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Purdue University. Department of Animal Sciences



  • Existence: 1959-

Historical Information

Animal Sciences first appeared in the Purdue course catalog in 1959. The department was formally created from the consolidation of the Beef, Sheep, and Swine (previously Animal Husbandry), Poultry (previously Poultry Husbandry and after 1957, Poultry Science), and Dairy Production (previously Dairy Husbandry) Departments, starting in the 1962-63 academic year. Animal Science began offering an Animal Food Science option was added to the department’s curriculum in 1966 and founded the Food Science Institute three years later. Food Science remained a component of the Animal Food Science curriculum until 1985 when the former became a separate department. The same year, Animal Science began offering four plans of study: animal agribusiness, animal science, animal production, and animal products. Between 1998 and 2011, the number of bachelor degrees conferred by Animal Science increased two-fold, from 306 to 617. By 2012, the department offered a single degree with six concentrations: agribusiness, behavior/well-being, biosciences, pre-veterinary sciences, production, and products. Animal Science also administers the Animal Sciences Research and Education Center (ASREC), the Felun-Purdue Agricultural Center, and the Southern Indiana-Purdue Agricultural Center (SIPAC).

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

John Cleland papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 393
Scope and Contents The John Cleland papers include materials on the Purdue University College of Agriculture and dairy making in Indiana, with a focus on the Purdue University Creamery. Materials include pre-publication manuscripts written by Cleland, Purdue Swiss-type cheese recipes, and artifacts related to the Purdue University Creamery, including: cheese and butter wrapper labels; a glass milk bottle and paper bottle caps; and a cottage cheese container.Also included are a can of Purdue Hybrid pop...
Dates: 1908 - 2017; Majority of material found within circa 1930s - 1960s

College of Agriculture, Department of Animal Sciences records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 45
Scope and Contents The College of Agriculture, Department of Animal Sciences records (1903-1995; 15.6 cubic feet) documents the history and activities of the School of Agriculture’s Department of Animal Sciences and its predecessors, the Departments of Animal Husbandry, Dairy Husbandry, and Poultry Husbandry)
Dates: 1903-1995; Other: Date acquired: 03/08/2008

Jack L. Albright papers

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier:  19961101

Martin Stob papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 507
Scope and Contents The Martin Stob Papers (1932-2014; 0.8 cubic ft.) documents the professional and personal life of Purdue alumnus and professor, Martin Stob. The papers cover his time as a faculty member of the Animal Sciences Department, as well his time as a student at Purdue. The collection also includes items that reflect his personal life and interests. Types of materials include written publications and research papers; awards and certificates; correspondence; career photographs; and some newspaper...
Dates: 1932 - 2014