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College of Agriculture, Department of Animal Sciences, records, 1903-1995 | Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections

By John Michael Foster

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Primary Creator: College of Agriculture, Department of Animal Sciences (1959-)

Extent: 15.6 Cubic feet. More info below.

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

Date Acquired: 08/15/2007

Forms of Material: Correspondence, Financial records, Newsletters, Reports

Languages: English

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.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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)

Collection Historical Note

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).

Biographical Note

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).

Administrative Information

Repository: Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections

Alternate Extent Statement: 7 c.f. boxes, 22 mss. boxes

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Purdue University

Physical Access Note: The scrapbook in Box 21 is fragile and should be handled with care.

Acquisition Source: Chris Sigurdson, Agricultural Communication; Purdue University Libraries; College of Agriculture; William F. Trent

Acquisition Method: Records transfer, Purdue University.

Related Materials: For more information please see https://ag.purdue.edu/agry/Pages/department_history.aspx.

Preferred Citation: UA 14.05, College of Agriculture, Department of Animal Sciences, Records, Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries

Processing Information: All materials are housed in acid-free boxes.  Some materials are housed in acid-free boxes.

Other URL: http://collections.lib.purdue.edu/fa/pdf/FindingAid14.05


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