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Leslie E. Card Papers: American Poultry Historical Society Papers

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The collection is organized into four series: I. Correspondence (1919-1935); II. Meetings of Official Poultry Science Organizations (1921-1948); III. Photographs; and IV. Miscellaneous, arranged in chronological order. Correspondence, reports, publications, photographs, and miscellaneous papers relating to poultry industry and research in the United States from 1919-1948. Included in the correspondence is information documenting early egg laying contests (1919-1925); a comprehensive list, by state, of poultry farmers in the U.S.(1925); and documents relating to the James E. Rice testimonial dinner held in Ithaca, N.Y. (1934) honoring an early leader in the poultry industry. The collection contains official publications, notes and programs of the annual meetings of the Poultry Science Association (1921-1937), including black and white photographic prints of attendees(1921-1922); and information published by War Food Administration and the Office of Price Administration and the bylaws of the International Association of Poultry Instructors and Investigators (1925-1927). In addition, there are black and white prints (with negatives) of poultry hatcheries in Saskatchewan and Ohio (1920); a black and white print of a poultry plant in Pullman, WA; two black and white prints of hatcheries in New Hampshire; and brochures of agricultural colleges (Kansas State, Oregon State, and Cornell) which contain early photographs of campuses and campus buildings. Card served at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.

NAL CALL NO: HD9437 U62C37 R


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Container List

Box 1 of 3

  1. Egg laying contests, 1919-1925.
  2. Personal correspondence, 1925.
  3. Incubators (Buckeye), 1925-1935.
  4. Poultry Products Conference, 1935.
  5. Office of Price Administration and War Food Administration, 1943-1944.
  6. Regional Poultry Research Laboratory, 1937-52.
  7. N.C. Reg. Poultry Breeding Committee, 1945-46.

Box 2 of 3

  1. Poultry Science Meetings, (correspondence, meeting notes, photographs, abstracts, manuscripts, etc.), 1921-37.

Box 3 of 3

  1. Poultry Departments - United States, Canada, England - Photographs and brochures, 1916-1928.
  2. Constitutions and Bylaws of:
    • National Poultry Council, 1924.
    • International Association of Poultry Instructors and Investigators, 1925.
  3. Reports and Publications:
    • Illinois Accredited Hatcheries, 1924.
    • National Poultry Conference, 1927.
    • The Co-operative Poultryman, 1928.
    • Mississippi Valley Poultry Breeder, 1931.
    • PENB Presidents Message, 1948.
  4. Miscellaneous:
    • Poultry Feeding, 1926.
    • Reprint from Poultry Science, 1929.
    • Tours, Worlds Poultry Congress, 1930.
  5. James E. Rice. Testimonial Dinner, 1934.