Papers relating to the work Mr. Hanke did with the Watt Publishing Company (1926-1967) of Mount Morris, Illinois. Historical materials related to research conducted for the publication of American Poultry History, 1823-1973, which Hanke edited. Included are papers that describe the early development of artificial incubation, with extensive handwritten notes; correspondence between some of the early leaders in the poultry industry, including J.G. Halpin; and a small collection of folklore and superstitions relating to poultry. Materials relating to poultry breeding programs carried out by commercial breeders (1937-1964), and nearly fifty years of miscellaneous material (1926-1971), including papers relating to Hanke's induction into the American Poultry Historical Society's Poultry Hall of Fame in 1971.
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