Peel's Prairie Provinces




"Peel's Prairie Provinces is a digital collection dedicated to assisting scholars and students of all types in their research about western Canadian history and the culture of the Canadian Prairies. Although English-language titles predominate the collection, it also contains a substantial body of materials in French, Ukrainian, and other languages.

This digital collection is now hosted on the Internet Archive platform which allows us to take advantage of a number of new accessibility features and high-resolution downloads. Learn more about the new features at How to Use this Collection." About - UofA Library (

Original description of the PPP Collection:

"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.

This website contains both an online bibliography of books, pamphlets, and other materials related to the development of the Prairies, as well as a searchable full-text collection of many of these items. As of Summer 2013, after 10 years worth of additions, Peel contains approximately 7,500 digitized books, over 66,000 newspaper issues (4.8 million articles!), 16,000 postcards, and 1,000 maps. These materials are extremely varied – rich in both text and images, providing an extraordinarily diverse picture of the Prairie experience. Many of the items date back to the earliest days of exploration in the region and include a vast range of material dealing with every aspect of the settlement and development of the Canadian West." (former Peel's Prairie Provinces website)


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