Faculty of Agriculture fonds, School of Agriculture Series
Call Number: Ua 21, Pc 17

Title: Faculty of Agriculture fonds, School of Agriculture Series.

Dates: 1959-1976.

Extent: 1.2 m of textual records. -- 71 photographs.

Administrative history: The School of Agriculture coordinates the Diploma Course in Agriculture program and offers a variety of certificate, non-credit, and professional development programs for the agri-food industry on behalf of the Faculty of Agriculture. Between 1906 and 1912, Manitoba Agricultural College offered a two-year diploma course in Agriculture to students with common school standing. In 1913, the course was extended to three years until 1929. In 1930, the diploma program was shortened to two years. At first, the Diploma Course in Agriculture was intended to provide vocational training to Manitoba farmers who had not completed high school studies and obtained matriculation standing. Although regular instruction in Home Economics began in 1911, the first diploma course was not offered until 1920. This course covered two winter terms of five months each and provided practical instruction in domestic science. In 1969, the Diploma Course in Agriculture was formally under the administration of the School of Agriculture. Professor Eugene H. Lange, B.S.A., M.Sc. was the first Director of the School. The program continued to offer instruction in both farm and agricultural business.

Custodial history: The series was donated to University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections in 1988.

Scope and content: The series consists of correspondence, minutes, convocation lists, and course syllabi for Summer Field Study Courses. Also included are files relating to the Diploma Course Committee, the Faculty Library Committee, the Faculty Curriculum Committee, Conference Week, Agriculture Day, and the Faculty Council of Agriculture and Home Economics. Both colour and black and white photographs are located in PC 17.

Restrictions: Files labeled "Restricted" contain confidential information and are not available for research without the permission of 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).