Fonds MS-14-37 - Endel A Karmo fonds

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Endel A Karmo fonds

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  • [ca.1900-1999] (Creation)
    Karmo, Endel Artur

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21 banker boxes
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 13 cm

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Biographical history

Endel Artur Karmo was Provincial Apiarist from 1948-1977 and taught at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College from 1950-1977. He is well-known for his contributions to Nova Scotia's nascent blueberry industry in recognizing honeybees as pollinators of both tree fruits and berries. Born on 10 November 1912 in Vihti, Finland, he moved to Nova Scotia from Denmark in 1948, working at the Nova Scotia Agriculture and Marketing Board. In 1950 he joined the faculty of Nova Scotia Agricultural College, retiring in 1977. He died on 1 May 1991 in Halifax.

Custodial history

A1999-012 ; A2017-033 ; A2012-198

Scope and content

Fonds contains periodicals, monographs, photographs, and one artifact related to bees and beekeeping that were created by and/or collected by Endel Karmo.

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Physical condition

Some materials are in very poor condition, surface mold being discovered in March 2019. See electronic inventory for items that were discarded.

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  • English

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There are no access restrictions on these materials. All materials are open for research.

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Materials do not circulate and must be used in the MacRae Library. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.

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Further accruals are not expected.

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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Endel A Karmo fonds, MS-14-37, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Agricola Archives, Bible Hill, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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1999 (creation)
November 2020 (revision)

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  • English

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