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Theodore Ferris collection

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-17.277

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of the digital copy of the DVD "DHIA in America- A Foundation of Progress- 2005." The DVD is about the Dairy Herd Improvement Association also called Cow Testing Association. The DVD describes the first cow testing association in Newaygo County, Michigan. People of note are Helmer Rabild and Henry Rozema. The DVD was created by Ted Ferris of the Department of Animal Science at Michigan State University. Ferris used collection Newaygo Dairy Herd Improvement Association records (c.00337) for research on this DVD.


  • 2005


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Biographical Note

Theodore Allen Ferris was born in New Castle, Pennsylvania on May 27, 1949. He received a B.S. in Animal Industry from Pennsylvania State University in 1971, a M.S. in Dairy Science (1971), and a Ph.D. in Dairy Cattle Breeding and Genetics (1981) from Michigan State University. He was hired by the Department of Animal Science at MSU as a professor in 1981.


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Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University.

Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Theodore Ferris Collection
3 Ready For Cataloging
December 2013
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US