Myron A. Johnson papers
Scope and Content
This collection (1925-1998) includes extensive class notes, exams, and papers from Johnson’s undergraduate study at Iowa State College (University) as well as documents related to Extension Short Courses and continuing education classes that Johnson attended between 1943 and 1948. The collection also includes materials from his study at the Live Stock Marketing School in Chicago in 1941, certificates and awards for Johnson’s work as a breeder of Holstein cattle, and Johnson’s extensive collection of ephemeral published information on Holstein breeding and published reports on Holstein dispersal. There is a small amount of biographical material, including Johnson’s Iowa State College graduation program, materials reflecting his 4-H participation and an article written in 1991 reflecting on his career.
- 1925-1998, undated
Language of Materials
Open for research.
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Myron A. Johnson was born on December 5, 1917. He received his B.S. (1942) from Iowa State College (University) in animal husbandry. Following college, he became a breeder of Holstein cattle. Johnson was a member of the Holstein-Friesian Association of America and developed the John-Acre prefix. The Iowa Meritorious Sire award was given to one of Johnson’s cattle in 1948. He later developed three silver medal sires before going to the use of bulls and showed cattle at county, district and state shows. Johnson held numerous offices in professional Holstein breeders’ associations at the county and district level.
Johnson died on December 15, 1999.
3.78 Linear Feet (9 document boxes)
The collection is organized Alphabetically.
Released on 2018-11-01.
- RS 21/7/114. Myron A. Johnson papers, 1925-1998, undated
- January 15, 2019
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