Accession UAA-2023-001 - UAA-2023-001

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  • Textual record
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  • 1955-2003 (Creator)
    Bibliographic Services Unit

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Physical description

The accession consists of 0.5 metres of textual material, 3 photographs, 4 strips of film negatives, and 18 slides.

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Name of creator

(1916 -)

Biographical history

Librarian, Author, 1916- . Bruce Peel came to the University Library as chief cataloguer in 1951. From 1955 until 1982 he served as Librarian to the University. During this period the Library's collection became the second largest in Canada. Mr. Peel has published the definitive bibliography of Western Canadian imprints, and during his career was an active participant in academic and professional associations. On his retirement the rare books room was named the Bruce Peel Special Collections Library in his honour, and in 1991 the University awarded him an honorary doctorate of laws.

Custodial history

Records were created by Bruce Peel during his role as Chief Librarian at the University of Alberta Libraries, with contributions from the Associate University Librarian, Vice-Provost and other library personnel. The accession was compiled by the Bibliographic Services Unit and transferred to the University of Alberta Archives.

Scope and content

The contents of the accession spans across almost fifty years and provides valuable insight into the development of Peel's Bibliography of the Canadian Prairies and Peel’s Prairie Provinces database. Mostly textual records and correspondence, the records depict efforts to find and select published works for the bibliographies, various stages of the book’s completion, and conversations between Peel staff and other institutions and individuals that went into the creation of the Bibliographies.

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  • English

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    All records are subject to the Freedom of Information and Privacy Protection Act (FOIP)

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    Rules for Archival Description (RAD)


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    Finding aid written by L. Cline (12 April 2023).

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      Script of description


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