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
Dr. Hess has also
donated important cultural artifacts such as a collection of Dene crafts
and a whalebone carving.