New E-Resource: Frontier Life:  Borderlands, Settlements & Colonial Encounters

 

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 1:45pm

Frontier Life:  Borderlands, Settlements & Colonial Encounters

Institutions across Canada can now benefit from full access to Frontier Life: Borderlands Settlement and Colonial Encounters, a digital collection of primary sources offering a glimpse into Canada’s unique historic past.  Consortia Canada, Adam Matthew and 18 leading academic institutions have collaborated to open this essential content to libraries and educational institutions nationwide.  For further details read the full press release

This collection of primary source materials has been developed in cooperation with sixteen archives and libraries from around the world and provides access to more than 240,000 images and 8,000 documents from the mid-17th to the early 20th century.   Frontier Life documents the experiences of people living in the colonial frontiers of North American, Africa, Australia and New Zealand.  Indigenous peoples and their encounters with European settlers and their descendants are central themes within the collection which is organized by sub-collections such as Trade & Commerce, Religion, Children & Family, and Warfare & Military History.  70% of the collection is North American, with approximately 20% specific to Canada; including content from Canadian memory institutions such as the Glenbow Museum, Hudson Bay Archives, and Archives of Manitoba. 

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Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 1:45pm

Frontier Life:  Borderlands, Settlements & Colonial Encounters

Institutions across Canada can now benefit from full access to Frontier Life: Borderlands Settlement and Colonial Encounters, a digital collection of primary sources offering a glimpse into Canada’s unique historic past.  Consortia Canada, Adam Matthew and 18 leading academic institutions have collaborated to open this essential content to libraries and educational institutions nationwide.  For further details read the full press release

This collection of primary source materials has been developed in cooperation with sixteen archives and libraries from around the world and provides access to more than 240,000 images and 8,000 documents from the mid-17th to the early 20th century.   Frontier Life documents the experiences of people living in the colonial frontiers of North American, Africa, Australia and New Zealand.  Indigenous peoples and their encounters with European settlers and their descendants are central themes within the collection which is organized by sub-collections such as Trade & Commerce, Religion, Children & Family, and Warfare & Military History.  70% of the collection is North American, with approximately 20% specific to Canada; including content from Canadian memory institutions such as the Glenbow Museum, Hudson Bay Archives, and Archives of Manitoba.