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A.C. Rutherford Collection of Western Canadiana
University of Alberta, Bruce Peel Special Collections Library

Prairie Provinces--History; Prairie Provinces--Politics and government

Dr. A. C. Rutherford's collection was comprised originally of materials on the history of Canada; regional history (Quebec, Ontario, British Columbia, and particularly Alberta and the Prairie Provinces); travel books; voyages and exploration. It also contained a miscellaneous collection of Canadian literature. Dr. Rutherford donated his collection in 1951. Subsequent acquisitions have strengthened the Western Canadian focus of Rutherford's collection.

The collection contains first editions, pamphlets, and ephemera on prairie history and travel (Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba). Immigration literature is also included. The chronological emphasis is from the 17th century to the 19th century. Prairie Canadian monographs and ephemera are presently collected.

English, French, and selected foreign language material.

6,000 monographs.

Bibliographic Access
The collection is catalogued on OPAC.

Physical Access
The collection is open to the public with identification. For further information visit:

Interlibrary Loan: As the condition of the material warrants.

Reprography: As the condition of the material warrants.

Reference Assistance: Yes.

Publications Describing Collection
News from the Rare Book Room. -- Edmonton : University of Alberta, 1967.