North Carolina State University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Department of Animal Science Records 1920-1998

Creator
North Carolina State University. Department of Animal Science
Size
83.5 linear feet (157 archival boxes, 11 archival halfboxes, 1 flatfolder, 1 archival flatbox and 4 archival slideboxes)
Call number
UA 100.013

The records of the North Carolina State University Department of Animal Science contain correspondence, newsletters, memoranda, personnel records, brochures and other publications, reports, and grant applications concerning animal husbandry, 4-H, swine evaluation stations, research stations, the North Carolina Cattlemen's Association, 4-H horse shows, horse husbandry and judging, the Dairy Herd Improvement Association, the Institute of Nutrition, and sheep. Also included are records of Swine Husbandry Extension. Materials range in date from 1920 to 1998.

Beginning with research and programs in animal husbandry during the early years of the university, the Department of Animal Industry was established during the 1920s. In 1962, it became the Department of Animal Science. Throughout its history, the department has overseen work done through the research stations, the experiment stations, and 4-H.

Biographical/historical note

Beginning with research and programs in animal husbandry during the early years of the university, the Department of Animal Industry was established during the 1920s. In 1962 it became the Department of Animal Science. Throughout its history, the department has overseen work done through the research stations, the experiment stations, and 4-H.

As of 2006, the Department of Animal Science offered programs of graduate study leading to the Master of Science, Master of Animal Science (non-thesis) and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Animal Science offered training in a diversity of basic sciences and the integration of such knowledge into the framework of a living system. Students could major not only in Animal Science, but also in any one of the following disciplines: biochemistry, genetics, microbiology, nutrition, and physiology. Animal Science majors could specialize in one or more of these basic disciplines or in the more applied areas of management and production. The primary research emphasis in Animal Science was to develop projects that would result in development of new technology in the disciplines of physiology, nutrition, genetics, biotechnology, production, and management.

Also as of 2006, there were four sections within Animal Science that were part of the Cooperative Extension Service: Animal Husbandry, Dairy Extension, Swine Husbandry and Horse Husbandry.

Additional information and resources on the history of the Department of Animal Science can be found through the NCSU Historical State website.

Scope/content

The records of the North Carolina State University Department of Animal Science contain correspondence, newsletters, memoranda, personnel records, brochures and other publications, reports, and grant applications concerning animal husbandry, 4-H, swine evaluation stations, research stations, the North Carolina Cattlemen's Association, 4-H horse shows, horse husbandry and judging, the Dairy Herd Improvement Association, the Institute of Nutrition, and sheep. Also included are records of Swine Husbandry Extension. Materials range in date from 1920 to 1998.

Physical description

157 archival boxes, 11 archival halfboxes, 1 flatfolder, 1 archival flatbox and 4 archival slideboxes

Arrangement

The records of the North Carolina State University Department of Animal Science are arranged into seven series: 1. Research Files, 2. Horse Husbandry Extension 4-H, 3. Swine Husbandry Extension, 4. Animal Nutrition, 5. Dairy Husbandry and Beef Cattle, 6. General Department Information, Correspondence and Records and 7. Publications. The collection is arranged in the order discovered when processing. In many cases the material was already organized alphabetically or chronolgically, which was maintained to preserve the original order. The Publications series is arranged alphabetically by title.

Use of these materials

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The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Department of Animal Science Records, UA 100.013, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Related material

Source of acquisition

Transferred from North Carolina State University, Department of Animal Science.

Processing information

Processed by: Special Collections Staff; Beverly King, 2009 July; machine-readable finding aid created by: Linda Sellars; Finding aid updated by Beverly King, 2009 July; Cate Putirskis, 2009 July; Processed by: Lori E. Harris, May 2013; Meaghan Lanier, May 2013; Finding aid updated by: Lori E. Harris, May 2013; Meaghan Lanier, May 2013

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Access to the collection

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Mailing address:
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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Department of Animal Science Records, UA 100.013, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.