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The Alberta Non-Partisan

The Illustrated War News

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)

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News & Updates

Grain Elevator in Canada series now available!

As it is currently Open Access Week, it is only fitting that these lists of grain elevator activity in Canada are now openly available!
For more information about this project, see this news release. October 24, 2014

Celebrating the PPCLI Centennial

Congratulations to members of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on 100 years of service.
Relive the memories by viewing digitized copies of The Patrician here. August 8, 2014

Board of Governors

University of Alberta Board of Governors Collection

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.

The last best West

The last best West: Glimpses of the Prairie Provinces from the golden age of postcards

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.