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Forbes K. Merkley collection

 Collection
Identifier: c-00627
Scope and Contents

The Forbes K. Merkley collection contains materials relating to the For-Mar Farms and Merkley’s livestock. Included are letters of congratulations to Mr. Merkley for his prize-winning cattle, photographs, newspaper clippings and articles. There is also magazine printed by an association of which his wife was a member. In the articles she is mentioned for her charitable donation of For-Mar farm to Genesee County.

Dates: 1948 - 1970

Gardner Avery diary

 Collection
Identifier: c-00534
Scope and Contents This collection includes handwritten and typed transcripts of Gardner Avery's daily journal for the year 1900. The journal describes the purchase and sale of livestock, daily farm routines, the weather, and activities of family and friends. Also included are biographical data written by Avery's granddaughter, Virginia (Avery) Meeth, on the 157th New York Infantry's actions in the Civil War; and a photocopy of an editorial written by Avery to the "Journal of Agriculture," a Detroit, Michigan,...
Dates: 1900

Laurence G. Harmon collection

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-17.202
Scope and Contents The collection contains materials related to the dairy industry and includes the booklet “A History of Dairying in Michigan” by P. S. Lucas. The collection also contains the booklet “History of Dairy Development at Michigan State College.” The booklet seems to have been produced for the dedication of the new dairy cattle barns in 1929 and an invitation and program were inserted in the back of the booklet. There is also a folder with a historical review (1955-1972) of the Michigan Dairy...
Dates: 1956-1972, undated

Michigan Dairy Memorial and Scholarship Foundation, Inc. records

 Collection
Identifier: c-00469
Scope and Contents

The collection includes a historical review which presents a brief history of the foundation including scholarships granted, memorial honors and officers. In addition, it contains financial data and the constitution of the foundation. Also included is the 2010 issue of the foundation's annual newsletter. Electronic Resources include digital editions of the annual newsletter from 2004 to 2012.

Dates: 1955-1972, 2004-2012

Michigan Guernsey Breeders' Association records

 Collection
Identifier: 00066
Scope and Contents This collection consists of the articles of organization and by-laws, correspondence, herd registers, pamphlets, directories, cattle sales transactions cards, photographs, meeting minutes, membership lists, a desk diary, annual reports, annual meeting programs, and miscellaneous papers of the Michigan Guernsey Breeders' Association. The bulk of this material dates between 1948 and 1958. Also included in the collection are a rough draft and a typed manuscript of an unpublished book entitled...
Dates: 1908 - 1965; Majority of material found within 1948 - 1958

Old Newaygo Dairy Herd Improvement Association records

 Collection
Identifier: UA-28.9
Scope and Contents The collection includes herd records, progress reports, printed materials, and letters relating to the Old Newaygo Dairy Herd Improvement Association (D.H.I.A.) of Fremont, Newaygo County, Michigan.Several samples are included of early cow and herd records (1905-1913). Also included is a bulletin from the Dairy and Food Department (1907) describing cow-testing in Denmark, and the start of cow-testing in the United States.Other items include a state D.H.I.A. records; a...
Dates: 1905 - 1955

Otis D. Tyler papers

 Collection
Identifier: 00047
Scope and Contents of the Papers Farm and dairy records of Otis D. Tyler and son, of Portland, Ionia County, Michigan. Included are a farm diary and account book (1893-1898), herd records (1923-1932), artificial breeding receipts (1947), applications and certificates of cattle registry with the Holstein-Friesian Association of America (1909-1938), and several publications of the association (1929-1930). Folder 23 contains miscellaneous papers including receipts (1897-1912), an Ionia County Farmers'...
Dates: 1893 - 1947

Parmalee family collection

 Collection
Identifier: c-00529
Scope and Content

The collection consists of a ledger of farm records which contains a register of students from Michigan State University who visited the farm with their class in the years 1922-1928 and some memoirs which are not dated. Also included are numerous newspaper and magazine articles which describe Parmalee and his farm.

Dates: 1900 - 1930

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