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Collection Number: 79
Collection Name: Karl E. Gardner Papers on the Interdepartmental Committee on Nutrition for the National Defense (ICNND) National Surveys of Turkey and the West Indies
Earliest Date: 1956
Latest Date: 1996
Bulk Dates: 1950s-1960s
Linear Feet: 2.5
Collection Description: The Karl E. Gardner Papers on the Interdepartmental Committee on Nutrition for the National Defense (ICNND) National Surveys of Turkey and the West Indies consist of correspondence, reports, field notebooks, data, news clippings, drafts, and publications related to the committee activities of the ICNND National Survey of the Turkish Armed Forces in 1957 and the West Indies Survey of 1961.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Karl E. Gardner (b. 1913) served on the Interdepartmental Committee on Nutrition for the National Defense (ICNND) National Survey of the Turkish Armed Forces in 1957 and the West Indies Survey of 1961. The ICNND, a subdivision of the National Research Council, U.S. National Library of Medicine, conducted nutrition studies in more than 20 countries from 1956-1969.
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Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 490
Collection Name: Karl H. Norris Papers
Earliest Date: 1948
Latest Date: 2013
Bulk Dates: 1980-1999
Linear Feet: 7.5
Collection Description: The Karl H. Norris Papers consist of reports, correspondence, articles (originals and photocopies), reprints, and publications related to his work with near-infrared reflectance spectroscopy (NIRS).
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Karl H. Norris (1921- ) joined the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in 1949 eventually serving as research leader for the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Instrumental Research Laboratory in Beltsville, MD. He developed principles and instruments using the electromagnetic waves spectrum to make rapid, nondestructive measurements for evaluating the quality of agricultural products. Norris developed NIRS as a method for measuring the protein, oil, and moisture content of grain. NIRS has been widely adopted in the world grain marketing system. Norris was awarded the 1978 Alexander von Humboldt Award for outstanding achievement in agricultural research as well as being inducted into the ARS Science Hall of Fame in 1989.
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Subjects: Physical Sciences
Formats: Reprints
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 406
Collection Name: Kenneth L. Williams Papers
Earliest Date: 1976
Latest Date: 1983
Linear Feet: 1.25
Collection Description: The Kenneth L. Williams Papers pertain to his work on the Soil and Water Conservation Act of 1977 (PL-95-192). The legislation was commonly termed the "RCA." The papers, largely from 1976 to 1983, describe events in the development and implementation of this historic piece of legislation.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Kenneth L. Williams was born on a dairy farm in the small farming hamlet of Vineyard, Utah, in 1928. Williams attended Brigham Young University where he also worked as a farm hand. The Soil Conservation Service hired him as a student trainee following his freshman year. After earning a bachelor's of science degree in agronomy, Williams joined the Soil Conservation Service full-time. Throughout this 31-year career, he worked in positions of increasing responsibility throughout the United States. The culmination of Williams' career came with his assignment as Deputy Chief of Planning and Evaluation for the agency at the national headquarters in Washington, D.C.
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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


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