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Joseph Holmes Martin Papers: American Poultry Historical Society Papers

Joseph Holmes Martin Papers: American Poultry Historical Society Papers Introduction

A member of the American Poultry Society's Poultry Hall of Fame, Dr. Martin served as head of the Poultry Department at Purdue University for 22 years (1940-62) as well as a Professor of Poultry Science at the University of Kentucky for 21 years (1917-1938). During 1938-40 he was Director of the USDA Regional Poultry Research Laboratory in West Lafayette, Indiana.

The material in this collecion presents a partial summary of Dr. Martin's career and his many accomplishments in the field of poultry science.



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The Influence of Mating Upon the Strength of Fertility in Eggs A thesis submitted by J. Holmes Martin to the Faculty of Purdue University as a candidate for the Degree of Batchelor of Science in Agriculture, in 1917.

Inheritance in Poultry Thesis presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School of the University of Kentucky in Partial fulfillment of the requirement for the Degree of Master of Science in Agriculture, Lexington, KY, 1924.

A series of black and white photographs of Dr. Martin and other leaders or the poultry and allied industries, including Secretaries of Agriculture Earl Butz and Ezra T. Benson.

Photographs of State University and USDA leaders in poultry science from the 1930's and 1940's including:
Dr. T. C. Byerly, USDA; Prof. E. L. Dakan, Ohio State University; Dr. John A. Hannah, Michigan State; Dr. W. A. Lippincott, University of California; Dr. J. R. Mohler, USDA; Dr. T. H. Morgan, California Institute of Tech.; Dr. L.W.Taylor, University of California; Mr. Berley Winton, USDA