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Collection Number: 1
Collection Name: Agricultural and Pomological Club of King George County, Virginia, Manuscript
Earliest Date: 1871
Latest Date: 1876
Linear Feet: 0.5
Collection Description: The Agricultural and Pomological Club of King George County, Virginia, Manuscript consists of the handwritten record book of the club's meetings from 1871-1876. It contains entries on the establishment of the club including its constitution, by-laws, officers, and membership. There is a handwritten index of names and subjects listed in the book. Some of the subjects of meetings include seeds received from the secretary of agriculture for distribution among club members; canning; commercial fertilizer; implements; plowing; crops; grapes; hay; improvement of farms; fences and fence laws; immigration; labor; land; manures; potatoes; and sheep husbandry. Members present at first meeting included Col. Edward T. Tayloe, Maj. John D. Rogers, John F. Dickerson, John P. Robb, Fielding Lewis, Horace D. Ashton, Michael Wallace, Thomas T. Arnold, Julien J. Hason, and William I. Brown [sic]. The Virginia Historical Society Library owns a related eight-page manuscript, "Proceedings at a meeting held at the court house, on Saturday the 11th of November, 1871."
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Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 2
Collection Name: Agricultural History Society (AHS) Records
Earliest Date: 1919
Latest Date: 2003
Linear Feet: 33.25
Collection Description: The Agricultural History Society (AHS) Records contain meeting papers such as minutes, reports, programs, invitations, and financial statements; correspondence; and materials pertaining to the Agricultural History journal, such as administrative records, correspondence, award committee notes, reviewed articles, permission to publish forms, and information on symposiums given by the journal.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The Agricultural History Society (AHS), founded in 1919, was one of the first specialized history groups. The distinguished botanist Rodney H. True was chosen as chair and later elected the first president of the society. The founding members were of diverse professions: historians, sociologists, economists, and other scientists who believed they could better comprehend their individual fields through an understanding of the history of agriculture. The society maintained a close association with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) through the Bureau of Agricultural Economics and successor organizations. Several employees of USDA have served as secretary-treasurer or editor of Agricultural History, or both. Today the society's stated purpose is "stimulating interest in, promoting the study of and facilitating research and publications on Rural Societies." The journal Agricultural History explores agricultural developments over time, in all regions, and among all peoples. Agricultural History is issued quarterly and publishes a range of articles on institutions, organizations, methodologies, and sciences—all of which have been contributing factors in agricultural growth. The journal includes research, book and film reviews, and special issues that unite diverse methodology under one agriculture history-related theme.
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Collection Number: 3
Collection Name: Agricultural Relations Council (ARC) Records
Earliest Date: 1956
Latest Date: 1994
Linear Feet: 3.75
Collection Description: The Agricultural Relations Council (ARC) Records include some membership listings and directories, ARCLight newsletters (April 1956- July 1994), biographies of past presidents and significant early members, and meeting programs.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The Agricultural Relations Council (ARC) was founded in December 1953 as a national professional association for practitioners of agricultural public relations. ARC conceived and organized the first U.S. Agricultural Communicators’ Congress (USACC) in Washington, D.C., in June 1984, and has coordinated a similar national program for every four years since.
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Collection Number: 6
Collection Name: American Agricultural Economics Association (AAEA) Records (now the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association)
Earliest Date: 1938
Latest Date: 1994
Linear Feet: 145
Collection Description: The American Agricultural Economics Association (AAEA) Records contains correspondence, constitution, bylaws, handbooks, directories, ledgers, invoices, newsletters, black and white and color photographs, membership listings, reports, policies, student chapters papers, publications, and papers of various committees. A majority of the records are drafts of articles for the American Journal of Agricultural Economics.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The AAEA is a professional society for those interested in agricultural economics. The organization is committed to furthering knowledge about the economics of agriculture, rural communities, and natural resources. It was organized in 1910 as the American Farm Management Association, and became the American Farm Economics Association in 1914. In 1968 a subgroup left the organization and called itself the American Agricultural Economics Association.
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Formats: Photographs

Collection Number: 7
Collection Name: American Agricultural Editors Association (AAEA) Records
Earliest Date: 1944
Latest Date: 1987
Linear Feet: 28
Collection Description: Transferred to University of Illinois in 2010. American Agricultural Editors Association (AAEA) Records include correspondence of officers, the American Agricultural Editors Association constitution, minutes of meetings, committee notes, membership directories, reports, and Agricultural Editors Photo School correspondence and newsletters.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The American Agricultural Editors Association (AAEA) was founded in 1921 by a small group of magazine editors to provide opportunities for professional improvement and networking to agricultural editors, writers and photojournalists.
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Collection Number: 8
Collection Name: The Association for Communication Excellence in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Life and Human Sciences (ACE) Records
Earliest Date: 1913
Latest Date: 1997
Linear Feet: 30
Collection Description: The Association for Communication Excellence in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Life and Human Sciences (ACE) Records includes newsletters, ACE Journal (quarterly), clip art books, communication handbooks, minutes of board meetings, annual meeting programs, correspondence, manuscript of "The Presidents of ACE," annual directories, early publications, and miscellaneous photographs.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The Association for Communication Excellence in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Life and Human Sciences (ACE) is an international association of communicators and information technologists. ACE members are writers, editors, photographers, graphic designers, videographers, electronic media producers, marketing and public relations practitioners, researchers, Web developers, database programmers, distance education specialists, educators, and managers. They work in universities, government agencies, and research organizations in the public sector, as well as companies and firms in the private sector. ACE develops professional skills of its members to extend knowledge about agriculture, natural resources and human sciences to people worldwide.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Photographs

Collection Number: 9
Collection Name: American Romney Breeders Association (ARBA) Records
Earliest Date: 1919
Latest Date: 1980
Linear Feet: 48.5
Collection Description: American Romney Breeders Association (ARBA) Records consist of the American Romney Breeders Association's certificates of registry for ewes and rams.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The American Romney Breeders Association (ARBA) was founded in 1912 by Joe Wing, a world traveler and expert on sheep. He became an early secretary of ARBA, and was instrumental in the development of Romney sheep in America.
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Collection Number: 10
Collection Name: American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) Records
Earliest Date: 1883
Latest Date: 1982
Linear Feet: 12.75
Collection Description: The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) Records consist mostly of photographs and negatives of people and places, organized and labeled by state and name of conference held within the state. Most photographs were taken at ASTA's annual meetings. Other organizational photographs include Southern Seedsmen’s Association, Western Seedsmen’s Association, and Pacific Seedsmen’s Association. The collection also includes minutes, constitutions, by-laws, letters, and memoranda of both New England Seedsmen’s Association and Seed Council of North America; as well as records of the ASTA’s National Beautification Committee papers (1967-1971), reports, committee papers, and seed packets.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: One of the oldest trade organizations in America, the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) was founded in 1883. Its founding members wanted an effective voice of action in all matters concerning the development, marketing and free movement of seeds, associated products, and services throughout the world with a minimum of regulations affecting its members.
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Formats: Photographs

Collection Number: 11
Collection Name: Arkell, Thomas, Account Book
Collection Group: Dairy Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1829
Latest Date: 1886
Bulk Dates: 1829-1849 & 1854-1886
Linear Feet: 0.25
Collection Description: The Thomas Arkell Account Book Collection consists of two account books, one covering the years 1829-1849, and one spanning 1854-1886. The earlier account book contains entries on dairy products, barley, oats, and the cradling and harvesting of wheat. The later account book, 1854-86, consists of pedigrees of Durham or Short Horned cattle bought and bred by Thomas Arkell on his Little Farmham Farm near Guelph, Canada.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Thomas Arkell (ca. 1802-1875) was a native of Berkshire, England. He settled in Puslinch Township, Ontario, Canada, in May 1831 after living briefly in New York. He became a prominent sheep and cattle breeder in Puslinch and served as a magistrate there for more than 30 years.
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Collection Number: 12
Collection Name: Associates of the National Agricultural Library (NAL) Records
Earliest Date: 1971
Latest Date: 1989
Linear Feet: 11
Collection Description: The Associates of the National Agricultural Library (NAL) Records consist of copies of the Journal of NAL Associates, newsletters, as well as other publications and promotional materials with which the Associates were involved.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The Associates of the National Agricultural Library (NAL) was founded in 1970 to promote the development of the library by means of encouraging the donation of gifts and desirable collections, providing direct financial assistance for the purchase of unique items, aiding in public relations by informing the community about library services and challenges, and communicating the needs of the community to the library administration. In the 1990s, the organization dissolved.
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Collection Number: 14
Collection Name: Ball, Will L., Collection: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1881
Latest Date: 1905
Linear Feet: 1.25
Collection Description: The Will L. Ball Collection contains materials related to poultry business and consists mostly of correspondence between breeders and suppliers of fancy poultry and game cocks. A selection of handwritten correspondence dated between 1881 and 1883 is addressed to Will L. Ball.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Will L. Ball was a resident of Canada.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.

Collection Number: 21
Collection Name: Beyers, Herbert, Collection: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1929
Latest Date: 1991
Linear Feet: 2.25
Collection Description: The Herbert Beyers Collection contains original issues or copies of Norbest News, Norbest Turkey News, and Norbest Market Letter. There are articles and reprints from trade journals and newspapers plus a brief biography highlighting Beyers’ accomplishments.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Beyers (b. 1903) was general manager of Norbest Turkey Growers Association, the nation's largest turkey marketing organization, from 1933-1967, and became president in 1967. He was known as "Mr. Turkey, U.S.A." because of his prominence in the turkey industry for more than 40 years and he served as a constant advisor to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) officials on many of the laws and USDA regulations on turkey grading and inspection.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Reprints
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 25
Collection Name: Boone, Merritt Anderson, Collection: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1930
Latest Date: 1983
Linear Feet: 5
Collection Description: The Merritt Anderson Boone Collection includes a bibliography of Boone's published works; manuscripts and technical reports by Boone; correspondence; and reprints of some of his published articles. The collection contains items relating to poultry activities in South Carolina. There are materials from the South Carolina Poultry Extension Service and from various poultry short courses conducted by Clemson University between 1930 and 1979. Other components are minutes of the South Carolina Poultry Improvement Association meetings held in 1953-1955 and 1970-1974, and printer's dies from the 1965-1968 Association's yearbooks; approximately 1,000 35-millimeter color slides on various aspects of the poultry industry during the 1960s; and miscellaneous reprints, circulars, and bulletins pertaining to poultry breeding and industry from the 1939-1983 period.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Merritt Anderson "Dan" Boone (1920-1993) was a professor of poultry science at Clemson University from 1947-1977. Originally from Geneva, Nebraska, he studied animal science at the University of Nebraska. He then served four years in the Veterinary Corps of the U.S. Army. While waiting to go to veterinary school, he decided to pursue a master’s degree in poultry science. In the meantime, Boone worked in both the dairy and poultry industries. He worked for the federal Milk Marketing Administration in Chicago and a dairy farm in Utah. He worked for the Michigan State Poultry Improvement Association before settling into a career as a research professor in poultry at Clemson University. While at Clemson, Boone worked primarily in genetics and physiology (where he contributed to heat stress research).
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Reprints

Collection Number: 27
Collection Name: Brant, Albert Wade, Collection: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1907
Latest Date: 1997
Linear Feet: 28.5
Collection Description: The Albert Wade Brant Collection contains copies of scientific literature and non-published documents on poultry meat and egg research, dating from approximately 1930 until 1998. An author file of 17,000 cards accompanies the publications. The abstracts were generated or made available by the following organizations or individuals: Institute of American Poultry Industries; University of Illinois; U.S. Egg and Poultry Magazine; Dr. George F. Stewart and A. Wade Brant. Other materials in the collection include minutes of the Pacific Dairy and Poultry Association (PDPA), Institute of American Poultry Industries (IAPI), letters, photographs, cartoons, post cards, humorous poems, chicken and turkey stories, newspaper clippings, chicken jokes, Poultry Science Association mementos, and films.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Albert Wade Brant (b. 1919) graduated from Kansas State University in 1940 with a bachelor of science degree in poultry husbandry, received a master of science degree in poultry nutrition from Michigan State University in 1942, and a Ph.D. in food science and technology in 1949 from Iowa State University. For 10 years (1949-1959) Brant worked for the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) in Beltsville, Maryland, conducting research on egg and poultry meat quality, rising to the position of chief of the Poultry Research Branch, Animal Husbandry Research Division. From late-1959 through 1980 Brant worked at the University of California – Davis, College of Agriculture, Department of Food Science and Technology as a Food Technologist, Lecturer in Food Science and Technology, and Associate in the Agricultural Experiment Station. Brant was actively involved with the World Poultry Science Association (WPSA) and its USA Branch (and predecessor committee) from 1958-1996 and remains a lifetime member. From 1965-1978, he served as secretary/ treasurer, vice president, and president of the USA Branch. In 1978 he was elected treasurer of the WPSA and served in that capacity until 1996. Brant authored or co-authored over 250 research papers, bulletins, technical articles, and book chapters, and two public service patents.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Agricultural Art and Memorabilia; Audiovisuals
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 28
Collection Name: Breimyer, Harold F., Papers
Earliest Date: 1958
Latest Date: 1970
Linear Feet: 2
Collection Description: The Harold F. Breimyer Papers include correspondence produced during Breimyer’s association with the American Agricultural Economics Association (AAEA) and the American Farm Economic Association (AFEA), programs of meetings, reprints, and newspaper clippings related to AAEA and AFEA.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Harold F. Breimyer (1914-2001) worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) as an economist for 30 years and was an agent for the University of Missouri’s agricultural extension.
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Formats: Reprints
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 33
Collection Name: Card, Leslie E., Papers: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1919
Latest Date: 1948
Linear Feet: 3
Collection Description: The Leslie E. Card Papers contain correspondence, reports, publications, photographs, and miscellaneous papers relating to poultry industry and research in the United States. The correspondence documents early egg-laying contests. There is a comprehensive list, by state, of poultry farmers in the United States (1925). A group of materials relate to the James E. Rice testimonial dinner (1934). Also included are official publications, notes, and programs of the annual meetings of the Poultry Science Association.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: With a Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1922, Card (1883-1968) became an instructor at the University of Connecticut from 1914-1919 and Cornell University from 1919-1922. He was head of the poultry division of the University of Illinois from 1922-1947, and head of the animal science department from 1947-1957. An author of poultry textbooks and many scientific articles, Card researched poultry breeding, physiology, and egg formation. In 1968 he was elected to the American Poultry Historical Society's Poultry Hall of Fame.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Photographs
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 34
Collection Name: Early Extension Service Miscellaneous Materials
Earliest Date: 1916
Latest Date: 1980
Linear Feet: 4.5
Collection Description: Early Extension Service Miscellaneous Materials contain reference materials from the early U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) extension services including publications, glass slides, photographs, and film.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Materials were gathered by Helen Strow (1904-1999) and Beatrice Judkins (d. 2003), who were employed by the USDA Extension Service.
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Formats: Audiovisuals; Photographs
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 35
Collection Name: Chamberlain, Frank Wilbut, Papers: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1943
Latest Date: 1945
Bulk Dates: Pre 1945-1943 ???
Linear Feet: 9
Collection Description: The Frank Wilbut Chamberlain Papers include copies of galley proofs of Chamberlain’s book Atlas of Avian Anatomy. Proofs contain sections on osteology, arthrology, and myology. Copies of a typed manuscript with penciled notes cover other systems of the avian species, such as circulatory, lymphatic, respiratory, urinary, nervous, etc. Manuscript may have been intended to be Volume 2 of the Atlas of Avian Anatomy. Also includes printer’s blocks of different parts of the chicken skeleton, ligaments and muscles.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Frank Wilbut Chamberlain was a professor of anatomy at Michigan State College, and published the Atlas of Avian Anatomy as Agricultural Experiment Station Memoir Bulletin 5 in June 1943. Correspondence (largely from 1944 and 1945) and printers' blocks included in the collection indicate that Chamberlain intended to publish a second volume of the atlas, but there is no evidence that it ever went to press.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 36
Collection Name: Christie, Andrew, Papers: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1938
Latest Date: 1940
Linear Feet: 0.5
Collection Description: The Andrew Christie Papers consist of correspondence, newspaper clippings and photographs concerning Christie’s work with the Seventh World's Poultry Congress, held in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1939.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: One of the earliest U.S. poultry breeders to recognize the need to breed poultry specifically for their meat-producing characteristics, Andrew Christie of Kingston, New Hampshire, developed his strain of New Hampshire Red chickens to produce a superior meat-type chicken.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 39
Collection Name: Carpenter, Clifford D., Papers: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1912
Latest Date: 1965
Linear Feet: 1
Collection Description: The Clifford D. Carpenter Papers include Carpenter's research, writings, and photographic accomplishments. Materials chronicle the events leading to his election to the International Poultry Hall of Fame and the American Poultry Historical Society Poultry Hall of Fame [1968]. Also includes a 2012 donation of three letters written by Carpenter to his wife in 1934 and 1935. They were written by Carpenter while he was on business trips. The letters were found in an antique store and subsequently donated to Special Collections.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Photographs
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 45
Collection Name: Cram, Eloise, Papers
Earliest Date: 1853
Latest Date: 1991
Linear Feet: 4.5
Collection Description: The Eloise Cram Papers contain correspondence, photographs, scientific articles, and various ephemera relating to the professional lives and work of several scientists employed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) and by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The scientists included are Eloise B. Cram, Maurice C. Hall, Brayton H. Ransom, Charles W. Stiles, Albert Hassell, and Daniel E. Salmon.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Parasitologist Eloise Cram (1897-1957) entered government service as a zoologist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI), where she became noted as a world authority on the parasites of poultry, and eventually rose to be Head, Parasites of Poultry and Game Birds, USDA. When she took a position at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), she contributed to the study of pinworm and researched the curbing of the helminthic disease Schistosomiasis.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Agricultural Art and Memorabilia; Photographs
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 56
Collection Name: Carper, Elsie, Collection on Extension Service, Home Economics, and 4-H
Earliest Date: 1908
Latest Date: 1990
Linear Feet: 8.75
Collection Description: The Elsie Carper Collection on Extension Service, Home Economics, and 4-H contains materials relating to early extension work, largely saved by Extension specialists and program leaders over Carper's many years of employment as a clerk at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Subject areas include Cooperative Extension history, early history of Extension home economics, Extension Homemaker's Organization, early history of the National Association of Extension Home Economists, and 4-H materials.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The National Association of Extension Home Economists (NAEHE) began in 1934 as the Home Demonstration Agents’ National Association. The mission of this organization was "to promote the interest of home demonstration work." NAEHE also had a goal of helping to improve the skills of its members in the areas of home economics and adult education. In 1965, members of the National Negro Home Demonstration Agents Association (NNHDAA) merged into the NAEHE. The NNHDAA had been founded seven years earlier, and specifically focused on home economics in the African-American community. In 1995, the NAEHE once again changed its name, this time to the National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences. This change came about because of the evolutionary shift of the profession to family and consumer science.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Posters; Photographs
Digitization Status: Portion of collection digitized

Collection Number: 69
Collection Name: Gordeuk, Alexander, Papers: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1940
Latest Date: 1997
Linear Feet: 9.5
Collection Description: The Alexander Gordeuk Papers contain items relating to the U.S. Branch of the World Poultry Science Association and its participation in World’s Poultry Congresses held in Mexico in 1958, in the Soviet Union in 1966, and in Spain in 1970. The papers include records and minutes; photographs, negatives and color slides; and numerous publications.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Alexander Gordeuk of Rahway, New Jersey, was a member of U.S. Participation Committee, World’s Poultry Congress.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Photographs

Collection Number: 73
Collection Name: Hanke, Oscar August, Papers: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1916
Latest Date: 1971
Linear Feet: 2
Collection Description: The Oscar August Hanke Papers relate to Hanke’s work with the Watt Publishing Company and include files of the American Farm Bureau Federation, the American Poultry and Hatchery Federation, the American Poultry Historical Society, the International Baby Chick Association, the Poultry and Egg National Board, and the United Egg Producers. There are also materials related to research conducted for the publication of American Poultry History, 1823-1973, which Hanke edited.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Oscar August Hanke (1902-1989) was author, editor, and editorial director of the Watt Publishing company for 41 years (1926-1967). He was a member of the organizing committee for the National Turkey Federation and the Poulty and Egg National Board. In 1971, he was elected to the American Poultry Historical Society's Poultry Hall of Fame.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 80
Collection Name: Hixson, Floyd Marcus, Papers: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1919
Latest Date: 1982
Linear Feet: 5.5
Collection Description: The Floyd M. Hixson Papers consist of performance reports of various poultry tests conducted by several American states and Canadian provinces. Other chicken- and turkey-testing program reports cover topics of meat and egg production.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Floyd Marcus Hixon (b. 1918) was a professor of animal sciences at California State University, Fresno, from 1951-1980. Born in Holdenville, Oklahoma, he earned his bachelor of science degree at Oklahoma A&M College, and his master of science and Ph.D. degrees at Kansas State University.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 82
Collection Name: Hogue, Robert L., Papers: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1908
Latest Date: 1995
Linear Feet: 21.25
Collection Description: The Robert L. Hogue Papers relate to Hogue’s role on the Participation Committee, U.S.A. Branch, of the World’s Poultry Science Association, which dealt with the 15th World’s Poultry Congress held in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1974. Files include bulletins published during and following World War II on animal feedstuffs, publications on poultry housing and equipment, newsprint, 16-millimeter films, brochures, photographs, and negatives.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Robert L. Hogue (1913-2000) encouraged development of 4-H poultry programs; coordinated disease control and marketing programs; encouraged consumer enlightenment; and provided an organizational hub for industry, university, and governmental interests throughout the United States, as well as representing the United States at many foreign poultry activities. In 1989, Hogue was inducted into the American Poultry Historical Society's Poultry Hall of Fame.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Audiovisuals; Photographs
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 83
Collection Name: Hollenback, Clinton C., Papers: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1911
Latest Date: 1920
Linear Feet: 1.5
Collection Description: The Clinton C. Hollenback Papers include personal correspondence and ledger accounts of purchases and sales of hatching eggs, baby chicks, and farm equipment. There are brochures, invoices, receipts, and price lists, along with detailed egg-production and incubation records of individual pedigree chickens and numerous American Poultry Association prize ribbons awarded to Hollenback’s entries in the 1919 Mukwonago, Wisconsin, Poultry Show.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Clinton C. Hollenback of Columbus, Ohio, was a poultry breeder, exhibitor, and merchandiser of poultry and agricultural products.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 86
Collection Name: Intercollegiate Poultry Judging Contest Records: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1920
Latest Date: 1965
Linear Feet: 2.25
Collection Description: The Intercollegiate Poultry Judging Contest Records consist of five bound volumes listing poultry judging team members and coaches, and the names of the institutions that sponsored the teams. Also included are pictures of the winning team members and coaches.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The Intercollegiate Poultry Judging Contest was open to undergraduate students enrolled in participating colleges. Contestants formed teams to judge poultry in areas such as production judging, breed selection, and market products judging.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Photographs
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 93
Collection Name: Kimber Poultry Breeding Farms Records: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1926
Latest Date: 1965
Linear Feet: 1.5
Collection Description: The Kimber Poultry Breeding Farms Records contain 1926-1927 pedigrees of individual records attained by chickens in breeding pens; a catalog describing all factors in Kimber Farms’ efforts to produce a more profitable White Leghorn chicken; newsletters; and a photograph.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: This is Walter F. Hughes’s collection of materials pertaining to Kimber Poultry Breeding Farms.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 95
Collection Name: Land Ladies' Club Records
Earliest Date: 1936
Latest Date: 1990
Linear Feet: 2.75
Collection Description: The Land Ladies' Club Records contain archives of the Land Ladies’ Club consisting of membership lists, financial documents, charitable activities records, and other records associated with the various activities of the club.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The Land Ladies' Club was founded in 1930 as an active organization of women whose husbands were professionals in the Farm Economics Research Division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
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Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 97
Collection Name: Coles, Rupert, Papers: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1977
Latest Date: 1997
Linear Feet: 1
Collection Description: The Rupert Coles Papers consist of Christmas cards created from Coles's original artwork.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Rupert Coles was the Chief Poultry Advisory Officer, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, in Great Britain (dates unknown). Coles served as the President of the World Poultry Science Association (WPSA) circa 1956-1957 (the best estimate is that he served from 1954-1958, corresponding to the period of time between the World Poultry Congresses, which took place every four years). He was the acting secretary-treasurer of the WPSA from 1968-1970 and became secretary in 1970. He held that position until at least 1982. Coles wrote a book entitled: Development of the Poultry Industry in England and Wales 1945-1959. [Poultry World Limited, London, 1960] Coles had a B.A., M.S. in economics, M.S. In Agriculture, and Ph.D.
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Formats: Agricultural Art and Memorabilia
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 101
Collection Name: Lucas, Alfred Martin, Papers: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1866
Latest Date: 1962
Linear Feet: 27
Collection Description: The Alfred Martin Lucas (b. 1900) Papers contain original artwork, color swatches, galley proofs, and other materials related to the Atlas of Avian Hematology, 1961. Collection contains detailed notes on avian anatomy, unidentified printers’ plates, three German language publications, a list of poultry theses presented for advanced degrees in the United States between 1896 and 1950, and a copy of the proceedings from Avian Leukosis Conference of 1962.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Agricultural Art and Memorabilia
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 104
Collection Name: Martin, Joseph Holmes, Papers: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1917
Latest Date: 1930
Bulk Dates: 1917-1930s
Linear Feet: 0.5
Collection Description: The Joseph Holmes Martin Papers include his theses entitled, "The Influence of Mating Upon the Strength of Fertility of Eggs," and "Inheritance in Poultry," as well as black and white photographs of Martin and other leaders of the poultry and allied industries, including Secretaries of Agriculture Earl Butz and Ezra T. Benson, and university and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) leaders in poultry science from the 1930s.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Joseph Holmes Martin (1895-1977) was head of the poultry department at the University of Kentucky from 1922-1938 and Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana, from 1922-1938. He specialized in poultry genetics and wrote more than 80 poultry publications, including Turkey Management. In 1971, he was elected to the American Poultry Historical Society Poultry Hall of Fame.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Photographs
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 105
Collection Name: Meler, Charles J., Papers: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1959
Latest Date: 1965
Linear Feet: 2.25
Collection Description: The Charles J. Meler Papers include correspondence, egg marketing orders, and egg promotion material along with contracts for egg producers and started pullet growers in Illinois and neighboring states; publications of the American Poultry and Hatchery Federation and the Illinois Poultry Industry Council, and miscellaneous brochures from nationally known commercial poultry breeding organizations and equipment manufacturers.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Charles J. Meler of Nashville, Illinois, was a hatcheryman, member of the Illinois Poultry Industry Council, and past president of the American Poultry and Hatchery Federation.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Agricultural Art and Memorabilia
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 106
Collection Name: Millar, Richard I., Papers: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1896
Latest Date: 1991
Linear Feet: 7.5
Collection Description: The Richard I. Millar Papers include reprints, bulletins and pamphlets; and clippings from trade journals, newspapers, and commercial brochures. Material addresses poultry management practices and equipment.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Millar used this poultry material in his teaching and research.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Agricultural Art and Memorabilia; Reprints
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 111
Collection Name: Mueller, Clyde Dewey, Papers: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1939
Latest Date: 1995
Linear Feet: 3
Collection Description: The Clyde Dewey Mueller Papers include correspondence, files of breeding techniques, computer programs, random sample test reports, brochures published by a dozen poultry breeders, and an autobiography.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Clyde Dewey Mueller was a poultry geneticist for different U.S. and foreign breeders of chicken and turkey.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 115
Collection Name: National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA) Records
Earliest Date: 1921
Latest Date: 1992
Linear Feet: 8.75
Collection Description: The National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA) Records consist of the constitution and by-laws of the NACAA, patents and registration of trade names paperwork, distinguished service awards lists, articles of incorporation, photographs, copies of the book History of the National Association of County Agricultural Agents, 1915-60, and NACAA Educational Foundation applications and records.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The first annual meeting of the National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA) took place in Chicago, Illinois, in 1916, during the International Livestock Exposition. The main purposes of the organization were set forth to include providing a means for the exchange of constructive ideas in county agent work and to establish high standards in the states regarding the qualifications and ability of women to be employed for Extension work.
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Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 116
Collection Name: National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) Records: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1906
Latest Date: 1992
Linear Feet: 22.5
Collection Description: The National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) Records contain documents, reports, and summaries of early efforts to improve the economic aspects of poultry production through breeding and disease control. Materials include newsletters, publications, and reports relating to the poultry industry and the early history of NPIP. Also included are tape recordings of NPIP conferences, and registered trademarks of NPIP emblems and poultry breeding farms.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) provides a cooperative industry-state-federal program for controlling certain poultry diseases.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 117
Collection Name: National Turkey Federation (NTF) Records: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1945
Latest Date: 1983
Linear Feet: 94.5
Collection Description: The National Turkey Federation (NTF) Records document the hiring of the Evans Advertising Agency, Salt Lake City, Utah, through 1982 to promote the consumption of turkey products. Records describe the history and objectives of NTF and contain photographs of the early officers; statistics, correspondence, promotional budgets; marketing research projects; recipes; photographs, slides, and audio, filmstrips, videotapes, plus hundreds of color photographs and transparencies, and recipes.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The National Turkey Federation (NTF) is an industry organization whose main objectives are to promote the consumption of turkey meat and to encourage turkey growers to gear their production to the market demands plus projected growth. The Evans Advertising Agency, Salt Lake City, Utah, was employed by the NTF through 1982 to promote the consumption of turkey products.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Audiovisuals; Photographs
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 118
Collection Name: New York State Poultry Industry Coordinated Effort (SPICE) Records: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1954
Latest Date: 1968
Linear Feet: 1.5
Collection Description: The New York State Poultry Industry Coordinated Effort (SPICE) Records consist of SPICE’s bylaws, articles of incorporation, subsequent amendments, and special studies. Records of organizations that became part of the federation are also included, as well as minutes, membership lists, officers, and financial records.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The New York State Poultry Industry Coordinated Effort (SPICE) was incorporated in 1962 and formed as a federation of organizations representing the poultry industry in New York to improve their economic position.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 121
Collection Name: Nursery Associations Records Collection
Earliest Date: 1896
Latest Date: 1941
Linear Feet: 4
Collection Description: The Nursery Associations Records Collection consists of the Letterpress Book (1886-1896) of the Western Association of Wholesale Nurserymen; Account Book (1926-1933) of the American Association of Propagating Nurserymen; Record Book (1937-1938) of the Pacific Coast Nursery Association; Treasury Records (1936-1938) of the Council of Eastern Nurserymen; and American Horticultural Council.
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Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 125
Collection Name: Payne, Loyal F., Collection: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1890
Latest Date: 1970
Linear Feet: 2
Collection Description: The Loyal F. Payne Collection materials relate to the history and development of the poultry industry in the United States from the early 1800s through the 1950s. Catalogs, brochures, and production records of three early poultry-breeding companies describe increased egg production of chickens between 1942 and 1966. Papers include a copy of a manuscript by George F. Carter, “Pre-Columbian Chickens in America” (1968), and a list of early poultrymen in the United States between 1890 and 1925.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Loyal F. Payne (1889-1970) was professor and head of the poultry departments at the University of Massachusetts (1914-1921) and Kansas State University (1921-1954). He performed original research on chicken embryo mortality during incubation and was a founding member of the American Poultry Historical Society. In 1968, Payne was inducted into the American Poultry Historical Society's Poultry Hall of Fame.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 128
Collection Name: Pierce, Howard Castner, Papers: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1903
Latest Date: 1963
Linear Feet: 5
Collection Description: The Howard Castner Pierce Papers consist of black and white photographs and negatives concerning the poultry industry during the early part of the twentieth century in the United States, and publications of the Food Research Laboratory, Bureau of Chemistry. Also included are correspondence, drawings, and plans of poultry devices submitted to the U.S. Patent Office; material on the first National Chicken of Tomorrow contest in 1946; publications of the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, and lesson plans for a poultry course taught by Pierce at Iowa State College. The photographs document poultry processing, grading, and egg candling experiments conducted by the Bureau of Chemistry, U.S. Department of Agriculture (1912-19); packing plants in Topeka, Kansas and Atlantic, Iowa (1910); poultry houses in Petaluma and Loomis, California (undated); a tour of Europe in 1924 coinciding with the World's Poultry Congress held in Barcelona, Spain; the Seventh World's Poultry Congress held in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1939; a caricature of Pierce farming, made in 1944; and a testimonial dinner for Pierce in 1963.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Howard Castner Pierce (1882-1967) served as head of the Poultry Department at Iowa State College; investigator, Food Research Laboratory, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA); marketing specialist for the Bureau of Economics, USDA; and poultry buyer and director of research for the Great Atlantic & Pacific (A&P) Food Stores.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Photographs
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 131
Collection Name: Poultry and Egg National Board Records: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1939
Latest Date: 1979
Linear Feet: 11.5
Collection Description: The Poultry and Egg National Board Records include board-meeting minutes, financial statements, annual reports, egg promotional material, new product research, cholesterol and fat studies, diet and nutritional cookbooks, reports of the American Home Economics Association conferences, and reports of the 1969 White House Conference on Nutrition.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: This poultry and egg trade association, established in 1940, provided information on human nutrition to consumers for more than 30 years.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 132
Collection Name: Poultry Publications Collection: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1899
Latest Date: 1979
Linear Feet: 40.25
Collection Description: The Poultry Publications Collection consists of U.S. and foreign poultry husbandry publications in the form of bulletins, circulars, pamphlets or booklets published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, state experiment stations, extension service, trade magazines, commercial companies and foreign universities or governments.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 133
Collection Name: International Poultry Industry Exposition Records: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1968
Latest Date: 1972
Linear Feet: 2
Collection Description: The International Poultry Industry Exposition Records consist of four bound volumes of publicity notices for the 1968 and 1969 International Poultry Industry Expositions (IPIE) in Chicago and New Orleans, respectively. In addition, there are two volumes of promotional material for a joint IPIE and Northeast Poultry Producers Council (NEPPCO) exposition in Cincinnati in 1970.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The International Poultry Industry Exposition (IPIE) was held annually from 1968-1970, and was sponsored by the Chicago-based Poultry Industry Manufacturers’ Council (PIMCO). The exposition -- commonly called the PIMCO Show -- brought together educators and businessmen involved with poultry all around the world. Educational sessions were held in many areas of poultry breeding, processing, and marketing. Poultry firms, whose areas of expertise ranged from equipment to services, occupied tens of thousands of square feet of exhibit space. In 1970, PIMCO joined with the Northeast Poultry Producers Council to present the IPIE show.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 134
Collection Name: Poultry Science Department, University of Wisconsin, Cackelator: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Linear Feet: 2
Collection Description: The Poultry Science Department, University of Wisconsin, Cackelator is an electronic box. The cackelator was used by Ag-Way Coop representatives as an early on-the-farm "computor" to formulate feed mixtures based on flock production factors such as body weight and egg weight. This briefcase size device was carried to the farm and used by the feed representative and flock-owner to make nutritional determinations to provide the highest net income for the poultryman.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Agricultural Art and Memorabilia

Collection Number: 136
Collection Name: Poultry Times Newspaper and Poultryman Newspaper Photograph Collection: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1963
Latest Date: 1986
Linear Feet: 37.5
Collection Description: The Poultry Times Newspaper and Poultryman Newspaper Photograph Collection contains black and white negatives taken by the staff of Poultry Times, a weekly newspaper from Gainesville, Georgia, (1956-1985) and the Poultryman, a weekly newspaper from Vineland, New Jersey (1956-1969). Included are negatives of state poultry associations’ personnel and functions, universities’ personnel, U.S. Department of Agriculture and other organizations’ personnel and events, and poultry-related commercial firms’ personnel and products. The Poultry Times portrait file contains negatives and black and white photographs.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The Poultry Times is published by Poultry and Egg News and includes news articles on research; technical development; and current trends in production, marketing, and pricing. There are reports of activities of industry organizations with an emphasis placed on regional news.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Photographs
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 140
Collection Name: Pugsley, Charles William, Manuscript
Bulk Dates: 193-?
Linear Feet: 0.25
Collection Description: The Charles William Pugsley Manuscript was compiled circa 1930s by Pugsley and is titled, "The Land Grant College in South Dakota: Its Field of Work. A Court Record with Supporting Notes." Part 1 of the manuscript contains copies of documents which were presented to and considered by the court. Part 2 has materials used by the attorneys for the defense.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Charles William Pugsley (d.1940) was president of South Dakota State College. The Regents of Education of South Dakota reported to the 1933 Legislature of the State Senate about duplication in work of the institutions of higher learning in the state. The Legislature discontinued certain courses. Alumni and friends of the university brought suit before the Supreme Court of South Dakota questioning the legal right of the Regents to discontinue courses. The Regents won. Pugsley was U.S. Assistant Secretary of Agriculture from 1921-1923.
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Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 141
Collection Name: Reall, Joseph H., Correspondence
Earliest Date: 1879
Linear Feet: 0.25
Collection Description: The Joseph H. Reall Correspondence contains nine typewritten copies of letters, the majority written to Henry E. Alvord during November and December 1879, regarding plans for the organization of the American Agricultural Association (apparently first considered under the name National Agricultural Society), the proposed and the elected officers, and the organizational meeting held December 10-12, 1879. Reall became the chairman of the Executive Committee and Henry E. Alvord was made one of the directors. The letters show that governors appointed delegates to the meeting and that 200 acceptances had been received by December 1. There is also a press release regarding the organization of this society. The typewritten copies were made possible through the courtesy of Caroline B. Sherman, Henry E. Alvord's niece.
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Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 145
Collection Name: Rowley, Percy B., Papers: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1922
Latest Date: 1997
Linear Feet: 0.5
Collection Description: The Percy B. Rowley Papers and photographs pertain to the production and sale of hatching eggs and young poultry to foreign markets; records of advertising, permits, correspondence, and photographs of shipments to Asia and South America; and records of the Washington State Poultry Improvement Association, of which Rowley was an active, longtime member.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Percy B. Rowley was one of the earliest U.S. poultry breeders of egg-producing chickens to open East Asia as a market for their products following World War II.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 148
Collection Name: Dr. Salsbury's Laboratories Photograph Collection: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1930
Latest Date: 1949
Bulk Dates: 1930s and 1940s
Linear Feet: 1
Collection Description: Dr. Salsbury's Laboratories Photograph Collection contains approximately 2,000 black and white glossy photographs depicting many facets of poultry and the poultry industry during the 1930s and 1940s. Dr. Salsbury's Laboratories, a major producer of pharmaceutics to treat poultry, used this collection as it published different editions of Dr. Salsbury Health Messenger, a widely distributed poultry health manual in the 1930-40 era.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Veterinarian Joseph E. Salsbury (b. 1887) opened Dr. Salsbury's Poultry Service Company in 1924 in Charles City, Iowa, in order to combat poultry mortality by the use of low-cost medicine. By 1935, the company purchased 55 acres for its research farm and changed its name to Dr. Salsbury's Laboratories. Branches were opened in 1936 and 1937 in Pomona, California; Kansas City, Missouri; Fort Worth, Texas; and Columbus, Ohio. The first product developed by Salsbury was Avitone, a flock wormer. By 1951, the company line consisted of 55 products, and 9 out of 10 of these were for poultry ailments. The research specialists in helminthology, protozoology, biochemistry, and other branches of science developed new products at the research farm.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Photographs
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 152
Collection Name: American Poultry Historical Society (APHS) Photograph Collection: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1908
Latest Date: 1983
Bulk Dates: 1925-1954
Linear Feet: 2.5
Collection Description: The American Poultry Historical Society (APHS) Photograph Collection contains 115 black-and-white and color photographs, with captions and texts, mostly of members of poultry-related institutions and of events held by various poultry groups. Some of the institutions, conferences, and groups represented include the American Association of Instructors and Investigators in Poultry; American Feed Manufacturers Association; American Poultry Association; American Poultry and Hatchery Federation; American Poultry School; International Baby Chick Association; Judging and Breeding School; National Poultry Improvement Plan; National Turkey Federation; National Poultry Congress; Northeast Poultry Producers Council; Poultry Science Association; and the World’s Poultry Congress.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The American Poultry Historical Society (APHS) was organized in 1952. According to the book American Poultry History 1823-1973, "The purpose of the [society] is to find, collect, and preserve records, pictures, materials and objects connected with the development of the poultry industry and to make available its great history to this and future generations, and to honor or recognize persons for outstanding achievement or leadership." The society (and a Hall of Fame, which was formed in 1954) was modeled on similar developments in the dairy industry. The APHS wanted to form an independent and inclusive organization that would serve all types of interest in the poultry industry, from "fanciers" to commercial poultry breeders.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Photographs
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 153
Collection Name: Skinner, John Louis, Collection: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1849
Latest Date: 1992
Linear Feet: 42.75
Collection Description: The John Louis Skinner Collection includes veterinary products brochures, feed and feed additives brochures; American Poultry Historical Society Poultry Hall of Fame nomination applications for 12 years; Poultry Science Association programs and members for twenty-five or more years; correspondence from the fourth and fifth European Poultry Conferences correspondence; and four years of World Poultry Congress programs, announcements, and promotional material.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: John Louis Skinner (b.1924), professor emeritus, Department of Poultry Science, University of Wisconsin, was employed in ithe poultry industry and at universities. A licensed poultry judge, editor of the Standard of Perfection, recorder of poultry history, Skinner is an honorary lifetime director of the American Poultry Historical Society and he was inducted into their Poultry Industry Hall of Fame in 1989.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 158
Collection Name: Smith, Robert Morris, Papers: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1945
Latest Date: 1959
Linear Feet: 1
Collection Description: The Robert Smith Morris Papers contain letters and documents leading to the establishment of the National Chicken of Tomorrow Program, a notebook showing the original records of economic traits measured in the 1951 National Contest, and correspondence that established the rules and regulations governing the Arkansas Random Sample Poultry Tests.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The National Chicken of Tomorrow contest was created by the director of the A&P Food Stores, Howard Castner Pierce (see Collection 128. In the mid-1940s, there was a beef shortage. In response to this shortage, Pierce suggested to the poultry industry that they improve chickens grown for consumption, instead of focusing on egg production. He offered a $10,000 prize for development of the best meat-type chicken. Consequently, a National Chicken of Tomorrow committee was formed and a breeding and feeding program established. Forty-four states initially participated in the program, as well as the USDA. The result of this program was an improved chicken product for the consumer and more efficient methods to raise chickens for the breeders.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 164
Collection Name: Sturgeon, Ralph H., Papers: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1917
Latest Date: 1988
Linear Feet: 5.25
Collection Description: The Ralph H. Sturgeon Papers include correspondence, clippings, and photographs describing the professional activities and accomplishments of Sturgeon, a hatcheryman and breeder of Barred and White Plymouth Rock chickens and bantams in Bellevue, Ohio. Included are photographs of Colonel Harlan Sanders and Sturgeon; a letter from President Richard Nixon; newsletters; and judging materials from the American Poultry Association.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Photographs
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 168
Collection Name: Termohlen, William Dewey, Papers: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1900
Latest Date: 1955
Linear Feet: 8.5
Collection Description: The William Dewey Termohlen Papers consist of speeches, articles, notes, clippings, and reprints on poultry nutrition, diseases, marketing, quality control, prices, and statistics. There are also publications that contain information on egg quality and grading, washing market eggs, seasonal effects on egg quality, and the purchasing habits of consumers. Other items include personal correspondence with industry, academic, and government leaders.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: William Dewey Termohlen (1898-1970) was an Iowa agricultural extension economist, 1926-1933; director, Poultry Division, Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA, 1933-1960; and agricultural attache to Japan.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Reprints
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 171
Collection Name: Thomas, David, Collection: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1872
Latest Date: 1975
Linear Feet: 3
Collection Description: The David Thomas Collection contains publications and reprints of papers dealing with various aspects of ornithology given by David Thomas. Material was written by numerous authors and published by various scientific journals and other organizations.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: David Thomas was a librarian at Cornell University.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Reprints
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 193
Collection Name: Warren, Don Cameron, Papers: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Earliest Date: 1917
Latest Date: 1990
Linear Feet: 1
Collection Description: The Don Cameron Warren Papers include correspondence to and from poultry leaders from 1928-1973, an autobiography, newspaper articles, certificates and awards, reprints of scientific papers, speeches, audiotape recording of induction speeches, and monographs.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Don Cameron Warren (1890-1994) researched the genetics of fowl at the poultry science department of Kansas State University and was a geneticist for Kimber Farms late in his career. In 1971, Warren was inducted into the Poultry Hall of Fame.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Reprints
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 195
Collection Name: Weidlich, John E., Collection: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1945
Latest Date: 1951
Linear Feet: 1.25
Collection Description: The John E. Weidlich Collection contains a description of the initial plans for the National Chicken of Tomorrow Contest, prepared in 1945, and lists of individuals who entered the first contest in 1946. It comprises newspaper clippings, single issues of trade journals, promotional pamphlets, photographs, and correspondence.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: John E. Weidlich was a Roanoke, West Virginia, breeder of New Hampshire chickens and an early supporter of the National Chicken of Tomorrow Contest, which is the core of this collection.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Photographs
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 196
Collection Name: Wells, Wellington, Collection: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Earliest Date: 1898
Latest Date: 1971
Linear Feet: 2
Collection Description: The Wellington Wells Collection contains lists of exhibition-type poultry breeders who exhibited in 22 states and Canada between 1898 and 1971 and a list of the awards given to the best individual birds or groups of birds for each breed on exhibit. The emphasis is on exhibitions in Massachusetts, in particular the Boston Poultry Show. A total of 132 poultry show publications are included.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Wellington Wells was a breeder of exhibition poultry in Millis, Massachusetts.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 204
Collection Name: World's Poultry Science Association (WPSA) Records
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1921
Latest Date: 2004
Linear Feet: 34
Collection Description: The World's Poultry Science Association (WPSA) Records contain materials collected by various members of the organization. Included are correspondence, reports, publications, awards information, ephemera, meeting meetings, and photographs. The majority of the materials correspond with member participation in the world's poultry congresses, European poultry conferences, and other meetings. The earliest material dates from the 1st World's Poultry Congress in 1921.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The World's Poultry Science Association began with the formation of the International Association of Poultry Instructors in 1912. In 1928 the organization changed its name to the World's Poultry Science Assocation. The 1st World's Poultry Congress was held in 1921 at The Hague, Netherlands. In 1960, the 1st European Poultry Conference was helt at Utrecht, Netherlands. The first national branch of WPSA was established in the United Kingdom in 1947. WPSA continues to be an active international organization with the purpose of advancing knowledge and understanding of all aspects of poultry science and the poultry industry.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Agricultural Art and Memorabilia; Photographs
Digitization Status: Portion of collection digitized

Collection Number: 205
Collection Name: World's Poultry Science Association U.S.A. Branch Records
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1937
Latest Date: 1996
Linear Feet: 19.5
Collection Description: The World's Poultry Science Association U.S.A. Branch Records include correspondence, branch constitution and bylaws, membership lists, and financial documents. There is correspondence between the U.S.A. Branch, the Canadian branches, and the Poultry Science Association in preparation for participation in World Poultry Congresses.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The World's Poultry Science Association began with the formation of the International Association of Poultry Instructors in 1912. Its purpose was to advance knowledge and understanding of all aspects of poultry science and the poultry industry. The first national branch of the association was formed in 1946 in the United Kingdom and the U.S.A. Branch was formed in 1965. The U.S.A. Branch's objectives were to provide for the participation of the United States in World's Poultry Congresses by maintaining a standing Participation Committee with rotating membership; to increase the membership of the World's Poultry Science Association of the U.S.A.; to cooperate with trade associations in promoting better understanding between the poultry industry in this country and industries in other parts of the world; to cooperate with the Poultry Science Association (U.S. and Canada) in promoting participation of poultry scientists in all international efforts related to poultry science and industry; and to promote the exchange of knowledge in all fields of the poultry industry.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 208
Collection Name: Zindel, Howard C., Papers: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1960
Latest Date: 1975
Linear Feet: 9.75
Collection Description: The Howard C. Zindel Papers cover a period during which many of the fundamental concepts on the utilization of agricultural wastes were developed. There are reprints, magazine and newspaper articles, research reports, bulletins, regional project reports, and brochures on livestock and poultry waste utilization.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Howard C. Zindel was head of Michigan State University's poultry science department during the 1960s and 1970s.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Reprints
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 209
Collection Name: Society of American Florists (SAF), Records and Book Collection of the
Earliest Date: 1793
Latest Date: 1993
Bulk Dates: 1925-1980
Linear Feet: 62.5
Collection Description: The Records and Book Collection of the Society of American Florists (SAF), 1793-1993, consists of both organizational records and bound volumes. The Records of the SAF, 1894-1993, contain proceedings, minutes, correspondence, memoranda, publications, photographs and scrapbooks from 1900 to 1988. The Book Collection of the SAF consists of over 200 volumes, including monographs and bound serials from 1793 to 1990.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The Society of American Florists (SAF) was formed in 1884. Its earliest members came from the American Association of Nurserymen, Florists, and Seedsmen. The purpose of the SAF was to have a national organization devoted solely to florists. The organization was open to both horticultural and floral professionals and amateur gardeners. The first convention was held in 1885, and had over 200 members. The International Telegraph Delivery Association (later the Florists Transworld Delivery Association, or FTD) was created within the SAF. The name of the society was expanded in 1897 to the Society of American Florists and Ornamental Horticulturalists, even though the abbreviation SAF is still commonly used. In 1901 the SAF was granted a national charter, signed by President William McKinley. Throughout its history, the SAF has had several interest groups and committees. These groups have included the Florists’ Hail Association (to insure members against losses related to hail), the Florists’ Protective Association (to protect against other financial losses), the Ladies Society of American Florists, and the Youth Education Program. The SAF has also had a role in lobbying corporations and government bodies. Most of these lobbying efforts have been related to the transportation of floral products and orders.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Agricultural Art and Memorabilia; Photographs

Collection Number: 219
Collection Name: Husman, Soren, Papers: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1925
Latest Date: 1939
Bulk Dates: 1930-32
Linear Feet: 0.25
Collection Description: The Soren Husman Papers contain photographs of Husman and of the California Turkey Industry Federation (1925-1939), personal correspondence, and a newspaper clipping.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Soren Husman, of Gustine, California, was one of the pioneer turkey growers in the San Joaquin Valley. He was a successful breeder, hatcheryman, and grower, beginning operations in the early 1930s. He developed a method for effectively heating brooder houses by designing a furnace at the outside end of the brooder houses by digging a pit (used as a firebox) from which a pipe was extended through the inside length of the brooder house.
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Collection Number: 225
Collection Name: The Citizens Food Committee Program: Posters and Publicity Material
Earliest Date: 1947
Latest Date: 1947
Linear Feet: 32.75
Collection Description: The Citizens Food Committee Program: Posters and Publicity Material contains posters, drafts, and mock-ups of advertising materials related to food conservation. These materials illustrate the efforts of the Citizens Food Committee to appeal to Americans to save food to share with Europeans during the post-World War II era.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: President Harry S. Truman launched a new experiment in public conservation in the fall of 1947 in an effort to make available extra bushels of grain to feed the hungry in Europe. He appointed a Citizens Food Committee to develop a campaign to appeal to the American people to conserve. With a slogan of: "Save Wheat, Save Meat, Save the Peace," the campaign urged children to become a member of the "Clean Plate Club," provided housewives with meal-planning ideas, and appealed to all Americans to support the "Peace Plate" initiative.
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Formats: Posters
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 229
Collection Name: American Society of Agricultural Consultants (ASAC) Records
Earliest Date: 1988
Latest Date: 1988
Bulk Dates: 1988
Linear Feet: 0.5
Collection Description: The American Society of Agricultural Consultants (ASAC) Records consist of nine VHS video tapes of the International Agribusiness Forum at the 25th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Agricultural Consultants, October 9-12, 1988, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The American Society of Agricultural Consultants (ASAC) is a non-profit organization founded in 1963 to improve the standards and image of professional agricultural consultants.
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Formats: Audiovisuals
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 231
Collection Name: American Poultry Historical Society Artifact Collection: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Linear Feet: 8.5
Collection Description: The American Poultry Historical Society Artifact Collection includes a marble rooster, an electronic egg, model poultry houses, an "Utgaard Hatchery" box, and poultry feed burlap sacks.
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Formats: Agricultural Art and Memorabilia
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 232
Collection Name: American Society of Agricultural Engineers Records
Earliest Date: 1968
Latest Date: 1972
Bulk Dates: 1968-1972
Linear Feet: 2.5
Collection Description: The American Society of Agricultural Engineers Records includes yearbooks, journals and transactions.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The American Society of Agricultural Engineers is a professional and technical organization dedicated to the advancement of engineering applicable to agricultural, food, and biological systems.
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Collection Number: 254
Collection Name: Hartman, Roland Clarence, Papers: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1928
Latest Date: 1980
Linear Feet: 1
Collection Description: The Roland Clarence Hartman Papers include speeches, articles, publications, and advertising material related to poultry.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Roland Clarence Hartman (1906-) was a writer and editor of The Poultry Tribune, Everybody's Poultry Magazine, The Pacific Poultryman, and the Poultry Digest.
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Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 259
Collection Name: American Dairy Goat Association Records
Collection Group: Dairy Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1914
Latest Date: 2000
Bulk Dates: 1928-1950
Linear Feet: 69
Collection Description: The American Dairy Goat Association (ADGA) Records include registration records of dairy goats, meeting minutes, and publications. The majority of the collection consists of ADGA office records organized alphabetically by goat herd name, then by goat name. Cards include information on registration number, owners, breeders, records of transfer, and additional categories. Animal owners retain the official registration certificate. Also included are publications of the American Dairy Goat Association, the American Milk Goat Record Association, and the Nubian Milk Goat Register. Information in the collection is useful for researchers to track pedigrees.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 270
Collection Name: Sadler, Walter W., Papers: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1953
Latest Date: 1971
Linear Feet: 0.25
Collection Description: The Walter W. Sadler Papers consist of reprints of 55 of Sadler's published papers. Sadler published a variety of journal articles and essays on topics such as the hatchability of poultry eggs, pasteurization of milk, care of bats, salmonella in turkeys, avian diseases, animal-borne infections, and food-borne diseases of animal origin, to name only a few.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Walter W. Sadler attended the School of Veterinary Medicine at the Texas College of Agriculture and Mechanics. In 1951 he began working at the University of California, Davis, as an associate professor of veterinary public health, in the School of Veterinary Medicine Agricultural Experimental Station. This position combined his interests in avian medicine and public health with investigations on poultry diseases that can be transmitted to humans, either directly or through the food chain. He received a master's degree in public health at the University of California, Berkeley, focusing on food microbiology.
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Formats: Reprints
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 271
Collection Name: Schrader, Lee Frederick, Collection: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1950
Latest Date: 1996
Linear Feet: 10
Collection Description: The Lee Frederick Schrader Collection contains more than 800 reports, booklets, and reprints of economic studies concerning the poultry industry. The collection covers major categories of the industry, including eggs, broilers, turkeys, and hatcheries. An author's index file is also included, which details the co-authors, the scope of each study, and where it was conducted.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Lee Frederick Schrader was an agricultural economics professor at Purdue University for over 30 years.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 272
Collection Name: Reynnells, Richard D., Collection: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1957
Latest Date: 1999
Linear Feet: 32.75
Collection Description: The Richard D. Reynnells Collection contains correspondence, meeting notes, photographs, unpublished papers, breeder management guides, conference proceedings, and articles pertaining to the mission of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service at the state, regional and national levels during the 1980s and 1990s. Much of the material is related to poultry workshops and symposia, including documents regarding planning, locations, publicity, programs, speakers, proceedings, and recommendations made by the participants.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Richard D. Reynnells is the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Program Leader for Poultry Science and a member of the Board of Directors for the American Poultry Historical Society.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 281
Collection Name: Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Foundation Records
Earliest Date: 1985
Latest Date: 2012
Bulk Dates: 1985-2001
Linear Feet: 2.5
Collection Description: The Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Foundation Records include correspondence, agreements, minutes, financial records, briefing books, and publications and reports produced by the foundation.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Foundation was formally organized on November 4, 1985, when the bylaws were adopted and a memorandum of agreement between the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Riley Foundation was signed by then-Secretary of Agriculture John Block and the first president of the Board of Directors of the Riley Foundation, John Gordon. Its stated purpose is "to promote a broader and more complete understanding of agriculture as the most basic human endeavor, . . . To make secure the lever that is agriculture and its fulcrum, the natural environment, during this and succeeding generations, [and]. . . To facilitate the exchange of disparate views between individuals and groups and to make these views more apparent to the public at large without being an advocate for any particular point of view."
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.

Collection Number: 285
Collection Name: 4-H Slide Collection
Earliest Date: 1969
Latest Date: 1975
Linear Feet: 1.25
Collection Description: The 4-H Slide Collection contains 769 35-millimeter color slides of 4-H club activities during the 1970s such as swimming, canoeing, archery, dairy judging, and knitting; 1970s posters promoting 4-H; an undated slide show titled "Audio-Visual Media in Education"; and unlabeled slides of meetings, people, and events.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: 4-H (Head, Heart, Hands, and Health) is the Cooperative Extension System’s educational program for young people. The program partners the cooperative efforts of youths, volunteer leaders, state land-grant universities, state and local governments, foundations, and the Cooperative State Research, Educational and Extension Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Partners work across the country and internationally to assist youths in developing knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will enable them to become productive and contributing members of society.
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Formats: Photographs
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 304
Collection Name: Poultry Industry Hall of Fame Records: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1991
Latest Date: 2002
Linear Feet: 4.5
Collection Description: The Poultry Industry Hall of Fame Records contain nomination forms of American Poultry Historical Society members who became inductees in the Hall of Fame, artwork for Hall of Fame plaques, and correspondence regarding the preparation of plaques. See also the Skinner, John Louis, Collection.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The Poultry Hall of Fame was created in 1953 at the annual meeting of the American Poultry Historical Society (APHS). Selections for t he Hall of Fame were to be made on a triennial basis, with the formal inductions taking place at the beginning of the following fiscal year. The APHS recognized the most outstanding people involved in the poultry industry and in poultry research from North America. The Hall of Fame was located in Jull Hall, University of Maryland from 1954-1970. Each inductee was represented with an oil-painted or photographic portrait. The Hall of Fame was moved to the National Agricultural Library in Beltsville, Maryland in 1970. Because of space limitations, the representations of the inductees were changed to etched, metal plaques featuring drawings of the inductees. These plaques were smaller in size than the portraits previously used.
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Collection Number: 307
Collection Name: American Conifer Society (ACS) Records
Earliest Date: 1983
Latest Date: 2002
Bulk Dates: 1990-1999
Linear Feet: 3
Collection Description: The American Conifer Society (ACS) Records include correspondence, ACS Bulletin materials, Board of Directors' minutes, audiotapes of Board of Directors' meetings, financial records, legal incorporation documents, by-laws and policy documents, legal contract documents, national annual meetings, members' plant inventories, materials pertinent to the slide program "A Brief Look at Garden Conifers," ACS Central Region meeting files, locations of ACS national meetings (1983-2001), and membership directories. This is an open collection.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The American Conifer Society (ACS) is an organization of people who develop, preserve, and propagate conifers, clarify nomenclature, and educate the public.
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Collection Number: 315
Collection Name: National Association of Extension Home Economists Collection
Earliest Date: 1943
Latest Date: 1984
Linear Feet: 3.25
Collection Description: The National Association of Extension Home Economists Collection consists of 3 sets of bound volumes, totaling 13 in all. Volumes 1-9 (1943-1984) are titled Minutes of Meetings. Volumes 1-2 (1943-1984) are titled Reporter and subtitled News from National, the Letter, the News Letter, the HDA Reporter, and the EHE Reporter. Volumes 1-2 (1946-1984) are titled Annual Meeting Programs.
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Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 335
Collection Name: Shrader, Harlan Loy (H.L.), Collection: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1926
Latest Date: 1975
Linear Feet: 0.5
Collection Description: The Harlan Loy Shrader Collection contains materials collected by Shrader during his time as a Senior Extension Poultry Husbandman from 1926 to 1959. The materials include reports, articles, newsletters, clippings, photographs, booklets, correspondence, items from various poultry extension services, a metal model of everted baby chick vents, etc. Some of the materials pertain to the American Poultry Historical Society. There are also materials on the “Chicken of Tomorrow” contest.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Harlan Loy (H.L.) Shrader (1889-1970) has had a long history in the poultry industry. He received his B.S. and M.S. from the University of Missouri in 1914 and 1925. Shrader was an investigator in poultry and egg handling, Food Research Laboratory, USDA from 1914 to 1917. He was a pilot in the 11th Aero Squadron, AEF from 1917-1919. From 1920 to 1926, he served as an Extension Poultry Scientist in Missouri. In 1926 he became a Senior Extension Poultry Husbandman with the Federal Extension Service. He retired from this position in 1959. Shrader was a charter member of the National Chicken of Tomorrow Contest Committee. He authored or co-authored over two hundred articles, radio talks and speeches related to the poultry industry. He was a member of the Poultry Science Association and served as its President from 1929-1930 and on its Board of Directors from 1927-1932. In addition he was a member of Epsilon Sigma Phi, World’s Poultry Science Association, American Legion, AF&A Masons, Farm House and Acacia fraternities.
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Collection Number: 336
Collection Name: Jenkins, Woodrow R., Collection: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1960
Latest Date: 1979
Linear Feet: 1.25
Collection Description: The Woodrow R. Jenkins Collection contains mostly slides from Jenkins’ time as a Poultry Extension Scientist for the Extension Service, USDA, Washington, D.C. from 1960 to 1979. The slides are of visits to various poultry farms or businesses; a 1961 poultry fact finding conference; a script for "Poultry Production- Civil Defense"; and various meetings, conferences, and workshops. Also included are black and white photographs and reels of film. The films are titled "Peanut Hull Logs" and "Magic Eggs". There is an additional unlabeled canister of film. In additiion there is a record introducing National Turkey Month and a film "Teach in for Retailers from the Poultry and Egg National Board." The majority of the slides are labeled with either the poultry farm/business name, type of equipment, or location. The 1961 fact finding slides are accompanied by a description of each slide. Some of the photographs accompany a "Fun and Food Camp" report.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Woodrow "Wood" R. Jenkins (1918-1995) served as a Poultry Extension Scientist for the Extension Service, USDA, Washington D.C. from 1960-1979. He was Assistant Director of the Federal Extension Service, Agricultural Science, Technology and Management Decision from 1967 to 1970. He received a B.S. in Poultry Husbandry in 1940 from Purdue University. In 1947, Jenkins received a M.S. in Physiology and Genetics also from Purdue University. Wood Jenkins was active in the World’s Poultry Science Association (WPSA) and the USA Branch of the WPSA. He served as a member of the USDA’s work group on the World’s Poultry Congresses from 1962 to 1979. He was a U.S. Delegate to the 1962 and 1970 World’s Poultry Congresses. He also served as Treasurer of the 1974 World’s Poultry Congress. In addition he was the Secretary-Treasurer of the USA Branch of the WPSA. He served on various committees of the USA Branch of WPSA along with various youth program committees in poultry. He was a strong proponent of youth programs in poultry. Jenkins was also a member of the Poultry Science Association and Epsilon Sigma Phi. He received the Poultry and Egg Institute of America’s Poultry Industry Service Award in 1977. In 1978, he received the Distinguished Service Award from Epsilon Sigma Phi. In 1979, he was elected a Fellow in the Poultry Science Association.
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Collection Number: 343
Collection Name: Ewing, R., and LeNeil, R., Poultry Anatomy Drawings
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Linear Feet: 30
Collection Description: The R. Ewing and R. LeNeil Poultry Anatomy Drawings materials consist of approximately 600 anatomical drawings of poultry used in publications. There are 10 oversized boxes and an inventory of the collection is on CD.
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Formats: Agricultural Art and Memorabilia
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 354
Collection Name: American Seed Trade Association Photographs
Earliest Date: 1924
Latest Date: 1956
Bulk Dates: 1924-1956, n.d.
Linear Feet: 2
Collection Description: The American Seed Trade Association Photographs contain matted 24"x15" (inc. mat) group photographs from various United States seed trade association meetings. Persons in photographs are not identified. Seed trade associations represented are as follows: American Seed Trade Association (1924, 1925, 1928, 1932, 1937, 1938, 1940, 1941, 1951, 1952), Atlantic Seedmen's Association (1956), California Seed Association (1949), Pacific Seedmen's Association (1943), and Western Seedmen's Association (1924, 1931, 1932, 1937, 1939, 1941, 1952, 1953).
Historical or Biographical Sketch: "Founded in 1883, the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) is one of the oldest trade organizations in the United States. Its membership consists of about 850 companies involved in seed production and distribution, plant breeding, and related industries in North America. As an authority on plant germplasm, ASTA advocates science and policy issues of industry-wide importance." [From the American Seed Trade Association website, www.amseed.com]
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Formats: Photographs
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 359
Collection Name: American Biological Safety Association Collection
Earliest Date: 1950
Latest Date: 1998
Bulk Dates: 1964-1998
Linear Feet: 6
Collection Description: This collection contains conference, administrative, and publication records for the American Biological Safety Association. Materials include photographs of conference attendees (with captions), conference publications, membership directories, ABSA newsletters, ABSA governing laws, digital copies of "Safety Bulletin," and administrative files for ABSA regarding conference planning, annual meetings, membership, meeting minutes, newsletters, and the Arnold G. Wedum Memorial Lecture materials.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: "The American Biological Safety Association (ABSA) was founded in 1984 to promote biosafety as a scientific discipline and serve the growing needs of biosafety professionals throughout the world. Its goals are to provide a professional association that represents the interests and needs of practitioners of biological safety, and to provide a forum for the continued and timely exchange of biosafety in formation." from www.absa.org
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Photographs
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 360
Collection Name: Beltsville Area Modernization Study Records
Earliest Date: 1914
Latest Date: 1997
Bulk Dates: 1930-1960
Linear Feet: 12
Collection Description: The Beltsville Area Modernization Study Records contain materials collected by Robinson & Associates, Inc., a company that was hired by the Beltsville Area Research Center (BARC) to conduct a modernization study. The records include historical newspaper clippings, journal articles, USDA and government agency memos and correspondence, photographs and negatives, floorplans, maps, and blueprints. The main subject of all materials is BARC buildings and land development. The study evaluated all BARC buildings and produced an extensive report outlining their findings.
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Formats: Maps; Photographs; Reprints
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 367
Collection Name: Hereford, Maryland, Home Makers Club Record Book and Home Economics Publication Collection
Earliest Date: 1926
Latest Date: 1960
Linear Feet: 0.5
Collection Description: This collection contains Hereford, Maryland, Home Makers Club Record Book, 1926-1932; Extension Service bulletins and documents; newspaper clippings on sewing, and other related publications.
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Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 368
Collection Name: John B. Carpenter Collection
Earliest Date: 1854
Latest Date: 1954
Bulk Dates: 1952-1954
Linear Feet: 0.5
Collection Description: The John B. Carpenter Collection includes materials relating to the project undertaken in the 1950s by John D. Carpenter to create a subject index to Miles Joseph Berkeley's work on Vegetable Pathology from 1854-1857. The collection contains one bound volume containing "Vegetable Pathology" by Miles Joseph Berkeley (1854-1857), extracted by John B. Carpenter in 1945 from The Gardener's Chronicle. There are ten pieces of correspondence between John B. Carpenter and J.G. Dickson on Carpenter's creation of an index to accompany the "Vegetable Pathology" work. Also included are two copies of the completed Index by Carpenter and one small binder containing "Observations, Botanical and Physiological, on the Potato Murrain" by Miles Joseph Berkeley.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: John B. Carpenter was born in 1915 and worked as a Senior Plant Pathologist for the USDA Rubber Disease Investigation in La Hulera, Turrialba, Costa Rica in the 1950s. He later became a Senior Plant Pathologist in Indio, California. In the 1980s, Carpenter was a Cooperative Extension Specialist and Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Riverside.
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Collection Number: 370
Collection Name: The Payne/National 4-H Fellowship Collection
Earliest Date: 1941
Latest Date: 1980
Bulk Dates: 1947-1969
Linear Feet: 6.75
Collection Description: The Payne/National 4-H Fellowship Collection includes photographs, publications, scrapbooks, programs, monthly reports, newsletters and news clippings, and correspondence detailing various 4-H fellows.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The National 4-H Fellowship was one of the largest grants for study available to professional Extension workers. It was awarded beginning in 1931. Initially, two fellowships were established by Congresswoman Frances Payne Bolton of Ohio through the Payne Fund, Inc. (1927). The Payne organization established the 4-H fellowships as an experiment, in the hopes that the 4-H fellowship would be the nucleus of a larger number of permanent educational fellowships. Sixteen fellowships were granted by the Payne Fund from 1931-1938. Beginning with 1939, the fellowships were financed by the National 4-H Service Committee, and, since 1953, the Massey-Ferguson Company assisted the Committee in financial support of an enlarged program of six fellowships annually. The program ended in 1969. Fellowships were available to three men and three women. In one year, fellows learned the function, structure, and relationships of the Federal Extension Service and the Department of Agriculture; became acquainted with professional and educational organizations; and participated in the cultural experiences of Washington, D.C. Employees of the Extension Training Branch of the Federal Extension Service supervised the program.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Agricultural Art and Memorabilia; Photographs

Collection Number: 374
Collection Name: Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC) Symposia Records
Earliest Date: 1987
Latest Date: 1993
Bulk Dates: 1987-1993
Linear Feet: 0.5
Collection Description: The Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC) Symposia records are Friends of the Agricultural Research - Beltsville (FAR-B) files on the Beltsville Symposia starting in 1987 through 1993 (BARC Symposia XII-XXIV). There are programs, committee membership information, speaker and attendee materials, and bills and receipts with some explanatory letters. The materials were retained by Francis (Frank) Longen, the first and longest serving Treasurer of FAR-B.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Friends of the Agricultural Research-Beltsville (FAR-B) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the research, educational, and outreach programs at the Henry A. Wallace Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC). Its members include USDA alumni as well as individuals or groups from academia, industry, government, BARC employees and the general public. BARC is among the prominent USDA locations and is the research arm of the United States Department of Agriculture. It has an international reputation for its cutting-edge research in just about every scientific area and discipline.
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Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 391
Collection Name: 100 Years of the International Federation for Home Economics Manuscript and Associated Records
Earliest Date: 1975
Latest Date: 2009
Linear Feet: 21.25
Collection Description: The collection includes manuscript materials and reference sources for the anniversary book 100 Years of the International Federation for Home Economics, script text for the DVD version of book, photographs of members, International Federation for Home Economics (IFHE) History Committee annual reports, other documents associated with the work of the History Committee, IFHE bulletins, files of IFHE Congresses and Councils, and IFHE countries and regions history reports. Additional materials include video tape interviews from some of the IFHE Presidents and Secretary Generals, written reports and statements, and photographs for the DVD titled Reflections of Past IFHE Presidents. Records of selective United Nations World Women’s Conferences and 2000 Focuses, the 1988 Washington Connection Conference, the 1998 American Regional Conference, the IFHE Development Fund, IFHE Councils, IFHE Women and Families in Development Committee are included as collection donor Nancy B. Leidenfrost participated in these events or committees.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The International Federation for Home Economics is the only worldwide organization concerned with Home Economics and Consumer Studies. It was founded in 1908 to serve as a platform for international exchange within the field of Home Economics. IFHE is an International Non Governmental Organization (INGO), having consultative status with the United Nations (ECOSOC, FAO, UNESCO, UNICEF) and with the Council of Europe.
Processed: Minimally processed, view the partial finding aid online.
Formats: Audiovisuals; Photographs
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 392
Collection Name: Molecular Plant Pathology Laboratory Photographs
Earliest Date: 1888
Latest Date: 1968
Linear Feet: 1
Collection Description: Collection includes photographs, associated notes, and a record book on various USDA activities and employees, dating between 1888 and 1968. Collection includes a series of photographs on testing of insecticide spraying apparatuses on different plant crops between 1912 and 1944. Much of the collection consists of photographs of employees from departments of Plant Industry and Plant Pathology, and other unknown individuals and departments. Also included are photographs of Arlington Farm in Arlington, Virginia before it was closed in the 1940s. The last item in the collection is a 1925 record book on seed treatment data from Rocky Ford, Colorado. More recent handwritten notes, possibly on the use of these historical documents in recent research, are inserted in the photographs and record book.
Processed: Minimally processed, view the partial finding aid online.
Formats: Agricultural Art and Memorabilia; Photographs
Digitization Status: None


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