staff who gathered information for the various cities and regions by visiting every home and business in person.

Grain Elevators in Canada

Grain Elevators in Canada

This annual publication, now known as Grain Elevators in Canada, contains lists of licensed elevators, their locations and capacity in western and eastern Canada. Thank you to the Canadian Grain Commission for providing print issues of the Grain Elevators in Canada series for digitization for this project.