- 1921-1979 (Creation)
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75 cm of textual records. -- 22 photographs
Name of creator
Asael Exile Palmer, 1888-1984, was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. His family moved to Alberta in 1903 and homesteaded near Turin in 1909. He received his BSc in crops and soils at Utah State Agricultural College, and later obtained a second BSc from the University of Alberta. In 1921 he was appointed assistant superintendent of the Lethbridge Experimental Station. He became superintendent in 1945. He was a specialist in dry land farming and wrote many articles and books on irrigation, soil erosion, and water conservation. He was a life member of the Alberta Institute of Agrologists and the Agricultural Institute of Canada, and was actively involved in the Alberta Agricultural Research Trust and the Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration (PFRA). He was inducted into the Alberta Agriculture Hall of Fame in 1973. He was president of the Lethbridge Stake of the Mormon Church for twenty years. He married Maydell Cazier in 1916 and they had four children, A. Delbert, Camille (Hawkins), Eileen (Smith) and Byron C.
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Gifts of Dr. Byron Palmer and Maydell Palmer, 1960-1984.
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- The fonds consists of correspondence, articles he wrote, records of organizations in which he was active, and reference material related to irrigation and erosion. Includes photographs of the family and Adelbert Cazier.
- RECORDS RELATED TO THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS ARE ALSO IN THIS FONDS. SEE INVENTORY FOR DETAILS: Alberta Agricultural Research Trust, Canadian Council of Resource Ministers, Canadian Water Resources Association, Manyberries Experimental Station, North American Water and Power Alliance, Oldman River, Special Areas Board, and Western Canada Conservation and Reclamation Association.
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The material is in English.
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The LDS Church material is found on microfilm AB Palmer.
NA 4704 has copy negatives of 6 prints in PA 2612.
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Tuesday, May 01, 2018