This collection contains a variety of material relating to the history and development of the poultry industry in the United States from the early 1800s through the 1950s. Included is a copy of a manuscript by George F. Carter, "Pre-Columbian Chickens in America" (1968); a list of early poultrymen in the U.S. between 1890-1925; and other papers and publications which describe important events that helped shape the poultry industry in the United States. Catalogues, brochures, and production records of three early poultry breeding companies - DeKalb Agricultural Association of DeKalb, IL, Hy-Line Poultry Farms and Ames In-Cross, both of Des Moines, Iowa - describe increased egg production of chickens between 1942-1966. The collection also contains the tables of contents of the Reliable Poultry Journal (1905-1930); programs from various state and national poultry meetings during the 1920s and 1930s; and records of the Poultry and Egg National Board (1940-1959). Loyal F. Payne worked at Kansas State University in Manhatten, Kansas.
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