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Iowa State University. Department of Animal Science records

 Record Group — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 9/11

Scope and Content

This collection consists of materials related to the Department of Animal Science. Records include news clippings, annual reports, brochures, newsletters, publications, student reviews, subject files, biographical files, poultry science records, course materials, Meat Export Research Center records, and faculty and staff papers.


  • 1902-2014


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Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives


The Department of Animal Science originally concerned itself with teaching the selection, breeding, feeding and care of livestock. Today it continues this study of the symbiotic relationship between animals and humans, with practical focuses on agribusiness, science, and animal management.

The Department of Animal Husbandry was established in 1898. At that time the department had five breeds of horses, six breeds of cattle, seven breeds of sheep, and breeds of swine used for classes and research in breeding and feeding. Also in 1898, students in the Animal Husbandry participated in the first intercollegiate livestock judging contest at the Trans-Mississippi Exposition in Omaha, Nebraska. The students placed first, second, and third. The name of the Department was changed of the Department of Animal Science in 1962. The Department of Poultry Science merged with the Department in 1971.


10.44 Linear Feet (10 document boxes, 9 half document boxes, 2 large flat boxes, 1 record carton)

Items in related collections

RS 9/11/5. Iowa State University. Meat Irradiation Technology Center records, 1983-1987 RS 9/11/52. Jay L. Lush papers, 1918-1985, undated RS 9/11/54. Wise Burroughs papers, 1911-1994, undated RS 9/11/55. Damon Von Catron papers, 1915-2004, undated RS 9/11/51. Gordon C. Ashton papers, 1950-1956, undated RS 9/11/15. Phineas Stephens Shearer papers, 1917-1978 RS 9/11/18. Solon A. Ewing papers, circa 1960-2003, undated RS 9/11/58. William A. Craft papers, 1937-1966, undated RS 9/11/60. Robert M. Melampy papers, 1924-1987 RS 9/11/59. Albert Eugene Freeman papers, 1955-2001 RS 9/11/57. Arthur L. Anderson papers, 1921-1970, undated (bulk 1951-1959)

Processing Information

Released on 2018-07-19.

RS 9/11. Iowa State University. Department of Animal Science records, 1902-2014
March 26, 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives Repository

403 Parks Library
701 Morrill Road
Iowa State University
Ames Iowa 50011-2102 United States
(515) 294-6672