An official website of the United States government.

The .gov means it’s official.
Federal government websites always use a .gov or .mil domain. Before sharing sensitive information online, make sure you’re on a .gov or .mil site by inspecting your browser’s address (or “location”) bar.

This site is also protected by an SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate that’s been signed by the U.S. government. The https:// means all transmitted data is encrypted — in other words, any information or browsing history that you provide is transmitted securely.

Home / Guide Collections / Clinton C. Hollenback Papers: American Poultry Historical Society Papers

Clinton C. Hollenback Papers: American Poultry Historical Society Papers

Chicken picture Introduction

This collection contains business and personal files of Clinton C. Hollenback of Columbus, Ohio: poultryman, poultry breeder and exhibitor, and merchandiser of poultry and agricultural products. It covers the period from 1911 through 1920, and includes personal correspondence and ledger accounts of purchases and sales of hatching eggs, baby chicks and equipment involving farms and businesses in the midwestern and northeastern United States. Many brochures of early agricultural equipment, feeding rations and management practices are included, along with invoices and receipts of business transactions. Price lists for poultry, feedstuff, and other agricultural products of the period are also part of this collection. Detailed egg production and incubation records of individual pedigree chickens showing performance of early strains of different breeds of poultry are included. There are also numerous American Poultry Association prize ribbons awarded to Hollenback's entries in the January 1919 Mukwonago, WI Poultry Show.



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

Boxes 1 and 2

Personal and business records, 1911-20.