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Bernard Collins papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RS 21/7/60

Scope and Content

This collection (1944-1970, undated) contains correspondence, published articles, speeches, newspaper clippings, and programs related to the work of Bernard Collins. Most of the materials document Collins’ career working in and advocating for the pork industry. Copies of published articles and speeches authored by Collins can be found in the collection along with programs from swine research banquets and conventions that he participated in.

Dates

  • 1944-1970, undated

Language of Materials

English

Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives

Biography/Profile

Frank Bernard Collins was born January 11, 1918. Collins enrolled in the Two-Year Program in Agriculture at Iowa State College (University) in 1939 and 1940, but it doesn’t appear that he completed the program. After college, Collins farmed near his hometown of Clarion, Iowa, and became a powerful advocate for the pork industry. He served as President of the Iowa Pork Producers Association and was the first Chairman of the board governing the Iowa boar testing station. Throughout his career, Collins championed the pork check-off program and the practicality of pasture farrowing in comparison to specialized, large-enterprise units for swine production.

Collins received several awards for his contributions to the swine industry including the Distinguished Service Award from the National Pork Industry Conference and the Skelly Award for Superior Achievement in Agriculture from the Skelly Gas Company.

Frank Bernard Collins married Dorothy Irene Benedict on August 27, 1941. Collins died on April 27, 1970.

Extent

0.42 Linear Feet (1 document box)

Abstract

Frank Bernard Collins was a farmer and pork producer near Clarion, Iowa. He served as President of the Iowa Pork Producers Association and was the first Chairman of the board governing the Iowa boar testing station. Collins was a supporter of the pork check-off program. This collection contains correspondence, published articles, speeches, newspaper clippings, and programs related to the work of F. Bernard Collins. Most of the materials document Collins’ career working in and advocating for the pork industry.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged alphabetically.

Title
RS 21/7/60. Bernard Collins papers, 1944-1970, undated
Date
May 9, 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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