Henry Herbert Kildee papers
Scope and Content
This collection (1913-1973, undated) includes awards, biographical materials, a contact file, correspondence, a herdbook, and publications. The wooden plaques presented to Kildee are housed in the University Archives Artifact Collection.
- Creation: 1913-1973, undated
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Open for research.
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Biographical / Historical
Henry H. Kildee was born March 1, 1884 in Osage, Iowa. He was the son of Michael and Lucy Ann (Stone) Kildee. Kildee graduated from the Cedar Valley Seminary, Osage, Iowa in 1908. He recieved from Iowa State a Bachelor of Science degree in 1908 and a Master of Science degree in 1917. Kildee was awarded honoary doctorate degrees by North Dakota State University in 1940 and by Iowa State University in 1958.
Kildee served the Animal Husbandry Department as an Instructor in 1909, Associate Professor from 1910-1915, and as a Professor from 1915-1916. In 1916 he left Iowa State to serve as Chief of the Division of Dairy Husbandry at the University of Minnesota from 1916-1918. In 1918, he returned to Iowa State as Head of the Department of Animal Husbandry. He was head of the Animal Husbandry Department from 1918-1935, Vice Dean of the Dvision of Agriculture from 1923-2933, Dean of Agriculture from 1933-1949, and Director of the Agriculture and Home Economics Extension Service from 1946-1949. Kildee retired from administrative duties in 1949.
Dean Kildee participated in state or national agricultural meetings or livestock shows in every state in the United States and in many Canadian provinces, judging all breeds of dairy cattle, beef cattle, hogs, and draft horses. He also made numerous trips as judge, teacher, and advisor in livestock matters to Cuba, Costa Rica, Chile, Ecuador, Columbia, Venezuela, and Great Britain.
Kildee Hall and Kildee Auditorium were named in his honor in 1966. Henry H. Kildee died February 19, 1973 following a long illness. He is buried in the Iowa State University Cemetery.
1.0 Linear Feet (1 document box, 1 card box)
Henry H. Kildee graduated from Iowa State College (University) with a bachelor of science degree (1908) and a master of science degree (1917). Kildee served as instructor and faculty in the Animal Husbandry Department from 1909-1916. In 1916 he left Iowa State, but later returned as Head of the Department of Animal Husbandry (1918-1935). Before retiring from administrative duties in 1949, Kildee also served as Vice Dean of the Division of Agriculture, Dean of Agriculture, and Director of the Agriculture and Home Economics Extension Service. Kildee participated both nationally and internationally in agricultural meetings and livestock shows as judge, teacher, and advisor. This collection includes awards, biographical materials, a contact file, correspondence, a herdbook, and publications.
This collection is organzied Alphabetically.
Released on 2018-11-01.
- Iowa State College. Agricultural Extension Service (Organization)
- RS 9/1/13. Henry Herbert Kildee papers, 1913-1973, undated
- January 22, 2019
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