News & Updates

Season's Greetings!

Wishing everyone all the best this holiday season – perhaps you will be lucky enough to enjoy a sleigh ride in the snow!

December 24, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

Here's hoping you get to walk past a field of turkeys and pumpkins this Thanksgiving weekend!

October 11, 2013

100 years of the newspaper La Liberté!

The first issue of La Liberté was published on May 20, 1913.
Today, that issue, and many, many more, are available on the Peel site!
Two years ago, we partnered with the Société historique de Saint-Boniface, the owner of the La Liberté archives, to digitize the entire 100 years of the francophone newspaper La Liberté, in honour of its 2013 centennial celebrations. In addition to the coordination efforts of the Société historique de Saint-Boniface, this project benefited from the help of the Manitoba Legislative Library, which provided microfilm reels of the early years of the newspaper, and from funding support from the Société franco-manitobaine and the Université de Saint-Boniface. After many, many scanning and processing hours, the full run of issues will be ready for the June gala launch!

May 22, 2013

Peel's Prairie Provinces is 10!

Ten years ago today, the Peel's Prairie Provinces website was launched! The content of the site has grown exponentially since that time, with more newspapers, directories, postcards, books, etc., added every year. In the upcoming months, we will be highlighting some of our latest treasures that await your perusal. To celebrate with us today, why not take a look back in time at this 2003 Folio article, "Peel's project finally completed," that announces the new website? Little did we know this project was only just taking off…

May 8, 2013

Edmonton Journal visitors – welcome!

We were delighted to have the Edmonton Journal run a story about one of our collections. Special thanks to the EFMF for partnering with us on the project.
Enjoy the Folk Fest programs!

March 22, 2013

Season's greetings!

Why not spend some time over the holidays perusing wintry scenes of ice skating or mountain views? Wishing you all the best of the festive season and in the new year!

December 24, 2012

Edmonton Folk Music Festival Programs now available!

Are you a fan of the legendary Edmonton Folk Music Festival?  Do you attend every year?  Have you always wanted to go but never have?  We are thrilled to announce that all the programs from the Festival are now available for viewing in our collection.  Take a melodic trip down a musical memory lane and revisit the hundreds of acts that graced the stages of the Edmonton Folk Music Festival since its inception in 1980.

December 21, 2012

Halloween shenanigans!

You may have noticed that many of your favourite features of the Peel site are not currently available. While you were at nice Halloween parties on the weekend, we've been working frantically to restore our servers after a major power outage on campus. It must be all the ghouls and goblins out and about for Halloween playing tricks on our content! We hope to have everything working properly again as soon as possible. In the meantime, please be patient with the Peel site's tomfoolery!

October 31, 2012

Have a great long weekend!

How will you be spending Victoria Day this year? Whether you're gathered in a crowd watching baseball in Lethbridge or on your first camping trip of the season, enjoy!

May 18, 2012

Leap year blues

Are you working an extra day this year without any extra pay? Then you might enjoy this leap year poem!

February 29, 2012