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Julius Degen fonds
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CA UMASC MSS 94
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- Degen, Julius
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0.39 m of textual records. -- 37 photographs. -- 5 negatives.
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Julius Degen was born in 1876 in Worms, Germany. At the age of nineteen, he emigrated with his two half brothers to the United States, eventually settling at Sibley, Iowa. He soon moved to Manitoba to work for H.L. Emmert as a farm manager of La Salle Farm, one of the three Emmert farms. The H.L. Emmert Land Company was established by the wealthy banker, H.L. Emmert. He bought vast holdings in the Red River and Assiniboine River valleys in hopes of selling to American farmers. Emmert's three experimental farms were visited by faculty from the Manitoba Agricultural College, E. Cora Hind, American farmers on educational tours, and by local and district farmers. Through these experimental farms, Manitoba farmers gained a richer knowledge of their trade, and benefited from new crops and from new procedures, such as summerfallowing.
The Julius Degen collection was donated to University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections by Emma Degen, daughter of Julius Degen, on two separate occasions; the first bequest was made on February 25, 1993 with the remainder of the collection given in July of the same year.
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The collection is arranged into three series. First and foremost are the personal and business papers and diaries of Julius Degen. A second, smaller portion contains material relating directly to the Emmert Land Company, for whom Degen worked. The third contains various materials relating to land, as well as farm receipts.
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This collection is organized into 3 series.
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There are no restrictions on this collection. However, users must abide by copyright laws.
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The photographs have been separated according to storage and conservation principles and held as PC 90. Fortunately, virtually every photograph has been identified by the donor.
No further accruals expected.
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Inventory prepared by Jeff Long in 1994.
Finding aid prepared by Julianna Trivers on August 2002.
Quality checked by Mary Grace Golfo on 27 March 2017.