Fonds MS-2-828 - Gary Hicks fonds

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Gary Hicks fonds

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  • Textual record
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  • 1994-1997 (Creation)
    Hicks, Gary

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6.5 cm of textual records and graphic material

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([19-] - 1997)

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Gary Hicks was a plant biology professor at Dalhousie University for twenty-seven years until his death in 1997. He was involved in running the honours program at Dalhousie University and supervising graduate-level research. Gary Hicks was a tissue culture specialist for research on fruit cloning. The Gary Hicks Memorial Award was established in 1997 and is awarded to a student studying plant science.

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Material was created by Gary Hicks. After his death, his wife, Joan Hicks, held onto the material until she donated it to Dalhousie University Archives on February 3, 2020 (2021-039).

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Fonds consists of textual records and graphic material from Gary Hicks’ time as professor of plant biology at Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS. The textual records include two textbooks and one lab manual for the course Biology 3220. The graphic material consists of original botanical drawings, some of which are included in the textual records.

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  • English

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