Fonds PR0513 - L.P.V. Johnson fonds

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L.P.V. Johnson fonds

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    • [ca.1909]-1969 (Creation)

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    0.06 m of textual records and other materials

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    Biographical history

    L.P.V. (LeRoy Peter Vernon) Johnson was born in 1905 near Stavely, Alberta. He first went to school in 1911 in the Mountain Peak School District and ca. 1921 was working on the family homestead.

    In 1924 Johnson attended Canadian Junior College in Lacombe, later attending the Claresholm School of Agriculture, and in 1927 attended the University of Alberta. There he received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1931 and a Master of Science degree in 1933, going to complete his doctorate in 1935. He worked for the University of Florida and Washington State University and joined the army reserves in the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps ca. 1940. By 1949 he was working as professor of genetics at he University of Alberta.

    For a number of years he worked overseas before returning to Alberta and working in Edmonton at the University of Alberta as the chair of the Department of Genetics from 1969 until his retirement in 1970.Throughout his life, Johnson published many books, both academic and fiction, and he collaborated with Ola J. MacNutt (nee Aberhart) in writing Aberhart in Alberta and writing his autobiography, Strictly for Posterity.

    He married Delta Hewitt in 1938 and together they had three children, Bob, Elaine, and Elise. L.P.V. Johnson died in 1983.

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    Fonds consists mainly of records relating to William Aberhart and include a typed manuscript of Aberhart of Alberta, photographs of Aberhart and other Social Credit Party members, pamphlets of speeches delivered by Aberhart, and an election notebook kept by Richard L. Johnson for the 1935 election campaign of Aberhart.

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    Mr. L.P.V. Johnson deposited these records in four separate accessions in the Provincial Archives of Alberta, one each in 1969 and 1970, and two accessions in 1976.


    Arrangement note: Some photographs from accession PR1970.0344 have been moved to accession PR1970.0239.

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        The material is in English.

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        Access Conditions: None

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        Use Conditions: Permission for use required. Subject to the Copyright Act.

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        Other records related to William Aberhart and the Alberta Social Credit Party can be found in the Provincial Archives of Alberta.

        Other records regarding L.P.V. Johnson can be found in the LeRoy Johnson fonds at the Glenbow Archives in Calgary, Alberta and in the LeRoy Peter Vernon Johnson fonds at the University of Alberta Archives in Edmonton, Alberta.


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        Includes the following accessions:


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        Also includes 12 photographs, 4 transparencies, and 37 negatives.

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