Paul E. Bernier Papers, 1930-1992
Bernier, Paul E., 1911 -
0.5 cubic feet
Scope and Content Note
Organized into nine chronologically arranged series: I. Biographical information; II. Bibliography of Bernier's writings from 1930-1975; III. Publications; IV. Research Records; V. Histories of departmental research projects; VI. Katherine Osborn recognition materials - OSU Librarian in Science and Technology for 42 years; VII. Triad Club records; VIII. B.S. Diploma and other Certificates; and IX. Photographs. The photos consist of one of Bernier and an unidentified person and two of Triad Club members (1956 & 1976). The bulk of the materials contain information about Bernier's research in chicken breeding and genetics.
New Accession, 2005
Paul E. Bernier was born in St. Michel de Bellechasse, Quebec, Canada on October 22, 1911. He received the B.S. in Agriculture from Universite Laval, Quebec, in 1932. He attended MacDonald College, McGill University in 1935 and 1936 as a graduate student in genetics, then moved to the University of California at Berkeley where he obtained his Ph.D. in genetics in 1947. He began his career at Oregon State College in 1947 and in 1955 became Professor of Poultry Genetics. Bernier was awarded Professor Emeritus status in 1977.
Bernier was a lecturer in Poultry Husbandry from 1932 to 1945. During that period he was active in the field as secretary-treasurer of the Quebec R.O.P. Poultry Breeders' Association, as consultant geneticist to the Quebec Purebred Livestock Breeders' Association and to the Quebec Provincial Fur Research Farm, secretary of the Poultry Advisory Committee of the Quebec Department of Agriculture, and also as a member of the poultry section of the Quebec Feed Board.
In 1951 he won the Poultry Science Association Research prize for Outstanding Published Research.
Poultry Science Department Records (RG 182); several poultry-related Manuscript Collections and several poultry-related Memorabilia Collection files. Photographs of Bernier are located in Harriet's Collection #1326 & #1156; the Extension & Experiment Station Communications Photographic Collection (P120:3486 & 6016-6018); and the Experiment Station Publications Photographic Collection (P132:154-157).
7/2/3/b (20x24 oversize box)
(box SR 5/6/2/53)
I. Biographical Information, 1930-1976
II. Bibliography of Bernier's Writings from 1930-1975
III. Publications, 1950-1990
IV. Research Project Records for "Genetics and Breeding Improvement of Chickens," 1947-1977: Project outlines, 1947-1972
Project annual reports, 1948-1977
Annual reports for other projects, 1950-1968
V. Histories of Departmental Research Projects, 1958-1969
VI. Katherine Osborn Recognition Materials, 1971
VII. Triad Club Records, 1956-1992 (2 folders)
VIII.Diploma and Certificate:
B.S. Diploma, Universite Laval, 1932 (oversize box 7/2/3/b)
American Poultry Association Life Member Certificate, 1937 (box SR 5/6/2/53) (box 2/2/9/11)
IX. Photographs, 1956-1976:
Bernier and unidentified man, ca. 1960
Triad Club members on steps of the Memorial Union, 1956 and 1976SRC="../../images/icons/quill.gif" ALIGN="BOTTOM">Return to Manuscript Collections Page