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G. I. Christie papers

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 18, Placement: 08
Identifier: MSF 89

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of two folders containing articles by G. I. Christie.


  • 1913 - 1915


Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Access Information

This collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Portions of material in this collection may be in the public domain. Other material copyrights held by Purdue University or original creator/publisher. Consult with Purdue University Archives and Special Collections prior to reproduction of materials.

Biographical Information

Dr. George Christie was born in Winchester, Dundas County, and he graduated from the Ontario Agricultural College (OAC) in Guelph in 1902 before migrating to the United States for post-graduate training and an outstanding career in the public service. He acquired a B.S.A. degree in Iowa in 1903 and his D.Sc. from the same university in 1925.

For more than 20 years he distinguished himself in the United States, first as secretary of the Indiana Corn Growers in 1906, then as Director of Extension at Purdue University, beginning in 1909. In 1917, Christie became the Indiana State Food Director. In 1918 he was appointed assistant to the United States Secretary of Agriculture in Washington and finally, the Director of the Purdue University Agricultural Experiment Station in 1920.

In 1928, “GI” Christie came “home” to the Ontario Agricultural College at Guelph as President and he served in that capacity with distinction until 1947. They were important years for the OAC largely due to Dr. Christie’s drive and enthusiasm. He promoted the OAC to both farm and urban folks, utilizing the annual “Farm and Home Week” to bring as many as 20,000 people to the campus. Visitors were encouraged to use college services, take extension courses and enroll their families as students.
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0.05 Cubic Feet (Two folders)


Collection materials are organized chronologically.

Processing Information

Material has been housed in acid-free folders and box.
G. I. Christie papers
In Progress
Amanda Rumba and Mary A. Sego
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Edition statement
Second edition. Collection description first completed 2011-03-07 by Mary Sego.

Revision Statements

  • 2020-04-16: Collection description updated by Amanda Rumba to align with data entry standards.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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