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Hay stacker on Parkinson farm, Edgerton, Alberta, 1920
Hay stacker on Parkinson farm, Edgerton, Alberta, 1920
NA-406-8

Fred Parkinson fonds

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Table of Contents

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Series 1 Autobiography and agricultural research. -- 1927-1977
Series 2 Photographs. -- 1897-1949

Inventory

Series 1 Autobiography and agricultural research. -- 1927-1977. -- 12.5 cm of textual records.
M-7845 Autobiography of Fred Parkinson. -- 1977. -- 0.5 cm of textual records
M-5894-1 Correspondence re Detroit Harvester Company mower. -- 1927
M-5894-2 Correspondence re agricultural innovations of H.A. Onstad. -- 1943
M-5894-3 Correspondence re stook sweeps and committee work. -- 1943-1944
M-5894-4 Notes and programs re seed cleaning techniques, plants, etc. -- 1953-1954
M-5894-5 Agricultural Service Board annual reports. -- 1962
M-5894-6 Regulations re weeds. -- n.d.
M-5894-7 Reports, etc. -- 1952-1953. -- Re trip to Ferrell factory at Saginaw, Michigan; speech re development of seed cleaning plants in Alberta, and grain treatments.
M-5894-8 Forms re noxious weeds and grasshopper destruction. -- n.d.
M-5894-9 Forms re bait on Crown lands. -- [ca. 1937]
M-5894-10 Correspondence re short course for Second World War veterans. -- 1944 and n.d.
M-5894-11 Poster re war material. -- [ca. 1940]
M-5894-12 Circulars, etc. re reconstruction projects. -- 1943-1944 and n.d.
M-5894-13 Correspondence re rural electrification. -- 1943-1945
M-5894-14 Bulletins of the University of Saskatchewan, Department of Agricultural Engineering. -- 1933-1942
M-5894-15 Newspaper clippings re seed cleaning and plowing [ploughing] competitions. -- 1956-1957
M-5894-oversize

Plowing demonstration poster. -- [ca. 1930]

Plan of hog barn at Olds Agricultural College. -- 1939

Stock sweep plans. -- 1944

Tree planing attachment for subsoil plow [plough]. -- 1951

Tree planter. -- n.d.

M-2758 Provincial tax receipt for H. Witherell, Edgerton, which was collected by F.F. Parkinson. -- 1913. -- 1 item
M-1666 Biographical sketches of J.D. "Jeff" Edwards, Nettie Murhpy and Tony Payne; and articles regarding the Black communities of Amber Valley and Wildwood. -- 1949-1963. -- 20 pages. -- Consists of material written by Parkinson as a Glenbow Foundation researcher.
M-4120 Article about the history of the Red River community of Roland, Manitoba. -- 1962. -- 9 pages
Series 2 Photographs. -- 1897-1949. - 63 photographs

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PA-351 New Norway, Edgerton and Swalwell agricultural views. -- 1920-1942. -- 16 photographs. -- Consists of views of haying with multiple hitch teams, farm machinery and a junior club fair.
PA-2493 Group with model of a seed cleaning plant, Camrose Municipal District. -- 1 photograph
NA-406 Agricultural machinery and actvities, Manitoba and Alberta. -- 1897-1949 and n.d. -- 39 photographs. -- Consists of views of threshing, barn raising, haying and hay stackers, and stook sweeps. Includes some views of Durango Mine in Ymir, British Columbia.
NA-538 Buffalo and yaks at Wainwright; Stauffer sawmill at Sundre; steamboat "Moyie"; and aerial view of Olds School of Agriculture. -- 1914-1938. -- 7 photographs
NA-977 Threshing on George Parkinson farm, and barn raising at Roland, Manitoba. -- 1897. -- 3 photographs. -- Duplicates of photos in NA-406 above.
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