Department of Animal Science Series
Call Number: Ua 21, Pc 17

Title: Faculty of Agriculture fonds, Department of Animal Science Series.

Dates: 1914-1986.

Extent: 11.6 m of textual records. -- 154 photographs: 132 photographs, 22 negatives.

Administrative history: The merger of the Departments of Animal Husbandry and Poultry Husbandry and the field of Veterinary Science Instruction established the Department of Animal Science with Professor G.W. Woods as Head in 1937. The Departments had been housed in the Dairy Husbandry building since 1918. With financial support from the provincial Department of Agriculture and the support of Dean J.R. Weir, a massive construction and staffing program began in the Faculty that resulted in the opening of a new Animal Science building in 1962. Almost concurrently, poultry research units, a sheep barn, and a feed mill were constructed on campus. The first Ph.D. students graduated from the Department in 1967. Professor G.C. Hodgson and Dr. P.A. Kondra of the Department helped establish the University of Khon Kaen in northern Thailand.

Custodial history: The Department transferred records to University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections in 1988. In the same year, Professor Steven Stothers, Head of the Department of Animal Science, donated correspondence, reports and business files dating 1915-1983 relating to the Department.

Scope and content: The series consists of interdepartmental and general correspondence, exams, papers, course notes, personnel files, student lists, grant applications, and reports. Also included are files relating to the poultry department, buildings, the Golden Jubilee program, diploma courses, home economics, dairy science, and department history. The records include research data and reports on feeding and disease control in beef and dairy cattle, sheep, swine, and poultry. Both colour and black and white photographs and negatives are located in PC 17.

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).