Welcome to Island Archives

Island Archives

Island Archives is a program to provide online access to the recorded history of Prince Edward Island. Hosted by the Robertson Library at the University in Prince Edward Island, the knowledge here was gathered in partnership with community groups, organizations, and individuals. Projects have been supported by the University of Prince Edward Island, with grant funds from a variety of organizations, and the generous financial support from a number of individual donors. Launched in 2010, Island Archives uses Islandora, a community-run open-source software project that was created at the University of Prince Edward Island.

Featured PEI Digital Collections

Island Lives
Books about Prince Edward Island, highlighting community, church, and lol histories. Made possible by a private donation.
Island Voices
Oral histories (spoken audio), featuring the audio archive from Reg "Dutch" Thompson's "The Bygone Days", and other collections. Supported by the Inukshuk Foundation.
Island Newspapers
Historic newspapers of Prince Edward Island, including The Guardian from the 1890s to the 1950s.
Bowing Down Home
Fiddle music traditions on Prince Edward Island, curated by Ken Perlman and in partnership with of the nadian Museum of History.
Island Imagined
Historil maps, atlases, and gazetteers of Prince Edward Island, produced in collaboration with Public Archives and Records Office and the PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation.
PEI Legislative Documents
Full text of the Journals of the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island starting from the 32nd General Assembly of Prince Edward Island in March of 1894 to the present day. In partnership with the PEI Legislature, the Public Archives and Records Office, and the Government Services Library.
The Island Magazine
Full text of The Island Magazine from 1976 to 1996, published by and provided in partnership with the PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation.
The Prince Edward Island Magazine
The Prince Edward Island Magazine was published by Archibald Irwin from 1899-1905.
UPEI Herbarium
Digitizing herbarium samples collected and perserved by UPEI. Original samples are stored with the Biology Department, Faculty of Science.

UPEI Archives and Special Collections

University of Prince Edward Archives Digital Collections
Portal into digitized material about UPEI and its predecessors, Saint Dunstan's University and the Prince of Wales College.
KindredSpaces is an online discovery tool for the L.M. Montgomery Institute's Research Collections housed at the Robertson Library, UPEI..
Prince of Wales College: A Legacy
Exhibit site featuring yearbooks, newsletters, lendars, and images from the Prince of Wales College.
Saint Dunstan's University
Exhibit site featuring yearbooks, lendars, mpus magazine, and more from Saint Dunstan's University.
The Red & White
mpus magazine of St. Dunstan's University, 1909-1969.
UPEI Magazine
mpus magazine of UPEI, 1983-2004.