Fonds UBCA-ARC-1070 - George Moe fonds

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George Moe fonds

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79 cm of textual materials.
87 photographs : b&w ; various sizes.

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George Gordon Moe received a BSA and an MSc. from McGill's MacDonald College, and in 1929 received a Ph.D. from Cornell University. He joined the Department of Agronomy at UBC in 1919 as an assistant professor. He became an associate professor in 1922 and was acting head of the department in 1925 when P.A. Boving was on sick leave. Moe was on leave from the department in 1927 and 1928 while studying for his doctorate. In 1930, Moe became a full professor and head of the department until his retirement in 1954. At that time, he was appointed professor emeritus. Besides Moe's teaching activities, he was also active in research investigating the development of a new strand of rhizoma alfalfa. Other research areas included soil testing, fiber flax, potato index studies and cooperative seed projects with the Dominion Experimental Farms. These collaborative seed projects resulted in the certification of several elite and foundation seed stocks. In addition, Moe was involved in the work of two university administrative bodies. He was a member of the Library Committee from 1926 to 1936 and was Secretary of the Senate from 1930 to 1936. Moe also participated in numerous organizations about the study and development of agronomy. These organizations include the Agronomy Conference from 1920 to 1926, the Graduate Studies Committee of the Canadian Society of Technical Agriculturalists from 1922 to 1926, the Provincial Seed Board, the BC Fertilizers and Agricultural Poisons Board, the Pesticides Requirements Committee, the Agricultural Supplies Board, the Vancouver Local Employment Committee, the Lower Fraser Valley Field Crop Committee and the Forage, Pasture and Range Committee.

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Fonds documents G.G. Moe's professional activities as professor of agronomy and as a member of various university and agricultural committees, as well as his personal and family history. It consists of correspondence, reports, minutes of meetings, course outlines, newspaper clippings, legal records, publications, notes, an autograph book, and photographs.

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Received in several accessions in 1978, 1980, 1983, and 1990. Some materials were originally received as part of the Department of Agronomy fonds.


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Part of the fonds was previously known as the Moe Family Papers Collection.

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