Howard Castner Pierce Papers: American Poultry Historical Society Papers

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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.

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Container List

Box 1 of 10

Publications of the Food Research Laboratory, Bureau of Chemistry, USDA. 3 Volumes, 1903-15.
Reprints on Poultry and egg processing and marketing. 18 reprints, 1907-18.

Box 2 of 10

Publications of the Food Research Laboratory, Bureau of Chemistry, USDA. 2 Volumes, 1912-18.
Publications of the University of Missouri, College of Agriculture. 1 Volume, 1929-40.

Box 3 of 10

Chicken of Tomorrow Contest, 1946.
A and P Manual, 1947-48.
Fortune article, 1947.
Patent application, 1921,1927.
Deed to property in Tennessee, 1918.
Certificate of Appreciation, Illinois Egg Shippers Association, 1914.
Poultry course lesson plans. ISU. 1908.
Marketing Baby Chicks. Procedures proposed by Buckeye Incubator Company, 1935.

Box 4 of 10

Collection of prints and negatives on rail shipment of iced poultry in California. Personal activities of H. C. Pierce and H. Loy Shrader, 1915-19.
Blueprints for poultry killing equipment, 1926.
Feed rations for chickens, broilers and turkeys, 1913-21.
Film strips on poultry grading
Kymograph records of shipped poultry

Box 5 of 10

Photo albums of poultry processing; egg candling, grading and packing and turkey processing, 1910-18.
Photos of poultry houses in Petaluma and Loomis California, Dates unknown.
Miscellaneous photographs of poultry and turkey processing, grading, shipping and marketing, including equipment, procedures and results of experiments conducted by USDA's Bureau of Chemistry, 1912-19.

Box 6 of 10

Photographs of the World's Poultry Congress, Barcelona, Spain, 1924.
Photographs of European Poultry and Egg Industry, 1924.
Correspondence on Pierce's appointment as a Marketing Specialist in the Bureau of Economics, USDA, 1924.
Letters to European Embassies, 1924.
Letters from people met on European trip, 1925-26.

Box 7 of 10

Material related to poultry production and marketing collected from countries visited during 1924 European trip. Pierce was serving as a Consultant for the USDA during this time.
Countries included in this box are: Poland, Hungary, Great Britain, Denmark, Holland and France.

Box 8 of 10

Material related to poultry production and marketing collected from countries visited during 1924 European trip. Pierce was serving as a Consultant for the USDA during this time.
Countries included in this box are: Italy, Germany, Czechoslovakia, Austria, and Yugoslavia.

Box 9 of 10

Photographs of the Seventh World's Poultry Congress, Cleveland Ohio, July 28 - August 7, 1939.

Box 10 of 10

Slides and scripts of testimonial dinner for H.C. Pierce, 1963.
Prints and negatives of packing plants in Topeka KS and Atlantic IA., 1910.
Miscellaneous prints and negatives of chicken and turkey processing and shipping, 1910-17.
Photographs of egg candling exhibit.