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Collection Number: 446
Collection Name: Index-Catalogue of Medical and Veterinary Zoology Card Catalog
Linear Feet: 2126
Collection Description: In 1891, USDA Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) employee Albert Hassall developed a system of recording references for parasitology-related resouces on index cards. He created three sets of cards: parasite subjects, parasites' hosts, and authors. BAI employees continued using Hassall's system and his cards became the nucleus of the Index-Catalogue of Medical and Veterinary Zoology. The Index-Catalogue became the world's largest resource of published literature on human and animal parasitology. These original catalog cards predate the publication Index-Catalogue of Medical and Veterinary Zoology by Charles Wardell Stiles and Albert Hassall, published in U.S. Department of Agriculture Bureau of Animal Industry Bulletin, no. 39., 1902-1912 (1 An5B no. 39). The publication Index-Catalogue of Medical and Veterinary Zoology: Authors by Albert Hassall and Margie Potter, 1932, constitutes a revision and continuation of Bulletin 39 (1 An5Ind).

Collection Number: 43
Collection Name: Inter-American Financial and Economic Advisory Committee Records on Cotton Trade Agreement
Earliest Date: 1931
Latest Date: 1941
Linear Feet: 0.5
Collection Description: The Inter-American Financial and Economic Advisory Committee Records on Cotton Trade Agreement contain the committee's copies of the Proposed Cotton Agreement Draft and paperwork relating to it.
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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: 355
Collection Name: International Collection: Screwworm Eradication Program Records
Collection Group: Screwworm Eradication Program Records
Earliest Date: 1954
Latest Date: 2002
Bulk Dates: 1976-2000
Linear Feet: 4.5
Collection Description: This collection documents screwworm eradication efforts in international programs. Countries represented in this collection include Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belize, Brazil, Costa Rica, Curacao, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, England, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Nicaragua, North Africa (including Libya), Panama, Paraguay, and the United States. Some records are organized by region, including Central America and the West Indies. Materials relating to the programs in Mexico are located in Collection 211, Southwestern United States and Mexico Collection. Due to the interconnectedness and staff overlap of many of the screwworm eradication programs, there may be international program materials in other Screwworm Eradication Program Record collections.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Agricultural Art and Memorabilia; Photographs
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 283
Collection Name: International Food Information Service Records
Earliest Date: 1970
Latest Date: 1993
Linear Feet: 7.5
Collection Description: The International Food Information Service Records include minutes of meetings, correspondence, reports, financial statements, and directories.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The International Food Information Service (IFIS) is a non-profit organization established in 1968 to serve the international food science, food technology, and human nutrition community by providing information products and services, commissioning research in information science, and providing education in information science.
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Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 405
Collection Name: International Organization of Biological Control Records
Earliest Date: 1971
Latest Date: 1981
Linear Feet: 3.75
Collection Description: The International Organization of Biological Control (IOBC) records contain correspondence (1972, 1976-78); Treasurer's reports including membership applications and renewals (1972, 1974-78, 1981); accounting records (1972-1979); bank statements, receipts, and withdrawals (1979); abstracts of journal Entomophaga (1976-78); and mailing lists.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: International Organization of Biological Control (IOBC) is the premier scientific society that addresses issues of biological control worldwide. It is split into geographic sections and membership is open to anyone with interest in any aspect of biological control.

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: 240
Collection Name: Isabel S. Cunningham Collection on Frank N. Meyer
Collection Group: Plant Exploration Collections
Earliest Date: 1907
Latest Date: 1919
Linear Feet: 2.5
Collection Description: The Isabel S. Cunningham Collection on Frank N. Meyer consists of photocopies of original correspondence, documents, and articles relating to Frank N. Meyer (1875-1918), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) plant explorer from 1902-1918, collected by Isabel S. Cunningham during research for her book, Frank N. Meyer: Plant Hunter in Asia. In April 2006, Cunningham donated more of her research notes, articles, photographs, and a first edition annotated copy of Frank N. Meyer: Plant Hunter in Asia.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: In 1901, Frans Nicholas Meijer (1875-1918) emigrated from the Netherlands to America where he became Frank Meyer. Almost immediately, Meyer went to work for USDA scientist Erwin F. Smith, known internationally for his groundbreaking work in bacteriology. In 1902, Meyer began working at USDA’s Plant Introduction Station in Santa Ana, California. The period from 1905-1908 marked the beginning of Meyer’s expeditions to Asia, where he collected plants in China, Russia, and Japan, as well as other countries. During his second expedition from 1909-1912, he collected in Europe, Russia, and in China. From 1913-1915, he explored and collected plants in Russia and China. Meyer’s fourth and final expedition took place from 1916-18. The purpose of this journey is stated in the accompanying typescript, dated July 25, 1916. Meyer died an untimely death in June of 1918. While traveling on the Feng Yang Maru Japanese riverboat, destined for Shanghai, he fell overboard into the Yangtze River. His body was recovered, but the circumstances of his death will always remain a mystery and source of speculation. Honored the world over for his contributions as a plant explorer, Frank Meyer’s work touches us all everyday. From apricots to wild pears, his introductions number over 2,500.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 346
Collection Name: Isabel S. Cunningham Collection on Howard Scott Gentry
Collection Group: Plant Exploration Collections
Earliest Date: 1940
Latest Date: 1995
Bulk Dates: 1984-1993
Linear Feet: 0.5
Collection Description: The Isabel S. Cunningham Collection on Howard Scott Gentry consists of articles, notes, photographs, and Cunningham's draft articles on Howard Gentry's expeditions as plant collector. Cunningham collected these materials to write several articles about Gentry. Cunningham donated these materials in April 2006.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Howard Scott Gentry (1903-1993) earned a bachelor's degree in vertebrate zoology from the University of California at Berkeley in 1931. In 1933, Gentry started plant expeditions in Yaqui country (Sonora-Chihuahua, Mexico) and the following year in Indian barranca country in Mexico. He published his first book titled Rio May Plants of Sonora-Chihuahua in 1942. Gentry started working for the United States Department of Agriculture's Rubber Office in 1942 until 1945. The next four years he was a research botanist at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. In 1947 he obtained a Ph.D. in botany from the University of Michigan. From 1950 to 1971, Gentry was a plant collector for the New Crops Research Branch, USDA, and led expeditions into Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Iran, and Mexico. In 1970 Gentry opened the Gentry Experimental Farm in Murrieta, California, and became a research botanist at the Desert Botanical Garden two years later. He began his final position as Research Director for the Desert Botanical Garden in 1985.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Photographs
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 341
Collection Name: Israel McLaughlin Account Book and Papers
Earliest Date: 1838
Latest Date: 1944
Bulk Dates: 1838-1881
Linear Feet: 0.25
Collection Description: The Israel McLaughlin Account Book contains handwritten examples and practice pages of mathematical computations such as “The Single Rule of Three”, The Double Rule of Three”, “Compound Interest”, “Insurance Commission and Brokage”, “Discount”, “Barter”, “Loss and Gain”, and “Domestic Exchange.” There are several pages listing loans due to Israel McLaughlin in 1853, 1853-55, 1857-58, 1868, and 1871-72. One page has newspaper clippings of household remedies for illnesses. The account book also contained loose documents, most of which are land deeds for property owned by Robert J. Stringfellow in Cheatham County, Tennessee. Other names include the Pack and Harris families. There is a business card of John O'Neill, Solicitor of Claims, Washington D.C. and an envelope with a return address of T.R. Dickson, Country Court Clerk, Charlotte, Tennessee. The collection includes an 1862 bill of sale for four slaves.
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Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 417
Collection Name: Ivar Frederick Tidestrom Papers
Earliest Date: 1940
Latest Date: 1950
Bulk Dates: 1940-1950
Linear Feet: 6.25
Collection Description: The Ivar Frederick Tidestrom Papers consist of flora of several regions and states, including the Chesapeake Bay, Texas and Oklahoma. The collection also contains a number of keys and revisions of keys for various plant families, as well as notes on plants that Tidestrom collected in France and the United States. There are a limited number of personal photographs and some correspondence related to Latin nomenclature and validation of species.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Ivar Frederick Tidestrom (1865-1956) was a Swedish-born American botanist, taxonomist, and plant explorer. He served as assistant botanist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture with Frederick V. Colville, retiring in 1934. Tidestrom published several books, including Ferns and Fern Allies (1907-1908), Elysium marianum: Salicaceae, Ceriferae, Betulaceae (1910), and A Flora of Arizona and New Mexico (1941).
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Digitization Status: None


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