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Alberta Newspapers Collection

University of Calgary

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This growing collection currently boasts 695,214 digitized images from every newspaper published in Alberta, Canada between 1885 and 2001. It includes newspapers from the major cities in Alberta—Calgary and Edmonton—and 39 other locations. Due to the wide range of newspapers presented, these materials can be used to examine local news and events, as well as issues in world affairs and Alberta’s response to those issues. Each edition is scanned in its entirety, and the newspapers can be accessed both by year and place published. Thus, the materials are rendered accessible even in the absence of a keyword search function. The scans, made from microfilm and microfiche, are fully readable and enlarge to more than full screen. This site is part of the larger Alberta Heritage Digitization Project that has collected a large, accessible body of early Alberta laws, life histories, personal documents, folklore, and art, in addition to newspapers.

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