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Canadian Pamphlets and Broadsides

Printed handbills and broadsides have been part of public culture and life for hundreds of years, and a number of institutions have seen fit to digitize their collections during the past few years. One such collection is the Canadian Pamphlets and Broadsides Collection at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library at the University of Toronto. Currently, this online collection contains over 20,000 page images, and the documents offered here include the 1763 prospectus for the Quebec Gazette. Visitors will definitely be impressed with the wide variety of ephemeral documents here, as they range from items from different political campaigns to company reports. The search engine offered by the site is quite nice, and allows users to complete searches based on author, the language of document, and a number of other fields. Finally, there is a short section of technical information that provides details on how the database was created.

Early Canadiana Online

A full text online collection of books and pamphlets documenting Canadian history from the first European contact to the late 19th century. The collection is particularly strong in literature, women's history, native studies, travel and exploration, and the history of French Canada.
The collection is made up of images of the pages in the selected books and pamphlets. Optical Character Recognition (OCR) has been performed on the images to enhance searching and accessing the texts. However, the OCR is not fully accurate, due to the age of the materials and the fact that they were not disbound before filming, so page images are presented. A small group of texts may be fully processed and made available as both page images and electronic text.

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Our Homes are Bleeding Digital Collection

The "Our Homes Are Bleeding" collection has grown out of the stories of cut-off lands in British Columbia. These stories are a part of the history of the reserve system in Canada, aboriginal title and rights and First Nations resistance to colonial assertion of land title. The digital collection draws together several types of primary materials. The records of the McKenna McBride Royal Commission (1913 - 1916) include transcripts of testimonies given to the Commission, photographs and maps. Additional historical records, including maps, documents, newspaper articles, photographs, audio and video clips, show the continual assertion of aboriginal title and rights. Resource lists, narrative essays, and other resources have been developed to support the use of the collection.

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Pathfinders and Passageways: The Exploration of Canada (National Library of Canada)

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