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Irrigation Research Project (Lawrence Burns) collection


Physical Description:
1 m of textual records. -- 24 microfilm reels

This collection of records was compiled by Lawrence Burns, a Glenbow staff member, who was commissioned to undertake research, and to gather reference material, related to irrigation in southern Alberta. Many of the records originated with the provincial Water Resources Branch in Edmonton.

Scope and Content:
The collection consists of records extracted from the Alberta Water Resources Branch about irrigation in the drainage basins of the following: Bow River, Red Deer River, Milk River, South Saskatchewan River, Oldman River, Seven Persons River, Lodge River, Battle River, Many Islands Lake, Forty Mile Lake, Kindersley Lake, Pakowki Lake, McGregor Lake, Wild Horse Lake, Todd Creek, and the Great Sandhills. Also consists of extracts of House of Commons debates about the Robins Irrigation Company; a history of the Eastern Irrigation District and Western Irrigation District; 24 microfilms of general irrigation extracts from the Water Resources branch; and letters about irrigation to C.D. Richards, John Stewart and J.S. Dennis.

The material is in English.

Originals and Reproductions:
The original Water Resources Branch records are now held by the Provincial Archives of Alberta.

No restrictions on access.

Finding Aids:
Inventory available. Please consult before requesting material.

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Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-2576, M-3117, M-3754, M-3755, M-3756, M-3758, M-3768, M-3769, Microfilm-Irrigation

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