Contact and Copyright

The University of Alberta Libraries, a major repository of Canadiana, have long embraced a mandate to collect and preserve books and manuscripts related to the Prairie Provinces. The repatriation of the Sir Samuel Benfield Steele Collection provides a major enhancement of our resources, and will serve to enrich the Canadian historical tapestry. As its stewards, we are committed not only to its preservation, but to making it accessible through the internet, to the greatest possible audience, both to maximize the value of the investment, as well as to promote study and awareness of western Canada’s colourful history.


We are always interested in your comments, feedback and corrections. For the fastest response, please direct your questions to the appropriate person:

Write to us at:

Sir Sam Steele Collection,
c/o Bruce Peel Special Collections & Archives
B7 Rutherford South
University of Alberta,
Edmonton, Alberta,
Canada T6G 2J4

Terms of Use – Copyright

Certain titles may be listed in the database, but the contents of those works may be unavailable on the website, where the University of Alberta does not have authority to display that material or we have otherwise been unable to digitize them. Further, the University of Alberta’s entitlement to display the digitized materials appearing on the website does not allow reproduction of material from the website without the specific permission of Bruce Peel Special Collections Library. Upon contact with our library, specific citation instructions will be provided.

Where copyright in the material has expired the content is in the public domain and free to use without permission. In no way do these terms of use restrict a user’s fair dealing rights.

If you are aware of errors or omissions related to the copyright of any materials, or if you have questions or comments, please contact us.

If you are interested in more information on copyright in general, see http://www.cipo.gc.c

Helping With Copyright

Users of the Steele site are encouraged to contact the University of Alberta Library if they hold copyright on title(s) cited in the database but not displayed on the website and are prepared to provide permission to place the materials on the site.

The contents of the website are historical documents created by others, and the accuracy, completeness or truthfulness of such documents are unknown to the University of Alberta. Any users rely on these documents and their contents at their own risk. The University of Alberta is not responsible for any direct, indirect, consequential, or incidental damages arising out of or relating to the use of, or the inability to use, the information and materials linked to or found on the Sir Samuel Steele Collection website.

To assist with copyright questions or concerns, please contact the University of Alberta Copyright and Licensing Office at or