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Lars Peder Ericksen fonds


Physical Description:
352 photographs. -- 25 cm of textual records. -- 5 audio cassettes

Lars Peder Ericksen, 1893-1976, was born in Denmark and emigrated to Canada in 1914. He homesteaded near Bowell, Alberta in 1922. After attending Olds School of Agriculture from 1923 to 1924, he joined the staff as a plot foreman and became active in seed production experiments. In 1945 he moved to Westward Ho, Alberta to farm and raise Hereford cattle. On a trip to Denmark in 1947 he married. He and his wife returned to Alberta and in 1964 they retired to Olds. In the 1960s he served as secretary of the Citizens' Mineral Rights and Justice League, a group which pressed for a better share of oil profits for landowners and protested pollution by large oil companies.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of immigration and homestead records; correspondence, certificates and newsclippings about his Olds School of Agriculture career; recorded reminiscences; photographs of the family and farm; and 1923 barn plans. Includes minute books, correspondence, scrapbook and formal complaints of the Citizens' Mineral Rights and Justice League.
RECORDS RELATED TO THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS ARE ALSO IN THIS FONDS. SEE INVENTORY FOR DETAILS: Alberta Unity Movement, British Block, Canadian Hereford Association, Canadian Wheatland Ltd., Robert C. Clark, Durham wheat, Garnet wheat, Frank Grisdale, P. Duncan Hargrave, Harmattan, pollution, and Frank Stevens.

Source of Acquisition:
Gift of Lars P. Ericksen, 1972-1976.

The material is in English.

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Finding Aids:
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Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-364, M-3734, RCT-168, PA-1489, PA-1818, PD-130, NA-2637

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