Title: Faculty of Agriculture fonds, Department of Plant Science Series.
Extent: 4.3 m of textual records. -- 140 photographs: 129 photographs, 11 negatives.
Administrative history: In 1906, the study of plant science at the Manitoba Agricultural College fell under the Department of Agriculture, Horticulture and Farm Forestry. In 1907, the study of plant science fell under the Department of Agronomy and the Department of Horticulture and Forestry. The Department of Field Husbandry replaced Agronomy in 1908. The study of soils was added again in 1912. In 1928, the Department of Field Husbandry and Horticulture and Forestry merged to form the Department of Plant Science. In the same year, the Department of Agronomy became the Department of Soils. The first Extension efforts began under Professor Bedford in the Field Husbandry Department in the summer of 1912. Experimentation efforts began by the same department in 1914.
Custodial history: The Department of Plant Science transferred records to University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections in 1988.
Scope and content: The series consists of correspondence, lecture notes, annual reports, research, and grant proposals. Also included are files relating to the Faculty Council of Agriculture, graduate studies, wheat research and experimentation, the University of Manitoba Small Grant Budget, the International Development Research Center, and building construction and maintenance. 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).