Extensive collection of black and white photographic images and negatives documenting the poultry industry during the early part of the 20th century in the United States. Abstract: Photographs documenting poultry processing, grading, and egg candling experiments conducted by the Bureau of Chemistry, U.S.D.A. (1912-1919); prints and negatives of packing plants in Topeka, Kansas and Atlantic, Iowa (1910); and photographs of poultry houses in Petaluma and Loomis, California (undated). Correspondence and extensive photographic images and negatives documenting a tour of Europe in 1924, coinciding with the World's Poultry Congress held in Barcelona, Spain. Other countries in the tour were: Austria, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Holland, Hungary, Italy, Poland, and Yugoslavia (3 boxes). Photographs of the Seventh World's Poultry Congress held in Cleveland, Ohio in 1939 (1 box). Other materials include publications of the Food Research Laboratory, Bureau of Chemistry (1903-1918); lesson plans for a poultry course taught by Pierce at Iowa State College in 1908; correspondence, drawings, and plans submitted to the U.S. Patent Office for a poultry killing machine, an improved refrigerator, and an egg testing device; material on the first National Chicken-of-Tomorrow contest in 1946; publications of the Great Atlantic & Pacific (A&P) Tea Company (1947-1948); and photographs and other material relating to a testimonial dinner for Pierce in 1963.
NAL CALL NO: HD9437 U6P54 R