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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

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

2012 and 2013 Edmonton Folk Music Festival programs now available

With the 2014 Edmonton Folk Music Festival around the corner, we have just added the 2012 and 2013 programs to the Peel site; perfect for reminiscing before this weekend's festival begins, and to end all arguments over who played when while participating in the festival this weekend! August 6, 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.

Collection Stats

Bibliographic records:10,527
Digitized Items:7,535
Digitized Pages:758,130
Newly Mounted Items:2
Newspaper Issues:67,019
Newspaper Pages:646,697
Newspaper Articles:4,909,669
Newly Mounted Issues:1,074
Images:16,298