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Earl Gullette Hammond papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 9/13/17

Scope and Content

This collection (1943-2007, undated) contains biographical information, correspondence, grant proposals, patent applications, articles, research data, reports, and notebooks. The research materials primarily relate to Hammond's work on linolenic and palmitic acids in soybeans and flavoring and processes for making cheeses. Other research interests are also covered to a lesser degree.

Dates

  • 1943-2007, undated

Language of Materials

English

Access Restrictions

Open for research. This collection is stored offsite. Please contact the department at least 3 working days in advance.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives

Biography/Profile

Earl Hammond was born in Terrell, Texas, in 1926. He received his B.S. (1948) from the University of Texas in chemistry and his M.A. (1950) in biochemistry and Ph.D. (1953) in agricultural biochemistry from the University of Minnesota.



Hammond began his professional career at Iowa State University as an Assistant Professor (1953-1959) in the Department of Dairy Industry. He was promoted to Associate Professor (1959-1966), Professor (1966-2003), and Department Head (1985-1990) of the Department of Food Science.



Hammond holds patents for making cheeses, reduced linolenic acids and elevated palmitic acid production in soybeans. He had over 170 articles published in scientific research journals. His research focused on the history of science and agriculture, determination and control of hog confinement odor, cheese flavor, glyceride structure determination, and lipid oxidation.



During his career, Hammond was a member of Sigma Xi, Phi Lambda Upsilon, and Gamma Sigma Delta. He received the Pfizer Award (1980) from the American Dairy Science Association and an Honorary Medal (1986) from the University of Agriculture and Technology, Olsztyn, Poland. He has been a member of the American Chemical Society, American Dairy Science Association, and the Iowa Academy of Sciences.



Hammond married Johnie Wright Hammond and they had four children: Linda, Bruce, Pamela, and Christopher. Johnie served on the Story County Board of Supervisors, as well as serving in the Iowa House of Representatives and the Iowa Senate.

Extent

15.81 Linear Feet (12 records center cartons, 1 half document box)

Abstract

Earl Hammond, food scientist, was born in Terrell, Texas, in 1926. Hammond served as a professor at Iowa State University for nearly 50 years, retiring in 2002 as Professor in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition. Hammond is most noted for his work in devising new processes for making cheeses and developing soybeans with reduced linolenic and elevated palmitic acids. This collection contains biographical information, correspondence, grant proposals, patent applications, articles, research data, reports, and notebooks primarily related to Hammond's work with cheeses and soybeans.

Arrangement

The collection is organized alphabetically, with biographical information in the front.

Physical Location

This collection is stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives at least 3 working days in advance.

Items in related collections

RS 9/13. Iowa State University. Department of Food Technology records, 1891-2010

Processing Information

Released on 2018-08-03.

Title
RS 9/13/17. Earl Gullette Hammond papers, 1943-2007, undated
Date
July 1, 2020
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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