Fonds Fonds 46 - J.B. Harrington fonds

Zone du titre et de la mention de responsabilité

Titre propre

J.B. Harrington fonds

Dénomination générale des documents

Titre parallèle

Compléments du titre

Mentions de responsabilité du titre

Notes du titre

Niveau de description

Fonds

Code de référence

Fonds 46

Zone de l'édition

Mention d'édition

Mentions de responsabilité relatives à l'édition

Zone des précisions relatives à la catégorie de documents

Mention d'échelle (cartographique)

Mention de projection (cartographique)

Mention des coordonnées (cartographiques)

Mention d'échelle (architecturale)

Juridiction responsable et dénomination (philatélique)

Zone des dates de production

Date(s)

  • 1924-1975 (Production)

Zone de description matérielle

Description matérielle

2.5 cm of textual records and sound recordings

Zone de la collection

Titre propre de la collection

Titres parallèles de la collection

Compléments du titre de la collection

Mention de responsabilité relative à la collection

Numérotation à l'intérieur de la collection

Note sur la collection

Zone de la description archivistique

Nom du producteur

Notice biographique

James Bishop Harrington, born in Chicago in 1894, came to Canada in 1911 and settled on a homestead near Maple Creek. Four years later he started what was to become a distinguished academic career when he enrolled at the University of Saskatchewan. Though his studies were interrupted by war service, he received his B.Sc. in Agriculture in 1920. Harrington continued with graduate studies at the University of Minnesota. By 1924 he had a MSc, a Ph.D. and an appointment as Assistant Professor in Field Husbandry at the University of Saskatchewan. From 1950 to 1956 served as head of his department. During his years at the U of S, Harrington built an international reputation as a plant breeder; among the better known crop varieties he developed are Apex wheat, Fortune oats, Husky barley, Royal flax and Antelope rye. In 1949 Dr. Harrington's attention turned to the agricultural problems of the third world. In 1949-1950 he worked in Egypt as consultant to the Ministry of Agriculture, and in 1952 went to India to work on rice breeding for the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. After resigning from the U of S in 1956, Harrington continued as a consultant with the FAO in the Middle East. Harrington was a founding member of the Saskatchewan Institute of Agrology and served as president of the Agriculture Institute of Canada. The Order of Canada, Fellow of the American Society of Agronomy and a LLD from the U of S are but a few of the many honours given to Dr. Harrington during his life. He died in Ontario at the age of 85.

Historique de la conservation

Présentation du contenu

This collection contains an audio tape interview with Harrington from September 1975, covering his early life and career. [Note: a second tape from this session is missing, although there is a brief summary of the the topics covered]. Other items in the collection are a 1924 University of Minnesota Commencement Programme and Harrington's Ph.D. degree.

Zone des notes

État de conservation

Modalités d'entrée

Classement

Langue des documents

Écriture des documents

Localisation des originaux

Disponibilité d'autres formats

Restrictions d'accès

There are no restrictions on access.

Délais d'utilisation, de reproduction et de publication

Instruments de recherche

A finding aid is available.

Éléments associés

Related material: See also H.M. Austenson fonds (MG 180), Faculty Biographies, Faculty Publications series and Alumni Files.

Éléments reliés

Accroissements

Identifiant(s) alternatif(s)

Zone du numéro normalisé

Numéro normalisé

Points d'accès

Points d'accès sujets

Points d'accès lieux

Genre access points

Zone du contrôle

Zone des entrées

Sujets associés

Personnes et organismes associés

Lieux associés

Related genres