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Record Group: 3 C
Record Sub-Group: 31
Records Title: UMC; College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources; Faculty Papers
Dates: 1855-2002
Volume: 96 and 1/3 cubic feet, 120.42 linear feet; 1 FF; 1 Env; 2 OSF

Scope and Content Note

This Sub-Group contains records of the University of Missouri-Columbia College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources' faculty. Included in this Sub-Group are faculty publications, unpublished manuscripts, textbooks, correspondence, questionnaires, summaries, maps, reports, speeches, radio program scripts, autobiographical accounts, surveys, lectures, research files, teaching materials, grant records, student course papers, photographic slides, audio tapes, video tapes, and conference materials, event programs, lecture programs, photographs, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, committee meeting minutes, class exercises, lecture notes, and staff information cards.

Series Descriptions:

Series 1. - C:3/19/5
This Series contains published works and course materials relating to the career of UMC Professor Emeritus of Agronomy, William A. Albrecht (1915-1974). Also included in this Series are materials relating to professional conferences in which Professor Albrecht participated, interviews with Professor Albrecht concerning his area of specialization, "the living soil," and two bottles of Dr. Allison's "Miracle of the Ozarks" Food Supplementation.
(2 c.f., 138, 5)

Series 2. - C:3/18/1 (A74-14)
This Series contains printed materials and photographs relating to the career of UMC Professor of Agricultural Engineering, Robert Beasley (1929-1961). Included in this Series are Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletins and Circulars (containing articles authored by Professor Beasley and his associate, Professor John Wooley), one copy of a textbook (by Beasley and Wooley) entitled Farm Water Management for Erosion Control. Also included are photographs of a "terracer" (invented by Professor Wooley), the Midway Agricultural Engineering Farm, and Civilian Conservation Corps activities (1933-1938).
(1/6 c.f., 100, 2)

Series 3. - C:3/16/5 (A91-48; A97-91)
This Series holds correspondence, teaching materials, speeches, and published works by UMC Professor of Agricultural Economics, Robert J. Bevins (1959-1988). Included in this Series are materials relating to farm land retention, planning and zoning questions, regional planning commissions, green belt zoning, land taxation, corporate farming, rural development, and Professor Bevin's testimony concerning legislation to create the Ozark National Scenic Riverways. Also included in the Series are copies of speeches entitled, "The Old Order Changeth Yielding Place to New," and "An Investigation of Rural Zoning in Missouri: the Situation and Some Issues," as well as text for presentations by him concerning a "Plan of Action for Staffing and Funding University Extension in the '90s," and "Farmers' Tax Support of the Educational Investment in Farm-nonfarm Migrants" (the latter is in booklet form).This Series also includes reel-to-reel audio tape of a presentation by University Extension Economist Dr. Coy McNabb entitled "The Problems and the Issues of Concern to the Family Farm" (1979), along with a transcript of the presentation, a video tape (U-matic format) entitled "International Affairs and U.S. Agriculture" (1981), and another video tape (U-matic format) of a presentation by Congressman Charles Stenholm entitled "One View of Agriculture" (1982).
(1 c.f., 004838; 1/3 c.f., 119, 5)
Note to Researcher: Some of the materials in Series 3 are currently unprocessed. Until completely processed and inventoried, portions may not be fully available to researchers.
Note to Archivist: "One View of Agriculture" is available in electronic format.

Former Series #4 C:3/20/7
This Series has been enlarged to a full inventory.
Please follow this link to reach the inventory. This Series contains professional publications and papers created and collected by Melvin Bradley during his tenure as Professor and Livestock Extension Specialist in the Department of Animal Science and as Professor Emeritus of Animal Science at the University of Missouri, 1948-1993.

Series 5. - C:3/17/1
This Series holds personal and professional papers of UMC Professor of Agricultural Education, George Ekstrom (1923-1972). Included in the Series are correspondence files, questionnaires, summaries, maps, reports, speeches, pamphlets, event programs, photographs, personal and departmental research materials, copies of personal and departmental published studies, and scripts for radio programs that featured Professor Ekstrom.
(4 c.f., 033759, 033760, 033761, 033762)

Series 6. - C:3/19/6 (A75-57)
This Series contains speeches and miscellaneous personal records of UMC Professor of Agronomy, J. Ross Fleetwood (1950-1974). These speeches were given to groups of Extension personnel and farm-related gatherings, chambers of commerce, and agronomy classes. Topics of speeches in the Series include the histories of various crops grown in Missouri.
(1/6 c.f., 117, 3)

Series 7. - C:3/16/1 (A85-110)
This Series contains mementos from the retirement luncheon of UMC Professor of Agricultural Economics, Clarence Klinger, as well as a few articles he authored and newspaper clippings concerning his career (1944-1974).
(1 Env., 106, 3)

Series 8. - C:3/31/4 (A75-14)
This Series contains records documenting the career of UMC Professor of Rural Sociology, C. E. Lively (1945-1962). Included in this Series are correspondence, reports, articles, pamphlets, research notes, and speeches written by Professor Lively. Topics of articles and speeches include problems of the aging, the Missouri's welfare system, and improving the lives of the rural poor.
(2 c.f., 138, 4)

Series 9. - C:3/18/NP (A96-70)
This Series contains office working files and research records created by UMC Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Engineering, Ken McFate (1958-1990). Included in this Series are research files, teaching materials, grant records, student course papers, photographic slides, audiotapes, video tapes, and conference materials. Also included in the Series are some records pertaining to the National Food and Energy Council and the Missouri Farm Electrification Council.
(39 c.f.,
follow this link for box locations)

Series 10. - C:3/19/14 (A90-93)
This Series contains published articles written by UMC Professor Emeritus of Agronomy, Elroy J. Peters (1958-1988). Also included in the Series are a 1982 federal personnel report, detailing Professor Peters work and including a bibliography of his writings.
(1/6 c.f., 114, 3)
Note to Researcher: Series 7 contains some records which are confidential and restricted. See the restrictions note at the end of this finding aid.

Series 11. - C:3/1/28 and C:3/20/3 (A80-8; A89-59; A84-66; A88-90)
This Series contains materials and papers of UMC Professor of Animal Husbandry and Associate Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station, W. H. Pfander (1954-1973). Included are correspondence files, press releases, course materials, lists of students whose thesis projects he advised, a printed survey relating to the establishment of the UMC Animal Sciences Center (ca. 1957), and a sabbatical report concerning a trip by Professor Pfander to Egypt. Also included in this Record Series are historical items relating to the College of Agriculture's Samuel Brody Memorial Lecture Series, as well as to memorials, banquets, and portrait presentations.
(2 Env., B3A, C1, 1; 1 c.f., 036178; 1/3 c.f., 105, 2)

Series 12. - C:3/19/16 (A94-73)
This Series contains records relating to the career of UMC Professor of Agronomy, J. M. Poehlman (1957-1976). Included in the Series are copies of Professor Poehlman's published writings pertaining to barley, oats, rice, wheat, mung bean research, and Professor Poehlman's work as an international consultant. Also included in this Series are annual research grant reports, teaching materials, appointment records, and photographs.
(14 c.f., 021411, 021949, 022119, 022224, 022226, 022531, 022628, 036324, 036325, 036326, 036327, 036328, 036938, 036949; and 1 OSF, B23, MC)

Series 13. - C:3/24/9 (A98-85)
This Series contains field work records, copies of presentations, and notes on the history of the University of Missouri Extension Service, authored by UMC Professor of Extension Education, F. E. "Jack" Rogers (1939-1984).
(1/3 c.f., 119, 5)

Series 14. - C:3/18/2
This Series contains the papers of UMC Professor of Agricultural Engineering, Harold V. Walton (1962-1976). Included in the Series are correspondence, class exercises, lecture notes, and scripts of speeches given by Professor Walton. Also included in this Series are meeting minutes of some committees on which Professor Walton served, including Faculty Council on University Policy, Advisory Council, Educational Policy Committee, Climate and Agricultural Technology Committee, and the Agricultural Mechanization Committee.
(2 c.f., 121, 3)

Former Series #15 C:3/26/3
This Series has been enlarged to a full inventory.
Please follow this link to reach the inventory. This Series contains professional and personal papers of Professor of Food Science and Nutrition, John M. Welch, including copies of his publications, materials relating to his military service and educational credentials, and samples of his teaching materials, (1926-1975).

Series 16. - C:3/00/3 (A87-44)
This Series contains copies of UMC College of Agriculture faculty authored articles which appeared in the Journal of Animal Science (1974-1979), as well as in Food and Fiber for the Future (July, 1967), State Agricultural Experiment Stations (May, 1962), and volumes 1 through 3 of The World Food Problem (May, 1967). Also included in the Series is a membership list and lists of award winners and officers of the American Society of Animal Science (ca. 1970).
(1/3 c.f., 106, 6)

Series 17. - C:3/1/13 (A76-68; A77-20)
This Series contains 3,600 index cards with names, titles, appointment dates, departments, salary totals, and resignation or death dates for most staff members (i.e., instructors, county agents, student assistants, secretaries, professors, department chairs, and deans) who were employed by the UMC College of Agriculture from 1915 through 1983.
(1 c.f., 110, 1)

Series 18. - C:3/19/17 (A99-88)
This Series contains publications, presentations, research materials, and photographs pertaining to the career of UMC Department of Agronomy Professor Emeritus W.P. Sappenfield (1952-1989). The materials in this Series primarily relate to Sappenfield's cotton production research at UMC's Delta Center in Portageville.
(1 c.f., 114826)

Series 19. -C:3/31/NP (A00-76)
This Series contains materials collected by UMC Professor of Rural Sociology E. L. Morgan (1921-1937) and his family (1855-1971). Professor Morgan's involvement with rural sociology in Missouri is reflected in a scrapbook of newspaper clippings and photographs, lecture programs, copies of publications, and various certificates of membership. Correspondence dealing with his acceptance of the position at MU is also included in the Series as well as his appointment to the Social Security Commission. This collection contains many items of a personal nature such as family photographs, correspondence, an autograph book, and the remains of a childhood textbook.
(1 c.f., 115724)
Note to Researcher: Some of the materials in this Series are currently unprocessed. Until completely processed and inventoried, portions may not be fully available to researchers.

Series 20. - C:3/22/15 (A98-54; A13-79)
This Series contains records created by Professor Ralph R. Anderson during his tenure with the University of Missouri-Columbia College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources' Department of Dairy Science (1926-2000, 2012). The bulk of this Series consists of research proposals, manuscripts, data, and supporting documentation for Anderson's research in the field of glandular milk production. It also includes correspondence and memoranda, reprints of published works, and lecture notes and teaching materials. The Series also contains records of Charles W. Turner, including correspondence, offprints, and publications.
(16 c.f., 117047, 117048, 117049, 117050, 117051, 117052, 117053, 117054, 117055, 117056, 117057, 117058, 117059, 117060, 117061, 117062)
Note to Researcher: This Series is currently unprocessed. Until completely processed and inventoried, portions may not be fully available to researchers.
Note to Archivist: The box lists for this Series are available online. They can be accessed by
following this link.
This Series was changed from C:3/22/NP to C:3/22/15 in November 2013.

Series 21. - C:3/16/12
This Series contains reports, research and profiles related to the many pursuits of the department of Agricultural Economics. Reports include management of crops, inventory management, land use, capital investment, farmer cooperatives, small farm profit studies, and various other studies related to natural resources, the weather and farming in general throughout Missouri, (1960-1999).
Note to Archivist: The box list for this Series is available online. It can be accessed by
following this link.
(1 c.f., 081800)

Series 22. - C:3/19/18
This Series contains reports, research, and profiles related to the many pursuits of Agronomy. Housed within the collection are several Special Reports related to Agronomy. Topics included in the collection are soils, crops, environment, fertilizer, meteorology, and plant disease prevention, (1938-2002).
(1 c.f., 014671)

Series 23. - C:3/17/2
This Series contains materials related to the Department of Agricultural Education and Vocational Agriculture. Items include documents detailing program planning for the department, professional conference material, and teaching materials for various topics including, but not limited to, beef, corn, farm management and sheep, (1946-1966).
(1/3 c.f., B23, B5, 1)

Series 24. - C:3/18/7 (A06-73; A07-84)
This Series contains professional and personal papers, (1946-1995), of Donald Brown Brooker, Professor of Agricultural Engineering at the University of Missouri. The papers consist of class notes and assignments from Brooker's undergraduate and graduate work at the University of Missouri, (1946-1948); class rosters [RESTRICTED], (1952-1981); publications; correspondence, (1948-1991); administrative records regarding Brooker's teaching awards, nominations, and other professional honors; notes and other records about the Agriculture Building T-12; and numerous photographs, slides, and negatives related to Brooker's research. The Series also contains one 8mm film entitled "1956 AgEng Ball Game."
(2 c.f., 059298, 063874)
Note to Researcher: Series 24 contains records which are confidential and restricted. See the restrictions note at the end of this finding aid.
Note to Archivist: The box list for this Series is available online. It can be accessed by
following this link.

Series 25. - C:3/24/10 (A07-102)
This Series contains academic papers and memorabilia, (1963-1964, 1985, 1987), of Schell Hilton Bodenhamer, faculty member and administrator in the College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources at the University of Missouri-Columbia. The records consist of a typescript copy of Bodenhamer's dissertation, entitled The Effects of Presenting Informative Speeches with and without the Use of Visual Aids to Voluntary Adult Audiences, his Ph.D. hood from Ohio State University, an autobiographical statement, (ca. 1964), and two articles, Public Relations and Image - A By-Product, (1984), and Being 'Turned On' by Extension, (1987).
(1/3 c.f., 112, 2)
Note to Researcher: Schell Bodenhamer received a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture, (1946), and a Master of Science degree in Agricultural Extension, (1957), from the University of Missouri. Professionally at the University of Missouri, he served as County Extension Agent, Extension Associate Professor in Poultry Science, Professor of Extension Education, Assistant Director of Cooperative Extension, and Associate Dean for Extension in the College of Agriculture. Bodenhamer retired in 1979.
Note to Archivist: The material in this Series was received from the College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources.

Series 26. - C:3/22/13 (A11-43)
This Series contains scrapbooks created by Department of Dairy Husbandry (later Dairy Science) Professor Harry A. Herman, (ca. 1932-1990). The three scrapbooks contain articles and other publications by Herman; news clippings related to Herman's work in bovine fertility, artificial breeding, nutrition, management, judging, and selection; obituary notices for colleagues; and numerous photographs of Herman. Articles and clippings are from a variety of sources, including "The College Farmer (University of Missouri)," "The Jersey Bulletin Dairy World," "The Kansas City Cooperative Dairyman," "The Missouri Farmer," and "Missouri Ruralist." Herman's column for "Hoard's Dairyman," entitled "Artificial Breeding," is represented numerous times throughout the scrapbooks. The Series also contains congratulatory correspondence regarding Herman's acceptance in 1953 of the first Executive Secretary position at the National Association of Artificial Breeders (NAAB) as well as news clippings announcing his retirement from the University of Missouri and move to the NAAB. A certificate awarded to Herman by the Societa Italiana per il Progresso della Zootecnica of Milan, (1970), is also part of this Series.
(1 c.f., B3A, 5A, 3)
Note to Researcher: Born in 1905, Harry A. Herman received a B.S. in Agriculture (1929), an M.A. (1931), and a Ph.D. (1936) from the University of Missouri. He became an Assistant Instructor in the Department of Dairy Husbandry in 1929, Instructor in 1930, Assistant Professor in 1936, Associate Professor in 1942, and Professor in 1945; He resigned from the University in 1953 in order to become the first Executive Secretary of the National Association of Artificial Breeders. Herman received the distinction of Professor Emeritus in 1988. He was honored with an honorary Doctor of Science from the University of Missouri-Columbia on August 5, 1988. Herman died in 1995.
Note to Archivist: The material in this Series was received from the Division of Animal Sciences in 2011.

Series 27. - C:3/23/2 (A11-47)
This Series contains records related to Professor of Entomology Leonard Haseman, (1905-1969). The records consist of a number of diplomas and certificates awarded to Haseman; of items pertaining to Haseman's retirement dinner, (1954), including photographs, correspondence, and programs; and of a history of the Haseman family. This Series also contains three certificates of Haseman's wife, Elosia Belle Fish Haseman.
(1/3 c.f., 123, 6; 1 OSF, B3A, 7C, 5)
Note to Researcher: Leonard Haseman was born in 1884 in Linton, Indiana. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Zoology from Indiana University in 1905 and a Master of Arts degree in Zoology in 1907 from the same institution. He received his Doctorate from Cornell University in 1910. He began his career at the University of Missouri working as an instructor under John Moore Stedman, replacing him as chairman of the Department of Entomology in 1910. By 1919, Haseman was a full professor in the department. He also served as the State Entomologist for Missouri. Haseman retired and was distinguished as Professor Emeritus in 1954. He died in Columbia, Missouri, in 1969.
Note to Archivist: The box lists for this Series are available online. They can be accessed by
following this link.
The materials in this Series were donated by Haseman's son, Wilber C. Haseman, who was a Professor of Accounting in the University of Missouri's School of Business and Public Administration.

Series 28. - C:3/43/1 (A12-36)
This Series contains professional and personal papers of Professor of Soils and Dean of the College of Agriculture Merritt Finley Miller, (1900-1965). The records consist of professional and personal correspondence; memoranda; news and article clippings; publications; photographic material, including negatives taken during travels in Germany during a sabbatical year, (1933-1934); an autobiographical memoir; and writings of Miller's wife, Grace Miller, including a travelogue of the 1933-1934 sabbatical year.
(1 c.f., B3A, 7B, 2)
Note to Researcher: M. F. Miller was born in 1875. In 1904, Miller established an agronomy department in the College of Agriculture at the University of Missouri, and ten years later he headed the newly formed Department of Soils. Miller became Assistant Dean in the College in 1928. In 1938 he was appointed Dean of the Faculty of the College of Agriculture and Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station. He was given the title of Professor Emeritus and Dean Emeritus in 1945. Miller died in 1965.
Note to Archivist: The box list for this Series is available online. It can be accessed by
following this link.
The material in this collection was received from Miller's granddaughter, Melanie R. Miller in 2012.

Series 29. - C:3/22/14 (A12-102)
This Series contains professional papers of Professor of Dairy Husbandry Charles W. Turner, (ca. 1958-1974). The papers consist of article manuscripts, including one entitled "History of Research in Endocrinology at the University of Missouri." The papers pertain to Turner's research area of thyroprotein; some include accompanying correspondence from journal editors.
(1/6 c.f., 102, 5)
Note to Researcher: Additional records pertaining to Charles W. Turner can be found in
C:3/22/15.
Note to Archivist: The box list for this Series is available online. It can be accessed by following this link.
The material in this Series was received from the librarian of the Zalk Veterinary Medicine Library.

Series 30. - C:3/43/2 (A13-03)
This Series contains professional and personal papers of Professor of Soils George E. Smith, (1927-1983). The records consist of correspondence, including a bound volume of retirement congratulations, publications, news clippings, press releases, photographs, and printed and duplicated material. Some of the records pertain to Sanborn Field, including a commemorative paper weight. The Series also contains a scrapbook from Smith's years as a student at the University of Missouri that includes a University High School letter, numerous photographs of events, including a visit to the Columbia campus from Lawrence Tibbet, the Danforth Foundation Summer Fellowship, (1933), Farmers' Fair, and Smith's academic achievements.
(2/3 c.f.: OSB, B3A, 5A, 8)
Note to Researcher:
George E. Smith was born in 1913. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture (1934), a Master of Science degree in Plant Physiology (1935), and a Doctorate in Soil and Plant Sciences (1937), all from the University of Missouri. Smith served as an Instructor of Soil Science at the University of Missouri from 1937 until 1946. After working for the Campbell Soup Company, he returned to MU as an Associate Professor in 1949. Smith became Professor of Soil Science in 1952 (renamed Agronomy in 1967), serving as Department Chairman from 1959 until 1966. He was the Director of the Water Resources Research Center at MU for many years and served as Interim Dean of the College of Agriculture from 1979 to 1980. Smith also served as the Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station during the 1970s. Smith retired in 1982 and was distinguished as Emeritus Professor in 1983. George E. Smith died in 1995. Note to Archivist: The box list for this Series is available online. It can be accessed by
following this link. For storage purposes, a 1/6 cubic foot box houses the standard-size folders within the larger over-sized box.
The material in this collection was received from Smith's son, George E. Smith, Jr., in 2013.

Restrictions Note: The Archives of the University of Missouri-Columbia is required by law and Board of Curator's policy to restrict access to some files and information. Student records are held as confidential under the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 and by University policy. Faculty promotion and tenure records and Academic Personnel files are restricted for 75 years, or the lifetime of the individual. All grievance, disciplinary, and medical records are treated as confidential files. Consultations with legal counsel, both in-house and external, are protected by the attorney/client privilege and will not be released.

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