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The Margaret P. Hess Collection

Submitted by justin.anders on Thu, 10/02/2014 - 9:33am

The Margaret P. Hess Collection reflects not only the collecting activities but also the intellectual pursuits of an educated and cultured woman. The books, periodicals, pamphlets, maps, posters and other print materials cover a broad range of subjects such as Western Canadian history, early travel and exploration, First Nations and Inuit art, major art movements and natural history. It provides an important and rare example of a complete library of a Canadian woman whose collecting interests span the 20th and 21st centuries.  Dr. Hess has also donated important cultural artifacts such as a collection of Dene crafts and a whalebone carving.