Fonds UBCA-ARC-1039 - Alden Barss fonds

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Alden Barss fonds

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UBCA-ARC-1039

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  • 1910-1977 (Creation)
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    Barss, Alden

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3.87 m of textual records
255 photographs

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(1888-1980)

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Alden Forest Barss was born in New York State in 1888. He received a B.A. from the University of Rochester, a B.Sc. in agriculture from Cornell University, a Master's degree in horticulture from Oregon State College, and a Ph.D. from Chicago. Barss joined UBC's Department of Horticulture in 1918, eventually succeeding Dean F.M. Clement as Department head in 1940. He served in this position until his retirement in 1953. Barss also served as a member of the UBC Senate from 1924 to 1930 and was involved with the Inter-Fraternity Council. In addition, he was a member of many professional and scientific societies, and he gave several radio presentations on agricultural issues. Barss was an active member of St. Helen's Anglican Church in Vancouver. He also served from 1927 to 1971 on the Anglican Theological College of B.C. (later part of the Vancouver School of Theology), including twenty-five years as its secretary.

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The fonds consists of textual records (including correspondence, reports, minutes and course materials), published materials, and photographs documenting the life and career of Alden Barss. The records relate to the teaching of horticulture; the development of the Department of Horticulture, the Faculty of Agriculture, and the University; Barss' involvement with the Anglican Theological College and the Anglican Church; his professional career; and his personal life. Some records were collected and arranged by Barss in the course of writing a history of the Department of Horticulture.

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A file containing correspondence between Alden Barss and various students is restricted.

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Revised May 2020

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