Title: Faculty of Agriculture fonds, Associate Dean's Office Series.
Extent: 3.1 m of textual records.
Administrative history: L.B. Siemens became the first Associate Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture in 1964. He served in this position until 1990. Prior to his appointment as the Associate Dean, Siemens had been an Assistant Professor in the Department of Plant Science since 1956. He also served as the Advisory for the Canadian Colombo Plan for Khon Kaen University in Thailand from 1956 to approximately 1961. J.D. Truscott, who had been on staff in the Department of Plant Science since 1954, became the second Associate Dean around 1976. Since that time there has always been two Associate Deans. M.E. Searle served as an Associate Dean from 1981 to 1986. R.J. Parker served as an Associate Dean from 1986 to 1991. Associate Deans served on committees, were involved in Extension activities and assisted the Dean in a variety of capacities.
Custodial history: The Dean's Office transferred records to University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections in 1988. In the following year, Edna Woolder transferred Len Siemens' Associate Dean and faculty and administration files to Archives & Special Collections.
Scope and content: The series consists of correspondence, course outlines and newspaper clippings. Also included are files relating to the discovery of red fife wheat, agricultural extension, public relations, research projects, continuing education, the Centre for Settlement Studies, conferences, the 75th anniversary of the faculty, the Alumni Association, and the Colombo Plan for Khon Kaen University in Thailand.
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).