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College of Agriculture, Department of Animal Sciences, records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 45
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

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Purdue University

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Abstract

Correspondence, Financial Records, Newsletters, and Reports documenting the history and activities of the Department of Animal Sciences, and its precursors, the Departments of Animal Husbandry, Poultry Husbandry, and Dairy Husbandry.

Biographical or 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).

Note written by John Michael Foster

Arrangement Note

The Records are organized into a single series with items arranged chronologically by type of material.

Physical Access Requirements

The scrapbook in Box 21 is fragile and should be handled with care.

Custodial History

Chris Sigurdson, to ASC; Purdue University Libraries to ASC; College of Agriculture to ASC; William F. Trent to ASC

Source of Acquisition

Chris Sigurdson, Agricultural Communication; Purdue University Libraries; College of Agriculture; William F. Trent
Method of Acquisition Records transfer, Purdue University.

Existence and Location of Originals

multi-part note content

Related Materials

https://ag.purdue.edu/agry/Pages/department_history.aspx

Processing Information

All materials are housed in acid-free boxes.  Some materials are housed in acid-free boxes.
Title
College of Agriculture, Department of Animal Sciences, records
Author
John Michael Foster
Date
04/05/2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Revision Statements

  • 09099999: Collection identifier updated from UA 14.05 to UA 45 as of November 16, 2016.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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