Title: Faculty of Agriculture fonds, Glenlea Research Station Series.
Extent: 1.5 m of textual records. -- 55 photographs: 45 photographs, 10 negatives.
Administrative history: In June 1966, Premier Duff Roblin, on behalf of the Faculty of Agriculture and Home Economics, officially opened the Centre for Applied Research at Glenlea. The Centre began to be commonly referred to as the Glenlea Research Station the same year. The Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences operates the Station with financial support from Manitoba Agriculture and the University of Manitoba. Today there are facilities for other departments at the University of Manitoba including the Avian Behaviour Laboratory for ducks and geese, under the direction of the Department of Psychology, an observatory operated by the Department of Mathematics and Astronomy, and a geomagnetic observatory supervised by the Department of Geology. In addition, the Station is an official meteorological recording site, providing weather information to Environment Canada. Finally, the Manitoba Wildlife Rehabilitation Organization operates the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center on site.
Custodial history: The series was donated to University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections by the Faculty of Agriculture in 1988.
Scope and content: The series consists of Director's correspondence files, budgets, committee files, contracts and agreements related to leases and insurance, and a number of files dealing with the Station's buildings, equipment, and machinery. There are also a number of files related to the laboratory analysis of the soil testing done at the Station, research, and the weather station. Both colour and black and white photographs and negatives are also included 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: An on-line finding aid for this series is available at the link below:
A printed finding aid for the Faculty of Agriculture fonds 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).
We greatly acknowledge the financial support of the Manitoba Department of Culture, Heritage and Tourism and the Heritage Grants Advisory Council in the creation of this finding aid.