New Resource: Frontier Life: Borderlands, Settlement & Colonial Encounters

We are pleased to announce that as part of a consortial initiative Trent has access to the database Frontier Life. This resource provides access to digitized material covering settlement, existence and interactions at the edge of the Anglophone world from 1650-1920. With a vast array of primary source material previously unavailable in digital form, this resource enables research into the many dynamics of frontier existence and its lasting influence across multiple regions. Primary sources from Canada include archives from the Glenbow Museum and the Hudson’s Bay Company Archives Library, and Archives of Manitoba. See the full press release at

Click Frontier Life to access the resouce. It is listed in our Databases A-Z, and will be linked to via various library subject guides.