Faculty of Agriculture fonds, Dean's Office Series
Call Number: Ua 21 (A.89-38)

Title: Faculty of Agriculture fonds, Dean's Office Series.

Dates: 1911-1988.

Extent: 8.1 m of textual records.

Administrative history: The Dean is the highest governing position within a faculty. According to By-law 14.00 of University Governance each faculty will have a dean who shall be the senior academic and administrative officer of the faculty. The Dean shall be responsible to the President in the administration of the faculty and exercise general supervision and direction over the faculty, including its staff and the students registered in the faculty. The first Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture was William Christie (W.C.) McKillican (B.S.A., Toronto) who served in the position from 1925 to 1933. Encompassed within the time period of the series are the following deans listed with the dates that they served as dean: Alfred Savage (1933-1937), A.V. Mitchener (1937-1947), J.W.G. MacEwan (1947-1952), J.R. Weir (1952-1966), L.H. Shebeski (1966-1980), J.D. Mundie (1980-1981), and R.C. McGinnis (1981-1990).

Custodial history: The Dean's Office transferred records to University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections in 1989.

Scope and content: The series consists of correspondence, budgets, Faculty Council minutes, annual reports, committee records, departmental research proposals, scrapbooks, and newspaper clippings. Also included are files relating to the development of the Manitoba Agricultural College and the Faculty of Agriculture, the Manitoba Agricultural Graduates Association, the Manitoba Agriculture Alumni Association, the Colombo Plan for Khon Kaen University in Thailand, alumni military service, enrolment, graduate studies, and Glenlea Research Station.

Restrictions: Files labeled "Restricted" contain confidential information and are not available for research without the permission of University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections.

Finding aid: A printed finding aid is available in the Archives reading room and an on-line finding aid is available at the link below:

UA 21, PC 17, TC 11 (A.80-06, A.81-16, A.82-44, A.82-46, A.82-47, A.83-08, A.83-13, A.88-01, A.88-02, A.88-03, A.88-04, A.88-05, A.88-06, A.88-07, A.88-08, A.88-47, A.88-49, A.89-37, A.89-38, A.89-43, A.89-44, A.90-01, A.90-41, A.90-67, A.90-74, A.90-75, A.91-11, A.92-34, A.93-07, A.93-12, A.93-61).