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Clifford D. Carpenter Papers: American Poultry Historical Society Papers

Chicken picture Introduction

In 1923 Cliff D. Carpenter established the first private, exclusively poultry veterinary practice in America. His interest and expertise in all facets of poultry benefited the industry in the United States and the World. This collection contains written and photographic accomplishments during a 45 year period. Copies of Carpenter's research, writings and organizational skills, as well as the events leading to his election to the International Poultry Hall of Fame and the American Poultry Historical Society Poultry Hall of Fame, are documented.

The hundreds of letters and cards containing expressions of sympathy which were sent to his wife Jane upon his untimely death are also a part of this collection.


Special Collections of the National Agricultural Library (NAL) acquires, arranges, describes, preserves and makes available rare materials significant to the history of agriculture. Materials are obtained through donation or active collection in accordance with the established Special Collections collection development policy. Special Collections staff organize and describe materials according to archival principles and create descriptions and indexes to enhance access. Staff do not edit or otherwise modify the original materials. The views expressed in the collections do not necessarily reflect the policies of the National Agricultural Library or the United States Department of Agriculture.

Container List

Box 1 of 2

"International Poultry Hall of Fame" Carpenter elected, 1988.

Correspondence leading to nomination, election and portrait of Dr. Carpenter in the APHS "Poultry Hall of Fame," 1968.

"Award of Merit" Awarded Posthumously to Carpenter by the Ontario Poultry Council, 1966.

Correspondence relating to the formation of Cliff D. Carpenter Associates, 1958.

"Facing the facts" Column by Carpenter, as published in the American Poultry Journal, 1937-44.

Cliff Carpenter Youth Award Fund (Memorial).

"Tender Loving Care" -- Program for Eggs.

Photographs -- Carpenter et. al.

Newspaper Clippings on Dr. Carpenter's life.

Reprints, programs, research and publications, 1912-65.

Box 2 of 2

Correspondence and clippings pertaining to the death of Dr. Carpenter.

Expressions of sympathy at the demise of Dr. Cliff D. Carpenter, 1965.