Fonds MG 180 - H. M. Austenson fonds

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H. M. Austenson fonds

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MG 180

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  • 1922-1995 (predominant); 1967-1992 (predominant) (Creation)

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1.57 m of textual records
171 photographs and negatives
1 videotape

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Herman Milton Austenson was born and raised on a farm in Viscount, Saskatchewan. He attended both the University of Saskatchewan (earning a BSA in 1946 and his MSc in 1948) and Washington State University ( where he earned a PhD in 1951). After 14 years on the faculties of Cornell University and Washington State University, he returned to the University of Saskatchewan in 1966. From 1975 to 1983 he served as head of the department of Crop Science and Director of the Crop Development Centre. During this time the plant breeding work at the University of Saskatchewan made considerable progress and its variety testing work was extended throughout the province. Dr. Austenson's own research activities included the areas of pasture management, seed quality and cereal agronomy. He died in Saskatoon on 27 March 1997.

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This fonds contains correspondence, reports, publications and memoranda relating to the research activities of Herman Austenson, as well as some administrative records relating to the department of Crop Science and Plant Ecology, and the research activities of the Crop Development Centre. Some of the materials were created by JB Harrington; these files have been identified whenever possible.

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The fonds has been organized into the following series:
I. Canadian Society of Agronomy
II College of Agriculture
II Correspondence
IV Department of Crop Science and Plant Ecology
V. Photographs
VI Research and Publications

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Some documents containing personal information have been separated in compliance with the Local Authorities Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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Related material: See also MG 46: JB Harrington fonds; MG 181 G. Simpson fonds; RG 2123 Department of Crop Science Records.

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