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Albert Eugene Freeman papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 9/11/59

Scope and Content

This collection (1955-2001) contains Albert Eugene Freeman’s correspondence, details of the dairy husbandry work completed and taught by Freeman, as well as information about the Iowa State University Dairy Farm outside of Ankeny, Iowa.


  • 1955-2001


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Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives


Albert Eugene Freeman was born March 16, 1931 in Lewisburg, West Virginia. He received a B.S. (1952) in dairy husbandry and an M.S. (1954) in animal breeding from West Virginia University. Freeman earned his Ph.D. (1957) from Cornell University.

After receiving his Ph.D., he accepted a position at Iowa State College (University) in the as an Assistant Professor (156-1961) in Dairy Husbandry. He was promoted to Associate Professor (1961-1965) and to Professor (1965-2000). Freeman was named Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture (1978), and became Professor Emeritus (2000) upon his retirement.

Freeman's research interests include dairy cattle breeding with emphasis on improving methods of sire and cow evaluation; breeding goals; efficiency of production; milk composition; mitochondrial function-molecular and phenotypic; genetic differences in immunocompetence; and adjusting for preferential treatment in dairy cattle evaluations.


12.39 Linear Feet (29 document boxes and 1 half-document box)


This collection is arranged into five series:

Series 1: Correspondence, 1955-1991

Series 2: Research and Writings, 1957-1994

Series 3: Biographical Information, 1952-1994

Series 4: Iowa State University Materials, 1964-1991

Series 5: Iowa State University Dairy Farm in Ankeny, Iowa, 1957-1991

Processing Information

Released on 2018-11-01.

RS 9/11/59. Albert Eugene Freeman papers, 1955-2001
March 12, 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