A Guide to the Virginia Tech Dairy Science Complex Records, 1916-1969 [bulk 1948-1968] Virginia Tech Dairy Science Complex Records RG 13/8/1

A Guide to the Virginia Tech Dairy Science Complex Records, 1916-1969 [bulk 1948-1968]

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number RG 13/8/1


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2019 (CC0).

Processed by: Caroline Harvey, Student Worker, and Laurel Rozema, Archivist Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
RG 13/8/1
Title
Virginia Tech Dairy Science Complex Records, 1916-1969 [bulk 1948-1968]
Physical Characteristics
6.2 Cubic Feet; 13 boxes
Condition Description
The contents from this collection are somewhat smelly and dirty. The original covers have been removed for preservation purposes, and the contents are separated into folders. In some cases, they are subdivided with sheets of acid-free paper.
Creator
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Department of Dairy Science
Language
English
Abstract
The Virginia Tech Dairy Sceince Complex, RG 13/8/1, contains 23 ledgers about the dairy herds in the Department of Dairy Science farms from 1916 to 1969, with the bulk dating 1948 to 1968. The ledgers include information about breeding records, calfing, feeding records, pedigrees, and general health of the university's dairy cows. Some ledgers contain certificates and awards from the VT Dairy Science Complex.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Virginia Tech Dairy Science Complex Records must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Virginia Tech Dairy Sceince Complex Records, RG 13/8/1, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Virginia Tech Dairy Sceince Complex Records were transferred to Special Collections in July 2015.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Virginia Tech Dairy Science Complex Records commenced in November 2018 and completed in February 2019.


Historical Note

The Virginia Tech Dairy Science Complex is run by the Department of Dairy Science in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, a founding college of the university when it opened in 1872. The original Dairy Complex was located near Southgate Road before being moved for expansion in 2015. The new VT Dairy Science Complex is located on Ketland Farm, a 35 acre research site in the Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station.

Scope and Content

The Virginia Tech Dairy Sceince Complex, RG 13/8/1, contains 23 ledgers about the dairy herds in the Department of Dairy Science farms from 1916 to 1969, with the bulk dating 1948 to 1968. The ledgers include information about breeding records, calfing, feeding records, pedigrees, and general health of the university's dairy cows. Some ledgers contain certificates and awards from the VT Dairy Science Complex.


Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • University Archives
  • University History
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Department of Dairy Science
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Contents List

box-folder 1
1
Brown Swiss Registration of Certificates, 1958, 1965
box-folder 1
2
Breeding Record, 1947-1953
box-folder 1
3
Herd Record Book, 1961-1969
box-folder 2
1
Herd Record Book, 1959-1961
box-folder 2
2
Monthly Dairy Herd Records - Jerseys, 1960-1961
box-folder 2
3
Strathglass Farm, Health Current, Vol. 1, 1951-1960
box-folder 2
4
College Holsteins, 1942-1958
box-folder 3
1
Private Herd Book - Guernseys, 1919-1946
box-folder 4
1
Record of Service of the Herd, 1916-1946
box-folder 5
1
Herd Record Book, 1958-1969
box-folder 5
2
Awards and Certificates, 1930-1956
box-folder 5
3
Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station - Ayrshire Herd and Out of Herd, 1950-1966
box-folder 6
1
Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station Herd - Holstein, 1958-1968
box-folder 6
2
Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station Herd Record, 1943-1969
box-folder 7
1
College Herd Record Book, 1945-1969
box-folder 7
2
Out of Herd - Holsteins, 1943-1965
box-folder 8
1
Out of Herd - Guernseys, 1948-1968
box-folder 8
2
Herd Record Book - Guernseys, 1935-1962
box-folder 9
1
Out of Herd - Holsteins, 1949-1967
box-folder 10
1
Out of Herd - Holsteins, 1930-1960
box-folder 11
1
Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station - Out of Herd - Holsteins, 1957-1965
box-folder 12
1
Out of Herd - University Brown Swiss, 1946-1967
box-folder 13
1
Out of Herd, 1916-1959