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19 record(s) found

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: 26
Collection Name: Borthwick, Harry A., Papers
Earliest Date: 1901
Latest Date: 1967
Linear Feet: 112
Collection Description: The Harry A. Borthwick Papers contain reprints, experiment results, correspondence, abstracts, manuscripts, photographs, negatives, positives, maps, graphs, tables, charts, slides, and notebooks. There are indexes to the reprints, abstracts, photographs, and negatives.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Borthwick (1898-1974), plant physiologist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), is notable for heading the investigation on photoperiodism, which culminated in the discovery of phytochrome in plants. In 1995, he was named to the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Science Hall of Fame in recognition of contributions in elucidating the importance of photoperiodic mechanisms controlling flowering in plants.
Processed:
Formats: Maps; Photographs; Reprints
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: 66
Collection Name: Galloway, Beverly Thomas, Papers
Earliest Date: 1891
Latest Date: 1933
Linear Feet: 7.75
Collection Description: The Beverly Thomas Galloway Papers consist of biographical information, correspondence, speeches, memoranda, notebooks, photographs, scrapbooks, and published and unpublished articles.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Beverly Thomas Galloway (1863-1938) was appointed as plant pathologist in 1887 for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The following year he became Chief of the Division of Vegetable Physiology and Pathology. In 1900, he became chief of the Division of Gardens and Grounds, was the leader in planning the consolidation of several divisions into what soon became the Bureau of Plant Industry, and moved into position of Chief of this new bureau. For two years (1913-1914), he served as Assistant Secretary of Agriculture and later returned to research work, particularly investigations of the pathological aspects.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Agricultural Art and Memorabilia; Photographs; Reprints
Digitization Status: Portion of collection digitized

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: 157
Collection Name: Smith, Floyd Franklin, Papers
Earliest Date: 1924
Latest Date: 1970
Linear Feet: 1
Collection Description: The Floyd Franklin Smith Papers include reprints of his articles, and U.S. Department of Agriculture circulars and bulletins of his writings.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Floyd Franklin Smith (1900-1984) worked as an entomologist at the USDA for 40 years and was recognized as an international authority on the biology and control of insect pests of flowers and ornamental plants. In 1929 Smith served as an associate entomologist with the Bureau of Entomology, stationed at Arlington Farms in Rosslyn, Virginia. From 1931 until the time of his retirement in 1970, Smith served as an entomologist for the Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine, Truck Crop and Garden Insects Sections. He wrote and contributed to approximately 348 publications on insects and plants.
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Formats: Reprints
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: 207
Collection Name: Young, Alvin L., Collection on Agent Orange
Earliest Date: 1930
Latest Date: 1987
Linear Feet: 120
Collection Description: The Alvin L. Young Collection on Agent Orange contains correspondence, newspaper articles, journal reprints, conference papers, technical reports, congressional hearing testimony, government documents, monographs, and other research materials concerned with the phenoxy herbicides, the toxic impurity 2,3,7,8-tetrachloro-dibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD), and related chemicals. Much of the collection focuses on, or is related to, Agent Orange, a phenoxy herbicide containing TCDD used as a defoliant during the Vietnam War.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Alvin L. Young (b. 1942), a specialist in herbicide physiology, amassed this collection over more than 25 years of research conducted for the U.S. Air Force, Veterans Administration, and other federal agencies. He has also served as an advisor or consultant to the National Academies of Science and the Italian and Australian governments. His expertise includes the ecological impact and toxicity of the herbicides used in the Vietnam War; the environmental fate and toxicology of tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxins; and science policy and risk assessment/risk management applied to environmental issues.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Reprints
Digitization Status: Portion of collection digitized

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: 237
Collection Name: USDA Entomology Research Division Reprints
Earliest Date: 1939
Latest Date: 1971
Bulk Dates: 1951-1959
Linear Feet: 1.25
Collection Description: The USDA Entomology Research Division Reprints consist of articles written by employees in collaboration with other scientists about different aspects of entomology. These records include reprints of articles, a majority of which are about the use of pesticides to control insects.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The Entomology Research Division (ERD) existed under the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) from 1953-1971. In its entire existence, the only person to serve as director of the ERD was Edward F. Knipling, a pioneer of insect eradication techniques and principles. One of the major areas of research during the ERD years was screwworm eradication. This division was originally named the Division of Entomology when it was formed in 1863. Early heads of this division included Townend Glover and Charles Valentine Riley. Early research included the development of insect control and eradication practices, as well as the identification of insects and their life cycles. In 1904 the Division of Entomology reached bureau status, and research greatly expanded to include many more laboratories around the country and the creation of new inspection procedures to prevent insect pest infestation. In 1934 the Bureau of Entomology merged with the Bureau of Plant Quarantine to form the Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine. This new bureau was able to more efficiently cover more research topics. After the USDA reorganization of 1953, entomology research was placed under its own division of the ARS. This division was abolished in 1972, and its research functions were assigned to the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
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Formats: Reprints
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: 286
Collection Name: Sugar Industry Miscellaneous Pamphlet Collection
Earliest Date: 1728
Latest Date: 1915
Linear Feet: 3
Collection Description: The Sugar Industry Miscellaneous Pamphlet Collection contains 152 items (pamphlets, books, and reprints), dealing with the development of the sugar industry. The materials are in Dutch, English, French, German, Polish, Spanish, and Swedish. Included are several rare publications from the 18th and 19th centuries.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The pamphlets may have belonged to Lewis S. Ware, 19th century editor of The Sugar Beet. His name or The Sugar Beet are inscribed on the cover of a number of the pamphlets.
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Formats: Reprints
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 308
Collection Name: USDA Textile Publications
Earliest Date: 1920
Latest Date: 1962
Linear Feet: 0.25
Collection Description: The USDA Textile Publications Collection consists of brochures, reprints, leaflets, bulletins, and newspaper clippings related to clothing, textile history, fashion, fabrics, construction, consumer advice, and sewing machines.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: During the 1920s and 1930s, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Division of Textiles and Clothing of the Bureau of Home Economics was responsible for research on textiles and clothing. In 1937 this division was renamed the Textiles and Clothing Division. The reorganization of the USDA in 1942 placed research on textiles and clothing under the Bureau of Human Nutrition and Home Economics, Agricultural Research Administration. When the USDA reorganized in 1953, the research remained under the same bureau (re-designated as a division) under the new Agricultural Research Service (ARS). In 1957, the research was moved to the Clothing and Housing Research Division, Institute of Home Economics, ARS. Since the mid-1960s, research on textiles and clothing has taken place in ARS regional laboratories.
Processed:
Formats: Reprints
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 334
Collection Name: USDA Bureau of Human Nutrition and Home Economics Records
Earliest Date: 1921
Latest Date: 1972
Bulk Dates: 1950-1970
Linear Feet: 178
Collection Description: The USDA Bureau of Human Nutrition and Home Economics Records contain a history of the bureau; organizational charts; photographs of employees, nutrition experiments, equipment, exhibits, and food; a scrapbook of the 25th anniversary of the bureau (1923-1948); publicity information including posters, and lab notebooks. There is also a reprint collection of 24,000 publications and a card index.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: In 1915, the Office of Home Economics was established within the States Relations Service and in 1922, Secretary Henry A. Wallace announced his plans to expand the scope of the office and to establish a bureau under the leadership of a woman. In 1923, the Bureau of Home Economics was established with Louise Stanley as its chief. During the Great Depression, Stanley initiated studies of American diets and had researchers focus on areas of the nation which were most affected by drought and high unemployment. The study results provided basis for determining food products needed for an adequate diet and for planning relief programs using nutritious surplus products. During the period between the two World Wars, USDA concentrated its research in three primary avenues: improving the quantity and quality of agricultural production, finding new uses for agricultural products, and improving and conserving soil. For the National Nutrition Conference held in 1941, the Bureau of Home Economics supplied data showing that an appalling number of families in the US had been living on inadequate diets. Following the recommendations of the conference, USDA launched a national campaign to improve American diets. In this campaign, the nutritive values of food established by the Bureau of Home Economics became an important consideration in the development of goals for agricultural production during the war years.
Processed:
Formats: Agricultural Art and Memorabilia; Posters; Photographs; Reprints
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 357
Collection Name: Sterling Brown Hendricks Papers
Earliest Date: 1924
Latest Date: 1970
Bulk Dates: 1960-1968
Linear Feet: 1
Collection Description: The Sterling Brown Hendricks Papers consists primarily of article reprints written and compiled by Hendricks, a USDA scientist and administrator from 1922-1970. Annual reports from the Mineral Nutrition Laboratory for the years 1958-1969 and reference articles are also included.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Sterling Brown Hendricks (April 13, 1902 - January 4, 1981) served within several departments of the USDA, including holding the position of Chief Scientist in the Mineral Nutrition Engineering Research Laboratory, ARS, USDA from 1943-1970. Hendricks was an accomplished chemist and mineralogist. He was awarded the ARS Science Hall of Fame posthumously in 1993 and the Sterling B. Hendricks Memorial Lectureship Award was established in 1982.
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Formats: Reprints
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.
Processed:
Formats: Maps; Photographs; Reprints
Digitization Status: None


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