Virginia Tech Dairy Science Complex Records Virginia Tech Dairy Science Complex Records, c. 1948-1968 RG.13.08.01

Virginia Tech Dairy Science Complex Records, c. 1948-1968 RG.13.08.01


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Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech

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Caroline Harvey, Student Worker, and LM Rozema, Archivist

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
RG.13.08.01
Title
Virginia Tech Dairy Science Complex Records1916-1969 (bulk 1948-1968)
Quantity
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
The materials in the collection are in 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

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The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: [identification of item], [box], [folder], Virginia Tech Dairy Sceince Complex Records, RG 13/8/1, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

The Virginia Tech Dairy Sceince Complex Records were transferred to Special Collections and University Archives 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.


Administrative History

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.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • University Archives
  • University History
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute (1944-1970)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (1970-)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. College of Agriculture
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Department of Dairy Science

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Virginia Tech Dairy Science Complex Records by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your- work/public-domain/cc0/).

Container List

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