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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

The last best West

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.

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Peel outage March 23rd

The Peel site will be down beginning at 7am (MDT) on Thursday, March 23rd, 2017, as we do some re-indexing. Hopefully the re-indexing goes smoothly, and the site is up again by 8am (MDT). We apologize for the inconvenience! 16 mars 2017

2015 Edmonton Folk Fest program now available online!

Take a trip down memory lane while you wait for this year's lineup to begin.
View all previous years here! 4 août 2016

Sam Steele: The Journey of a Canadian Hero

Sam Steele: The Journey of a Canadian Hero

Sam Steele: The Journey of a Canadian Hero is the much-anticipated public presentation of the Sir Sam Steele Collection. For the first time, visitors will have the opportunity to view the personal photographs, letters, and diaries of this iconic Canadian, brought to life through video re-enactments, a 100 foot timeline of his life and travels, and an engaging audio tour. People of all ages will enjoy this opportunity to join Sam Steele as he journeys across Canada and overseas, experiencing his unique perspective as he helped to build our nation.

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.

Collection Stats

Bibliographic records :11,838
Nombre total de documents :8,811
Nombre total de pages :797,919
Numéros de journaux :67,019
Pages de journaux :646,697
Newspaper Articles :4,909,669
Images :16,298