Fonds PR2710 - Olds College fonds

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Olds College fonds

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    • [between 1920 - 1929] (Creation)

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    28 films and other material.

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    Administrative history

    The Olds School of Agriculture was established in 1913. The School offered courses in field husbandry, farm mechanics and domestic lessons. Women learned sewing, cooking, and home care while men took farm business, and agriculture courses. In 1963, it became Olds Agricultural and Vocational College.

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    The fonds consists of instructional and informational films produced in the 1920s by the University of Alberta, Department of Extension for use at the Olds School of Agriculture. The fonds also includes material commemorating Olds School of Agriculture including newsletters, pamphlets, a history of the school, a coin, stamps, and photographs.

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    In 1965, J.E. Birdsall, Principal of Olds College, donated material comprising PR1965.0101 to the Provincial Archives of Alberta. In 1969, J.E. Birdsall made a second donation comprising PR1969.0329 of material that had been enclosed in the corner stone of a dormitory at Olds College in 1927. The school had retrieved the material from the cornerstone during a ceremony in 1968 and subsequently donated the material.


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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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        Further accruals are not expected.

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        Includes accessions PR1965.0101 and PR1969.0329.

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        The fonds also includes 0.02 m of textual records, three photographs, two stamps, and one coin.

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